We will be house hunting in earnest next year. We are 6 people living in a 3 bedroom house. I still love our house. It's my dream house and I'd be happy to never leave. But the reality is, it is getting a little tight.
I'm not really looking forward to the looking. Our current house took us three years to find. Will and I were at odds about what we wanted. He didn't like our house on first viewing. It took a lot of persuading to get him over the line.
If you don't put an upper price limit on your online real estate searching, houses like the one above pop up in the results. Isn't it picture perfect? And that's just the back of the house. Many would argue that it is the best house in Melbourne. It really is exceptionally pretty. Just a modest shack that will only set you back around $28 million. Go take a peak.
But if I could have my pick of all the houses currently for sale in Melbourne, it would be this one. It's pretty, classic, understated. It's in a great street, close to the tramline that takes the boys to school and a short walk to shops. To me it's a no-brainer, a sensible and realistic move. I'd enlist the help of this clever woman, the mother of Max's school friend, to give the house a classic contemporary update. Do you think I can get Will remotely interested? Nup, naddah, not a whiff of interest.
2012 will be an interesting year.