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    • BishBashBosh86
    • By BishBashBosh86 2nd Mar 17, 2:12 PM
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    First house - final offer
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 2:12 PM
    First house - final offer 2nd Mar 17 at 2:12 PM

    Hi all,

    I am in the middle of trying to buy my first house. It is a 3 bed end of terrace, in a good area valued at £155,000.

    It has been a popular house and has, according to the Estate agent, had 30+ viewings. When I went to view the house there were 5 or 6 different sets of people viewing so I don't think they were telling porkies.

    Anyway, I went in low to start but was told straight away that someone had met the asking price. I decided to go for it and matched the offer.

    It is now down to the two of us to make a final offer and this is where I am unsure.

    Do I go in with a couple of thousand more and reiterate that I have all my finances sorted, mortgage in principle agreed and I have no chain?

    Or

    Go in for 5 grand more (I can afford this)? But I don’t know if by doing this I would be overpaying seeing that this is my first time.

    I am inclined to go with the second option as I would be annoyed if the other person offered 3 grand and that was accepted. Just interested to hear what you guys think?

    Many thanks,
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    • strawberries1
    • By strawberries1 16th Mar 17, 2:32 PM
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    Golly good update guys!

    Buyers pulled out and the agent rang me.
    I match their offer (silly I know). Accept and we're all set to go!
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