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We came back to this country in 2006 to settle down after being away for 14 years.

We moved to greater London because that's were the job is..unable to buy a family home for 2 adults and 2 teenagers.

We are renting now since 3 years..the worst 3 years of my life I must say...we were planning to buy something by the end of this year but were getting more and more frustrated about the snooty attitude coming back with bloody EAs.

Asking price and above and all that business.

Made a difficult decision now not to buy at all...getting a high quality rental instead by paying a bit more..say 1600k a month and then in 2 years to move away.Hubby is offered a job in Somerset by the end of next year, for the same pay he gets here in London.

Together with our savings, his pay and house prices 2 more years to fall we could looking at buying a fabulous house with very small or no mortgage... that's makes it worth to wait an other 2 years..even thought I'm in my late 40s already.

It was a difficult decision to make, because I so much want a home..but now I'm glad I did it...because it was up to me to decide.

I'm looking forward now to get something worth getting in 2 years time. ;)

It feels great not to look at houses any more and not having to deal with bloody EAs any more... :lol:

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We came back to this country in 2006 to settle down after being away for 14 years.

We moved to greater London because that's were the job is..unable to buy a family home for 2 adults and 2 teenagers.

We are renting now since 3 years..the worst 3 years of my life I must say...we were planning to buy something by the end of this year but were getting more and more frustrated about the snooty attitude coming back with bloody EAs.

Asking price and above and all that business.

Made a difficult decision now not to buy at all...getting a high quality rental instead by paying a bit more..say 1600k a month and then in 2 years to move away.Hubby is offered a job in Somerset by the end of next year, for the same pay he gets here in London.

Together with our savings, his pay and house prices 2 more years to fall we could looking at buying a fabulous house with very small or no mortgage... that's makes it worth to wait an other 2 years..even thought I'm in my late 40s already.

It was a difficult decision to make, because I so much want a home..but now I'm glad I did it...because it was up to me to decide.

I'm looking forward now to get something worth getting in 2 years time. ;)

It feels great not to look at houses any more and not having to deal with bloody EAs any more... :lol:

You still need to look at rentals so you can get your rent reduced every 6 months.

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We came back to this country in 2006 to settle down after being away for 14 years.

We moved to greater London because that's were the job is..unable to buy a family home for 2 adults and 2 teenagers.

We are renting now since 3 years..the worst 3 years of my life I must say...we were planning to buy something by the end of this year but were getting more and more frustrated about the snooty attitude coming back with bloody EAs.

Asking price and above and all that business.

Made a difficult decision now not to buy at all...getting a high quality rental instead by paying a bit more..say 1600k a month and then in 2 years to move away.Hubby is offered a job in Somerset by the end of next year, for the same pay he gets here in London.

Together with our savings, his pay and house prices 2 more years to fall we could looking at buying a fabulous house with very small or no mortgage... that's makes it worth to wait an other 2 years..even thought I'm in my late 40s already.

It was a difficult decision to make, because I so much want a home..but now I'm glad I did it...because it was up to me to decide.

I'm looking forward now to get something worth getting in 2 years time. ;)

It feels great not to look at houses any more and not having to deal with bloody EAs any more... :lol:

It depends where in London you're looking, if wanting to buy in Fulham and you offer 75% of asking price they are likely to slam the phone down, if looking in Southhall and offer 75% you might be in with a chance, its all down to location

btw £1500 pcm doesn't get much in terms of nice rental in most parts of London, £2500 pcm is where the nice houses come in, thats if you want 4 bedrooms and a garden.

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It depends where in London you're looking, if wanting to buy in Fulham and you offer 75% of asking price they are likely to slam the phone down, if looking in Southhall and offer 75% you might be in with a chance, its all down to location

btw £1500 pcm doesn't get much in terms of nice rental in most parts of London, £2500 pcm is where the nice houses come in, thats if you want 4 bedrooms and a garden.

We live far out in greater London..Pinner/Northwood

When we came here 3 years ago, there was not much to rent in that price range..but at the moment you get some nice houses for it over here ;)

We will not buy any more....at least not over here. ;)

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We live far out in greater London..Pinner/Northwood

When we came here 3 years ago, there was not much to rent in that price range..but at the moment you get some nice houses for it over here ;)

We will not buy any more....at least not over here. ;)

We are neighbours I'm in Ruislip.

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I sympathise enormously. We have also given up trying to buy so are moving into a considerably better rental. We are hoping that spending more alot more money on rent will get us a much better landlord big houses generally stay empty longer between tenancies, the one we've got was a corporate let at 30% more than we are paying for it.

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We are neighbours I'm in Ruislip.

South or north..

South is quit cheap for around here..isn't?? We live between Northwood and Pinner..but will soon look for a bigger house.

We really gave up on staying here and buying :rolleyes:

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I'd recommend holding out for the Somerset deal, if it materialises - it sounds a good one. Somerset's a beautiful county and the cost of living and quality of life so much better than in the London area.

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South or north..

South is quit cheap for around here..isn't?? We live between Northwood and Pinner..but will soon look for a bigger house.

We really gave up on staying here and buying :rolleyes:

We are not too far from Ruislip Met station. We only moved here a few months ago and are very happy with the area. We are on a lovely street.

My parents live in Eastcote, so it is good to be close to them. It feels like I have come back home, as I was brought up in Harrow & Eastcote.

I am not sure if South Ruislip is as nice, although I haven't explored it properly. We were looking at much smaller places than you are. We don't have a family yet, just cats.

We almost moved to Bushey, it is further out but also a nice area.

You probably know this, but if you do decide to stay in the area avoid Rayners Lane.

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Oh yes I know all the areas to avoid...it sounds to me that you are already live in towards south Ruislip..I think so soon you cross the train tracks..put I know there are some very nice streets at the beginning..just don't move further down towards Victoria street. Ruislip is lovely but destroyed through traffic.

I think its more imported when you have kids to live in a good area...they pick everything up so easy.

Did you had problems finding a rental with cats? We moved here without pets, just got a cat last year and I'm worried now that we have problems finding a nice rental.

We would stay in the Northwood Pinner area anyway....

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