Owning your own home is something that I think everyone aspires to and having lived in both rented and mortgaged homes I can safely say the security of having your name on that piece of paper means a lot!
When we lost our home during the recession over 10 years ago we never thought we would ever get back on the property ladder and obviously now that I am going it alone that feeling was something that kept me awake at night. Renting when you know it is never going to be your home can be such a demotivating feeling, a feeling that you can’t really do anything to the property to make it your own makes it always feel like you are living in someone elses ‘home’.
I am now much happier than I have ever been in my little home, it is cosy and there is nothing at all that needs doing to it but that doesn’t stop you from thinking of all the things you would do were money no object! We have an open plan kitchen with a lot of natural light. As we are near a main road we most definitely need double glazing. Obviously being the money saver I am they would be discounted windows but they would block out the noise all the same. I love that I can keep an eye on the girls while making dinner. We can chat and have the tv as background noise but it is no longer the focal point.
There is no main bathroom upstairs but my bedroom is the full length of the house with an ensuite. Which of course could be used by everyone (its only me and the little ones so no big issues there!) As it is a three story block of apartments we have the upper two floors. My bedroom windows are velux and let in a lot of light.
As much as I love it at the moment I am well aware that in the future it could become too small for what we need, the girls might not want to share a room forever and I can only imaging what its going to be like once they bring all of their friends around.
There is no garden which is the only downside. Being an apartment means we are on the upper floors, granted there is less for me to get wrong as I dont have green fingers at all but there are plenty of areas locally to walk etc. The thought of having no where to sit in once that sun comes out is a bit of a sore point.
For now it is perfect but I would not be against selling in the future and there are so many property agencies out there now that allow people to buy and sell.
Now where did I put my pen and paper, I thought I had everything I want right now but it turns out I have lots of planning to do.
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