In the last six months, I made the choice to start looking at the real estate market. After years of jumping between renting and living at home, it’s time for me to take the leap into the property market and buy my first home. I’m at this point in my life where I just want to be settled.
After one week of browsing the local property market, it became clear to me that my options are limited to apartments and that I should put an end to my house dreams, at least for now. Houses are so expensive and I simply won’t be able to afford the deposit or the repayments. Luckily, I have found an apartment I really do like. It has a super spacious living room which is rare. Plus, it even has a hallway! I’m really not a fan of these apartments where you open the door and you’re instantly in the whole apartment. I like a bit of a hallway or a lead into the rest of the space. My only qualm with this apartment is that it’s advertised as a second bedroom. This second bedroom has no wall! I wish that second bedroom already had an existing partition wall. If I do choose this apartment, I’m going to have to get this wall put in myself. I could choose to not put a wall in, but I know me, I’m going to want that second room.
The only reason why I haven’t been put off this apartment is because I really like the building. I just wish I didn’t have extra work to do. I wanted to buy a place, move in, and that’s it. Now I have to do all this research. Sadly, this will be another cost that I will have to foot. How much does plastering cost in Melbourne? I have no idea! Guess I’m going to find out. I was venting to my dad about this whole scenario and he reminded me there’s no rush. I don’t need that wall yet. I think I might let myself settle in first.