That was the sound of our current domestic bliss bubble bursting.
This afternoon, I got a phone call from a sales droid at the real estate agent that manages the place we're currently renting. He said the owner had asked for an appraisal on the property. This can only mean one thing, he is thinking about selling.
Selling means two things: tons of people traipsing through the place, and the probability of having to move again increasing.
I really don't want to move again. We're pretty settled here.
My interpretation of the ACT Residential Tenancy Act is that a lease can be terminated early if the title of a property changes hands, so we might not be safe until our lease runs out, if the property does change hands and the new owner wants to live in it.
So I can only hope that the owner just wants an appraisal for the heck of it (but who does that?) or the appraisal isn't that good, so he decides not to try and sell it. Maybe rising interest rates have something to do with it all...
Time will tell.