Thursday, 12 December 2013

The weight of the world on my shoulders

I am feeling stressed today its not the best time of year to be trying to buy a new house, I know the solicitors and the mortgage company will be winding down for the holiday period and I want everyone there to push through our application!  But with extra bank holidays and the possibility of the places closing completely for a week of festivities I am a little anxious.  Plus any correspondence is taking lots longer as it’s fighting its way through everyone’s Christmas cards and parcels.

When buying a property you always worry someone might leap in at the last minute offering something more attractive to the seller, leaving you at the sidelines looking like a sour lemon!  Speed is of an essence but I do not think we will have much speed until the middle of January, so today I shall be chain eating mince pies to cheer myself up… 

New homes come fraught with worries least of all the speed of pushing your purchase through, you have other concerns like will you like the new area and will the children be safe and happy there? We have driven around the neighbourhood a few times to see what it is like at different times of day.  I watch a lot of house programmes on TV so have an idea of the sort of things I should be doing… even though sometimes I forget all this and go in with my heart on a string!

Gentoo have a neighbour safety team in place in some of their properties, which I think is very reassuring.  I think the worst we have to worry about is an escapee sheep on the rampage but I can imagine it’s comforting to know there is support if you need it.  I do not think I could handle anymore stress about the house, I dread to think how big I will balloon if I continue my mince pie habit at this rate!!!

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