It took a while for us to receive confirmation of our offer for the mortgage on our 2 bedroom home.
When we left off in November, our offer had been accepted on a 2 Bedroom home with a garden. We had attended two viewings of the property
After a valuation of our flat that we are bringing to market soon, looking closely at our finances and having conversations with our current lender and also mortgage brokers, we have quite a good idea of what our budget will be.
Last week we introduced ourselves as a working couple with aspirations to start a family quite soon. Our first purchase around 10 years ago was a flat, and we are now looking to move to a 3 or 4 bedroom home, more suited to a growing family.
So, it turns out that my husband and me are 'second-steppers'.
After speaking to some of our other peers who have already made the significant step of downsizing, we have had some good advice and learned quite a lot about their particular experiences.
We introduced ourselves last week as a retired couple looking to downsize from a 4 bedroom home into something slightly smaller
Since the last diary entry, things have moved along quite substantially.