Re: What did you compromise on? (property search)
We were preparing to renew the lease on our previous place. The landlord was hiking up the rent. A quick google and a chat with the bank manager convinced us buying was WAY cheaper than renting (even without the benefit of securing an asset!) We setup an online search that ran for 5 weeks, for houses and apartments that fell within our target tax kantons, and that met our garaging needs. Didn't bother approaching any immobiliers directly. We found 4 places to actually view. When we drove up the street to our current house, saw the view and the size of the multiple garages - we were instantly prepared to compromise on everything else we'd had in our heads. Bugger the kitchen, bathrooms, number of rooms, renovations, commute time to work, proximity to trains/airport/shops etc etc.
It was only after we'd bought it the house, filled up the garages with motorbikes, stopped gawking at the scenery, that we realised we had actually bought quite a nice place in a lovely neighbourhood. Crazy huh?!
Last edited by smileygreebins; 11.01.2017 at 15:18.