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Feels great to be debt free 100% and have £123k in the bank. Have a few LL issues making my a little worried about AST but that is on another post most will have read.

But apart from that 110% confident I have done the right thing and will be able to comfortably watch the GC2 over the next few years.

I think the only downside is my OO friends who thought I was mad in May when I SSTC, and who made 2 trade ups in the last 7 years who have houses much bigger than the one I sold, will have their noses out of joint when their houses are worth 50% less and I buy in the same size and quality as them with 1/2 their mortgages.

But then again I never gave any jealosy when they moved from 2 beds to 3 beds to 4 and 5 beds so I hope they fell the same for me getting a nice house on a low mortgage.

M

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Feels great to be debt free 100% and have £123k in the bank. Have a few LL issues making my a little worried about AST but that is on another post most will have read.

But apart from that 110% confident I have done the right thing and will be able to comfortably watch the GC2 over the next few years.

I think the only downside is my OO friends who thought I was mad in May when I SSTC, and who made 2 trade ups in the last 7 years who have houses much bigger than the one I sold, will have their noses out of joint when their houses are worth 50% less and I buy in the same size and quality as them with 1/2 their mortgages.

But then again I never gave any jealosy when they moved from 2 beds to 3 beds to 4 and 5 beds so I hope they fell the same for me getting a nice house on a low mortgage.

M

It's nice to be that confident!

I have recently switched from 'neither to 'bear' but I think you are being a bit optimistic in the CERTAINTY of your expectations

STRing is still a big risk IMHO

Baz

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Make sure you get the money paid directly into your bank account - you don't want someone intercepting the cheque in the post.

& remember to split it up, no more than 33k per bank now, just in case.

Barclays or Northern Rock, perhaps not. ;)

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Feels great to be debt free 100% and have £123k in the bank. Have a few LL issues making my a little worried about AST but that is on another post most will have read.

But apart from that 110% confident I have done the right thing and will be able to comfortably watch the GC2 over the next few years.

I think the only downside is my OO friends who thought I was mad in May when I SSTC, and who made 2 trade ups in the last 7 years who have houses much bigger than the one I sold, will have their noses out of joint when their houses are worth 50% less and I buy in the same size and quality as them with 1/2 their mortgages.

But then again I never gave any jealosy when they moved from 2 beds to 3 beds to 4 and 5 beds so I hope they fell the same for me getting a nice house on a low mortgage.

M

110% why not 194% ?? 110% is utter gibberish

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Feels great to be debt free 100% and have £123k in the bank. Have a few LL issues making my a little worried about AST but that is on another post most will have read.

But apart from that 110% confident I have done the right thing and will be able to comfortably watch the GC2 over the next few years.

I think the only downside is my OO friends who thought I was mad in May when I SSTC, and who made 2 trade ups in the last 7 years who have houses much bigger than the one I sold, will have their noses out of joint when their houses are worth 50% less and I buy in the same size and quality as them with 1/2 their mortgages.

But then again I never gave any jealosy when they moved from 2 beds to 3 beds to 4 and 5 beds so I hope they fell the same for me getting a nice house on a low mortgage.

M

They'll be the ones laughing at you when prices don't drop by 50%.

Even on a best case scenario, prices are about 30% overvalued at the moment in real terms. A 10% nominal fall followed by stagnation for 4 years would achieve this.

In the absence of a deep recession you might not even see this.

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Good luck.

I tried the STR route, albeit as part of a location change, I quickly found the aggravation of renting tiresome. I also found doubts creeping in as to the wisdom of STR'ng after about 3 months.

It's a longterm game and not for the faint hearted.

For me the biggest gain wasn't financial (we lost about 35K in the process) it was the flexibility in choosing the next house to buy chain free. Theoretically we should have been able to have negotiated a cheaper buying price - unfortunately we got into a bidding war and had to pay more than the asking price!

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yes good luck big balls

I was down about £30000 on my STR experience – although we got a bargain and because of our position the 2 other buyers didn’t get a look in –

It would be interesting to know how many people are scanning your computer at this moment to pick up your bank details and passwords to take your money from you – if I knew what I was doing this would be the site I would hang around on

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Good luck.

I tried the STR route, albeit as part of a location change, I quickly found the aggravation of renting tiresome. I also found doubts creeping in as to the wisdom of STR'ng after about 3 months.

It's a longterm game and not for the faint hearted.

For me the biggest gain wasn't financial (we lost about 35K in the process) it was the flexibility in choosing the next house to buy chain free. Theoretically we should have been able to have negotiated a cheaper buying price - unfortunately we got into a bidding war and had to pay more than the asking price!

What sort of an idiot sells and loses £35k?

What sort of a mug goes to buy a house with cash and gets into a bidding war?

Your problem is that you f*cked up.

Thats why they call him 'ignorant'.

Better luck next time.

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What sort of an idiot sells and loses £35k?

What sort of a mug goes to buy a house with cash and gets into a bidding war?

Your problem is that you f*cked up.

Thats why they call him 'ignorant'.

Better luck next time.

Costs soon add up – it’s easy to lose money when you STR – you can count up how much money your house have gone up by after you sold it and you can count the amount of rent you pay – personally I paid £27000 in rent and my old house went up by £30000 – it’s not a real loss but I would have been that much better off if I sold now rather than 3 years ago

that's what he means

In reality every one F@cks up – they just don’t know it because they have nothing to compare it to

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What sort of an idiot sells and loses £35k?

What sort of a mug goes to buy a house with cash and gets into a bidding war?

Your problem is that you f*cked up.

Thats why they call him 'ignorant'.

Better luck next time.

Charming.

But to answer your points:

45K was spent on 1 years rent, storage costs, 2 sets of removals, 1 estate agency fee, 2 legal fees etc. We earned approx 10k in interest after tax on the equity banked.

The house we bought is perfect. Several other potential buyers thought so too. You can only negotiate down in a buyers market. We used our flexibility in moving date to our advantage - but there was no financial gain.

I don't think I messed up.

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Charming.

But to answer your points:

45K was spent on 1 years rent, storage costs, 2 sets of removals, 1 estate agency fee, 2 legal fees etc. We earned approx 10k in interest after tax on the equity banked.

The house we bought is perfect. Several other potential buyers thought so too. You can only negotiate down in a buyers market. We used our flexibility in moving date to our advantage - but there was no financial gain.

I don't think I messed up.

Good on you Steve. This is probably a more realistic assement of STRing than "I will buy back for 50%" etc.

Good luck to anybody who is prepared to take that kind of a gamble but it's a hell of a risk IMO

Baz

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