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Old 24-01-2007, 15:24   #1
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First step

Well, the first tangible step towards the dream of heading off into the wide blue yonder has been taken today

Me and WMBO have been into the agents and signed the agreement to put the house on the market and we're going to look at a potential rental on Tuesday.

One small step for us cruiser wannabees and many more to go but it's a great feeling to actually be on our way to our ultimate goal
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Old 24-01-2007, 18:11   #2
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Congratulations! Sounds like you're making progress towards Livin' the Dream.
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Old 24-01-2007, 20:18   #3
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bru, congrats. One step at a time Sounds like you are on your way.
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:16   #4
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Making progress

Well, here I sit completely amazed (or even bumfuzzled perhaps! Hmm, perhaps not )

House on the market for a fortnight, first viewing by a prospective buyer yesterday evening. This morning she made an offer and after a wee bit of negotiation (eg; split the difference and you're on) and we've sold it for 2k more than we hoped to get!

Now all we need is somewhere else to live!
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:42   #5
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Well, here I sit completely amazed (or even bumfuzzled perhaps! Hmm, perhaps not )

House on the market for a fortnight, first viewing by a prospective buyer yesterday evening. This morning she made an offer and after a wee bit of negotiation (eg; split the difference and you're on) and we've sold it for 2k more than we hoped to get!

Now all we need is somewhere else to live!

Congrats!

Theres no turning back now!
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G'day Bru,
Well done on making the decision and look forward to hearing of progression along the way.
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:18   #7
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Thanks all, we'll keep you posted!

Talk about a stroke of luck, this old girl was brought up next door to our house and is now living next door to an upcoming major industrial development who've offered to buy her out to save aggro later. So she was keen as mustard to find something sharpish and ideally wanted somewhere near where she used to live! Talk about the ideal buyer!!!

Once we've sorted out a rental property next major step is to book ourselves onto an RYA Competent Crew course later in the year. Assuming that goes well it'll then be time to start looking for a boat over the winter. If all goes to plan we'll be on the water gaining experience by next spring

Meanwhile, I'm going to retrain as an Approved Driving Instructor 'cos it's something I'd enjoy, offers flexible hours with good earning potential and an expenses paid car and is something I could come back to fairly easily after taking a sabbatical to go cruising for a couple of years (the current "career" offers flexible hours but nowt else! And the hours are only flexible 'cos there's so little work around )

Gonna be a hectic year is 2007! Love it
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:51   #8
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That's a heck of a big step, congratulations Bru!
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Old 01-03-2007, 16:21   #9
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First step faltering

Much head scratching on-going having hit a serious glitch over the rental and it's looking as though everything might have to go on hold for a while.

Might all work out yet but it's looking unlikely at the moment. The glitch is financial, ancient history and not of our making but it looks like being a show stopper for at least 6 months and then we'll have to start all over again by which time, if the housing market around here follows the general trend of the predictions, we'll probably have to hang tight for at least a further six months before the market recovers.

Bit of a bummer really but to look on the bright side it's not the end of the world. Just means it may be another year or so before we can get afloat.
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A year or so is OK as long as thr heart attack and cancer stay away.
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A year or so is OK as long as thr heart attack and cancer stay away.
Hmmm! Either or both is on the cards if I don't kick my 40 a day habit and start getting some excercise pretty soon!
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Old 02-03-2007, 04:55   #12
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Aaarrrggghhhh

It just got worse! Now there's a potential show stopper on the sale as well! Something we weren't told when we bought the place seven years ago has just reared its head and means either we, or the new owners if they'll take the risk, have got to get retrospective permission for the vehicle access to the property

That's gonna take weeks, possibly months and we've only got days

Starting to wonder whether the Gods are telling us that now is not the time to sell up!
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But you are still a lot closer than many others!

You will get their < sic: there >.
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