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    • Dolly123
    • By Dolly123 13th Jul 17, 7:43 PM
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    Buying a house costs to consider...
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    Buying a house costs to consider... 13th Jul 17 at 7:43 PM
    Hi we are purchasing our first home other than stamp duty what other costs are to be considered? the house is a new build at £450k
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    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 13th Jul 17, 7:49 PM
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    A £450k mansion in the !!!! end of nowhere or a £450k apartment in Central London ?

    Irrespective of which

    Surveys etc
    Solicitors Fees
    Household Bills
    Carpets/Curtains/Furniture
    Any immediate alterations you want
    House warming party
    Takeaways whilst you get settled
    Extra car washing whilst living on a building site for x months/years
    Depreciation of the property as soon as you set foot in it

    And then add 50%
    • Dolly123
    • By Dolly123 13th Jul 17, 8:00 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 8:00 PM
    Haha that made me laugh, £450k house in a very nice part of Swindon, can you believe how much they are charging nowadays!

    How much do solicitors tend to charge? and what surveys do you need on a new build?

    edited to say we are getting all our flooring thrown in and we already have all the furniture too!
    • G_M
    • By G_M 13th Jul 17, 8:21 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 8:21 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 8:21 PM
    Free at your library:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Buying-Selling-Home-Dummies-Melanie/dp/0764570277/ref=sr_1_2/259-1728407-2015449?ie=UTF8&qid=1499973596&sr=8-2&keywords=buying+a+house+for+dummies

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Buying-Your-First-House-Scotland/dp/154139903X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499973685&sr=8-1&keywords=buying+a+house

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Your-First-Home-Sell-ebook/dp/B004ZEN1GW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1499973704&sr=8-2&keywords=buying+a+house
    • Dolly123
    • By Dolly123 13th Jul 17, 10:28 PM
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    thats great thanks G_M
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 13th Jul 17, 10:49 PM
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    Don't forget curtain poles.... new builds come with bare windows and nothing to hang anything on .... so get that sorted to be affixed before/on your moving date.

    There's nothing shabbier than somebody "letting the neighbourhood down" with a series of odd bits of random sheet, blanket, towel or whatever ... suspended/affixed by any random method that's achievable without fixings.

    I know because I've done that in the past
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