Our househunter finally buys

After bidding wars, a six-month search, and sleeping on couches, a home is secured – but rising prices tip the scales in favour of sellers, writes

22nd December, 2014
Our househunter finally buys

At the start of the year, I set myself two resolutions for 2014. The first was to run a marathon, and the second was to purchase my own home. While I managed to finish the Belfast City Marathon in May, the house hunt took much longer.

I had spent virtually all of my adult life renting and moving home every two to three years. Throughout the recession I’d managed to hold on to savings and by...

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