Hi guys actually not that new to your site been browsing for quite sometime but thought it was time i made a formal intro, so here it is.
Brought my first place about 15months ago, and to those that say it's impossible for ppl on a single income under 50k to afford to buy i am living proof of that. It was a lot of hard saving, actually i do lie a little, my parents actually help me out for just on 9 months, where they let me live at home rent free only paying a share of the bills, which really helped my to save. But mind you during this time i basically put my life on hold, no drinking, (don't smoke) not even much of a social life, only thing i had was my gym, it was very hard work but after approx. nine months a place came up super cheap (under 250k) owner need to sell for medical reasons and i picked up my first place....since then i have been promoted and money certainly isn't as tight as it once was.....but all in all i am very proud of what i set out to achieve.
Now after watching and helping my father renovate our last 2 houses and probably like 99.9% of this board i am finding i spend most of my spare time with tools in my hands working on my home.
Whether that be plastering/painting, rebuilding fences etc... you name it i am giving it a go
So will post some pictures soon of the work i have done so far.
btw this site has given me so many good idea's/advice, i hope down the track i can help out some newbies with some good advice too.