And you shall have my axe (I'd rather have a deposit, thank you very much)
The laptop's back, but it's where I'm not: I've been in Cambridge since yesterday (and will be leaving tomorrow), hunting houses. You'd think that hunting for a house would be quite easy (stupid, large, immobile objects hunted by small, intelligent, car-driving objects) but apparently--as I'm quickly learning--it's not easy at all.
For instance: I've come to realise that the universe does not apparently revolve around me and that other people have taken it upon themselves to bid for properties that I'm interested in. Bastards.
Those who a) vaguely know me, b) wish to take part in the house selection process, c) have some sort of trading spaces/changing rooms fetish and d) genuinely have nothing better to do should email me to join in on the fun if they're not playing already - vicariously experience all the thrills, spills and excitement involved with buying property, all without having to speak to an estate agent or mortgage lender!
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Well, as I sit here munching on the bones of my own fallen victim, I can tell you a few secrets of house hunting.
- Buy a house no one else is bidding for. Do this by choosing a house that doesn't exist yet and turn up on the first day of the Redrow release party.
- Find a nice solicitor, preferably female and with an infite patience.
- Find a nice independent financial advisor who can tell you how to borrow "HOW MUCH!".
- Move in, wait for Redrow to get there arse in gear and relay my kitchen floor dammit! Actually, apart from the kitchen floor everything else is ok.
Posted by: Eccles on April 19, 2003 08:46 PM
Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to try "Find a nice solicitor, preferably female and with an infinite patience" because it looks like the firm I'll be working for will be doing the conveyancing. Actually, I suppose it doesn't really rule that route out, but it's probably not best advised...
Posted by: Dan Hon on April 19, 2003 11:38 PM
Posted by: blackjack on July 4, 2005 09:23 PM