When we first started looking we made a list of desirable:
- Renovated (but not poorly renovated)
- Three bedrooms
- Outdoor entertaining
- Natural light
- Undercover parking
- Great Kitchen
- Close to shops
- Bike riding distance to my office
Oh and in our budget...
I had one lacklustre real estate agent tell me "i was dreaming" if I thought we would get what we want in our budget. I told him i usually get my way, it just may take some time.
We have purchased a 1950's workers cottage with most of the above checklist. It has character, but not as much as I was hoping for however it is ours, we love it and now only 32 sleeps til we move!
Here is a sneak peak of the photos from the listing. The pervious owners have done a good quality renovation but not much in the way of decoration so its a blank canvas!
Structurally we dont need to do anything but we will need to purchase furniture, paint inside and out and build a deck, concrete an I are not friends!
Let the fun begin! (oh and more budgeting as we have depleted our savings buying!)