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#1 mollyholly

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:47 PM

http://www.rightmove...y-32978126.html

Key features:
Large Rear Garden
Lovely aspect to rear
Bay fronted semi-detached
Three Bedrooms
19' Kitchen/Breakfast Room
PVCu Double Glazing
Gas Radiator Heating
Attached Garage
Full description:
Situated within the popular Tismeads Crescent area of Old Town, is this bay fronted semi-detached house which benefits from a large enclosed Rear Garden, backing onto Croft fields and an attached Garage. The property comprises: Hall, Sitting Room with open fireplace, Dining Room both having exposed varnished floorboards, 19' Kitchen/Breakfast Room, with Three Bedrooms and Bathroom to the first floor. Features include PVCu Double Glazing, Gas Radiator Heating and additional driveway parking to front. This house really must be viewed to appreciate the garden and lovely aspect to the rear, through Sole Agents, Richard James.

Storm Porch
Tiled step with Georgian style double glazed door with matching side panels to:

Hall
Circular window to side, double radiator, telephone point, picture rail, staircase to first floor landing, panelled doors to:

Sitting Room3.81m into bay x 3.60m (12'6 into bay x 11'10 )
PVCu double glazed bay window to front, open fireplace with ornate surround and marble inset and hearth, exposed floorboards, TV point, digital satellite TV point, picture rail and open to:

Dining Room4.27m into bay x 3.42m (14'0 into bay x 11'3 )
PVCu double glazed square bay window with door into Rear Garden, double radiator, exposed floorboards and picture rail.Situated within the popular Tismeads Crescent area of Old Town, is this bay fronted semi-detached house which benefits from a large enclosed Rear Garden, backing onto Croft fields and an attached Garage. The property comprises: Hall, Sitting Room with open fireplace, Dining Room both having exposed varnished floorboards, 19' Kitchen/Breakfast Room, with Three Bedrooms and Bathroom to the first floor. Features include PVCu Double Glazing, Gas Radiator Heating and additional driveway parking to front. This house really must be viewed to appreciate the garden and lovely aspect to the rear, through Sole Agents, Richard James.

Storm Porch
Tiled step with Georgian style double glazed door with matching side panels to:

Hall
Circular window to side, double radiator, telephone point, picture rail, staircase to first floor landing, panelled doors to:

Sitting Room3.81m into bay x 3.60m (12'6 into bay x 11'10 )
PVCu double glazed bay window to front, open fireplace with ornate surround and marble inset and hearth, exposed floorboards, TV point, digital satellite TV point, picture rail and open to:

Dining Room4.27m into bay x 3.42m (14'0 into bay x 11'3 )
PVCu double glazed square bay window with door into Rear Garden, double radiator, exposed floorboards and picture rail.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room5.84m x 2.18m (19'2 x 7'2 )
Fitted with a matching range of base and eye level units and cupboards with round edged worktops, sink unit with single drainer and mixer tap with tiled splashbacks, concealed under-unit lighting, plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for fridge, fitted electric oven, built-in four ring ceramic hob with extractor hood over, dual aspect PVCu double glazed windows to side and rear aspects, double radiator, wood effect flooring, PVCu double glazed door to garden and double doors to storage cupboard with shelving and window to side.

Landing
PVCu double glazed window to side, smoke detector, panelled doors to Bedrooms and Bathroom.

Bedroom 14.28m into bay x 3.68m max (14'1 into bay x 12'
PVCu double glazed bay window to front, double radiator and picture rail.

Bedroom 23.68m x 3.44m (12'1 x 11'3 )
PVCu double glazed window to rear, double radiator, access to loft space, panelled doors to wall length built-in wardrobes and incl airing cupboard housing wall mounted gas boiler and hot water cylinder.

Bedroom 32.34m x 2.20m (7'8 x 7'3 )
PVCu double glazed window to front, radiator and picture rail.

Bathroom
Fitted with three piece modern white suite comprising panelled bath with hand shower attachment over, wash hand basin in vanity unit with cupboard under, tiled splashbacks, WC with hidden cistern, PVCu obscure double glazed window to side and radiator.

Outside
To the Front: Enclosed by hedging and walling with driveway leading to attached Garage and further stone chipped area providing further off road parking.
To the Rear: A lovely enclosed garden with fantastic aspect to rear looking towards Croft woods and open space, the garden measure in excess of 100ft in length and enjoys a sunny aspect, laid predominantly to lawn with shrub and flower borders, patio area, enclosed by timber fencing, personal door to side leading to Garage.

Garage
Up and over door, power and light connected with personal door and window to rear.

Directions
From the Old Town Office proceed onto Devizes Road, at the following roundabout proceed straight over onto Croft Road then continue down the hill, take the turning on your left into Tismeads Crescent, follow the road around and the property will be found on your left hand side,

FLOOR PLANS-These are intended as a GUIDE only. Dimensions are approximate. NOT TO SCALE. We have taken every care with the preparation of these details. They do not form any part of an offer or contract and are a guide only. We have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fitting or services and cannot verify they are in working order. All measurements are approximate.

#2 swissy_fit

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:55 PM

There's a clue in the EPC report, if you look at the big difference between the potential and real performance.
You're going to need to spend money on it to make the bills sensible.
Check the bays, they tend to drop.
Other than that it looks nice, except that it's Swindon.
If you want to know what the next political move will be, ask yourself what will suit the banks, and behold, the answer will come to you.

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#3 mollyholly

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:01 PM

There's a clue in the EPC report, if you look at the big difference between the potential and real performance.
You're going to need to spend money on it to make the bills sensible.
Check the bays, they tend to drop.
Other than that it looks nice, except that it's Swindon.

