I made an offer

I couldn’t help myself.

I went back to the two-storey apartment yesterday afternoon for the mid-week open for inspection and I really liked it.

One of my major concerns was overcome: burglars can’t leap over the front fence because there is a chasm next to it that I didn’t notice before.

The youngest still hates the place, but it felt really special to stand inside it.

I don’t think I will be successful with my offer, because it’s pretty low and it’s all I’ve got. I can’t go higher.

As for other prospects, not a single three-bedroom apartment has come onto the market this week in any of the suburbs on my radar.

According to the Australian Financial Review: “Australia’s housing market is showing no sign of distress even as the benchmark lending rate rises to a seven-year high, with the number of homes on the market falling in August, indicating owners are under no pressure to sell in a falling market.”

SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said: “The interest rate rises are definitely deterring buyers, but sellers are also being deterred from listing.

“Vendors are not really keen to list in this marketplace. There are no signs of any dramatic uplift in distressed sales.”

Not that I’ve made an offer on the two-storey place for that reason, but its food for thought.

I’ll keep you in the loop on how the negotiations go.

Apologies to Claudia, who called yesterday and counselled me against making an offer …

I really, really wish I hadn’t sold my house.

Song of the day: Adele “Rolling in the deep”

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