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The nervous wait to exchange....

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by noj, 3 Apr 2014.

  1. koolpc

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Dec 2004

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    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    Wife signing her side of the contract tomorrow! I am going to view a flat later. Completion is not far away now!
     
  2. adwol48

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Dec 2008

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    Location: Norwich

    See if we did have any extra income we hadnt declared i woukd understand that but on the forms we've filled in it quite clearly states the deposit being used is coming from the proceeds of selling our current house so theres been no extra large sums at all. Six months just seems a tad excessive even the mortgage lender only want 1 months
     
  3. Woogie

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Nov 2011

    Posts: 2,561

    Location: Caddington

    Oh god yeah that is madness really... but through the hoops we must jump
     
  4. Too Tall

    Wise Guy

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    Location: UK

    Had the valuation done earlier this week, mortgage fully approved yesterday. Searches are due back next week so we're hoping to be in within the next 4-6 weeks. The sellers are keen to move ASAP and the solicitors seem on it.
     
  5. Regy53

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    Location: Northampton

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  6. Skillmister

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    Location: Wales

  7. koolpc

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Dec 2004

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    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    Thinking of buying a brand new 2 bed flat £120k south Wales. Went to see show home today. Completion on our home in 3 weeks.
     
  8. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

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    Location: Higher Walton

    Think we’ve found our house. Had a second view today and love it.

    Its the online agents so have a call with the vendors tomorrow to try and arrange a price.
     
  9. rah^

    Hitman

    Joined: 27 May 2007

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    Location: Leeds!

    So due to exchange contracts on Friday, our buyer has been made aware our new build wont be ready until March and this didnt appear to be a huge issue for them for now

    The second reason for delaying completion is so I can port my mortgage and save a fair chunk on ERC - Fingers crossed the builder doesnt decide to change their mind on the March date
     
  10. Woogie

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Nov 2011

    Posts: 2,561

    Location: Caddington

    So tomorrow is M-Day. It is strange seeing your entire life essentially boxed and all pilled up in a one room. It is both a sad and an exciting day.
     
  11. Marvt74

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    Location: Higher Walton

    Haha yeah it's a funny one.

    Well I agreed a price with the vendor yesterday. I'm so rubbish at negotiation!

    Just sorting out all the documents now for First Direct to move the mortgage forward.
     
  12. Marvt74

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    Location: Higher Walton

    Spoke to them on the phone yesterday. Seems when they bought it the previous owners took their existing house as a rental property. Guess that explains why it's not listed.
     
  13. Jez

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    Ah yes if the TX was skewed heavily outside of market value due to a PX type deal then that would explain the lack of listing :)
     
  14. Marvt74

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    Location: Higher Walton

    Least it helps confirm there's nothing dodgy going on!

    My pot of money for a summer house build is dwindling by the second. My wife keeps pointing out things that need work which even i'm struggling to argue are less important than my building projects :(
     
  15. Gredawarha

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    Been lurking around this thread for a while since we started to think about moving. Sold our house for pretty much asking price within a week of advertising, had an offer accepted on the house we wanted within another 7-10 days. SInce then we have had the dreaded wait to exchange. We have signed all our contracts so hoping that exchange day shall be soon.

    Like you I have begun thinking more and more about moving day. Moving is absolutley the right thing for us to do. Despite only living in our current house for about 7 years there are a lot of strong memories here, our entire family life so far, my partner our son and myself is wrapped up in this little house. Our son is 7 years old and I think packing up his bedroom and saying goodbye to his superhero themed bedroom which was a labour of love to create his going to be a tear jerker.
     
  16. adwol48

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    I know exactly what you mean we currently have 3 bed place that isnt big enough for our current needs so to move is exactly what my family needs, but on the flip side we've only been here 5 years but in that time we have started a family had two chiildren and had lots of great times in this house and I've done so many things to the house i feel like it truly is my home but I'm sure I will feel the same way in a few years about the new place
     
  17. Woogie

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Nov 2011

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    Location: Caddington

    It has only been the 2 of us but it was our first house purchase and we have spent close to 5 years here. It did not really hit me until the weekend when I looked out of the window and thought "God I am going to miss this view" then walking into a bare bathroom to have a shower. The whole house just looks "wrong". It is 100% the correct thing for us to do but is becoming more and more of an emotional ride and starting to load the van tonight will only make things worse.

    Added to that our solicitor seems to have completely gotten what we owe them wrong.I worked out that it is around £31,000 left to pay, She just came back with a bill of £90,000 as she has forgotten to add 2 payments we have made + gotten our mortgage closing balance completely wrong. UGH
     
  18. Turambar

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    Location: Glasgow

    Dealing with this myself at the moment. Made extra fun by online statements not being acceptable unless they are stamped by the bank and my savings account (NS&I) seeming to have no statements available at all.
     
  19. Too Tall

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

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    Location: UK

    How long should I expect for the searches to come back? We've received the mortgage offer in the post today with the solicitor saying we should be in within 4-6 weeks from now, from members experiences, do you think this is accurate?
     
  20. Skillmister

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    Varies entirely dependant on area and what method they use.

    We do our searches direct with the local and water authorities, and I think we have the best in the country (local search returned in 2 days, water in 5 max).

    Lots of companies use search providers who do personal local searches rather than official, meaning someone goes out and inspects the local authority records personally to gather the information. This costs slightly less (but it's free to inspect the records so it's how search providers make their money) but can take weeks to be returned as local authorities aren't keen in it so appointments can take ages.

    Plus some councils have 6-8 week turnarounds even if you go direct!

    Searches are rarely the delaying factor anyway, it's usually enquiries and title issues etc...

    Tl;dr how long is a piece of string :D