My one-bedroom apartment in Chermside is up for sale! Here’s a full home tour. It’s going to be sad saying goodbye, but I’m excited for what the future holds, and eventually buy a house.
After just over two years of living in my apartment, I’ve decided to put it on the market. Why? Well it’s only one bedroom and as both my partner and I work from home, we need the extra space. I also crave to have a proper backyard and garden. I thought it would be a good opportunity to share the full home tour with all of my readers – and well who knows, maybe one of you might be in the market for a lovely new apartment!
I’m really happy with the final look – when we moved in it was a standard cookie-cutter apartment (like most off-the-plan apartments in the area) that lacked personality or soul. What it did have going for it was a great flow in the open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, dual-access (via the front door and courtyard) and soaring ceilings over 3 metres in height. With a few tweaks, now it feels much more contemporary and I think that’s due to things like updating the kitchen by changing the kitchen splashback, cabinetry handles and tap, adding shelving to the study nook and living room, installing a vertical garden in the courtyard, and removing the oyster lights in every single room to either pendant lights or downlights.
I have decided to list the property through BuyMyPlace.com.au as I don’t love the idea of paying a real estate agent a whole lot of money to do something I can quite easily do. I can feel the eye rolls from real estate agents reading this lol, but honestly, would I get someone else to sell my car or my computer? No. So why is it different for houses? And yes it’s 100% legal to sell your own home – you still need to have lawyers draft up the contracts, so I don’t see any difference. I just won’t be paying any commission. I will be on hand at open for inspections, and well, who is better equipped to answer questions about the property than me, the home owner.
If you’d like to take a look at the real estate listing click here. Also there will be two open inspections this weekend for anyone looking to buy a spacious one bedroom apartment in Chermside.