When most people are trying to avoid COVID-19, we are buying a house named after it. Well not exactly, but 19 Colvin Street is eerily similar sounding to 19 Covid Street.
So yeah, we bought a house! It is a good feeling, although a little mixed at the moment, due to the current uncertainty surrounding the pandemic. However we have run the numbers and it works out that we will be about $500 a month better off, plus, we will be putting that money into our own place and not someone else’s place.
We have been in Volker St for 9 years, exact to the day, on 6 June 2011. If all goes to plan, our new house settles on 5 June 2020. We are all very excited to have a place to call our own. It is a bit of a downsizing in land area, but still a big enough block at 895m2. The house itself is in really good shape considering the old girl was built in the 1960’s.
The previous owner has put new carpets and given it a general freshen up. We plan on turning the rumpus room into a master bedroom with an ensuite and doing a few other cosmetic changes. We plan on building a new garage with a workshop, which will back onto an outdoor eating / entertaining area connecting the house and the garage.
The yard and gardens are well established and will only need a little bit of love to bring back to life. Belinda plans on putting some flowers in the garden, while I’m on fruit and veggie duty. The kids have requested a cubby house, *cough* Uncle Brendan *cough*, with a flying fox, which we might have to compromise a little bit on (not really kids, just saying that so mum is happy). Also a concreted area in on the cards for a basketball court and handball court.
Emma & Ryan have already planned trips to the shops to buy lollies. We are nice and close; only about 600m from the shops. Overall, we are all very happy to finally have a place to call our own and make our own. The only thing left to do now is wait for the COVID-19 restrictions to lift. Then we can finally invite friends and family over to celebrate with us.