Selling Houses Australia

''We wouldn’t want to sell now'' The Turners Marsh homeowners reveal why they chose to keep their house

The changes were so good - the owners couldn't help but stay put!

David and Mary have a dream home, in the midst of Tasmanian greenery, but still just a mere fifteen minutes from the heart of Launceston.

Their 1950s stone cottage is a compact 3-bedder covering just 94 square metres of their 124 acre property.

The couple and their 12-year-old son James absolutely love the remote location of their little cottage, but they’re opting to sell their home – and quickly –¬ because David has been offered a full-time job in Perth.

Despite Shaynna and Charlie lifting this property to a desirable level and help the family move on to a more financially secure future – the couple chose to stay put.

“We actually sold the house," David tells

"We had two buyers and when we picked one - the financial clause wasn't met after the 30 days. It means that we didn’t end up selling because the finance fell over."

And that wasn't the only bad news for the couple.

"Plus, my job offer at the Perth vineyards fell through."

As a result they decided to continue living in their done-up cottage.

Although it's been months, when asked if they'd consider selling - David confirmed: "No we wouldn’t want to sell now."

David and his wife appear to have seen a silver lining in their situation.

“I'm so happy with the renovation," Mary said.

Her husband agreed and also admitted: "We were quite surprised with the process - some of things we thought we need to fix, the team ended up loving.

"We thought we needed to do up the floor, but the team said, "the rustic floor is beautiful,'" David reminisced. 

The little family are now living happily in their home and thank the Selling Houses Australia crew - particually for a simple change in the home - which has made them spend more time outside, depsite the chilly temperature in Tasmania.

"It's something very small, but adding steps to the veranda have made a big difference."

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