The next two days will see us viewing a couple of houses and me meeting with banks to sort out just how much I can borrow. All very exciting, but also very scary at the same time. It looks like we need to make quick decisions after our viewings on whether to stay interested (i.e. second viewing and ultimately a survey) or move on to other properties.

I can’t believe how fast the market moves. Another house is our street was on the market for only one week before it sold. The tenement next to us – there was a three bed roomed flat sold for �165k in June. Unreal.

The realisation of just how quick the market moves also highlights another problem – we have tons to do before we could move out. I feel so unprepared.