When looking for a house or afternoon out in Greater Manchester you’d be forgiven if Urmston wasn’t front of mind, but this lesser known suburb close to the Trafford Centre is on the up, with lots of first time buyers now looking for houses in the area. After exhausting house viewings in Altrincham and Sale, we only…… Continue reading Urmston life.
When it’s time to start painting a house you’ve just ripped apart and put back together, it really feels like you’re on the home straight – want the bad news? It takes a long time and a lot of concentration to get it right. The good news – it completely changes the feel of the…… Continue reading Painting for beginners – by a beginner.
After waiting months to get the keys to our first house we were keen to get in ASAP to start the renovations straight away, and what a difference a week makes. In order to get the house ready for plasterers and electricians, the first job this week was getting the wallpaper off the walls, and…… Continue reading New Home – Week one
We did it! We got a house! After four months of viewing houses, eight months of estate agents, four months of chasing solicitors, three months of living with parents, and a huge amount of fees, we made it. We picked up the keys to our first house yesterday evening, and now the fun begins. Completion day is…… Continue reading Completion Day, officially adults.
If i’d have known the grief around the exchange of contracts before starting the house buying process, i’d be wondering how we’d ever get this far. But we did it, we exchanged contracts on our house this week – finally. Nothing can describe the sheer feeling of dread when transferring your whole deposit via one…… Continue reading Buying a House – The Exchange.
So it's finally hit home, we are living with parents. It's like we've gone back in time five years. It's been almost a month since we said goodbye to renting and packed up our entire flat and moved it into my old bedroom. Which feels like it's getting smaller by the day. We knew when we started… Continue reading Waiting games.
When it comes to buying your first house then you’ll need some kind of reassurance that it isn’t falling down, let me introduce the Homebuyers Report aka the survey. The Homebuyers Report is a long guide on the house that you’re looking to buy with a list of any defects, or potential defects. In other…… Continue reading The Homebuyers Report.