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To be honest, seeing it all laid out like that and the costs and the extreme restrictions I've become accustomed to made the penny drop that this is completely insane. I hate the furniture and the decoration of this place; I hate the noisy couple upstairs who have a baby which screams from dawn to dusk; I hate the fact all this money is going to someone else leaving me with nothing to show for it.
So with that in mind I decided I should probably start looking at places to buy. On my salary with deposit (down entirely to inheritance/luck, cos what are savings lmao) and working in Southampton with a mandatory office requirement, my choices are still a bit more limited than I'd like (I'm from the North, where houses are way cheaper for obvious reasons). After many hours of trawling through Rightmove I happened upon an excellent 2 bed flat, with new bathroom/kitchen and enormous rooms, which I viewed on Monday, then almost immediately put an offer in for which was accepted yesterday.
What I didn't quite realise was how much work goes into the whole buying thing. Between solicitors, mortgage appointments, and surveyors I've had to get up to speed with what it actually means suuuuuuper fast. But it's all very exciting!