Hunting for houses is serious work. Here's our equipment.
Clockwise from the left; Asus Eee laptop, for Google Maps, real estate web sites, and looking up valuations. Harcourts Blue Book, The Realtor, city maps, Property Press, and lots of lists. We're making up a programme of open homes for both days in the weekend.
At present, we have two favourites. This one is perfect, in our neighbourhood just behind Avonside Girls' High near the river, with lots of features that we like. It may be too expensive though, we'll find out on auction day, September 4th.
This next house is also a strong contender; it's in St Martins, though, which would mean daily commutes for both of us.
We will have a signed contract and a deposit in the next few days, and then we can start seriously investigating these and other possibilities. In the meantime, it's lots of open homes and lists.