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Category Archives: house hunting
It ain’t working
We missed a probably perfect-for-us property by 12 hours. The estate agent sent us the email when details were released, I responded immediately, rang the following day for a viewing to be told that at 9.10 an offer had been … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, Challenge, change, current events, house hunting Tagged change of tactics 19 Comments
After an excellent breakfast (Maggie was given a lovely fluffy scrambled egg), we set off. We could hardly come back without going down memory lane, which included passing our old house. The village hasn’t changed, and from what we could … Continue reading
Posted in Challenge, current events, diary, house hunting Tagged house hunting Comments Off on Home
Home tomorrow, empty handed
We made our phone calls this morning withdrawing our offer and interest, and let us just say the Estate Agent was not too happy. It would appear he was counting his commission, totally convinced we were going to buy it. … Continue reading
Posted in Challenge, current events, diary, house hunting Tagged home, house hunting 11 Comments
Deja Vu Property Two
It was like travelling back ten years, only this time it was one with a licence. One of the lesser reasons for selling the cottage three years ago was the village hall directly next door. It was used for school … Continue reading
Posted in Challenge, current events, diary, DIY, house hunting Tagged house hunting Comments Off on Deja Vu Property Two
Numbers don’t lie
Well, they do if reported by the government, but my little spreadsheet is a gem. We thought we had struck gold with a lovely little bungalow, all tidy and up together. Sure it needed a few things, but if the … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, Challenge, change, current events, diary, house hunting, numbers Tagged house hunting 6 Comments
Oh boy, I’m so tired. Seven viewings today, plus three cancellations due to accepted offers. On a scale of one to ten, we have one that scored off the charts (backwards), one that was a mobile home with a brick … Continue reading
Posted in change, current events, diary, house hunting Tagged property search 4 Comments
Taking time out of sorts
We are currently in Lincolnshire checking out properties over a radius of around 30 miles of where we used to live. We are staying in a B&B in Boston which is dog friendly, clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. Our room … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, Challenge, current events, diary, house hunting Tagged Des-Res, house hunting, travels 3 Comments
Names, Houses and TLAs
Have you ever wondered how people came up with some of the more original house names? When we bought the cottage in 2007, it was already named, and we had a lovely plaque on the front wall with the picture … Continue reading
Posted in change, diary, home, house hunting Tagged addresses, names 3 Comments
A property called Deja Vu
I’d like to take you back three years to our nightmare house sale prior to us buying the boat. These posts will probably cover the final gist of our tale: Full circle , C Day and Adrenalin rush or what. … Continue reading
Posted in budgets, Challenge, change, house hunting, Just a thought Tagged house hunting, property market 7 Comments
Hubby and I have spent the majority of the day (bar walking the dog and preparing meals) checking out the internet for more properties. We have discovered that the ones we had eliminated are surprisingly still available, as is the … Continue reading
Posted in current events, diary, house hunting Tagged property search 8 Comments