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The nervous wait to exchange....

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

  1. bJN

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2009

    Posts: 3,497

    Location: Norwich

    I had to make this choice recently. And garden size and aspect were the two things I was most likely to compromise on if the house was right. It's the difference between being able to move in in June, or potentially waiting another two years. That's an easy choice. It'll still get plenty enough sun despite being NNE, facing in my opinion.
     
  2. Buffman

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 4 May 2007

    Posts: 7,922

    Location: West Midlands

    Yeah my new house the garden is north facing and I'm not too bothered. I suppose its balanced out by a garden around 40m long so it doesn't really matter/I can place chairs etc at the far end if i wanted :D
     
  3. dLockers

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 3,586

    Have limited choice on garden direction really. I benefit in that mine is very long (10m?) and the fences are very low (4ft). North-west facing.
     
  4. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 29,011

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Ours is North East, and has Sun at the end of the garden currently due to the way it sits and we have a drive on the side of the house.

    Tbh it's our first house, so we're glad to just have a home.
     
  5. happy_2008

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,236

    I have a south facing garden so expecting alot of sun
     
  6. krooton

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 May 2004

    Posts: 26,992

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    SEE for us, but we do get some evening sun shine in between the house and garage.

    Also, lol at me being caught by the satellite as I was changing the car's oil :D

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  7. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Sep 2006

    Posts: 25,858

    lol

    My understanding is that a lot of the imagery comes from aircraft and not satellites.
     
  8. krooton

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 May 2004

    Posts: 26,992

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    That would make much more sense!
     
  9. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Sep 2006

    Posts: 25,858

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    This is the new house (well, SSTC so could of course fall through), public space at the front so nice to be able to open the front door and not see two coach houses and a row of cars. There are various plants/bushes/small trees planted along the fence now so it shouldn't be so overlooked moving forward, it's 100x better than the current house that's for sure!

    Shared drive with next door, but meh, still room for 3 cars plus 1 in the garage. I can also pave the other half of the front of the house but I'd prefer keeping it as it is as I like a bit of green.

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    For reference, my current house is circled in red, well bottom right of the circle. It's literally 30 seconds walk away. I've been here over 6 years so it's safe to say I know the area well. :D

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  10. happy_2008

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,236

    Nice what is the guide price on that?
     
  11. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 25,858

    £400k.
     
  12. shiver

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2007

    Posts: 1,105

    Location: London

    Could you get away with a hand drawn trailer to move your stuff? :p
     
  13. shiver

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2007

    Posts: 1,105

    Location: London

    We've been officially moved into new place a week now. As with all old houses there are some quirks to get used to but one thing I am keen to address is to get the boiler replaced. The current one is over 15 years old, whistles loudly when starting central heating and I'm sure is woefully inefficient. We did use it as one of the bargaining tools when we made our below asking offer for the house though.
    I expect we could get away with using it a while longer but I think I'd rather get it replaced before it breaks.
     
  14. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Sep 2006

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    If it wasn’t for the fact both my mrs and I suffer with sciatica I would do the move myself. It’s too much of a risk to our health for the sake of a grand or whatever it costs to get someone to do it for us.
     
  15. happy_2008

    Mobster

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    Nice, cheaper than mine but much bigger lol
     
  16. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

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    Means nothing really, it’s all area dependant. We are in Gloucester. We really want to live in Cheltenham but for the sort of house in an equally nice area would cost nearer £550k possibly more. We could afford it but we won’t be able to have as nice a lifestyle.
     
  17. The_Arbiter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jul 2019

    Posts: 1,025

    Stamp duty extension another 3 months for those that aren't watching "the budget". Hopefully helps some people as i know some were having issues exchanging before now.
     
  18. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

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    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Something about cheaper deposits also?
     
  19. UnworthyBean

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Jun 2009

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    Just had an email saying my mortgage has been declined. Was fairly surprised as it's (IMO) well within affordability and the deposit is more than enough.

    Called up to question and they had calculated me at a 96% LTV somehow even though the deposit and loan figures were correct. Half hour phone call later and that seems to be sorted. One hurdle out of the way I guess.
     
  20. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 29,011

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Wow, that's annoying. Glad you took it on the chin and phoned up!

    I'm currently (what it feels like anyway) being ignored by our site manager, which is great.