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    • fudge7000
    • By fudge7000 1st May 16, 7:23 PM
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    Waiting for a buyer... Anyone want to join me?
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    • 1st May 16, 7:23 PM
    Waiting for a buyer... Anyone want to join me? 1st May 16 at 7:23 PM
    Anyone else out there selling and going through trying to keep the house tidy 24/7 so it doesn't take hours to sort out when there's a viewing?!
    Along with trying to second guess what the people viewing will do/offer/not offer...?

    Only been for sale a week, I assume it just gets worse from here on in?

    Not really done this before so thought I'd see if anyone else is in the same boat!
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    • Cinders:
    • By Cinders: 18th Apr 17, 2:31 PM
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    Cinders:
    EA just called back, the buyers have upped their offer, and we have accepted! I'm thinking that a glass of champagne is in order tonight...or maybe it would be best to wait until completion, as nothing ever runs completely smoothly with us, and am already expecting hiccups along the way.
    SPC # 115
    • amateur house
    • By amateur house 18th Apr 17, 2:37 PM
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    amateur house
    EA just called back, the buyers have upped their offer, and we have accepted! I'm thinking that a glass of champagne is in order tonight...or maybe it would be best to wait until completion, as nothing ever runs completely smoothly with us, and am already expecting hiccups along the way.
    Originally posted by Cinders:
    That was quick, it sounds like your buyers are keen

    I had an offer on a house declined last week and am still trying to decide whether to increase the offer.
    • LoopyLoops
    • By LoopyLoops 18th Apr 17, 3:23 PM
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    Congratulations Cinders! You certainly could celebrate with a glass of something tonight. Fingers crossed it's all straight forward for you.
    • sheff6107
    • By sheff6107 18th Apr 17, 3:35 PM
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    The problem is that there is a lag with sold house price data so it'll only say overpriced 3 months later!
    • Cinders:
    • By Cinders: 18th Apr 17, 3:47 PM
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    Cinders:
    That was quick, it sounds like your buyers are keen

    I had an offer on a house declined last week and am still trying to decide whether to increase the offer.
    Originally posted by amateur house
    Do you really love the house you're offering on, or is it one of many similar properties that come onto the market quite frequently?
    SPC # 115
    • happytails
    • By happytails 18th Apr 17, 3:47 PM
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    Well Estate agent got back to me about viewing from Saturday - they were FTB's but thought there was too much that needed doing. I personally dont think there is really much that needs doing inside. I've decided that the carpets are going to get replaced as thats the only downfall major inside, the rest are just touch ups and a bit of DIY. The garden is getting done next week so that should help.

    This week & next I plan to -

    Get quotes for carpets throughout upstairs.
    Paint ceiling in bathroom - we had it plastered in Feb.
    Re-seal bath and touch up grout.
    Final coat of paint in hallway
    De-weed front garden

    Sarah
    Sarah,

    Trying to move up the house ladder in 2017, running a business with 3 kids in tow & slowly going crazy!
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    • Cinders:
    • By Cinders: 18th Apr 17, 3:48 PM
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    Cinders:
    Congratulations Cinders! You certainly could celebrate with a glass of something tonight. Fingers crossed it's all straight forward for you.
    Originally posted by LoopyLoops
    Thank you very much, I have a bottle chilling in the fridge already!
    SPC # 115
    • amateur house
    • By amateur house 18th Apr 17, 5:45 PM
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    Do you really love the house you're offering on, or is it one of many similar properties that come onto the market quite frequently?
    Originally posted by Cinders:
    I had originally tried to view a house on the next street but it was sold before I got to see it. That was end terrace and this one is a mid-terrace, but is on for the same price and in less good condition. I don't love this house, but it is somewhere I could live for a few years until I can afford a better house. I could rent and try to save up, but would rather build up equity in a house instead, or at least try to. The house I offered on has been on since September and so far had one other low offer from an investor. I hoped my offer would be high enough to be accepted, but unfortunately not. They are looking for £2.5k more, not much I know, but with the work the house needs I would rather spend any spare cash on that. There isn't a lot new coming on though, so I might reconsider soon.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 18th Apr 17, 7:26 PM
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    Cinders BRAVO and CONGRATULATIONS!

    Lovem GOOD LUCK.

    Golly I don't take much notice of those "price qualifiers".

    Had an offer. Too low.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 18th Apr 17, 7:30 PM
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    Had an offer. Too low.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Aww....and I had my fingers crossed for you too.

    D'you think they'll come up? They may be just testing the water.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • LoopyLoops
    • By LoopyLoops 18th Apr 17, 7:38 PM
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    Aww....and I had my fingers crossed for you too.

