Friday, February 24, 2006

We've bought a house!

Well, we've paid the deposit and signed the contracts. That's legally binding so we're committed to the house we found back in January. This is what it looks like:


Yup, the whole thing. Almost no land (nothing at the back, just the carport width at the sides and the porch at the front) which is why it's such good value. But we've had more than enough of a huge garden. The Salt Lake park isn't far away, if we need some space or a good walk. At the new house we can grow a few trees and flowers without having to worry about constant weeds and trying to maintain a 'lawn'.

Here's a view showing one of the sides. Yes, an electricity pylon is rather close, but no more so than one outside our house here. That spiral staircase will have to be removed to make it legal, but it doesn't look exactly very safe anyway. One of the carports will have to come down too, but we were intending to do that. With only one car, we don't need parking space for four...



We have until the end of June to pay the rest of the money, so assuming all goes well with the sale of our UK house, that won't be a problem. If we're ready to pay before the end of June, we'll let the sellers know as they need about a month's notice to move out. So it could be early April...

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Great to see pictures of it, Sue. Hope it all goes smoothly. It looks massive!

Lora said...

Congratulations! It looks great.

mreddie said...

Congratulations, it looks like you will have plenty of room. It does seem to me that the least the power company could do would be to change the pole out front to a straight one. :)(My working life was in public utilities.)_ec

Anvilcloud said...

Wow! Are you sure that it's big enough? Seems like a small hotel.

Sue said...

Thanks, all. Yes, it's a big bigger than we were looking for; there's a downstairs flat and then the top two storeys are a three-bedroom house. But it will be great for visitors!

Leonid Mamchenkov said...

Congratulations!
It's huge! ;)

Jax said...

That looks gorgeous - I think we're house hunting in the wrong country ;)