Lea, Bianca, Caitlyn, Kate, Alice and myself are very happy owners as of now with a move in date of July 22.
I'll give you a quick run-down of proceedings.
Last Sunday on a wet miserable day we drove the streets looking for a house after some internet investigations. We had looked at quite a few houses over the previous 2 weekends but had not found anything that ticked all the boxes. I had ignored any properties on Auction as I was unfamiliar with the process and did not like the uncertainty of not knowing the value of the property. Well we passed a house I had looked up that was on auction and thought it was worth a look based on the photos that were used in the agent's promotion. It was love at first sight!
After a careful deliberated tour we quizzed the agent who said the vendor wanted between 480,000 and 530,000 and the auction was on Wednesday. I quickly got a builder's inspection that gave the house a clean bill of health and I impatiently waited for Wednesday to arrive.
Knowing that the owner was in need of the sale and the agent's confidence that there was no-one else she knew who could put in an unconditional offer I hopefully approached the auction room.
After a brief chat with the auctioneer on etiquette prior to the auction I put in a bold but cheeky bid at 450,000. This was never going to win it as the house was valued at 530,000. The Auctioneer and I bid in lots of 10,000 to get a bit closer to the vendor's reserve. After the Auctioneer bid for the vendor at 500,000 I upped him 1,000. Time for negotiation!
Quite quickly the Auctioneer said ''For 530,000 the house is yours!'' I was taken by surprise, took a deep breath and thankfully had the composure to stick to my guns and didn't make the jump from 501,000.
To cut to the chase over the next 2 days after a lot of to and fro-ing we came to an agreement with a figure of 519,000.
According to the agent we got a really good deal on the property and we can't wait until moving day.
Would like to share some photos with you now of our new home!
|Back view from the kitchen|
|Plenty of playing area for kids of all ages|
Bathroom with spa bath
|Looking out front door|
|Rural view from Master Bedroom|
|Bianca's Bedroom as her favourite colour is blue|
|Caitlyn's Bedroom...room to spread out|
Unfortunately no photo of Kate and Alice's room!
Apologies to my loyal followers who have been starved of comments from me. I plan to rectify the situation tomorrow.
Off to bed now for me! This house buying is exhausting!