Well, let me just share this now, as it looks like we're moving from this house (the house we built a couple of years ago and lived in for 2+ years as our "first real home"...):
To this house:
So, our (almost) brand new house is now going to be our 'old house'. And, this older house is going to be our 'new house'. Does that make sense?
In any case, it has been a roller coaster ride, this home selling and home buying journey. That's why I hesitated to blog all about it. It was crazy. I didn't realise what was involved in the whole thing --- open inspections, contracts, losing out on contracts, building inspections, cooling off periods, tricky clauses, settlements, finance approvals... Not to mention all the emotional and psychological hassles that come with the deals... Ahhh... I definitely wouldn't want to go through all that again any time soon.
Having said all that, we're quite happy. Relieved. That it looks like it really is all going to happen. We'll need to start packing. It's a bit bittersweet. We love the house that we live in at the moment. We planned everything that went in it --- from the brass doorknobs to the iceberg roses and Charles de Gaulle roses (with matching white and purple lavanders)... It's the first house that we've owned as a family.
Yet, at the same time, we felt that it was time to make a move. We're excited about the house that's going to be ours in a few weeks' time. We love the location and the feel of it. It's an older house (and it might take a while to get used to older stuff after having been used to fancy new stuff) --- but it's got great character. Timber floors, fireplace, bigger land (hence, bigger garden)... Oh, and it's about a 10-minute drive to great beaches nearby! So, there you go. 🙂
As soon as we get our heads around it, we ought to start packing.
I'll let you know how it all goes.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.