Umm did anyone else have a minor freak out when they realised we are at the end of March - the year is already flying by!!
We have come a long way from my last update about the house. You only realise when you start to look back on photos how far you have come in a relatively short space of time.
I thought, given the time, it would be timely to kick things off by giving you a visual update off the house. We have been hard at work trying to get the house through to lock-up stage, and it pleases me to say we are almost there! This has been no mean feat - with a month of rain days and our wonderful carpenter jet-setting in the states, we have had more than a few delays, but once progress starts happening on the house again I forget it all!
If you’re thinking of buying a property to flip but you’re not really sure what to look for or how to find a gem, then you’re not alone. In my short time as an on-the-side house flipper, I have learnt some invaluable lessons that I felt I must share.
Before buying your first project home, keep these tips in mind to ensure you stay in the green and not the red.
The hoops we have had to jump through and the costs we have incurred over the past couple of months have been insane. Let me talk you through the start to end process to renovate your property (provided you're doing substantial work that will need council approval).
I'm going to let you in on a secret, renovations are not cheap. You might be thinking, well yeah, that's a little obvious but I don't think you realise the hits to your wallet that take place before you even start renovating!!
Have you ever had one of those moments where you look back and think 'Oh My God, what have we done?' As I walked around the house and garden, it dawned on me just how much work it was going to require to get it looking schmick.
When you’re new to the renovation game, it is tempting to fall into the trap of listening to people and taking their advice as gospel. It was for this reason we spent days trying to transform the swamp into a crystal clear, hygienic swimming pool.
Milton is a gorgeous little town where country meets the coast, it is a little alternate and surprisingly on trend! We spent Saturday morning poking around the shops there and we were pleasantly surprised to find beautiful boutique home wares stores that stocked a vast array of emerging designer products. What shocked me even more was that the items in the store were probably 50% less than you would find in Canberra (or even online).
Moving is such a hassle. I kept looking at the house and telling Callum not to worry because we would be able to wrap it up in a weekend. Did I misjudge the efforts required?? Okay, I may have misjudged!!
Well, it’s official, Callum and I are the proud owners of our first home together! This morning we both shakely handed over a cheque for a large sum of money to secure the purchase, no backing out now!