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Jester

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    I've noticed that houses are cheaper in my area. I've been renting for 3 years. I tried to buy a while ago but found it difficult to find a serious vendor. I contacted a local estate agent as they have a house that I like the look of. I explained that I had been messed around in the past. She said that she would look at their instructions and email anything that would likely be of interest to me. I've heard nothing
  2. I suppose people could move from a more expensive area to a cheaper area in order to retire. But I agree with you that the incomes in London etc generally are not enough to compensate me to move there.
  3. Oh my gosh I've just been to look at the house on rightmove and yes it does have twigs in a vase WITH LIGHTS ON THE TWIGS lol
  4. Yes they are a nice couple though - young so good luck to them. They didn't tell me that they intended to do it up to sell but I guessed that was what they were up to. It's a pity really because IMO it was never going to work. I did ask if I could take the lights from the living room but they said no. I'm a bit annoyed about this because they have replaced them and I knew that they would. I'll keep you posted anyway. Looking at other houses in the road I doubt that it's worth more than £300,000. To be fair I'm not sure that it's worth more than £250,000 even with all the work that they have done. One thing that's odd is that somehow the data on Zoopla has been manipulated -I'd like to know how that happened. I kept an eye on it and one day it changed. The house was valued at £250.000 or there abouts (what I sold it for) then one day it changed to £350,000 including a change in the historical records - strange eh? I'm uncomfortable with this fact.
  5. Hahaha I did think that when I sold it. I knew that they were thinking of going into property developing but I didn't think that my house was the best to do that. Otherwise I would have done it wouldn't I? It's quite a big house - nice but very small garden. I think that anyone keen to pay £300,000 for a property would want a bit more land.
  6. If the house sells at £350,000 it will become the most expensive house in the road. In my opinion the work that has been done is excellent and could (possibly) add £50,000. They have decorated throughout, replaced the kitchen and bathrooms. And landscaped the gardens. Replaced the windows too. All very nicely done - high spec. I think that I sold the house for a good price deliberately valued below the upper threshold for stamp duty. I think that they would be lucky to get £350,000 but I'm watching lol. My kids didn't want me to sell - I could even buy it back if the price is right ;-)
  7. I sold a house 2 years ago for £250,000 - a good value sale in my opinion. The house needed some work doing to it, but it sold in 2 weeks. Last October it went back on the market for £350,000 - I was shocked. There had been a lot of work done to it to be fair but still I was shocked. It was sold by December. I was still surprised and looked forward to seeing the land registry data for it. It's back on the market again for £350,000 so the sale fell through. I'm still watching :-)
  8. Yes this is true. I looked at a house that I sold in 2009. Zoopla said that it was marketed for £25,000 more that I put it on the market for and the date was 2005. So wrong on both counts there :-S
  9. Good luck with whatever you do. I'll keep my eyes on the inflation.
  10. Hello Realistbear I have to admit that I was thinking of £120,000. Sometimes I am fed up of waiting. I do have a good rental though. But I live in the country and I do want to move to the city. It's just when? And even then do I buy or do I rent? Decisions decisions. This is the mouseprice.net info Tenure: Freehold Type: Semi-Dedit Internal area: 112 square metres (approx)edit Year built: edit Bedrooms: 3edit Plot area: 56 square metres Free valuation estimate: £155,000 Value range: £139,500 to £170,500 Transaction history: Sale price Date Change AER £161,000 24-08-2007 725.6% 35.7% £19,500 27-09-2000 -60.6% -31.2% £49,500 03-04-1998 - - Interesting eh?
  11. Ohh Guitarman I so agree with what you say. I've been renting since 2009 after selling quite a large family home hoping to downsize. I like renting. I have a nice house and a good landlord. If anything goes wrong he'll come out (the same day usually) to fix it. I used to really struggle to get someone to fix problems when I owned a house. I've had my eyes on one or two areas. I made an offer on a house about 18months ago. It was on the market for £160,000. I offered £130,000. It went to the rental market. One of it's neighbours is on the market (similar but it had been extended). It was £150,000. I didn't bother making an offer It's now down to £140,000. I feel inclined to make an offer -what to do? Lol
  12. If you buy for £300,00 and prices drop by 10% it's a blooming expensive rental!
  13. This is mine http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-15754773.html/svr/3108;jsessionid=085BCEE9124583D37D087FCA77CBF42B
  14. So conflicting (and equally valid) reasons for the price changes.
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