We bought a house!
30th June 2017
I’ve been keeping a big of a secret from you guys, but today I can finally share it with you…
We bought a house!
I feel like this might explain a lot; particularly why I’ve not been so active on my blog and on social media this year.
I decided to keep it on the low down because I was so nervous about the whole house buying process as it was all very new to us. I guess I didn’t want to jinx it, or get my hopes up unnecessarily. So I decided to keep it a secret and not talk about it online.
And to be honest, everything was fine up until this week when it emerged that the seller’s solicitors told the seller that they could complete on Friday (i.e. receive the money from me so I’m the official owner) but not move out of the house until Saturday, which is actually a breach of contract. So essentially I would own a house but someone else would still be living in it! Hell no!
Then, the seller wouldn’t respond when I tried to find out when I could pick the keys up. The estate agent was an online one so it’s not like I could pick them up from a shop.
Anyway, we got it sorted in the end. My solicitor said she had never had to deal with anything like this in her entire career, and the seller’s solicitor apparently had to escorted out of their own office after having a mental breakdown over the case.
If you’re a new reader here, hello, I’m Holly, and this sort of bad luck is commonplace in my life.
So yes, it’s all sorted now and I got the keys today! It’s ours!
Having kept it on the low down online for three months, I now feel desperate to talk about the house!
The house is on the Wirral, not too far away from where we’re living at the moment. I always thought we’d move back to the Liverpool side of the Mersey to buy a house, but in the end we decided to stay on the Wirral because we love it so much.
We love the beaches and the quaint little towns, we love how easy and quick it is to get back to Shropshire when ever we like, and now that Tyrone works on the Wirral it made sense to stay. Sure, I have to commute into Liverpool but I don’t mind it. And anyway, I hope to be self-employed at some point in the future so I won’t need to worry about the commute anyway.
It’s a beautiful house on Bidston Hill with a garden that gets the sunshine all afternoon and evening, and we can just about see the sea from our bedroom window. Although the house isn’t very old, and it’s in a good condition, we’re hoping to do some DIY to make it our home, so maybe you’ll see some home related blog posts in the future.
Buying this house was a slow process. We actually put the offer in back in March! Do you remember in my very first Weekend Blog of the year I mentioned we had been to view a house? Well, that was the house we ended up buying! So yeah, it’s been going on for a while! But everything got moving all of a sudden last week and now it’s really happening.
The house is officially ours as of today, but we will be slowly moving in over the next couple of weeks. I learned my lesson last time we moved. Doing it all in one day is too stressful and exhausting!
Of course, I am incredibly sad to be leaving the house we currently live in. I’m probably going to ugly cry several times over the next few weeks because, honestly, this house has been our saviour. Long time readers might remember the hell-ish situation we were in before we moved to the house, and I can’t begin to explain how our lives have been transformed since moving here.
Oh, and obviously I’m going to miss THAT view.
There might be a lack of blog posts while we move because 1) we’re going to be busy and 2) we’re might not have internet for a while. Also, the new house doesn’t have a fibre internet connection yet so I’m not sure how we’re going to cope!
But everything will work out in the end. I hope this is the best decision we’ve ever made.
Right now, it’s time to celebrate!