Saturday, April 16, 2016

I LIKE GREEN!

 ABOVE:  Don't you just LOVE that pretty green  SOLD sticker?  (That's Mary, the lovely lady who sold our house)

OUR HOUSE WENT ON THE MARKET ON THE 14TH OF JULY, 2015.  So it took exactly 9 months and 1 day to sell!  And we had 6 contracts in that time.  It was a nightmare.

But now it is over and we can finally go and find a new home down in Hamilton.  TODAY.
If we don't find one that we want to buy or bid on... we will keep looking till we do.

Most houses in Hamilton are sold via Auction, so it could take a little while till we have something signed and sealed.  But hopefully it won't take too long!

I am so ready to MOVE!!!

When we get home from Hamilton today I will show you the houses we looked at today.

We are meeting our Hamilton Estate Agent first thing this morning and looking at houses all day I hope!

Oh and THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your comments yesterday!!!  I was amazed at the number of people who cared. ♥♥♥


ABOVE:  A very happy Granddad.  

ONWARD...

4.30 pm:  Home.  Exhausted.  We looked at 8 houses today, and have now got a short list of 3.

Here's some we looked at:


ABOVE:  a lovely older home, in an area we are very familiar with.  Needs new carpet, some tidying up etc, but a definite possibility.

ABOVE:  A lovely old character home, but not for us... even though it has an awesome pool!


 ABOVE:  This one is in Cambridge.  Really HUGE... has an awesome pool and 3/4 of an acre which could be subdivided.  I loved the layout of this one, there was plenty of room, masses of room in fact!  It was 358 square meters of house!

We are not so sure about being in Cambridge though.  Thinking about it. 

ABOVE:  This house is lovely, very open plan layout, but small living rooms.  Has an awesome pool ...  and fencing is great for kids/dogs.

ABOVE: I adore this one.  It's on River Road, is one of my favourites.  It's got 5 bedrooms, one would be my sewing room.  It's got a gully section on the other side of the house, with a stream running through it. 
I've always wanted a stream in my back yard!

So... we have quite a few to choose from... and might be making an offer on something mid-next week.

As they are ALL auctions we have to make sure of our finances before committing to making offers.

Stew will sort that out with the bank on Monday/Tuesday.

It's been a lovely day.  We had lunch in Hamilton East with our Estate Agent Lou, and we found some really lovely shops there, and I plan on checking them out again.

I'm going to sign off for the day now.  We are knackered.  It will be an early night for us tonight.

30 comments:

  1. Have fun shopping/looking for a new home! I am just so happy for you!

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  2. Barbara Anne7:39 AM

    Cheers from the east coast of the USA and ...
    happy dancing for you and your family that your current home is finally sold and you can enjoy looking for a new-to-you home in Hamilton! How sweet it is!

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  3. Welcome to the first day of not owning (technically) your Auck house.

    Woo hoo hooooo!!!

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  4. So pleased for you, look forward to seeing what you're going to buy in Hamilton.

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  5. I'm so happy for you guys! It was about time that you sell the house! Hope you find a wonderful house in Hamilton soon!

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  6. So so happy for you all. Have a great day in Hamilton and hopefully a successful one finding good houses you like. Olive the photo.

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Such wonderful news to hear....now looking forward to seeing where you move to.

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  8. no more open home clean ups for you chick weather looks nice in Hamilton today for house hunting

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  9. I am so glad you can finally move forward. Good luck on the house hunt.

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  10. yay so blimmin happy for you and now the fun of looking and the stress of bidding waiting LET it be quick please and then you can relax for once I foresee a future about YOU and time for you and Stew and the kids and moving unpacking all your treasures too how exciting!

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  11. Good luck house hunting. I am thrilled the house is finally sold.

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  12. O MY GOODNESS - I am SO SHOCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just cannot believe it really happened!!!!!!!!! Congrats, Bigtime and NOW to watch you guys find your dream home !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Anonymous11:35 AM

    How do u feel about leaving steve & bex & boys?

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    1. How do you THINK she would feel? What an idiotic question!

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    2. Well said cranky :) obviously mum and dad will miss the kids, and Bex, possibly me too. We have already discussed things and we will make sure that dante and archer don't miss out on there time with their grandparents. Then there is the fact that our plan has always been to move back to Hamilton before dante turns 5, so that has worked out well regardless. But yes that is a ridiculously idiotic question, and I can only imagine you are someone who only commented in order to try and stir shit, but unfortunately for you we are use to your kind :)

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    3. Anonymous3:12 PM

      There's always one dumb arse anonymous
      Kym/Australia

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  14. Congratulations!!! Yay, happy days ahead.

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  15. So happy for you. Enjoy the weekend..... Celebrate well before all the hard work begins as you know only too well:) It will be so much fun planning and re-finding all the stuff you have packed away.

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  16. Just caught up with the news. So very happy for you. Can't wait to see what you purchase next.

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  17. Yah!!!!!! Hope the perfect house is waiting for you in Hamilton!!!

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  18. I love the last house sounds divine.

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  19. Exciting. At last you can move one:-) Some lovely homes there Chris and Stew, I'm sure you will find something really soon. Anne - Palmy

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  20. Such fun looking for a new home. They all look wonderful Chris. Hamilton is a lovely place to live.

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  21. I love Cambridge - it would be low stress.... no traffic woes!

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  22. Cambridge is my favourite place!! Any of those houses are gorgeous, hopefully the purchasing will be infinately easier & less stressful for you than the selling :-)

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  23. A stream in the backgarden would be so awesome, I'd love that too!

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  24. Congrats! Prayers for you to have this resolved quickly and easily and to everyone's satisfaction!!

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  25. Christine3:09 PM

    They all look good. What is the deal with living in Cambridge? IS that a suburb? Or too far from Stew's job? What's the drawback? Maybe it is irrelevant, I sense you loved the river road house....

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    1. Its a small town about 20 minutes from Hamilton. Its lovely but we had decided we would rather be in Hamilton.

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  26. They are all so cute!

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