Life Step: Hunting for a house

I'm typing this post, whilst on a loud and choppy train ride back to Exeter. Kinda surprised this thing actually moves!

*pats the train respectfully*

*train grinds*

*conductor raises her eyebrows*

Today I've been scouting out my new potential hometown; Torquay. This is a huge deal, this place will become my life. I'll be honest with you, I've been here before, but we can't count a heavy night out! No matter how good the bars. I've been advised that I should carefully look around, and get an idea of where the rough and tough streets are, so I can build up an idea of where I'd like to be. My next steps will be viewing some flats, but as you agree, it's helpful knowing where the Torquay mob are first!

Who names a place this...

This isn't to say I haven't already taken a look online, have you? Its so demotivating when you find a place and you think "mmm yes! I can see myself living here, enjoying a soda on the porch, gazing at the stunning view, Janine watering her potted cactus..." and yet it turns out 20 strangers have already viewed and placed an application on your home.

I mean, why even list it?

Really Zoopla and RightMove give you a nice indication of what you can expect to be see, and to be fair it has been kinda accurate so far.

Have you recently been looking for a house? Tell me your experience or @minty.matt

Here's just a few random pictures from this afternoon.