First home buyers (Clock tower apartment – DUMBO, Brooklyn)

by Elizabeth on May 14, 2013 · 2 comments

in Cool stuff, USA

Tim and I are taking the first baby steps towards buying a house.

Given that neither of us are originally from Melbourne it’s been tricky to know where to start. We don’t have family here who can guide us towards (or away from) certain suburbs or tell us which areas are overpriced, and the places we’ve loved renting in are out of our price range. In fact the main problem seems to be that every suburb is overpriced – all of them – unless maybe we’re interested in commuting from Tasmania every day?

And sure, maybe there are other problems, like the fact that my heart is set on having a bit of a view…


… a unique street frontage / facade…


and maybe something modern and open-plan?




I mean, I don’t mind if the kitchen is basic, as long as it’s functional…


… and I suppose I could live without a shower in the bathroom for my very first house.


Just as long as we can have a few friends over for dinner without being embarrassed., you know?


This fixer-upper is back on the market again (maybe they have termites or something?), but ugh… Brooklyn, really?  I really would prefer to spend our $18 million on something a little closer to home.  I mean they don’t even have Tim Tams there.

But I do hope that somebody snaps up this little diamond in the rough.  I mean, it’s not perfect… but we all have to start somewhere I guess.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Rah! May 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm

that clocktower joint seems poorly laid out. it doesn’t seem to get very much natural light and seems really REALLY pokey?


Elizabeth May 19, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Exactly! I feel like we’ve dodged a bullet.


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