How long does it take to buy a house?
Well, we passed the first stage (having an offer accepted) and now we’ve passed the second (the seller has bought another house). So we’re now sorting out all of the financial/legal things.
That includes the survey and will culminate in swapping contracts. Then we can set a moving date and organise everything else in our lives to fit around that. It’s beginning to seem a bit daunting, but we’re still on the happy cloud of imagining decorating our first real home.