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    • theGrinch
    • By theGrinch 5th Jan 18, 7:03 PM
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    We need your help on areas to start our search - it's been a long time
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    • 5th Jan 18, 7:03 PM
    We need your help on areas to start our search - it's been a long time 5th Jan 18 at 7:03 PM
    Mrs Grinch and I have just accepted an offer on our home of many years. The buyers have indicated completion before the end of April so they can port their existing mortgage.

    We need your help with our own property search for areas we can consider and if our budget is realistic based on the following.


    o At least 4 good sized bedrooms

    o Detached

    o North of the Thames

    o Within a mile of a London tube or an Overground station.

    o Garden at least 100 foot

    o Within a 20-minute walk of a high street

    o We have a separate budget for updating to our tastes.


    Ideas for areas we can look at will be very helpful

    We have budgeted £990,000 for the actual purchase plus extra for SDLT, survey, legals, valuation, removals etc.
    Last edited by theGrinch; 05-01-2018 at 7:25 PM.
    "enough is a feast"...old Buddist proverb
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    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 7th Jan 18, 10:07 AM
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    Great Missenden and Prestwood are nice. The former is better, having its own station. I'd choose Amersham and Chesham over both though.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 7th Jan 18, 11:06 AM
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    Do you have any experience of Great Missenden and the surrounding areas? Its NR but was suggested to us last year.
    Originally posted by theGrinch
    Limited highstreet facilities if you want to be walking to those.

    Do you need schools
    • theGrinch
    • By theGrinch 7th Jan 18, 5:59 PM
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    Limited highstreet facilities if you want to be walking to those.

    Do you need schools
    Originally posted by getmore4less
    We don't need schools as a priority. We tend to agree and the station was a little far for a casual stroll although you got more for your £.
    "enough is a feast"...old Buddist proverb
    • theGrinch
    • By theGrinch 7th Jan 18, 6:05 PM
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    Denham (nr Uxbridge) was suggested on a thread and today it was suggested by one of our neighbours.

    They also said Eastcote was worth a look (their inlaws there) as it was slowly changing with new openings.

    Anyone have experience of either?
    "enough is a feast"...old Buddist proverb
    • theartfullodger
    • By theartfullodger 7th Jan 18, 6:10 PM
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    .We have budgeted £990,000 for the actual purchase plus extra for SDLT, survey, legals, valuation, removals etc.

    "enough is a feast"...old Buddist proverb
    Originally posted by theGrinch
    The most outstandingly best example of irony I've seen in years....

    ff.... £120k will get you a home, qualifying past the "enough" test, in several areas of the UK
    Last edited by theartfullodger; 07-01-2018 at 6:17 PM.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 7th Jan 18, 8:19 PM
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    I used to live near Eastcote. from memory you won't get the sort of house you want in Eastcote itself.
    • theGrinch
    • By theGrinch 8th Jan 18, 5:24 PM
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    The most outstandingly best example of irony I've seen in years....

    ff.... £120k will get you a home, qualifying past the "enough" test, in several areas of the UK
    Originally posted by theartfullodger
    £120k? that's a lot of tent.
    "enough is a feast"...old Buddist proverb
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 8th Jan 18, 6:20 PM
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    Somehow I doubt £120k would even get you a tent in London.
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