I’m a wee bit stunned today. I have mentioned that I have been looking at places to buy. Well, I only finally got preapproval from the bank on Monday morning, as I have been waiting for paperwork to reflect some recent changes at work and so on. Then late yesterday (Tuesday) I went to look at a place that the agent was opening for ten minutes only for another buyer, thought it was a good property as soon as I walked in (you get to the point where you have looked at enough that you know), so I wizzed around, came home and read the building inspection report after bible study last night, which was all clear, so I made an offer this morning and it was accepted! Now there are contracts and sale agreements and other bamboozling pieces of paper flying about and I can hardly believe it.
But I think I got a good deal. It is actually a deceased investment estate so the family were keen to just sell it for a fair price to someone who could proceed in good time and be done with it. It’s further from the city than I was originally thinking, but is actually a few minutes walk from a bus station and a shopping centre, so in some ways is more convenient than other places closer in. And it’s got three bedrooms, albeit one smaller wardrobe-less one, two separate living areas and an enclosed garage (somewhat rare for units in Canberra), with a courtyard out the back (and – the joy – a garden shed and a clothes line!) which is more space than I had ever imagined (or even need). And what I really liked is that the main living area, bedroom and courtyard all face North, and there are skylights inside, as I was keen for a place with light and sunshine. So I am chuffed, and thankful. I could probably still be gazumped, so will try to keep my cool about it till it’s all sorted, but it is very exciting. I am moving out to the burbs to grow vegetables (maybe).
Right now I am so tired, as I couldn’t get to sleep last night with thinking about what to do, so I think I will just go to bed.