    D'you think they'll come up? They may be just testing the water.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Me too, I was really hoping it would be a good offer. Hoping they come back with a better one!!
    • Mr da
    • By Mr da 18th Apr 17, 7:54 PM
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    EA just called back, the buyers have upped their offer, and we have accepted! I'm thinking that a glass of champagne is in order tonight...or maybe it would be best to wait until completion, as nothing ever runs completely smoothly with us, and am already expecting hiccups along the way.
    Originally posted by Cinders:
    Congratulations cinders 😊
    • Mr da
    • By Mr da 18th Apr 17, 8:00 PM
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    My original buyer called around the other day, now renting a few doors down , to say she would still like to buy my place but would rarther not go through the estate agents. I've looked into it and there's no chance we can get away with it. But we've agreed a fee so fingers crossed it works out this time.
    Also debating putting in an offer on a property tomorrow which has been on the market for 18 months, (nothing moving to quickly around here) reduced from £175,000 to £169,000 a few months ago , just what to offer is the question now
    • kieron79
    • By kieron79 18th Apr 17, 8:13 PM
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    10 viewings in now and two offers in 19 days, first was full asking price from 1st person to view but chain fell apart almost immediately. had a close to asking price but needed a little more so they came back at weekend to view again with parents.EA tried to contact a few times today but nothing. they were super keen and raised their offer three times but can't help feeling their parents have put them off. so frustrating not knowing, a phone call just to say yay or nay is all that's needed!
    • Crashy Time
    • By Crashy Time 18th Apr 17, 8:20 PM
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    Crashy Time
    My original buyer called around the other day, now renting a few doors down , to say she would still like to buy my place but would rarther not go through the estate agents. I've looked into it and there's no chance we can get away with it. But we've agreed a fee so fingers crossed it works out this time.
    Also debating putting in an offer on a property tomorrow which has been on the market for 18 months, (nothing moving to quickly around here) reduced from £175,000 to £169,000 a few months ago , just what to offer is the question now
    Originally posted by Mr da

    150k.....?
    • Cinders:
    • By Cinders: 18th Apr 17, 9:46 PM
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    Cinders:
    Cinders BRAVO and CONGRATULATIONS!

    Lovem GOOD LUCK.

    Golly I don't take much notice of those "price qualifiers".

    Had an offer. Too low.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Thank you very much, am on my second celebratory glass of fizz so spelling going straight out of the window! Hopefully your potential buyers will up their offer.

    I am absolutely hating this house selling/buying process so much, I just told my better half that I'm never moving again after this. I'm going to have to be carried out of my next home either in a body bag, or a straight jacket!

    Amateur - You sound like you're not really into the house, and it's just a stepping stone. I understand about not wanting to wait too long to buy, but with SDLT and fees it might be better to hold off for a few more months, and something better will probably come along? But who knows - it there a fast turnover of houses in the area you're looking at?
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    • Cinders:
    • By Cinders: 18th Apr 17, 9:47 PM
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    Cinders:
    Congratulations cinders 😊
    Originally posted by Mr da
    Thank you very much. Good luck with your offer, I hope it's accepted
    SPC # 115
    • amateur house
    • By amateur house 18th Apr 17, 9:53 PM
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    Thank you very much, am on my second celebratory glass of fizz so spelling going straight out of the window! Hopefully your potential buyers will up their offer.

    I am absolutely hating this house selling/buying process so much, I just told my better half that I'm never moving again after this. I'm going to have to be carried out of my next home either in a body bag, or a straight jacket!

    Amateur - You sound like you're not really into the house, and it's just a stepping stone. I understand about not wanting to wait too long to buy, but with SDLT and fees it might be better to hold off for a few more months, and something better will probably come along? But who knows - it there a fast turnover of houses in the area you're looking at?
    Originally posted by Cinders:
    It is a stressful business
    Hope it all goes smoothly for you.

    I have been looking for around 18 months, but my budget doesn't stretch very far (up £95k maximum). The area I hope to move to is cheaper than where I live now, and things do take longer to sell. I know what you mean about waiting to see if more houses come on, that may be my only option.
    • Cinders:
    • By Cinders: 18th Apr 17, 10:09 PM
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    Cinders:
    It is a stressful business
    Hope it all goes smoothly for you.

    I have been looking for around 18 months, but my budget doesn't stretch very far (up £95k maximum). The area I hope to move to is cheaper than where I live now, and things do take longer to sell. I know what you mean about waiting to see if more houses come on, that may be my only option.
    Originally posted by amateur house
    It's so tricky knowing what to do for the best. Fingers crossed for whichever direction you go in
    SPC # 115
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 19th Apr 17, 8:18 AM
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    smallholdingsister
    I think they will come back.
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