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House hunting …

Our landlord came to collect rent just now and it was a great opportunity for us to ask him questions about houses. The first one I asked was the one nearby the place we rented at the moment. He suggested that we can go and have a look since the open house will be on this Saturday. He wouldn’t really recommend it since the first floor is not built from bricks and the front and the back are covered with roof tiles like materials. They look not bad but can be very difficult to maintain. We then showed him another two houses which he suggested that those should be the types of houses that we should be looking to buy. In between the conversation, he kept telling us not to buy houses like the one that we are living at the moment unless it’s absolutely cheap. The sound proof is really bad and being in a shared house, it just makes living in a room worst.

Anyway, we have managed to arrange a viewing time for both the houses tomorrow and hopefully, it will be a good result. Both houses are advertised by the same estate agents and it made it easier to arrange. Our landlord has also said that he will try to make it to the viewing. Just before he left, he also told us that we have the advantage being first time buyer since we are ready to move and the transaction can be completed quicker than those who are already in a mortgage.

House hunting …

I have been looking at Right Move website for a couple of weeks now. Every now and then, I would just go in and find any latest properties on sale. I even have the app installed on both my iPhone 5 and iPad 2. So far, Mee and I have shortlisted about three properties and we plan to arrange a time to look at them next week. I think it was about two years ago when Mee and I went to see two properties, one was a two bed flat and the other one was a one bed flat. I guess we were quite fortunate for not making the decision to buy at that time. It just wasn’t the time and thinking about it now, buying flat is not really a good idea since I believe that we can manage to buy a house now.

There is this one property that I quite like and it’s quite near to the place where we currently rent. It has the potential to make it look more spacious and by the look of the photos, there aren’t many works that need to be done. The bathroom and kitchen have been redecorated though the lounge looks a bit dated. Carpet is the thing that Mee and I both doesn’t like. And it’s not an end of terrace house. Other than that, it ticks most of the boxes. Anyway, we still need to go into the house and have a look at the property before we make any decision.