Lately I have been posting about buying a home. I hope you’re not tired hearing about this! This will be my last #ohmygoodnessweboughtahomepost but I guarantee there will be many #werenovated or #beforeandafterphotos or #howdoidecoratethisroom posts?
Admittedly, we’re late comers to the home buying world. It didn’t bother us that many of our friends purchased homes shortly after completing university or getting married. For many years, we didn’t have a clue where we would end up so it didn’t make sense to invest in a house or property. Travel, school and exploration were our focus for many years. We thrived in this lifestyle until things changed, we changed.
Once we decided on the city we wanted to live in (based on our education and my husband’s contract) we signed a lease for a historic rental in the heart of downtown. Our lovely friends chose it for us when we were living in New York and I am completely grateful for their foresight. It turned out that we loved the neighbourhood and decided that this was the place we wanted to stay, this is where we wanted to buy. The tricky and somewhat discouraging part was to find a home that included the “must-haves” and was also within our budget. I surprised myself when I declared that the three most important things to me were a backyard, lots of natural light and a historic home (before children I wouldn’t have cared to have a backyard).Read More