When I delved into the world of mortgages this year I didn't realise it would be so tricky to find something I liked. Also, as co-owner, something my boyfriend likes. And somewhere the cats won't be terrorised by dogs or child shaped neighbors who think putting a tutu on kitty is a good idea - It's not, she's vicious.
The great search began in May time after I had a "Lets get a mortgage, I totally want to live in Nottingham for ever" brainwave, which ended in June time when I realised that, actually, I don't.
Poor Luke really does put up with a lot from me.
In our shortlived time as potential first time buyers we learnt the following:
- Estate agents will tell you anything to make you buy a house
- Owners will tell you anything to make you buy their house
- Don't trust anyone that is trying to sell you a house
We did see some properties that met our expectations, such as the ground floor flat on the marina with a balcony and a really great living room. But then we also saw some pretty gruesome properties, like the one in a converted mental institution that we suspect still housed a couple of patients.
Just to be clear, when I do finally make a decision about my future location, this is the look I hope to achieve - after all, if home is where the heart is, it's got to be pretty damn inviting:
What do you think?
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