Posted by: Shireen | August 19, 2008

Sensible or risky?

Dilemma: We are staying in a beautiful apartment in an old renovated building which is over our budget, for a few months while we find a place of our own. The place is a gem – high ceilings, massive bathroom with two windows and a corner bath, hardwood floors, soooo beautiful.  The we find out that the owner of this place may no longer be coming to Switzerland after all, so we have the option of taking this place if we like it. We LOVE the apartment, but it is huge and there is only two of us (so far). It is for sure a 10 out of 10.

We had a house hunting day yesterday and the best that we found was a three bed apartment in a relatively new building with no personality. Nothing super pretty, but not super bad either, with nice views from the two balconies and a kitchen that leads out onto a balcony. Kind of like a 6 out of 10.

Do we max out our budget and live here in this amazing renovated old house with huge windows, lots of space and awesome features in Rolle (the small village were we will both be working), or do we save a couple of hundred pounds and live in an apartment building in Nyon a little town closer to Geneva, where we will be able to save more money?)





    You’ll be spending the majority of your time in your house, you might as well enjoy it!

  2. max the budget! better to save pennies in other areas! Especially when the winter comes and the dark evenings set in – you’ll be so much happier inside a lovely place with character!

    hope all goes well for you both shireen – we haven’t met yet, but I’m a colleague of your hubbys!

  3. Hey Shirin and Farhan,

    Spend the money and enjoy your house. The time you spend on the commute will easily make up the difference.

    I am soo happy for both of you.


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