“Yeah, I’m looking to buy a place.”
Holy shit, did I just say that?
I think I did. In fact, I think this is the beginning of the end – the end of pretending like I can get away with doing just the minimum.
There’s a couple of factors that have prompted me to start looking, not least of which is $17,000 on offer from the Federal and state governments for a first home buyer, plus stamp duty waiver for a place under $500,000. The likely bottoming-out of the market and sufficient savings means it’d be on the foolish side not to take advantage of this confluence of timing.
But that doesn’t stop me being scared out of my mind at the idea, or thinking it is pretty much the end of any idea that I’m still a kid.