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  1. Yes , I too noted the 'lack of thank you/please' situation in my post. I am thankful for all your constructive comments and sorry for the lack of social niceties ! You are right manners maketh a man ! Any further thoughts deeply appreciated.
  2. Actually to tell you frankly, my wife loves Swindon. We live in a nice part of town, have a beautiful / spacious house in a great area. My wife loves the shopping , and I can get to anywhere I want within an hour of commuting. She is open about our next move. I am a GP by profession. I just wanted to move into an area which was slightly more laid back. Swindon has quite a bad reputation (but its not as bad as its made out to be... infact life and facilities here are better than many 'liked' towns I have previously lived in). I just want to grow career further and this job helps me to specialis
  3. I have recently been given a job offer (with an increase in pay) , but the work involves the following 1. Royal South Hants in Southampton for 2 days (saturday and Sunday) 2. Winchester (1 half day Monday) 3. John Pounds Medical Centre (Portsmouth) for 1.5 days (Monday and Friday) I am currently living in Swindon, and have a young family so a house move is imminent. I have a 1 yr old daughter and no desire to move again for next 5 yrs. (recently moved home about 2.5 yrs ago from dorset to Swindon) If you were faced with this problem where would you put your base. I would prefer to l
  4. Eventually found and offered on this and paper work is gone through http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-24687271.html?premiumA=true 180k town house end of terrace with 3 double BR and 2 BA and 1 cloakroom, kitchen diner , dining room and living room + back and front garden and garage +2 more parking spaces. Bovis built Bought brand new in 2005 at 220k Put on market (courtesy property bee at 187.5k) - shows the price reductions. Just one pinch thats come through on the hip pack - the garage is leasehold (995 yrs) and will cost me 200 pounds extra per annum But wife
  5. To make the situation worse here is the rude nature of the estate agents. I recently had a bad experience with Connells of North Swindon. I did a viewing with them for a property at 172k and offered 150k on the property. It was next to penhill in abbeymeads 3 bed end of terrace with kitchen diner and a garage which was at distance from the property. The estate agent calls me after 5 days and says that the 10% or so below the asking price is a "shit" place to start and that he wouldn't be taking us out on further viewings if we are going to put such low offers. I agreed that we didn't go
  6. Wroughton has been written off by my wife !! But we have found a lovely property in Oakhurst SN25 2JS area The area looks good, nearby houses have sold for 200k+ in their good days, the bad news is that it will be 20 mins commute to work. (12 mins from wroughton) to centre of town but I work long hours, 8am begin, and 8 pm ending and intend to use the A419. The next step would be primary schools but am yet to have kids - but planning to. Its closer to the only decent supermarket in town, but thats about it. My wife doesnt drive and there is a bus going in and out of that area every 30
  7. My journey continues and I have got to wroughton now. I quite like its villagey feel , the fact that its 3.5 miles from town centre (15mins) - where I work. I found a 3 bed terraced with an incredibly small (non existant garden for 185k) - not that I am a garden person. But this was a 3bedroom, diner + lounge + wide kitchen , with 3 loos (1 cloak room+ 1 ensuite + 1 family bathroom) at Nursery Close area. For the size of the plot the price tags are steep. Is it again because of school or maybe its a country property ? these are newbuilds by the way about 4 years old. What are the disadvant
  8. I have eventually narrowed it down to the lawn area now. Will be willing to stretch the budget but not very far. I am also considering the old walcot area as well. Going to see a house on upham road and another near lawn primary. The old walcot one -upham road is 3 bed semi for 175k , whilst the Cleeves lawn 3 bed detached house is at 240 then there is also a 2 bedroom bunglow just off windsor road at 190k http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-12067134.html?locationIdentifier=REGION^84941&insId=1&pageNumber=4&fromSummary=true&backToListURL=/property-for-sal
  9. lost that one. The EA said that it went "very close to the asking price" yeah sure ! better someone else paying 190k plus for that I quite agree with some of the wisdom here that indeed the streets are narrow, and that its a bit like a fish bowl. A classic case of Sour Grapes for me ;-) I think I would have to pack up my old town plans and think more north swindon. So what is good down there. I am aware that I need to avoid pen hill surrounding areas, What is the order of ranking in terms of likability for Taw hill , abbey meads, haydon wick, priory wale, blunsdon etc. As per as sch
  10. contact Roxland estate agents at Dorchester. Gillian is very good and unlike other Estate agents there. I am sure she will find for you what you are looking for and that too at the right price. (But do negotiate) 01305259629
  11. http://www.bloorhomes.com/developments/wil...e=TheSidbury_AR the place in question in Okus I have put an offer of 145k for it (last rejected offer was 140k by another interested party) Would go maximum to 147 k The room dimensions look good. Downside , people tend to park the cars on the street thus narrowing them even further (despite having allocated parking spaces) Any one knows what the schools are like in the area ? R
  12. I work at Carfax street in the health centre as a new GP there. I wont mind commuting as I consider half an hour commute to work justified for a better quality of living . I understand 150k is not a bargain and I will try for 140 k. N see what happens! u never go wrong buying cheap ... unless what you bought cheap turns into junk! besides what knowledge of swindon do I have anyway as I have been only here for 3 weeks! Which I am sure is not the case here. I am sensing that I quite like Okus (the area aound the old town surgery ) - i think wichelstowe will become a council ghetto though.
  13. Have started my property hunt here. There is oversupply of property here in Swindon as I have realised , and lots of builders have had their fingers burnt apart from small time home owners. As I am renting at the moment and madam will join me shortly in November, I thought lets start a property hunt to kill time. OK I am lying , I quite like buying houses. I have decided on a budget of only 150k max. That too in the old town area, as if I ever moved , then the numbers would work. also old town will be in demand rental wise, as I remember I couldnt get a property in old town few weeks ago.
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