The one where we become home-owners

Last weekend we started looking for a house to buy. It’s a really slim market at the moment – not many people are selling. Understandable, since most home-owners are going through the EQC claim process and are reluctant to sell under those circumstances.

But on Saturday we took a look at a couple of possibilities. The first one was a 1955s weatherboard bungalow. It has been completely redecorated inside, but still needed a lot of work on the outside.  It ticked a lot of boxes and we left feeling really positive.

And then we went to the second place. This ticked a lot more boxes. It’s summerhill stone – not popular, but low maintenance perfection for us. The place was built in 1972 and has been a family home since then (one careful lady owner). It looks like your grandma’s place, but we can see the potential. Yep, this was the one for us.

Since then, things have moved fast. We thought about it all day Saturday, contacted the agent on Sunday, presented an offer on Monday, and signed the contract on Tuesday. Now it’s Wednesday and we are on to engineering reports and lawyers and whatnot. And, all going well, we will own our home on the 17th of March.

What a great way to start our married life together 🙂

Front yard
Back yard