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8 hours ago, Kid Dynamite said:

Well this is the risk. We've potentially chucked an extra £10k down the drain :lol: 

 

 

And in a few years it'll hopefully be worth more than you paid for it so it's a no brainer if it's the one you really want.

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We managed to get the dream house for asking price because the original buyer offered more, then pulled out. Cheeky bastards wanted us to match that price, but we held firm and saved about £25k. Now we've got a house that we'll not move from in the next 20-30 years. We've spent a little here and there on a new bathroom and stuff, but we want to do the kitchen extension and the attic. So that'll be about £90k, but the way I see it, anything we spend on the house will be reflected in it's value, and the local estate agents have said the thing's already gone up in value by about £50k in 2yrs just because of the market in the area..

 

Just need a rich aunt to die/phat acca to land so we can pay for the work we want done in one fell swoop. 

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TBF £25k over asking price was a generous offer. If you're in no panic to get a bigger place then I'd say stay where you're at. I'm sure the people lined up to buy your place will understand.

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House prices (homes with gardens) have gone insane. My colleague put a first offer 80k over the asking price (20% of value) for a house and was still outbid. She's since bought a "doer upper". Problem she now has found that you have to actually do up these houses. 

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6 minutes ago, Renton said:

House prices (homes with gardens) have gone insane. My colleague put a first offer 80k over the asking price (20% of value) for a house and was still outbid. She's since bought a "doer upper". Problem she now has found that you have to actually do up these houses. 

 

:lol: Aye, we're still renting (because London) but we've been looking around at what's available to buy (not here, obviously - near my family, near his family etc.) for what kind of budget, just to get a general idea for when the time inevitably comes for us to up sticks. First thing we've agreed on is absolutely no doer uppers. The whole process of buying and owning already seems massively stressful without moving into somewhere that's not actually ready for you to live in.

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Honestly think the problem is the number of tv shows where people breeze into a fixer-upper, and in 30 minutes they've got a dream house with a cinema room, a kitchen island and bifold doors. Even in those, the drama of builders and surveys are apparently immediately resolved. The only people I know who've actually benefited from a fixer-upper are the ones who can afford to pay a fortune, or people who're builders themselves.

 

We're trying to get someone to come in and add a small splashback behind the bathroom sink, we've been chasing various tilers for fucking months. It's getting to the point Mrs Fish is considering letting me have a crack myself. :lol: So I can't imagine the fart on getting 3-4 tradesmen to work in sync for a bigger project.

 

 

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I can't even hang a painting, hasn't stopped me buying some absolute wrecks, culminating in my present house. It can make sense though, financially, if you budget in the cost of professional renovation. But things inevitably will go over budget and you shouldn't ignore the stress and inconvenience. Very hard to get hold of good tradesmen at the moment too. These property programs like homes under the hammer wind me up with their renovations, usually 3 or 4 times less than it would cost the average Joe. 

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4 minutes ago, Renton said:

These property programs like homes under the hammer wind me up with their renovations, usually 3 or 4 times less than it would cost the average Joe. 

 

Not that I'm telling anyone what they don't already know but all the reno shows I've worked on nothing is as it seems and a lot require so much work after the contestants have finished that the actual costs can blow out enormously.

 

We've just moved back into our's after being out for 6 months for renos thank fuck.

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1 hour ago, Kid Dynamite said:

Delete the last page. They've chosen another offer 💩

 

Now got to decide whether we blow out our buyers, move further afield, rent temporarily...

 

 

Ah shite, sorry to hear that. Think how much the daft cunt that got it must be overpaying by though. You wouldn't catch you overpaying for a house. 

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Speaking of house shows, that bald Tory cunt from Location x3 is currently picking up wedge for doing Wickes ads, where he repeats the made-up word “housebarrasment” ad nauseum. 
 

I hope a wall falls on him. 

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6 minutes ago, Monkeys Fist said:

Speaking of house shows, that bald Tory cunt from Location x3 is currently picking up wedge for doing Wickes ads, where he repeats the made-up word “housebarrasment” ad nauseum. 
 

I hope a wall falls on him. 

 

Brilliantly tone-deaf, isn't it? "There's an unprecedented global pandemic on, but never mind that, best splash a few grand on a new kitchen so your colleagues don't judge you on your Zoom chats!"

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1 hour ago, Dr Gloom said:

sorry to hear that. it's a highly stressful situation. we just moved to a house i hope to die in because i'm fucked if i'm moving again

Like you’ve got any say on the matter. Didn’t you just move for the last time about 4 years ago? ;) 

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36 minutes ago, Meenzer said:

 

Brilliantly tone-deaf, isn't it? "There's an unprecedented global pandemic on, but never mind that, best splash a few grand on a new kitchen so your colleagues don't judge you on your Zoom chats!"

You should judge them on the basis of their internet connection according to that other appalling ad 

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Just now, Dr Gloom said:

no, i lived in my last house for 10 years. 

I remember you going on about the size of your mortgage but fuck me - ten years ago? Jesus! Mind, I thought we’d been here 3 years before my lass reminded me it was 5 past November. The bit about you having any say still stands though 😛

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Just now, Alex said:

I remember you going on about the size of your mortgage but fuck me - ten years ago? Jesus! Mind, I thought we’d been here 3 years before my lass reminded me it was 5 past November. The bit about you having any say still stands though 😛

the years start flying by after you have kids like - it's terrifying. we were happy in our old place but moved this time to be in the catchment for the local secondary school.

but you're not wrong. i do as i'm told - it's the secret to a happy marriage. if we have one more move in us, it'll be to somewhere more rural after the kids have both fucked off - so at least 15 years from now. 

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1 hour ago, Monkeys Fist said:

Speaking of house shows, that bald Tory cunt from Location x3 is currently picking up wedge for doing Wickes ads, where he repeats the made-up word “housebarrasment” ad nauseum. 
 

I hope a wall falls on him. 

The lass off that show is probably in my top 3 fantasy hate shags tbh

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