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CountryMove

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  1. Thanks for the feedback SSCat You are brave going without a car! How lucky to be able to work from home, I am getting really fed up with commuting 80 miles a day but the type of job I currently do is only really found in cities. Totally agree about the neighbours, There was an incident in our village a few years ago and a mum had to send her young son out in the middle of the night to get to a neighbour for help - fortunately he knew who to go to. Adventurous vibe
  2. Here are a few "For Sale by Owner" websites to try, too: http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Business_and_Economy/Property/For_Sale_By_Owner/ There are a few more tips here (sorry for just linking, too lazy to type it all out - again)! Things like area demographics, crime reports, flood risk, sold prices etc: http://www.countrymove.co.uk/blogs/your-dream-country-home/getting-to-know-the-local-area http://www.countrymove.co.uk/blogs/your-dream-country-home/buying-a-country-property-essential-research Definitely get Property Bee - it's brilliant
  3. Thanks Travisher I will do. Am not a programmer, so using a website builder software and how it looks when I publish it is rarely how it ends up looking! I will try to sort it out...
  4. Yes I think there are a few people around who agree with you, but find out too late after spending thousands on moving and stamp duty etc Hopefully the site will help people make the right decision for them - as you say, just moving to an area with a bit more space and greenery could be the perfect compromise for some people.
  5. Hi folks, Mid 2011 we found a house in the countryside at 22% off original asking and decided to go for it. Now, after living in the country for 3.5 years we have learnt a few things and heard about a few people who changed their minds and moved back into town. Most house-buying guides do not seem specific to buying country houses or describe what country living is really like, so I have put together this website to help people considering a move to a rural area: countrymove.co.uk So if you, or anyone you know, are thinking of moving to the countryside for the first time, hopefully it can give some insight into lots of differences between the city and countryside, to help you make an informed decision. This section focuses on finding a new home in the country: http://www.countrymove.co.uk/blogs/your-dream-country-home/your-dream-country-home This section talks about what day-to-day life in the countryside can be like: http://www.countrymove.co.uk/blogs/life-in-the-countryside/life-in-the-countryside (Also, if anyone has any suggestions for improvements etc, please let me know!) Thanks!
  6. If only! Not seeing much sign of that yet though
  7. Went to see 4 houses with 3 agents on the weekend. All 3 of them tried to get us to see other houses on their books as well. I got the feeling that it was quieter than the end of last year, one seller even let slip that the estate agent had told him things were quiet. We've been to see about 12 houses now and at least half of them we were shown around by the owners, all the estate agents have done is arrange the appointment! There seems to be big differences between different agencies. One in particular is rubbish - I asked a question about one house by filling in the form on Rightmove - no response whatsoever. The same agency, my husband rang up to ask whether the asking price on a house was negotiable, they said not really, my husband suggested they take his number and call him back when the price dropped, and now the price is where they discussed, but no call! I suppose the more inept the estate agent is the better for a buyer though in some ways...
  8. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices-in-my-area/marketTrendsTotalAvailableListingsAndNew.html?searchLocation=np25
  9. Here are a couple of candidates from Wales: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-25859572.html?premiumA=true http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-31891778.html My votes are for the Bristol flat and the miniature house so far - unbelieveable!!
  10. I will PM you as it seems a bit harsh to name names on here...
  11. One of the others who thought prices would rise is a seriously optimistic guy! Or perhaps because he has a VI, what with his house for sale for 7 months and accepting offers of £120k (approx 15-20%) below where it was originally priced!
  12. What's the difference between the annual figures for the list of counties towards the end of the report, and the annual figures on the heat map? For Monmouthshire, for example, it says +1.7% in the list, but the colour-coding on the heat map suggests it is around +6.5%? -3.3% annual for Wales - yey! -3.4% MOM - yey but probably only based on about 20 houses
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