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  1. Assisted suicide has always been in my mind as my right to choose. Watching my mother decline with dementia since she was diagnosed in 2015 at the age of 58 has been horrendous. My sister gave up her rental house on the coast to look after her in her little council house. I don't have the patience and really struggle to have her for a long weekend. She's getting to that incontinent stage now. She's still only 64, her body is healthy so who knows how long she'll live but she just about feed herself. She has to be helped in the shower, to get dressed and she cannot follow any instructions. She strings together random words into sentences and gets angry/upset at little things like being told she cannot have something or go somewhere. Generally she seems very happy for the most part but she has no life, she's just dragging on. She's costing the NHS a fortune in pills and also my sisters life is on hold looking after her. I've already told my partner that if I ever get diagnosed with dementia or something as bad then I will take myself off this earth.
  2. For those of us that need explaining too like a 5 year old 🤣 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/chris-ganje-a2a0672b_bitcoin-btc-cryptocurrency-ugcPost-6767554656546770944-u9_B
  3. Partner and I live within half a mile / 10 minute walk of the lakes in Rickmansworth. We have a small 1 bed cottage which we'll be putting on the market shortly. Partner walks the lakes EVERY morning and refuses to look at any houses that don't have lakes nearby. Looking for a 3-4 bed semi or detached house, preferably with a garage and / or driveway. The market has gone dead round this area. Can anyone suggest any Lakes with easy access from residential area between Rickmansworth and Staines. Must be within 30 minutes drive of Gerrards Cross (parents are there). Budget is up to about £850K If you can just name a decent sized lake that has paths around it I will look it up. So hard to tell with Google maps how big the lakes are and if there's access. Last week we walked around Wraysbury but gave up trying to get lakeside and also the noise of aircraft was a no no.
  4. Looking for about 3 months, I do like the the house but think it's too expensive. I think something else will come to market so I can wait. It's not comparable (price and decoration) to some others we've viewed that were cheaper but not quite right for one reason or another. But they were all sub £700K. We haven't liked any other houses enough to consider making an offer. This one has only been on the market 4 days so I was sure they wouldn't respond well to any low ball offers. My partners opinion on housing differs to mine, they're in the house prices don't matter if we're still living there in 20 years time camp. I think I already hate the stupid new kitchen, homeowner is talking about having three ovens, a double in the kitchen and an extra one in the utility room??!!? The designs make it look similar to what's there now.
  5. Anyone local to Rickmansworth have any opinions on this? https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/75325068#/ Viewed and like it but I think it's well overpriced. Talked to agent and said we wouldn't be making any offers over £700K as we didn't think it was worth it (I personally also think £650K is too much! but partner really liked it, trying to reign them in). Homeowner told us they're 110% committed to putting in a new kitchen / utility room prior to sale which seems like madness to me, why go through that cost / mess if you're selling anyway? House was built 17 years ago on land sold to them by the next door neighbour who's now in her 80's so no prior sale price available but I can't see it cost them at the time more than £300K to buy land and build the house. Partner is at risk of throwing money at it, I'm trying to be more pragmatic.
  6. Only once I reach the 'Rent a Room' threshold. I can take £7,500 a year........I haven't quite reached that bridge yet.
  7. I think it would achieve about £1,200 if I moved out and rented it out as a 2 bedroom home, perhaps more if I gave them use of the garage as well. Something to think about when I move in with my partner full time next year. I do want to keep my house, will either rent it full time or carry on with the airbnb.
  8. It's a 2 bedroom house with a garden and street parking. I lock my bedroom so I can keep all my personal items there so they have the spare bedroom and bathroom, then the rest of the house downstairs and garden. I don't bother them while they're there. I've had all sorts, businessmen / labourers working in the area, couples visiting local relatives / friends and people who just want to explore the local area (it's lovely and green with great walks around here). I also accept dogs which I think makes a difference.
  9. I did offer but was told to use the additional money to pay down my debts. They're a keeper 😍
  10. I've listed my house on Airbnb purely because I was spending a lot of time away at my partners house. I was and still amazed at how often it rents out. Sometimes just for 1 night, sometimes 4-5 nights and next month I have someone whose booked it for a month! I only charge about £50 a night and the house is near Welwyn Garden City. Listed since early July 2020, I'm averaging nearly £1K a month in rental for on average 20 days booked a month.
  11. https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-82427236.html I've just done a quick search for Bungalows on Rightmove within 40 miles of Glasgow and found this interesting place. Perhaps pick a place you'd like to live in for a while and search for either bungalows or detached residences. Select 1 or 2 bedrooms as a max or limit your spend and that'll narrow down a lot of possibilities. Here's a couple more from just the one search near Glasgow. https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-95126537.html https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-77796775.html Good luck with your search and your writing.
  12. I've noticed a few houses that are either reduced or put on for the same as what they paid for them a few years ago. I'm looking around the Welwyn Garden City area, freehold properties up to £375K https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-75157069.html https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-90833594.html https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-93420746.html I don't know what's up with the white cottage on the third listing as the Market Info has a sold price of £430K in 2012, then £784,995 in 2019 and is now on the market for £325K
  13. Title should have discount before 30%......don't know how to edit it
  14. Not entirely sure how they think they can do / afford this? Copied the majority of the article below but here's the original: https://www.zoopla.co.uk/discover/property-news/first-time-buyers-to-get-30-percent-discount-on-first-homes-government-scheme/?fbclid=IwAR1QjBDuEUMJVuNwxJYc8GdUZAXrO-oIsTYAKMU3uo-V6jK4RoWShbcXUyI First-time buyers and key workers and will be able to buy new-build homes with a 30% discount under a new scheme being proposed by the Government. The First Homes scheme will give people in England the chance to buy a home in their local area for nearly a third less than the market price, saving them an average of nearly £100,000.
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