Sunday, 20 January 2013

accidentally buying a house


Tuesday: we drove past a house for sale that was in our price range, looked good on the website, pretty good position. We had a chat and decided we would leave it for another 6-12 months, just keep renting, save our money to get a bigger deposit. 


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Real estate photo of living room

Friday: A house showed up on real-estate.com. We both loved the look of it, but it was a bit out of our price range. Plus, we had decided just days earlier that we were going to wait a bit. So we closed the page, and planned to get on with our life, including driving to Brisbane the next day to buy a suit. 


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Real estate photo of bedroom

Saturday: It rained, and rained all night long. L had to work at 4, and we were afraid we might get stuck on the motorway if it kept raining, or if there was a crash, so we went to breakfast overlooking the beach. And started talking about the house we saw. We decided it could't hurt to have a look (famous last words), and rang the real estate agent. There was an open house in half an hour... 


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Real estate photo of outside

We went along. We loved it-yeah, it was an older house, and had been a rental for years, so needed work, but it felt like home. We went back to our unit, talked it over, and decided to put in an offer. 


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Real estate photo of top back deck



It was accepted. We started signing contracts on Monday, and 30 days later it was ours. 

On a side note-a 30 day settlement is ridiculous! But it all worked out in the end, moving matched up with my holidays and we were in by Easter. 


10 comments:

  1. Beautiful house! Love the huge balcony.

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    1. We spend so much time out on the balconies!

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  2. That's actually somewhat amusing! The balcony looks like a fantastic space for chilling out or entertaining!

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    1. In summer it is so much cooler on the balconies, as they catch the breeze. Love them when we have people over, or just by myself with a book!

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  3. where is your house at? Looks gorgeous

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    1. Thanks-we love it! We're in South East Qld.

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  4. Wow, such a fantastic house to buy as your first home! I look forward to reading more.

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    1. It's lovely! Keeps us busy (and broke!!)

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  5. Serendipity, godsend. I don't know what else to call such lucky turn of events. Congratulations! :D I believe it was really your time to have a house, and not 6-12 months later. If you waited, things might not go as smooth as it all went.

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    1. It was meant to be that's for sure! :)

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