Sunday, 17 September 2017

M.I.A and property stress: the life of a first time buyer.

Welcome back September!

I can't believe it is September already. Where has the time gone? The only thing I enjoy about this month is the chunky jumpers that get to come out. 

I should probably explain my absence for a while. I have just about been managing to post outfits on my Instagram but sadly my blog has sadly taken a back seat (which is annoying as I wrote a few posts over the summer, some that I cannot post now). Over the last few months, I have been in the process of buying my very first property. 

The journey has not been plain sailing let me tell you. I have never had to handle so much paperwork in all my life (and I have another job that involves paperwork!!). I had been property searching for about 6 months before I found one in May. I was a bit skeptical about going to view another flat after seeing my fair share of disasters. 

I fell in love with it straight away. Those who know me, know my style and this one had my name all over it. Luckily I brought my mum along with me and she agreed that it was "very me". I put an offer on it as soon I got home and it was accepted. You would think that I could get excited? Nope!!! 

All summer I have been busy chasing people, finding documents, sorting out solicitors etc. Thank God for my broker Sam. I couldn't have done half of it without his help. I wish I could say that the property is finally mine, but sadly I am still waiting for solicitors to complete their part of the process (and they have not been easy). Just keep emailing and calling. They will probably hate you by the end of it. ha. 

If I have learnt anything by this experience, it is that it really does test your patience and stress levels buying a property in the UK. My anxiety levels have been crazy, especially thee last few weeks where things are getting to the point of completion with a few delays along the way. The only word I can describe for all this is frustration. Frustration because it is out of your hands. 

If you are somebody like me, who didn't know anything about property or how to start with all the paper work than a broker is definitely a great choice. They can be so helpful. This will test you, so having people around you to keep you sane is law in my opinion. I do not think I could've done this without them. It is not so straight forward and it is not easy but just hang in there. Trust me. I know that those words are easier said than done. 

Like I said, this is still not over yet, so the bubbles will have to stay in the fridge a little longer but fingers crossed it happens soon. Fingers crossed I have good news for you soon. 

Jumper - Here
Trousers - Here

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