Apparently many are calling this the opposite to exciting times. Many would say scary is a more appropriate, frightening or worrying. But for us the (cue music) ‘economic downturn’ means cheaper houses.
Over a year ago, we had a look around for houses. We scoured Manchester for cheap but nice locations and we ended up looking at a lot of houses in Droylesden. But we found we couldn’t get much for our money, at the very top of what we could afford we could get a decent but basic house.
Not only that but timing for our lives, we were about to get married and needed all the cash we had.
Now though I have a new job, have been married six months and we can get a three bedroom house not too far away from work and close to amenities and friends.
We’ve had an offer accepted on a house and we’re now going through the tortuous process that is buying a house. I can’t help but think that this is the easiest house we’ll ever buy what with being first time buyers – however there is a trade off of not really knowing what you are doing!
We’re really looking forward to moving into our own place. We have so many plans for it and little touches we want to do. It’s going to be a while before it’ll all get done, but hey that what home owning is right? It never ends.
So we’re excited but also nervous, but not frightened or scared.