3-bed home in Saltash for sale

A few years ago I brought my first home. Now after securing work in Wiltshire, I am now selling my house in Saltash, which is in the county of Cornwall. Selling this house will enable my family to start a new chapter as I change jobs and careers. They say you can sell anything on the Internet, well this is me trying! I’ve never tried to sell anything this big before and already have an Estate Agent who are marketing the property, but as the saying goes every little helps, right? We live in a world where it can only take a few people sharing something for it go viral, so why can’t that be my house-selling project?

Family home

This house was more than just a home to my family. It is the place where we had our first child, where our first child took her first steps, a place which was our first home as a married couple. More than this though, it was a place where we did life, a place where we laughed, cried, achieved things and a place where even the mundane bits of life will forever be memorable to me.

First time buyer or investor

The Estate Agent will do a cracking job selling the house, but I wanted to come on to my blog to sell you the home. My wish now is that a first time buyer will see it as a great place to start life and to get on the first rung on the property ladder, or an investor will see it as a buy to let investment and enable another family to be able to rent a property in the town, as there aren’t many like ours available in Saltash.

Everything I am doing is just to get one more view on the Rightmove and Zoopla pages for our house, one more viewing and hopefully a good offer that we can accept. All of what I am doing might be for nothing and it might be the Estate Agent that gets the sale, but I just couldn’t sit back and not try to help. To me if you have wanted something to happen it has always been about making it happen. I don’t like leaving things to other people and always want to be working the hardest.

Buying happiness

I can’t promise happiness from buying our home, I can only share the stories of happiness and love that we have experienced since moving in. I will miss the house dearly when we move. I didn’t expect to be moving this quickly from it but as this chapter ends quicker than I thought it would, it will always be a chapter I look back on fondly.

I may not be an Estate Agent or a sales person but this is me trying to ask for some help with our journey and to offer something to somebody that I think will make their life better. So why not come and buy yourself 4 walls and a roof, but most importantly buy a new chapter for me and for you:

http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/42064399?search_identifier=0ef70456629a14ec4db41ae4ba927010#X46BYFx45UHBPaXh.97

 

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Don’t put things off

Due to the many plates that my wife and I balance; a lot of things recently have been put on the backburner. The last few months of our lives have called us to focus on certain areas of our life, but this week we have transitioned in to a new season. With this new season our aim is to catch up on a lot of things that need doing.

Instead of just saying we are going to do this and that over the summer, my wife and I have formalized a list of what needs doing and when we are going to do it by. We then printed the list out and put it up to remind us of what we are doing when.

Get that happy feeling

A lot of things on the list aren’t life changing or imperative to be done (this is why they have been on the backburner) but they are things we want to do and things that once they are done will make us feel happy to know they are done. Like one of the things I want to do is completely remove a hedge from the side of our property, because I have wanted to do this and had the idea to do this for so long I now can’t wait to get started on it. Also by removing it, it is going to save me a lot of time in future years of not having to maintain it.

Finally now my wife and I have time back on our side but just because we do, we don’t want to waste it. It is our aim to keep to our intentional way of living and spend our time intentionally. As a family we love being productive, so having plans and lists really help us live our life, as we want to live it.

Don’t carry it around with you

It is surprising how much putting something off can get to you on the inside. The knowledge that you have so many things you think need doing or want to do can weigh you down so much. Although you may not be thinking about it all the time, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t carrying it around with you.

You may not enjoy actually doing a specific task and that is why you have been putting it off, but to me it is worth doing something you don’t like if the result makes you happy and it lightens your load. So today I implore everyone to do something they have been putting off, trust me it will make you feel so good.

The Property Ladder

Two years ago my wife and I purchased a 3-bed house. It needed a lot of work doing to it, but the price was right for us and we were willing to do the work. For our first home we wanted a house, which wouldn’t stretch our budget and would be of a size that we weren’t going to outgrow quickly.

In our first two years we have fully plastered, carpeted and decorated all the 3 bedrooms, installed a whole new bathroom suite and redecorated our lounge. On top of this we have fixed plumbing, electrical and lighting issues. On the outside we have gone about getting the gardens under control and this now just leaves us with the hallway and kitchen to update.

Adding value

It has been hard work but fun work. I think we have added some real value to the property in the process and should easily be able to sell it for higher than the price we purchased it for. Now we are getting to the end of the renovation period my wife and I are taking stock and looking at what the long-term future holds.

Through this process my thoughts on houses have changed. The types of properties I would be willing to live in have changed, as have the areas. I think being in the house ownership game really teaches you a lot and really gets you thinking about the type of property you want to live in.

Window-shopping

One thing I have become addicted to is checking websites like RightMove (http://www.rightmove.co.uk/) and Zoopla (http://www.zoopla.co.uk/) a lot to see what properties are out there. I spend a lot of time comparing the properties to what we have and seeing what we could afford. I feel sorry for the homeowners advertising their houses through these sites, as I must give their pages a lot of views but never arrange a viewing and I don’t think I am the only one who does this.

When looking at properties I have started looking at floor plans in greater detail as I think these are key. Not only has this changed, but my lists of what I consider to be pros and cons have changed also. Unless you build a house yourself I don’t think there are many, if any perfect houses out there for you, so its being able to know when a house ticks a lot of your wants and what negatives you can live with. If you are trying to search for a perfect house, you may be searching for some time.

You get what you pay for

With houses you get what you pay for in most cases. If a house seems cheap, there has to be a problem with it somewhere. My main word of advice would be, to take someone with you when you view a house your interested in, that knows about the building trade and whilst you are there be ready to take your time and check everything out thoroughly.

House ownership is a big responsibility, but I find it so rewarding and I am so glad to be on the property ladder, we may be on one of the lower rungs now but I am determined for our family to keep climbing up it.