I’m buying a flat. Yikes.
Apparently, the three most stressful things that can happen in a person’s life are: death in the family, divorce and buying property.
Thankfully, I have not experienced the first two, but I am buying a flat.
I really do realise how lucky I am. I’m 25 years old and I’m buying property in London – something I genuinely never thought I’d be able to do. And even now it’s not like it’s easy.
This is going to be a bit of an update post but I would like to make more content about buying a flat. I have learned a lot during this process and it is far from over!
I really don’t want this to be a braggy show-offy blog post. This is just a diary entry brain dump for me. Please let me know if you’d like more home-related content either on the blog or in videos. If you want more updates/advice on buying or moving then let me know and I will make it happen. I may, MAY even do a homeware haul or a flat tour.
For now I just want to chat. I’ve mentioned it in passing a couple times online without properly speaking about it but it is all I have been thinking about. They are not wrong. Buying property is stressful af. I feel like at any moment something out of my control is going to go wrong and all my dreams will be crushed. Because I’m buying a new-build that’s not ready until March 2018, there is a lot of time for something to go wrong in!
But as well as being terrified constantly, I am so excited! The plan is for Dan to move in with me and we’ve already got a shared Pinterest board for interior and furniture inspiration. Not that I’m going to have any money at the end of this to buy furniture… I can’t wait to have my own space that I can bang nails into the walls. It means I will finally be able to hang up my Hufflepuff Common Room poster! I can’t wait to host dinner parties and board game nights with friends! Oh shit, is this adulting?
But the one thing I’m ridiculously excited for is getting geckos. Early on in mine and Dan’s relationship we had the classic “what animals do you like/what pets would you want?” conversation. I’m not a cat/dog person but I do think having a gecko would be cool! Turns out he’d just had a conversation with his dad about getting a gecko. So obviously we immediately named our hypothetical geckos.
A couple weekends ago we even went to a reptile centre to find out more about becoming lizard-parents. We definitely get carried away with things sometimes. It’s still 5 months until we move in and that’s if everything goes to plan!
The kitchen currently looks like this…
So where am I at in the process?
- I have found a place that I like and put in an offer
- Help To Buy application has been approved
- Mortgage has been approved subject to the valuation which is happening next week
- Potentially exchanging contracts at the end of this month (that means literally signing on the dotted line)
- Named the geckos
- Found my local Parkrun
- Created Pinterest board
So as you can see things are moving along. I hope you enjoyed this life-update blog. Please let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for home/moving content. Fingers crossed writing this won’t completely jinx the whole thing. Wish me luck!