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  1. Well done to you. Hope all goes smoothly tosuccesful completion
  2. Most reputable agents - there are some- automatically stop advertising in papers and handing details etc out once a property is sstc and while they leave it on right move etc they stop all viewings etc and just keep a list of people who show interest so as to contact them if sale falls through
  3. Totally agree. Also listing the date and history of property on the site - ie date of when it was added and any price drops
  4. I've had situation where same firm acted for both parties. They just putmewith one branch office and other party with another. It worked ok for us on two occasions once buying once selling.
  5. With the military cutbacks somewhere such as this is probably going to see areduced need from such personnel needing accommodation off base in the area.
  6. Substitute times dates as for Jan to march 2011 and that story totally echoes us as well and property still not sstc we looking at We've got an interesting one today we asked to view and were told got to wait and it could be done in 6 -8 weeks time once tenant gone We asked why not sooner but busically- the tenant is bring awkward and agents don't want to upset him so they want to wait till he goes in 6-8 weeks Tthey assured us property is definitrly for sale and on Market though. An hour later they had delisted it and it had vanished off rightmove
  7. Yep teddybear sadly there is not much work on island a bit of tourism in summer and a while back a few industrial eng firms but sadly most gone now. There is a small hospital butanything major is referred to pompy or soton. Oh. And a large prison As for tinternet ... Wifi exists in marina at cowes whhchwe use but as for residential wired into home stuff I got no idea on speeds etc
  8. Is it leasehold or freehold. Leasehold always carries extra cost premium. Then there is your 1% stamp duty If this figure includes that fee then it is not that extortionate. Check what searches are included as some cheAper quotes may not include exactly like for like
  9. mid and south Hampshire is also very buoyant in the nice areas ie on coast and in decent hamlets ...yet in some other rougher areas of Southampton Portsmouth and winchester prices are falling whilst in Hamble bursledon and other sailing towns villages Prices are loopy. Likewise central pompy is holding up yet central Southampton some isstruggling and dropping and also some of the less desireable parts of towns down here
  10. We've had a basin full of frustration and stupidity from a branch of a chain where they drive round in minis.... We have two other independent local agents who aresoniceand friendly and genuine abd helpful towards us we just wish one of them would get a suitable sensibly priced place for us. Problem is because they are sensible and accept Market has fallen they are generally not getting the instructions. They are mostly going to the wan--rs in the minis with the hair gel who talk out their ar$e edited 4 spelling
  11. We have been watching a few properties for a while now - one of which would be for our son - and this is one of them. It is a 2-bed first floor flat in a block that was built in 2001/2002 and was sold new by the developers mid-2002. What I would be interested in from those of you who are more expert than I, is what would be realistic price for it now. Plus some advice on possibly what lies between the floors? ie concrete or just hot air! Some facts about it. Purpose built first floor flat in a block of 9. Total floor area is pretty accurately around 64-65 square metres. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - one is an ensuite, open plan kitchen/dining area with balcony and if you step out onto balcony then and only then you can then see the sea and anything sailing past. Plus two parking spaces. The kitchen area is nicely appointed and it has all integrated appliances. The property sold from new in 2002 - so was built in 2001/2 and has not been resold since, nor have either of the flats above or below. (2 others in the block have both changed hands twice - they are much larger and have a full sea view so when they resold on last occasions one went last time for £230 and the other for £243 - however I realise we are not comparing like with like with this property as it is on other side of block from those - yet agents would pretend we are) When the property we/my son is interested in sold from new it went for £161K in April 2002. It has now been on market since January 2010. At that time it was marketed for £235 and has since had reductions downwards and is now asking £199,950. What I would be grateful for is any advice on what it realistically might attract now. (I know it is only worth what someone will pay!) We told him to aim for and hold out around the £180 mark. Obviously we would like it still under that if possible. We are concerned that the block could possibly be noisy though because it was built before the latest sound and noise regulations were brought in. We think from walking around that the floors - are hollow and we cannot find out if there is infact concrete between the floors - someone else said to my son that it was a timber frame construction and as such has no concrete between floors just a secondary layer of plasterboard. Would or could that infact be the case and be true? I would be very grateful for any sensible replies and thank those who can take time to reply for doing so.
  12. What (in rough terms( area we're you . We've not got them down in hamble Portsmouth Southampton area
  13. We've got a barratt development near us in boscombe Bournemouth. They been selling em for like4 years already and loads still to sell straight off from new ..... Plus a ton more back on Market as resales
  14. usually the solicitor for the seller writes to the management company and requests a large package of information which the seller generally has to pay for - and in that package there will be the last 5 years of accounts information, along with a lot of other information that they are required to collate. This information is then passed over to the buyer for them to consider. That has always been the case with any leasehold property that we have owned, at the time of coming to sell it on. There has always been such information made available to us when we have bought a property - again as part of the package of information that the solicitor acting for us, has requested of the seller.
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