The Philosopher and I are finally moving into our own place. This is the culmination of a consideration of more than a year, but I won’t bore you with the details, as the process was an arduous one:
- Getting finances in order to be considered by a mortgage lender – only to get an agreement-in-principle;
- Scouting property developers websites to see if they had any sites that were in commutable (and livable) distance from our respective workplaces – that also took part in the Help to Buy equity loan scheme; and finally
- Getting the money together for a deposit.
Finally we did manage to find a place that ticked all the miscellaneous boxes we needed or wanted ticking, and we are settling down (for now) in Canning Town in our 1BR flat. Below are pictures from our very first site visit, approximately two weeks before completion.