How much if you are going to make an offer.:)

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:19 PM

How much if you are going to make an offer.:)

How much would make you feel embarrassed?
That's the figure.
It all depends on how you're buying though.
If you have to sell yourself etc etc, you have to offer more than if you're offering cash.
I'd offer 180k, cash, and go no further than 190k.
There aren't many gardens around as nice as that one though(just my personal taste I suppose)

I don't think my approach would necessarily work in the current low interest rate environment.
If you want to know what the next political move will be, ask yourself what will suit the banks, and behold, the answer will come to you.

The Credit Crunch :
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#5 mollyholly

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:29 PM

How much would make you feel embarrassed?
That's the figure.
It all depends on how you're buying though.
If you have to sell yourself etc etc, you have to offer more than if you're offering cash.
I'd offer 180k, cash, and go no further than 190k.
There aren't many gardens around as nice as that one though(just my personal taste I suppose)

I don't think my approach would necessarily work in the current low interest rate environment.

190k is actually what I am thinking. Like the garden ,not much houses around comes with that.
I don.t think the EA Iin Swindon would take an offer of 190 though. They are notorious for their arrogance.
But I would like to offer190k.:)
Thanks ,

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:37 PM

190k is actually what I am thinking. Like the garden ,not much houses around comes with that.
I don.t think the EA Iin Swindon would take an offer of 190 though. They are notorious for their arrogance.
But I would like to offer190k.:)
Thanks ,


Things are quiet in the SW although I don't know about Swindon as it's pretty close to London.

Do be careful about giving too much away online - the vendors may be watching! UNless you are the vendor and this is an offbeat marketing ploy ;-)

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:11 PM

Things are quiet in the SW although I don't know about Swindon as it's pretty close to London.

Do be careful about giving too much away online - the vendors may be watching! UNless you are the vendor and this is an offbeat marketing ploy ;-)

thanks for the kind reminder. :)

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:04 PM

thanks for the kind reminder. :)

this is PB history for this house it may help understand who you are dealiing with (in this case idiots it would seem): failed to sell so increased price by 5k

History

date event
Tue 01 Nov 2011 13:41:37 GMT

Price changed: from '239,950' to '244,950'
Status changed: from 'Sold STC' to 'Available'

Wed 17 Aug 2011 19:58:47 BST

Status changed: from 'Available' to 'Sold STC'

Wed 06 Jul 2011 11:38:55 BST

Price changed: from '249,950' to '239,950'

Thu 03 Mar 2011 13:01:49 GMT

Initial entry found.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:22 AM

this is PB history for this house it may help understand who you are dealiing with (in this case idiots it would seem): failed to sell so increased price by 5k

History

date event
Tue 01 Nov 2011 13:41:37 GMT

Price changed: from '239,950' to '244,950'
Status changed: from 'Sold STC' to 'Available'

Wed 17 Aug 2011 19:58:47 BST

Status changed: from 'Available' to 'Sold STC'

Wed 06 Jul 2011 11:38:55 BST

Price changed: from '249,950' to '239,950'

Thu 03 Mar 2011 13:01:49 GMT

Initial entry found.



Many thanks.
Strangely I did not seen this history from property bee.

Thanks anyway.
Won't make an offer now.
I will wait for other ones and I will be patient.,

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:49 AM

Its a nice looking family home, in a nice road, in a decent part of Swindon. Internal pics look good, lovely big garden.

Why would you think when valued at 245k with recent SSTC history an offer at 190k would even be considered? I would have thought it a desirable house and go for close to asking price.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:32 AM

Its a nice looking family home, in a nice road, in a decent part of Swindon. Internal pics look good, lovely big garden.

Why would you think when valued at 245k with recent SSTC history an offer at 190k would even be considered? I would have thought it a desirable house and go for close to asking price.


Asking price is not a valuation, asking price is a wet dream.

The fact that it previously went SSTC tells you nothing more than an offer was accepted and then for some reason the sale fell through.
It doesn't tell you the offer was anywhere near asking price, for all you know the accepted offer was 200k and fell through because the valuation was 180k and so 190k would be a sensible offer.

There is nothing stopping the seller from asking 300k, would you then be all pleased with yourself if you 270k offer was accepted (a whopping 10% of)?

Land registry data for this street suggest there is nothing special about it and that 245k is well above the recent (past few years) sold prices, that is before you factor in current climate, cash buyer etc.

With this sort of attitude to house buying (nice area, nice picture, asking price is a valuation...) I would advise you stay well away from the housing market for a few years for your own protection, unless you have too much money of course!

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:35 PM

2007 record price for a semi in that street is 234k.
One went in January this year for 195k.

There are quite a few large gardens about, especially for that sort of money.
A lot of the big streets in old town have large gardens, although at the cheaper end (under 150k) they are a bit harder to find.

The rooms aren't particularly big, so I would be aiming in the 180-190 area.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:18 PM

Asking price is not a valuation, asking price is a wet dream.

The fact that it previously went SSTC tells you nothing more than an offer was accepted and then for some reason the sale fell through.
It doesn't tell you the offer was anywhere near asking price, for all you know the accepted offer was 200k and fell through because the valuation was 180k and so 190k would be a sensible offer.

There is nothing stopping the seller from asking 300k, would you then be all pleased with yourself if you 270k offer was accepted (a whopping 10% of)?

Land registry data for this street suggest there is nothing special about it and that 245k is well above the recent (past few years) sold prices, that is before you factor in current climate, cash buyer etc.

With this sort of attitude to house buying (nice area, nice picture, asking price is a valuation...) I would advise you stay well away from the housing market for a few years for your own protection, unless you have too much money of course!

Well said,

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:40 PM

This property changed status to sstc today
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