Friday, 8 June 2012

Piggy gets a new sty

Hi folks and apologies for my lack of contact. Firstly welcome to my new follower Squirmy, thanks for joining. Had lots going on but the big news is that my house has completed. I am now a homeowner once more back at the start of a new mortgage term of 25 years :-( however this mortgage unlike my other allows me to overpay so I will be taking advantage and hoping to bring the balance and the term down. An on line calculator has told me that if I overpay by £100 pcm it would knock £27k off the balance and five years off the term, sounds good ! It has taken years to get to this point but now we can move on and enjoy our new family home, a bigger house in a better area. Don't get me wrong its not huge, its just bigger than what we had before. We now have three bedrooms, garage, driveway, utility room and conservatory as well as kitchen , dining room and lounge. We also have a hall which we never had before and stairs with banister and spindles ! You are probably thinking how sad but our last home was a small two bed terrace with not much space at all. My frugal journey continues with the exercise of getting the house ready to move into. More on that another time ! Have a great weekend, TTFN x

12 comments:

  1. Well done Miss piggy bank,such wonderful news.Have a fab weekend,xxx

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  2. So pleased for you - it sounds spacious. I was excited about getting a hall too! I started in a 2 bed terrace, then moved to a 2 bed semi which had stairs in the lounge.I waited 27 years but finally got my hallway - a year on I still love having one! I hope you'll be really happy in your new home. x

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  3. How exciting! :) I wish I had the option of starting to save to buy a house. My chosen career path involves a lot of 3-year research contracts until you become a research fellow somewhere!

    Renting feels like such a waste of money!

    Enjoy your new home!! :D

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  4. Whoo-hoo! High-fives Miss Piggy!

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  5. Congrats on your new home! So excited for you! When you get everything all put in place, maybe you can show us photos.

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  6. FABULOUS...Of course we will ALL be at your housewarming!!
    Jane x

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  7. Glad that there is a nice reason for your absence

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  8. Really happy for you. Congratulations - much happiness and many blessings in your new home!!! I was excited when we got our first place three years ago [I was 54 at the time, but like a schoolkid in my glee]

    when's the housewarming then???

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  9. Congratulations on your new home - I hope you'll be really happy - I'm with Caroline - I hope that there will be lots of photo's too Good Luck xxx

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  10. Firstly, as we girls know size isn't everything!Our cottage is perfect for us but has just 1 bed!
    Congrats on your new home. I love that you're already making plans for mortgage freedom! So worth it!

    Just catching up on some of your posts. I am exactly the same when I go for a meal out. Looking for value for money. That Indian should have been so much better!

    I love reading about reductions from the supermarket. You've had some great luck recently-fresh asparagus and smoked salmon pate..yummy!

    Sft x

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  11. Just catching up on some of your posts. Congratulations on your new house, soon it will be a home, a lovely thought.

    Sue xx

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