Monday, May 18, 2009

Phase Shift

Like the new title? At the request of you guys, we'll try it out. I can't say I'm a gold bug, so you'll have to further spur on the conversation.

I am slightly shifting the focus of my blog from this point on. Reason being, I've recently completed some career enhancing studies, and it's time for the next phase in the life of my family. This is the year that we will be purchasing a home of some sort in Greater Victoria. I can already hear the boos and hisses, but that's ok. Little Prairiegirl is getting bigger every day, and we are out-growing our little apartment suite. Sure, we could find a house to rent, but quite frankly, I am tired of moving around and what to put roots down. If it were possible to time the market, and if we could wait longer, we would. But you can't time the market, and we have to move this year, so we're going to jump in, with eyes wide open.

Our search criteria is quite wide at this point - we will be examining a number of options including building new (which would include putting in some sweat equity), buying a fixer upper, buying with a suite, however, preferably without a suite. Our goal is to find a place that we can realistically afford, to be in a good family neighbourhood, and to plan to stay in our place for 10 years. Sounds easy, right? We'll see.