After months and months of disappointment (see my previous A Home Of My Own post) I finally have good news! My offer has been accepted on this, my new home:

I had originally put in an offer three weeks ago and had expected to hear back the next day. When there was no word, I called my solicitor who found out that the seller was away so I wouldn't hear until after the weekend.  By the Tuesday noon cut-off point I was stressing out, and when I phoned I was told that the property would be going to a closing date on Thursday because they had received another offer. I gave my best offer and waited. And waited. And waited some more.

Having to chase the agents again, my solicitor told me that the lady dealing with it had gone home for the day! I was RAGING! I had decided that if I had no reply by the end of Friday, I was going to pull my offer. Buying a house is tense and stressful enough and I'm not up for playing games.

My solicitor phoned the agent first thing on Friday and they advised that the client has accepted my offer! Phew! So now my mortgage has been agreed I feel safe enough to blog about it!

It's a cosy wee flat with one bedroom and lots of storage and a few lovely vintage features, most of which I'll try to keep.  It also has an old coal shed and the whole front garden is mine! I've never had a garden of my own before, so I'll have to learn what to do with it!

I don't move in until the end of August, which'll give me some time to save up the rest of my deposit and some money for renovations hopefully! I can't wait!


  1. Thats awesome! Congrats Karen! :) When we get the nice weather you will suddenly be hit with beautiful garden inspirations! I was never a gardeny type person... however now I love a bit of pottering in the garden! :)

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  3. Congratulations!! I can't wait to see what whimsy you come up with to decorate your new home with! As for the gardening... I'm guessing that there are several gardening Pinterest boards in your future.

  4. Aw I'm so pleased for you!
    Waiting is the worst part eh?! It looks so dainty and cute, can't wait to have a peek at what you do with the place.

    Congrats and best of luck with your move! <3

    - Danielle

  5. Thank you so much ladies! I'm so excited but my head is buzzing with ideas! I can't wait to get in there and get started, even on the garden! :D