The decision is a culmination of several things: Our car’s been hit again (another £900 of damage), Mr Goldfish’s parents are looking to sell their old house, and Mr Goldfish is starting a new job in May. The ridiculous parking situation on our street has certainly been enough motivation to start looking, but I’m also envious of my in-law’s old place - I miss having a house with space. Finally with the new job we can actually afford to move!
We’ll have a challenge as the house next to us is being sold off at a shockingly cheap price (we think the bank has foreclosed on it), but it made me realise there might be some real bargains out there. A quick search on RightMove offered up one gem, which we realised we could afford even before starting the new job!
So we decided. Even if we don’t like this house when we view it, we’re not in a hurry - we can afford to wait till our perfect house comes on the market.
Until then we better call in the plasterers and the estate agents!