The Weekend Blog | House Hunting
31st January 2016
The imminent move and the continued hunt for a house has meant that I’ve been quiet online this week. It will probably be the same again next week.
Tyrone and I went to view a house on Tuesday after work. Well, we tried to view a house, but the current tenant didn’t turn up. The landlord did turn up but said we couldn’t go in without the tenant. We were really quite peed off but we had a good chat to the landlord who genuinely seemed lovely and was totally honest about any issue the house had. She also told us that adjoining neighbours were concerned about who was moving in to the house because they wanted someone quiet, which is excellent news for us.
Annoyingly we now have to wait until this coming Tuesday to actually see inside and there is someone viewing it 15 minutes before us. I mean surely we should get first refusal seeing at we were suppose to view it a week before these other people.
I am just keeping everything crossed that the inside is as good as we are expecting and that someone doesn’t snap it up before us. It really could be the answer to all of our problems.
We did go to another house viewing yesterday, and the house in question was absolutely gorgeous. So much so we decided to go to the estate agents to discuss putting in an application (two other people had already applied).
We took a taxi because the estate agency because it was miles away, and on the way we got talking to the driver. He was really nosy as to what we were doing and the minute we said we were looking at a house in a certain street he started telling us how rough that particular street was. A quick look on the crime website showed that what he was saying was true.
By the time we had arrive at the agency our minds were pretty much made up and we decided not to go for that particular house.
Honestly, it was somewhat disheartening and it has made us more wary of where we choose to live, but we know that the house we are going to see again on Tuesday is in a much better area than the one we saw yesterday.
As desperate as we are to move, this week I’ve learned that we should not rush to make a decision. We need to do our research and make sure that our new home is the perfect one for us.
Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!