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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Things happen for a reason.......

As most of you will know for the last 10 plus weeks we have been attempting to buy a bungalow.  Yes, I say attempting!  We have had a real battle on our hands and have got nowhere fast.  We have been on the phone most days to the estate agent but with no luck at all.  When eviction orders were mentioned by an ex partner of the lady living there we decided that we really didn't want to get involved and although we have invested a lot into the property [in time, emotions and money!] we decided to cut our losses and move on.  

Our buyers for here are a really lovely young couple with two small children and they have already moved out, put their stuff into store and are now living with family so we felt we had to look again for another new bungalow so that we didn't keep them waiting any longer....thanks to them for being so patient.  :-) 

We have spent the last week searching for another property and have found another bungalow not too far from the last one.  It's still on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, the right side of the town for my hubby's work and is close to our wonderful family.  We went for a first viewing last Wednesday and fell in love with it.  We put an offer in that was accepted on Friday morning and have been back with several of our family members this morning to measure up.  The bungalow is empty and the seller, like us, is keen for a quick sale so hopefully we will be on the move very soon.

So here it is folks...




It has two large bedrooms, one with en suite, a large dining room that yours truly will be using as her sewing room  :-) :-) :-) and it is carpeted throughout making it really warm and cosy.  We have all felt very at home there.  It will need a new kitchen and probably a new heating boiler but that's a fraction of the work the other bungalow needed and all very doable......in fact it will be really lovely to put our mark on our new home  :-)

24 comments:

tilly said...

It sounds like this is the house that was really meant for you. Hope it all goes through quickly for everyones sake
Tilly

Karen Gist said...

Yes, things really do happen for a reason Annie and this was a very pretty reason...it looks and sounds perfect for you xxx

Elizabeth said...

Whoop, whoop! Brilliant news, Annie, and I couldn't be happier for you. Lovely to see a photo of what will be your new home ... makes it much more real. And it's empty - what could be better. It sounds perfect for you both too. Now the real fun will begin ... you will enjoy making the bungalow your own. I'm sure you can tell from some of my posts that we have been having a lovely time settling in to our new home ... it makes all the turmoil and angst suffered beforehand just a horrible memory. Hope everything goes smoothly from now on. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Twiglet said...

You will soon make it your own!! Hope it works out just as you wish - and pretty darn quick too!! x Jo

Ann B said...

Great news Annie, hope things move very fast and you get settled in. Am a great believer that things happen for a purpose, the other house didn't have your name on it, this one obviously does.
Ann B
xx

JoZart said...

I am so happy for you that things have worked out at long last and by Spring you'll be watching what comes up in the garden of your new home.
Wishing you good luck and happiness,
love Jo x

pearshapedcrafting said...

So fate has stepped in and given you a helping hand - so pleased for you! Hope things get moving quickly so that you can finally settle down and put those stressful times behind you! Chrisxx

Crafting Queen said...

Glad you found a place you feel at home in. Things do happen for a reason. Good luck.

Di said...

Oh how wonderful that things are working out Annie! It's been a tough haul but as others say, it seems like this really was serendipity. Hey, now there's a house name for you :))

Toes are uncrossed as walking was difficult but fingers are still quietly crossed until you get your paws on the keys! I bet your buyers will be relieved too!!!!!!

Hugs, Di xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Aha.....and vacant possession, how perfect, I'm delighted for you, stress off! It looks like a cottage really, sort of ginger bready...it will make a lovely home, no wonder you're excited.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh Annie, I couldn't be happier for you!! As you say, the right place at the right time :-). Hooray!! Xxxx

voodoo vixen said...

YAHOOOOOO! It looks lovely and there was indeed a reason for the other one not to happen... this little gem was waiting for you to find it! So very happy for you, Annie, now you can start making your dreams come true.

Anne said...

So, so pleased for you Annie. I really think that things happen for a reason. I can understand how you feel though when DH and I moved 18 years ago it was fraught with difficulties, even the day we actually moved (and I pray that yours goes very smoothly now) but it was worth it in the end. Anne xxx

Chrysalis said...

Hi Annie - so glad it sounds like it's working out for the best, for you xx

Kate MacDonald said...

YeeHAA!!
Well done, obvs a better choice than the last, hope it now all goes very smoothly. So pleased that everyone is very happy.
CKx

by Gill said...

oh Annie at last, im so pleased for you. It looks nice from the outside and you love it which is what matters.
All the best for the move youll be settled soon enough.
Gill x

Chrissie said...

House buying is one of the most stressful processes and I really hope all goes smoothly for you from now on. My son is hoping to move very soon too!
The bungalow looks most inviting!
Chrissie x

Nan G said...

Lovely little cottage! I do hope all goes for you with this one. Big hugs from Nan and the Girls.

mamapez5 said...

I am really pleased for you Annie. i hope this one goes through for you with no problems. It sounds just perfect. I'll pray for a moving day with no rain!! Kate x

Hettie said...

Yeay! Well done and congratulations!
Fingers xrossed for you.
Hugs
xx

Neet said...

Oh Annie what a long list of events you have gone through over the year. Still, it must have been meant to be and this one was waiting for you. How lovely to find one so quickly and one which already feels it is for you.
Hugs, Neet xx

Carmen said...

Like your title says - everything happens for a reason and you know I believe in my signs. This bungalow was waiting for you to find - hopefully your happiness when you move in will make up for the trouble with the previous one x

fairy thoughts said...

really happy for you annie lets hope all goes snoooooothly this time
janet

Sue Pinner said...

Hi Annie wow! sorry things haven't gone to plan but the new bungalow looks great and you are moving closer to me lol...crossing everything for a smooth run for the new bungalow move...hugs xx