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We never moved when I was a child, well actually we moved just before my sister was born, but I was 18 months old at the time so needless to say I don’t remember any of it!  Living away at uni was the first experience I had of living anywhere else. After a year of halls I moved in to a house share and stayed there for the rest of my course, and then an extra year too because I didn’t really know where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do, oh and Tom was still living around the corner too!

I moved back home for a few months after that before Tom and I found our first home together and moved to a whole new city.  We rented for a year before buying our current house. We love our house and saw ourself staying here for a very long time. 3 years down the line it’s on the market.

We realised that this area wasn’t where we’d like to be when the time comes to start a family so we’re looking to move. We finished off lots of things around the house and put it on the market. It’s so bittersweet. We love this house. If we could pick it up and move it we would. But we can’t. So we’re house shopping. When it was all hypothetical we were just driving round looking at houses from the outside and walking around the areas to get a feel for them.

It’s become more serious recently and we’ve started having actual viewings. It’s quite emotionally draining. So much uncertainty and so many questions. You have to mentally move into each house to really consider it and it’s pretty exhausting. Everything gets compared to our current house, which aside from its location is pretty perfect. And that’s hard. To move to a better area we can’t afford a house quite like this one. Anything we get will be a project. We’re working hard to see the potential. But nothing is certain or a safe bet and that scares me. It’s all very adult!

Then you convince yourself you’ve found the one, despite all of its flaws, and you end up in a bidding war and lose. Then the whole thing starts again.

It will all work out ok in the end right?!?

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Thanks for popping by,

Kimberley x

14 thoughts on “House Hunting

  1. What an annoying situation, perfect house, wrong location! We live in a shiny new (perfect) apartment in London and will be buying in the country..hopefully going to something totally different will make it easier not to compare to the perfect apartment..maybe that could work for you, look for something different in some way? Good Luck in finding the right house for you! #KCACOLS

  2. Awh, it;s hard work I think. We’ve bought and sold a few times since we got married. We put the offer in on our current place before my hubby had seen it as the market was moving fast and he took my word for it. Worked out after we lost our buyer and got one back. I think it usually works out in the end. Good luck. Thanks for linking to #kcacols and hope to see you next time.

  3. Oh yes moving house. I remember the hard work, trailing round after estate agents who hadn’t read my brief. I tried really hard to be objective, but it is hard, it tough not falling in love with the one! Good luck – the right house is out there! #SharingtheBlogLove

  4. House hunting is definitely up there as one of the most stressful life events! We moved into our current house over 3 years ago and I swore I would never move again. It’s like putting your heart out there, inviting people to look around your house and judge whether they like it or not. And then the stress of finding somewhere you love is equally bad! Sorry to hear you’re back to the starting grid – I hope you find somewhere perfect soon. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  5. House hunting is so hard!!! The house we are in now we weren’t even supposed to look at because someone had put in an offer and they had been in ongoing negotiations for months but our realtor didn’t know that. We put in a reasonable offer and moved in 6 weeks later! We also have friends that looked at over 30 places and put in offer after offer and then their dream home showed up and they got it! They got EVERYTHING they were looking for in a house where many of the others had lacked one thing or another. Don’t give up hope! Can’t wait to see what you get!!! #KCACOLS

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