Life update #1 | Getting an offer accepted on a house!

Life update - we're buying a house

I’ve never actually written a life update post before as I figured no one would really care. Lot’s of things have happened over the last couple of months, so I figured now would be the perfect time for this post. I know I’ve spoken a lot on social media about buying a house etc but I’ve never really spoken about what’s been happening.

So here goes my little life update! I hope you enjoy 🙂

We’ve had an offer accepted on a house!! 

Usually, you’d go to an estate agent to buy a house, but that’s not what we’re doing. We’re actually buying what was Shaun’s Nan’s house. To cut a long story short; Shaun’s Nan passed away about 12 years ago and her partner has been living in her house ever since. He passed away a few months ago so the house has now become available. The house was left in the hands of the solicitor to sell and then the money from the sale goes to Shaun’s family.

We decided it would be great to keep the house in the family and this is definitely something that Shaun’s Nan would want. So we approached the solicitor, told them we wanted to buy it and that we were happy to pay market price for it.

There’s been a lot of going backwards and forwards to agree on a price for the house based on the valuations that were done, but we got there in the end!! On Thursday 17th December we received an email saying that they were happy to accept our offer!!

We’ve now had an appointment with the bank to finalise the figures and submit our mortgage application. I honestly cannot tell you how excited I am that we’ll finally have our own place! We’re hoping everything will go through around January time. The house is going to be a huge project for us. It needs to be completely stripped back and redone – We’re talking plastering, new wiring, new kitchen and bathroom etc. Although it’s going to be a massive project it’ll be incredible once it’s all complete.

Wish me luck with a nice easy mortgage application process! haha.

If anyone has any tips on buying a house please leave them in the comments! Any help will be much appreciated 🙂

Charlotte xx

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21 Comments

    • Charlotte Shares
      December 1, 2017 / 7:24 PM

      Thank you 💕 I’m so excited!

  1. December 2, 2017 / 10:01 AM

    I’m glad it’s all moving forward! Fingers crossed this last past goes smoothly.

    Excited to see your future posts on the house, you should share the renovations on here!

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

    • Charlotte Shares
      December 2, 2017 / 1:19 PM

      Thank you! 💕 Yeah I definitely want to share the renovations!

  2. December 3, 2017 / 3:52 PM

    Congratulations! My sister just did the same thing with her husband – they are enjoying making the place their own x

    • Charlotte Shares
      December 4, 2017 / 9:12 PM

      Thank you! I’m so excited to be able to make it my own!

  3. Lisa Dimaline
    December 3, 2017 / 8:38 PM

    Use the sales to get all your bits and pieces for the house best time to buy! Hope it goes smoothly mine was around 6 week’s from offer being accepted 😍

    • Charlotte Shares
      December 4, 2017 / 9:13 PM

      That’s a fab idea! We did think we may try and get a sofa in the January sales! 😊

  4. December 3, 2017 / 8:42 PM

    Afraid I don’t have tips but well done for buying a house-best of luck!!

    • Charlotte Shares
      December 4, 2017 / 9:13 PM

      Thank you 💕

  5. December 3, 2017 / 8:45 PM

    This is amazing!
    Congratulations Xxx

    • Charlotte Shares
      December 4, 2017 / 9:13 PM

      Thank you 💕

  6. December 3, 2017 / 9:01 PM

    Oh Em Gee! Congrats! This is so big, such a milestone in one’s life! No tips I am afraid but I am sure all will go well! xx corinne

    • Charlotte Shares
      December 4, 2017 / 9:14 PM

      Thank you! It’s all very exciting!!

  7. December 3, 2017 / 9:17 PM

    Congratulations ! What an exciting project for you and it will be lovely when it’s all finished.

    • Charlotte Shares
      December 4, 2017 / 9:14 PM

      I definitely want to skip the next few months and get to the point where it’s all finished haha! Xx

  8. December 3, 2017 / 9:30 PM

    Yay congratulations on your new home!! I wish you the very best XX Unfortunately I don’t have advice as I’m still renting myself but I’m sure it’ll all work out xx

    Shevy
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    • Charlotte Shares
      December 4, 2017 / 9:15 PM

      Thank you 😊

  9. December 3, 2017 / 9:52 PM

    Congratulations and good luck with everything 🙂

    • Charlotte Shares
      December 4, 2017 / 9:15 PM

      Thank you 😊

  10. December 13, 2017 / 8:27 AM

    Congratulations!!! Me and my other half have just bought our own place too which is a similar level of project work. For mortgage we got ourselves a mortgage advisor and it made everything so much less stressful as they do all the hard work for you. Hope everything goes easily for you x

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