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    • Help1234
    • By Help1234 11th Jul 17, 4:13 PM
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    Lose a bedroom for a bigger room?
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:13 PM
    Lose a bedroom for a bigger room? 11th Jul 17 at 4:13 PM
    Dear all.

    I am considering this property:http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59871073.html

    But I am unsure of the small bedroom two (3.099m x 1.827m (10'2" x 6'0") and small bedroom three (3.028m x 2.329m (9'11" x 7'8") that can only be accessed through bedroom two.

    I am wondering whether it would be possible to knock the wall down and have one big second bedroom. But would this have bad consequences for the house future resale by turning a "3 bed" into a "2 bed"

    Hope you bear with me - I am aware this is at the moment hypothetical.
    Many thanks
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    • aneary
    • By aneary 11th Jul 17, 4:24 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:24 PM
    To me that is a two bedroom house and should be priced as such.

    If you can only access a bedroom via another bedroom it isn't a separate bedroom, I suspect the owners probably put a stud wall up to give two bedrooms for two children.
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 11th Jul 17, 4:27 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:27 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:27 PM
    I'd say its a 2 bedroom where one bedroom has a walk in wardrobe.

    Is it priced as a 2 or 3 bed?
    • Icecannon
    • By Icecannon 11th Jul 17, 4:27 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:27 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:27 PM
    You can easily replace the wall when you leave, I doubt it would have much of an impact tho as its such a tiny room anyway.
    For those that it puts off, losing the 3rd bedroom you will attract those that appreciate the bigger rooms and with you already having done the work wil be a big plus.
    • Brighty
    • By Brighty 11th Jul 17, 4:36 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:36 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:36 PM
    As already said, that's a 2 bed house that's had the big front bedroom split into 2 by a previous owner. If you like it, buy it and rip the divinding wall out. Just don't pay 3 bed money for it. You'd be better off buying a 2 bed and not having to rip walls out and replaster.

    All houses along the street look the same to me, notice how most are listed as 2 beds on zoopla
    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/house-prices/haslington/crewe-green-avenue/?q=Crewe%20Green%20Avenue%2C%20Haslington%2C%20Cre we%20CW1&results_sort=newest_listings&search_sourc e=home

    Also, see previous sale listing for next door, look at the room sizes, you can see that the dimensions of their big room 1, match your room 2 + room 3
    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/property-history/22-crewe-green-avenue/haslington/crewe/cw1-5nt/41628471
    Last edited by Brighty; 11-07-2017 at 4:42 PM.
    • Help1234
    • By Help1234 11th Jul 17, 4:39 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:39 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:39 PM
    OK thank you for all your replies - I am a bit of a novice here and cannot tell whether it is priced as a 3 bed or 2 bed. I know people might not know the area but can anyone tell from looking at the other sold prices on the street whether the asking price is reasonable and priced as a 2 bed even though it says a 3 bed?
    • Brighty
    • By Brighty 11th Jul 17, 4:54 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:54 PM
    Looks pricey to me
    Check out this one in the same road that's just sold, same price as yours, but with the original 2 big bedrooms plus a 3rd bed in a loft conversion
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65415218.html
    • saajan_12
    • By saajan_12 11th Jul 17, 4:54 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:54 PM
    You could move some of the wall to cut a square notch into Bedroom 1, to create an access to Bedroom 2 from the hallway. Then block the doorway between bedroom 2 & 3. However bedroom 2&3 would still be singles or Very tight doubles, so should be priced somewhere between a 2bed and 3bed.

    *If you are looking to live there, I would change it how you wish (if 2 bigger bedrooms are more important to you) as it wouldn't be too expensive to change back if you want to when you sell.

    *If you are looking to rent it out, the bedroom via another room would be a big problem. Depending on the target market, I would either change it so there is direct access to both rooms, or merge the two.
    • R&C
    • By R&C 11th Jul 17, 4:57 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:57 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:57 PM
    You could take a corner out of the biggest bedroom to allow a doorway into each bedroom individually. It would reduce the size of the biggest room but not massively I don't think. Depends how many rooms you think you'll need to use. I did an adjustment of the floorplan on my phone but don't think I can add a picture to show you what I mean!
    • PField
    • By PField 11th Jul 17, 5:43 PM
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    I think 2 beds and a loft room is the way to go with this. You could use the loft room as a bedroom but can't sell the property as a 3 bed.
    Or you could do a full loft conversion but it is probably double the cost.
    • Help1234
    • By Help1234 11th Jul 17, 5:53 PM
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    Unfortunately I wouldn't be able to afford to do a full loft conversion
    • BikingBud
    • By BikingBud 12th Jul 17, 12:08 AM
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    Is this it:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=43129360&sale=37660944&co untry=england

    You can see what it sold for previously
    Last edited by BikingBud; 12-07-2017 at 12:11 AM.
    • Brighty
    • By Brighty 12th Jul 17, 9:17 AM
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    It last sold for £160k in 2014 when the asking price was £169k, which if price indexes are to be believed puts it at about £172 now.

    I have no clue on the area, but there's 2-3 bed houses for similar money i prefer the look of round there.

    It's all down to how much you like it and want it, at the end of the day a house is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

    If it was me, i'd go in with an initial offer of 162 and look to pay no more than 170, justify your low offer by saying the one in the same road with the loft conversion was up for the same, presumably sold under asking and is much nicer. But that's just me.

    Or you could try to guzzump the people that got the loft converted one, depending how far along it is, but that would be immoral, don't do that.
    Last edited by Brighty; 12-07-2017 at 9:23 AM.
    • ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    • By ScorpiondeRooftrouser 12th Jul 17, 9:24 AM
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    It's a two bedroom house. Only buy it if you want a two bedroom house and make sure you don't pay a three bedroom price for it. The one next door was up for £150K (we don't know what it was sold for) a few months back but didn't have a conservatory. If that was accurate then this should be up for 150 + value of conservatory - hassle/cost of taking down stud partition. I wouldn't have thought that would come close to £30K.
    • Help1234
    • By Help1234 12th Jul 17, 9:46 AM
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    I have no clue on the area, but there's 2-3 bed houses for similar money i prefer the look of round there..
    Originally posted by Brighty
    Will you send the ones you prefer?

    Thanks everyone I am happy to buy a 2 bedroom house but then want to pay for a 2 bedroom not a "3 bed" if so.
    • Brighty
    • By Brighty 12th Jul 17, 10:02 AM
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    Will you send the ones you prefer?
    Originally posted by Help1234
    Cheeky so and so

    This looks a similar type of house, similar money, but with 3 proper bedrooms, plus a loft conversion
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63942902.html

    Or a nice looking 2 bed plus loft conversion
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-47238432.html

    This looks to be in a nice spot
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67215257.html
    • Help1234
    • By Help1234 12th Jul 17, 10:28 AM
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    Hehe thanks

    I love that first house - the decor is exactly my type of style and I like the retained original features - something the original house I posted seem to have got rid of. It's a shame it's already under offer.

    The second house I am actually booked in for a viewing on the same day as the original house :P

    The third house I am not too sure about but will think about it
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