Went to see the bank about a mortgage and pretty much decided that I'm not ready at the moment. After 14 months in the country I still have no credit rating which would make things difficult. I think a year of saving will help and they suggested that I get a loan so that they could see me making regular payments which means I have an excuse to buy an iBook
I am going to be moving out December 1st. I'm not too keen on the apartment I have and I'm not keen on my new landlord (who bought the building a couple of months back). So I'll be apartment hunting.