New home

Again, it’s been way too long since I posted anything on this weblog of mine. But, a lot has happened in the mean time.

As I wrote a while ago, we have been searching for a new house. In fact, we have sold our old house, we have moved to another house, and we have bought a new house.

Let me explain…

Initially, somewhere around November last year, we were thinking about moving to a new (existing) house. We decided to put our house up for sale, because we thought it might take about half a year to sell it.

We had been looking at a number of (existing) houses, when we received a leaflet about a project of new (yet to be built) houses. We both immediately fell in love with these houses, so shortly after we had taken an option on one of them.

At that time they told us construction of the houses probably wouln’t start until May, because at least 50 % of the houses has to be sold first. This was in January.

The day after, we heard from our own estate agent, there were people interested in buying our house. So, a bit of a dilemma: should we sell our house now and try to find something (temporary) for about a year, until the new house would be built, or turn down this offer for our old house and wait a year, hoping there will be other offers.

We decided to go for this offer and sell our house per May 1st. However, this meant we had to find another home quickly. Of course, because it would be only temporary, for a year or two, we decided to look for a rental house.

April 25th we moved and a few days later we had officially sold our house!

So, here we are, in our home-for-a-year. And it’s nice! Of course, we haven’t spent much time or money, but we have tried to make it a bit our own, although it’s not our own.

In the mean time, we are still busy with our next new home! A couple of weeks ago, we (finally) signed the contract for the new house, after we heard construction will probably start by the beginning of October. Although we are still the only ones who have signed, the new (!) building contractor decided he did want to start building, hoping that ‘seeing is buying’. Of course, we were thrilled to hear that, the good news we’ve been waiting for ever since January.

Right now, we are in the process of getting the mortgage and life insurance. For the insurance, we will have to undergo a thorough medical examination; you wouldn’t believe the things they want to know! We are both pretty healthy, but this questionnaire sort of scared us!

Well, we are very much looking forward to seeing the house being built. I will keep you up to date with some pictures, now and again. For us, the next steps will be to think about the extra work we want done (electrics, etc.) and to go shopping for a kitchen and bathroom. So that’s the fun stuff! I’ll keep you posted.

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 Personal

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