Home owners

Today is settlement date for our first home and it’s funny that all we got was a call from the conveyancer telling us that everything has been settled and that she’ll be sending us the details through post. I half-expected the news to be accompanied with fireworks but of course, nothing of the sort happened. It’s just like an ordinary day and an ordinary phone call. In my head though, fireworks are still going off. Excuse me while I get it out of my system. Our very first home, woohoo! It may not be our dream home but at least it’s ours. Or at least it will be after about 30 years of paying back the bank.

Next up, planning the things to fix in the new house and getting them done, getting the utilities disconnected in the old place and connected in the new one, cleaning, packing, moving, cleaning out the old apartment, unpacking and shopping for things we’ll need in the new house. All that in the busiest month of the year and in the midst of attending Christmas celebrations and preparing for a short holiday to New Zealand.

Then, when all the dust has settled and the holidays are over would the dreaded first payment of our mortgage begin. In another first, this would be the biggest debt we’ve ever taken on and it’s a bit scary. Perhaps I’d be better off enjoying the moment a little bit more. So again, hurray!

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Published in: on November 30, 2005 at 1:00 pm  Comments (1)  

It’s Settled

Huzzah! Our conveyancer just told us that everything had been settled (today’s the settlement day) and that we are now the proper proud owners of a new house. We can call up the real-estate agent any time now to get the house keys from him and start moving in.

Now begins the tough part. Apart from the actual moving of our things from the old apartment, I have to arrange for the electric, gas and phone connections for the new house. I also needed to have transfered our Internet broadband to the new address. We have to arrange with the post office to redirect all our mail to the new address. We have to have the lighting (we are not satisfied with the current lighting in the house), electric outlets and telephone ports fixed up by a proper electrician.

What can we do? It’s something that always goes with having to move to a new place. I just can’t wait to get all the tedious work over with, move in and start living in our new home.

Published in: on November 30, 2005 at 12:36 pm  Leave a Comment