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Everything posted by Gerinako

  1. Think he was more aggrieved that he claimed for the deposit then just put it up for sale. No Tenancy deposit scheme here either so no independent arbitration with out small claims court.
  2. Interesting first couple of weeks in my new gaff. Old tenant came round who rented it from the previous owner. Wanted to ask if carpet had been replaced in the lounge as he'd lost his deposit for it. It hadn't - so I let him take pictures (my only furniture currently consists of two sun loungers so nothing too private on there!) And also informed him the damaged carpet hadn't influenced my purchasing decision. On a side note - the previous owner was obsessed with fitted wardrobes... spent the best part of a week ripping them all out. In every room, wall to bloody wall. Wood front back and sides. Horrendous. And the mirrors, oh god you should have seen the mirrors. I'm sure I've bought an ex adult movie house The end affect was though they trapped moisture on the exterior walls. All dry once ripped out the day after.
  3. I've given in and bought Tired of dealing with landlords Good job so don't intend to move It is a bit of a doer upper mind But happy with the deal I got
  4. Just got my survey results Valued at 49,000 higher than the agreed sale price
  5. Buying in the Isle of Man I'd decided a while back I'd never buy over here. But a property came on the market that in my eyes was a good deal undervalued and could (once modernised) provide the layout for my ideal home. So any potential loss in value I'm semi covered. And by the time I finish updating it provides me additional cover there. House next door is up (& sold I think) for 35% more (70k) having reduced already by 30k. And I'm damn sure it won't cost that much to get a 3 bed semi up to spec Electrics are fine, brand new boiler, roofs fine.. In theory - barring a complete and utter housing meltdown I think I've made a good financial move. Think I have experienced the other side of shite agents here though. Mainly the letting ones across the road. We recently got this as our new agent: http://www.garforthgray.im/ I think there website and quality is top draw
  6. In my house buying process the Estate Agents been great. Went to view a house and said - you look around on your own, make whatever observations you need to and when you're done I'll come in and answer any questions. Great! Meant I could test everything. Up front and honest about the sellers situation Asked about mine After deciding I put in an offer - but as he was on holiday when I finally decided had to submit it to the guy above him. But - while he was on holiday phoned me up to get an update on whats happening. Even though he could have just asked the office. Taken a personal interest in helping see this through for me Not even spending a huge sum
  7. Just put in an offer at asking price. Apparently so has someone else. Think it's circa 10% undervalued and happy to dive in but not for a penny more Offered Tuesday Morning and waiting to hear news... Not sure when to chase
  8. http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20150420-why-small-is-the-new-big-thing
  9. Recently requested a loan for a car I was going to buy from N.Ireland. Could cover it in cash but would rather spread it out Rejected because the asset I'm wanting to buy is located there. Despite stating it would be brought across immediately. Ah well! Won't bother buying then and save my pennies
  10. Might be worth proofing source of funds through a Solicitor anyway as you'll need to go through a lot of paperwork to meet anti-money laundering requirements to prove your funds are legitimate. And then you can kill the same bird with one stone and get a draft letter from a solicitor saying you're good for it. It's a step you're going to have to do anyway so might aswell do it two steps earlier.
  11. I'm hoping I can work part time from the age 35. Saving 80% of my salary a month living at home to buy a house in cash or a very small mortgage.
  12. I don't trade but I've invested long term in companies I'm fairly certain will do well. So far it's paid off but I'm planning my exit strategy as I adopt a cash is king approach. Problem is I know my stocks inside out and trying to time an exit on a lull is hard to do when you know big news is around the corner...! Plus thanks to my original investment I really enjoy my 10% dividend! Theres times when I'm well aware of a 10% trading range in the stock....just too chicken to use it to my advantage
  13. Meanwhile I'm considering ways I can avoid a mortgage. 6 years in a place I deem a "$hithole" Come back & buy a house in cash at the sweet age of 34 Only one problem with that though - I may go insane....
  14. I'd rather this bad boy http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2827831/Yours-7million-mansion-makes-Downton-look-modest-s-past-bit-scandal-filled-says-ROBERT-HARDMAN.html
  15. Giving up renting and will always try a house share instead or bed sit or something. Current ex-landlord trying to screw me over so given him 7 days to refund the full deposit or we're going to court. Tired of chasing for my money
  16. It might be the most structurally sound building in the world... But christ - I would not sleep in that house!
  17. Trained to be an Engineer now in Accounts.... Only 28 Train for what the market needs.... Certainly fed up of exams though!
  18. Portugal could be in for a fun ride http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-portugal-bestsellers-kpmg-idUSKBN0GW24J20140901?type=companyNews Auditors refuse to sign off the accounts
  19. And I'm now officially subscribed to this thread Keeping an eye out on prices here over the next year or two as I look to buy
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