Joe and I never set out to own a rental property. We bought this house to be our first home, but at the time we couldn't move in due to his work commitments. Instead, we rented it out through an agency, hoping to move in at some stage. In the meantime, we found a larger block of land and decided to build... the fruits of which we should be enjoying sometime this side of Christmas.
Now, we're gearing up to put the house on the market, or re-let if it doesn't sell. We fell in love with the outside straight away - a charming Californian bungalow, circa 1920s. The inside, however, was in need of some dire TLC. We've rewired, replaced weatherboards, straightened up the old shed which rivalled Pisa, stripped dodgy wallpaper and started to repaint.