House detail

Thank you to everyone who sent congrats. I think I’m over the worst of the shock now πŸ™‚ It’s just happened pretty quickly is all, although you’d think by now I’d be used to that. Hubby and I have bought (and sold) four houses in the past seven years, and I don’t think a single one of them has been anything less than view, offer, accept, sign away! Although to be fair, that’s usually after several weeks, if not months, of poking around looking at prices and places. Guess we just know what we want when we see it after that. And in this case, hubby has been looking semi-casually for at least as long as we’ve been here. We’ve inspected a bunch of places, and perused online hundreds, maybe THOUSANDS more! And this one just seemed right.

It’s too small. Only three bedrooms one bathroom. Fairly pokey kitchen (probably original, which is 20 years!). BUT. It’s clearly been a loved home most of its life, and has been well maintained, and things done properly. it has evap AND refridge aircon. It has security screens all around (which is important to me). It has existing bore and retic. It’s on a massive (for the area) block. And the price is superb. It means we have the money to extend (creating four bed, two bath, at minimum), carpet and paint as required, put in a decent garage, kitchen, and, probably by next summer, a pool. We plan to render. Hubby plans landscaping. We plan to make a real home out of it. And fortunately, the previous buying and selling of houses (although vexing and frustrating at the time cos I HATE moving!) has meant we’re able to do that. We love WA. We can’t see ourselves heading back East anytime soom. So we’re going to dig those roots in πŸ™‚

This picture doesn’t do it justice, and it will be much better again by the time we’re done πŸ™‚ 

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  1. Anonymous

    There’s a LOT to be said for a house that’s been properly cared for. (We’re still finding things to fix after four years, thanks to the previous owners.) It’s a very nice-looking place! Congrats, and good luck!

  2. Anonymous

    Win.

    Congratulations!

    • Anonymous

      Ta! But remember what I said about my HATE for renovations…! At least this one is starting from a position of good condition I guess πŸ™‚

      • Anonymous

        Look… it’s true, renovations are a major fuckup. But look at it this way (and I’m serious here): You plan the really major stuff, and set it up to take a couple months. In that time, you and the kids take a break. You come to Tasmania and hang with us for six or eight weeks. My kids and yours occupy each other. Plenty of room for all, no drama.

        You go home when the bulk of the work is done. Everybody’s happy.

      • Anonymous

        Now THAT is some kinda plan…

      • Anonymous

        And completely workable. There’s room enough, and time enough, and all the rest. You have no idea just how much this place is kid/family oriented. It’s kind of nauseating, really…

  3. Anonymous

    Wow – looks awesome!

    I like ‘s plan.

  4. Anonymous

    It does look pretty nice already, and I’m sure it’s going to be even better after you’ve done some work on it.

    • Anonymous

      I sure hope so. Hubby is muttering about keeping the other house in QLD which will make fast renovations challenging… But I am determined!

  5. Anonymous

    It may be politically-incorrect, with the water sitch, but damn can you do some stuff with that front yard!!! Although with a bore, you’re pretty set. Well done.

    • Anonymous

      No, I totally agree. What’s more, the backyard has even MORE potential!

      • Anonymous

        Ooooh, there’s nothing I love more than a good backyard. Too many new houses don’t have a decent one, in my opinion. My brothers and I spent hours devising games and entertaining ourselves in ours, not to mention the backyard cricket! Can’t do that on a piece of grass barely bigger than a handkerchief.

  6. Anonymous

    Yay! Congrats

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