I need to get on the housing ladder, so I'm in the market to buy an apartment or small house.
I did my first viewing appointment today, of a two-bedroom apartment near where I live now. It was very beautiful and spacious and at a reasonable price, but I'm not sure it's a good idea to choose the first place one looks at.
I removed my shoes at the door before I could be asked. I expect I would have been asked to take them off had I stepped on the beautiful hardwood floors without doing so. There was snow on the ground outside and the estate agent was in her stocking feet. Furthermore, the owner turned out to be a Chinese lady.