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  1. Yes, this is a very good take on it- house on our street went on for crazy money- 420k and has gone sale agreed. Will be an interesting period for sure.
  2. Hi There Its been a long time since I posted on this forum- which helped me a great deal when we were looking for a home (which we eventually found) The reason for posting is that a friend contacted me as they are thinking about buying in East Belfast (around Grosvenor school area). I have noticed lots of houses going for sale, but have seen on some social media chats that there is huge demand at moment, bidding wars etc- which I find all the more crazy with COVID. I was wondering - what are everyones thoughts on the price rises? Do you think they will continue or is ther
  3. So we finally got speaking to the EA on friday...well,coincidently, they had just heard back from the seller. The offer was turned down as the seller thinks he can get better...and as there were still viewings, he believes that someone will offer him what he wants (the house has been on the market for a year.....i should imagine there arent too many people left to view-oh and the price hasnt been reduced,so there hasnt been any 'incentives' as it were) The house is in no way what he values it at (in need of overall modernisation,etc) and our offer was very generous. But we are walking away
  4. thank you all for your replies-will contact the ea this evening and hear what they have to say!
  5. (re-edited this) whats the acceptable length of time to wait from when you make a second offer? Is it best to set some time limits? Sorry if this sounds silly, its just we havent been in the world of price negotiations before:)
  6. Good people.....she is back lolhttp://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/house-home/estate-agentsrsquo-joy-over-stamp-duty-reform-14739898.htmlThank god the estate agents are happy lol
  7. a- i am retelling something that happened me a few weeks ago b- in relative terms of what the ea mentioned in his attempts to sell a house, it was better value c- after viewing another house, we realised they were not worth the money goodness, are you the forum comment police lol
  8. because having viewed that house and another very close by, we felt that £160k was still way too much to pay! -
  9. We viewed this house two weeks ago- clicky here asking price- £159k rv- £125k. The house had a pretty big garden but there was a need for modernisation (the stairs would be very dangerous for kids, new bathroom and kitchen needed, new carpet, etc) would be liveable but definitely would need to spend around £20k to do it up (and the ea agreed as well) Our initial thoughts were £135k would be the max to offer if £20k was needed to be spent..but the ea told us that someone had offered £145k on it and it had been turned down in the last week..apparantly the EA have priced for the current marke
  10. Sadly, i think a lot of people didnt need too much convincing. People just seemed to forget what it was they were doing. A couple I know were initially offered a max morgage of 130k in 2006. They wanted to buy a semi in Belfast, but realised they didnt have enough as prices were going up so quickly. They went back to the mortgage adviser who was able to get them a 200k mortgage. They bought a semi on the outskirts of Belfast with a 100% £200k mortgage at the end of 2006 and were really chuffed with themselves because in two months from buying the house, the price of the house had gone to
  11. Why did the woman, Mary, who lived in her house for 17 years, need an £85000 loan to buy her council house?!?- when did buying from the council ever get that much....was it made of gold!edit...ah, i take it she was blagging more because the price of houses only ever go up, up, up
  12. Apart from auctions, what is the best way to find out what houses are repossessions....some one in the Ulster Bank, when i phoned them during the week to find out about mortgages said Reed Raines did quite a few (repossessions not mortgages) but when i went to their website, the houses were just as expensive! Is it just a case of asking estate agents (not that I trust them lol)?
  13. Hi everyone thought you would be interested in our findings from our first house viewing:) Hubby, baby and I went to view a terraced house off the Belmont Road yesterday- it was recently put up for sale,was at rateable value and the ea mentioned that it was in need of modernisation..well that was an understatement!! It was filthy and needed everything- heating, new electric, windows, etc- not that we were too annoyed- we knew that the house from the ofset wasnt really of interest as it didnt have a garden but we thought we might as well start to get out there and start viewing- at the very l
  14. happy christmas to all this site has been invaluable to me and hubby and has stopped us rushing into things this year we are hoping to buy in the next year and are busy saving our money for a deposit..interesting year ahead.... great wee story too....
  15. oh my goodness- since starting this thread i took ill and am only back online as of now- so apols for not replying sooner.. Anyway, our landlady called on wed night and wants us to move out in four weeks (end of contract)- the estate agent she is going with told her it would be best that the house was empty and dressed so as to con, sorry, impress any potential buyers lol Wish she had told me that was her plans sooner as we have to move avec new baby!! Anyway, we have sort of put together a plan- we are going to rent (currently manically looking ) and going to set about finding our home in
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