Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Flat Hunting... Again

As you might remember from early posts on this blog, I love real estate and flat-hunting.  That's a good thing, because I'm back at it.  I'm staying with my friend Alex for a while, but it's a short-term arrangement and so I've hopped back on Find a Property and Gumtree to find my next home.

This time around I'll be sans boyfriend or flatmates and so I'm on the prowl for a studio flat; I think that I need my own space at this point in my life.  I'm looking south of the river as it's generally cheaper than north or central london and am hoping to be in Balham/Clapham if I can swing it because Wandsworth has the lowest council tax in the country.  Hey, I'm a girl on a budget!

My colleagues think I'm crazy not to be looking closer to work, but I don't mind commuting to the office whereas I'd rather not travel too far for extracurriculars and social outings.  Plus, my last flat - with Jon and the boys - was in Clapham and it still feels like home even though my circumstances have changed.

So I'm trolling websites and asking everyone I know to keep their eyes open for me - that goes for you, too, please - and am hoping to find something decent within my price range.   While you're wishing me luck, I'll be researching small spaces and inspiration for tiny flats on TAA and loving.living.small and will be dreaming big on Design*Sponge and on Decor8.

By the way, I'm loving empty frames as wall art - what do you think?


  1. Good luck with your flat hunt Betsy! I've just been writing a new post about the same thing - we've just found a new flat too. (I am doing the opposite of your move - from a studio into a 2br with my boyfriend, also John) I also love searching for property. It's so much fun to see what's out there and to get all those grandiose ideas about making your next flat the best flat ever!

    Update us on your progress!

  2. So jealous, Karen - I fantasize about 2br flats! But it will be nice not to have to consult someone else on the decorating :P Good luck!

  3. Good luck! I was in Balham a few weeks ago - that area has a really good vibe :)

    Love the frames. I recently saw someone holding one of these frames and someone took a photo of them - hard to describe but really cute.

    So glad you'll be joining me for the Expat Linky Party on March 19th :) It will be great to have you there.


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