So we have been looking for … forever, it seems. We were looking when I was still at my old job, two years ago.
We determined what we liked, what we didn’t like. What area we liked. What neighbourhood, the sound level. We determined how much we could pay for our mortgage. We saved up money. We looked and looked and looked. High rises. Low rises. We even considered houses as our relatives encouraged us to look – but our lifestyles right now wouldn’t suit a house.
Then, all of a sudden, by chance, we looked at an apartment one weekend. I’d noticed it being built, but figured it was out of our price range. We looked anyways, and fell in love with a 1400 sq ft, 2 bed + den, 2 bath, apartment with a 300sq ft balcony. It was still out of our price range, we figured, but brought in my boyfriends’ parents and brothers to have a look after two weeks. They’re in real estate and contracting and agreed that it was a quality building, with great value.
And so, after a grueling two weeks of paperwork, mortgage signing, and number crunching, we signed the papers and are moving in next month. Woohooo!!!