Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Busy times

For once, I actually have an excuse for not posting frequently enough. After the good news of a successful offer on a flat comes the nitty-gritty of sorting out the survey, finances, and logistics of the move. The survey came through fine, actually more than fine, with a clean bill of health and an excellent valuation which (to my delight) is much closer to the purchase price than I expected. On Saturday the finances on my end were sorted out very easily and relatively painlessly (thank you Halifax); from Niall's side (buying my place) everything seems fine. So no more worries: my solicitor is dotting the t's and crossing the i's on the contracts so that everything is set for October 12. Barring something unfortunate happening with my seller or Niall, it's a stress-free cruise from here.

Now I have to start arranging everything for the move, including all the admin involved with moving address. I now (finally) get to spend all the money that I have been diligently saving for the last couple of years on new furniture and fittings for the flat. Exciting, but expensive, times.

My organising time will be reduced by a trip to Malaysia next week. I should be annoyed about losing the time that I could do without losing, but KL is my favourite city and I can't wait to return once again. Next Monsay night I will be sipping a cold Tiger in view of the Petronas Towers. There are worse things to lose some momentum on the house move to, I concede.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jenny said...

Funny that just today I was thinking to myself, "I wonder why Justin never took pictures of his work trip to Asia (I couldn't remember where)...he must not have gone yet." And lo and behold, I was right.

1:12 am  
Blogger Nev 360 said...

Swine, I want to drink 660ml Tigers in view of the Petronas.

Believe it or not, this mortgage may be the first I've ever arranged that hasn't been subject to the art of brinkmanship. The offer of loan came in today, and now NOTHING can go wrong. You can quote me on that.

11:12 pm  
Blogger swishfish said...

Tiger, Milo, and Malaysian food. Good stuff.

It's all going a little too soothly for me as well, so I'm waiting for the catch. Your comments may have just doomed it...

9:07 am  

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