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It is a little 2 bedroom place in Maylands, for the maximum we were willing to pay ($380K) because urrrg housing prices. The real estate agent said were very strong negotiators, which is to say that I am very good at not spending money on things.

Agent: You know, if you went up to $385K I know the owner would accept you right away.
Cam: Uh...
Me: No.
Agent: What about $2500 more? Come on, it's not that much.
Cam: Hmmmm....
Me: No.
Agent: I'm just trying to help you out here. What if a few thousand is all it takes for him to say yes?
Me: And what if someone else comes along offering $390K? He can take our offer or not. His choice. If he says no, we'll just buy another house. There are lots of other houses.

He'd accepted by the time I got off the train in Rockingham :D

Meanwhile Cam is the one who said "No" every time I sent him links to run down shoeboxes in the middle of nowhere for $200K. (THINK OF HOW MUCH MONEY WE COULD SAVE. WHO NEEDS EXTRA BEDROOMS WE ONLY HAVE ONE BED)

Part of me is paranoid that it's the Wrong House and there's some Secret Reason noone else wanted to buy it (it was originally selling for $400K, and the $380K showing was poorly attended) but on the other hand hoooooouuuusssseeeee :D :D And one reason it's cheap is that it has a tiny garden with ugly slabs and no plants OH NO, NO GARDENING. And idk we both have a good feeling about it. Also HOUSE. OMG.

Date: 2014-02-17 05:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] torachan
Yay house! Congratulations!

Haha, I hear you on the "oh no, no gardening". I wish my backyard was at least partially paved over. A nice patio where I could do stuff would be awesome, but instead it's a terrible expanse of mostly dead weeds pretending to be a lawn.

Date: 2014-02-17 05:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Congratulations! When can you move in?

Date: 2014-02-17 06:57 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I just looked up where Maylands is, and it's so close to Perth proper! Wow!

Date: 2014-02-17 06:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] flamebyrd
Congratulations! Here's hoping all the paperwork and moving goes as smoothly as possible.

Date: 2014-02-17 07:14 am (UTC)
genusshrike: Multiple shots of Annie from Being Human looking adorable (annie)
From: [personal profile] genusshrike
Congrats! And go your negotiating skills ;)

Date: 2014-02-17 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] distantcam
So you might have jumped the gun a little. The agent forgot to include the building inspection report that we needed to sign. He's gonna get the seller to sign it and then we have to resign stuff. :/

Let the incompetency begin!

Date: 2014-02-17 08:17 am (UTC)
tree: a little box figure smiling and holding balloons ([else] hippo bird day)
From: [personal profile] tree
yay! i hope everything goes well.

omg so envious. you can't even get a studio flat in sydney for $380K *weeps*

Date: 2014-02-17 08:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] prk
Woo - congrats!


Date: 2014-02-18 06:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fred_mouse

Such a nice feeling to know that renting is gone for a while - different stresses, rather than no stresses.

Date: 2014-02-18 03:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mooreeffoc
Yay for house! I hope the move goes well.

Date: 2014-02-18 08:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oyceter
Eeeeee, congrats!

Date: 2014-02-20 09:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] transcendancing
OMG YAY!! So pleased, hopefully all goes smoothly up to and including moving and settling in :)

Date: 2014-02-20 04:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] susanreads
Congratulations! I hope it all goes smoothly! (It's the wrong time of year, but this is my only icon with a house on it apparently.)

Date: 2014-02-22 08:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alchemia
Congratulations on the house!

Date: 2014-02-23 07:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lauredhel
Huzzah! And you always need a second bedroom. Really.

Ugly slab garden = pots of nice things that don't require all sorts of digging malarkey.

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