It’s that time again. Although it’s only been just over a year, we’re looking to pack up shop and move again but this time at least we’ll be moving into our very own castle / pile of bricks. I’ll tell you what though, as thankful as I am to be in this position, buying a property in or around London is an absolute minefield. Prices are just insane and I think half of the landlords out there have clearly been on the silly sauce if they think people will readily buy what they’re selling. We really, really wanted to build but sadly just couldn’t quite make the sums work this time around so instead we’re simply aiming to get one foot on the property ladder in the best / smartest way possible and putting our build plans on ice… for now. This means that we’re super open minded about properties but it also widens the field of search by about 100 times so you know – we’re buried in listings, estate agents emails and endless cups of tea right now.
The dream would be to find somewhere at a great price, ready for a fairly hefty renovation. Fingers crossed that all the other potential homeowners out there are looking for an easy stress free move so that all the fixer uppers out there are free for us to take our pick from.
If all goes to plan things could be happening relatively quickly so as well as moonlighting as a running blog, this lifestyle blog of ours could also start to feature home and renovation, fairly heavily. I gotta say I’m pretty excited about that prospect! Get ready to watch me geek out over paint and tiles and fixtures and fittings… Oh my!
Anyone out there bought and renovated a property? Or built from the ground up? Any advice would be more than welcome and I’ll be keeping you all updated (whether you like it or not) with our progress.