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  1. Hi there, I'm a long time (2004) lurker who has just had an offer accepted. We have been renting the property for the last 3 years and it is the first property we have not wanted to leave. It is currently, easily, large enough for our family of 4 with massive potential. It is a bungalow with a huge untouched loft space and a wide south west facing 120ft plot. The current owner bought the property in Feb 2003 (£305000.00) and subsequently had a conservatory (£10,000.00) added together with other works of an estimated £5,000.00-10,000.00 (driveway, garden, gates and bathroom). The offer we have had accepted is£335000.00. Even without spending money on the property he has made just over 1.2% per year. We have been renting together for 11 years now and in that time have never stayed in a house longer than 18 months. I do not feel that the time has been wasted. Touch wood, we will be able to now decorate the house in our own style and live in it for the rest of our lives. I never imagined for a moment as a young family we would end up buying a bungalow but through renting that is what is about to happen!! Fingers crossed the mortgage will go through............. Regards Rob
  2. Except with the purse strings..............
  3. Not really too fussed by the indicies to be honest. Last November the house we are renting was valued at £385,000. Last week it was valued (by the same estate agents) at £360,000. That is during a time when prices were generally rising, not falling. I expect it to be nearer £320,000 in May next year when I plan to negotiate with the landlord to buy it
  4. I'd like to know how they have tested with wonderful piece of engineering? "Shit Shiela the tanking and pumped overflow/sump arrangements in the sub floor structure to restrict any flood potential don't appear to be working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
  5. Oh my God - what have they done to the Garden? It looks like they have taken advise from Laurence LLewelyn-Bowen FFS!!!!!!!!!!!! Hilarious
  6. Bonkers mate. You've got 4 years before you need to worry about schools. Junior will not give a flying as to where he/she is. Sit tight , relax and watch it all unwind. Good luck with parenthood!!!!
  7. I have lived in Chesham for 4 years and actually quite like it. Sure it has its rough edges but that is part of the appeal. I used to live in Amersham before that and absolutely detested the sanitised feel of it. Berkhamsted is not all it's cracked up to be. There are some fairly shitty estates scattered around all corners if you look. It also does not benefit from the Grammar School system that Chesham does. R
  8. I would like to see the present owner get a return on their 'investment'. I do not believe they would.
  9. My mate made that video clip. He works for iBall which is the tv/video side of iii.co.uk. There are some other good ones on the site. Rob
  10. It wouldn't if they resembled a prison instead of a cunting holiday camp!!!!!!
  11. My Nan went into the now infamous Maidstone hospital just before Xmas 2006, for a hip replacement, as a healthy if old lady. She died on January 2nd 2007 from Cdif. The conditions in the hospital were absolutely disgusting and a disgrace to our country. My mother worked in the NHS for 25 years and she could not believe what she was seeing. Utter B******s
  12. Check this one out: Lot 112 Dunstable 15 Farriers Way, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire LU5 5FF This property was bought new in October 2003 for £175,000.00 http://www.houseprices.co.uk/e.php?q=LU5+5...p;s=21&n=10 It sold at auction for £126,000.00. That is a massive 28% lower than the original price 5 years ago !! http://www.auction.co.uk/residential/LotDe...amp;S=L&O=A Unfortunately prices do not go back any further as it is a new build. However we must be looking at 2002 as a minimum??
  13. How do you cope? Must be tough. I'm obviously in the wrong line of business. Please do tell what one does to warrant such holiday? Teacher of sorts?
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