Savings when buying/selling houses

We saved £300 by asking our estate agent to drop their fee when they sold our house. Without reading MSE, I wouldn't have even crossed my mind to ask them to drop their fee. As second-time-buyers (so first-time-sellers, if you see what I mean), the thread on selling houses was really useful.

I don't know exactly how much we've saved by shopping around for buildings/contents insurance but we've just managed to insure our 3-bed detached house for less than we paid for buildings/contents insurance on our old 2-bed semi. Bargain! Back when we were naive first time buyers, we bought insurance from our mortgage provider. :eek: Not any more!

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  • Can you provide a link to "the thread on selling houses" please?
  • I don't know exactly how much we've saved by shopping around for buildings/contents insurance but we've just managed to insure our 3-bed detached house for less than we paid for buildings/contents insurance on our old 2-bed semi. Bargain! Back when we were naive first time buyers, we bought insurance from our mortgage provider. :eek: Not any more!

    Nice one.
    Although, of cource, the cheapest policy isn't always the best.
    How do you know the cheaper policy will pay out in event of a claim?
    Conversely, you may be getting a better policy for less money!
    It's a bit of a jungle out there . . . .
  • System
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    phil7445 wrote:
    Can you provide a link to "the thread on selling houses" please?
    Phil check this section of the main board out and also this section of the forum. I hope it helps.
  • phil7445
    phil7445 Posts: 483 Forumite
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    Thanks Judi.
  • we managed to get first refusal on a property this year before it was going yup for sale so managed to save a lot of estate agents fees and cuts.....but lots and lots need doing to the house, if any one enjoys decorating your more than welcome to come visit:rotfl:
    now proud mum to 3 handsome boys :j latest one born 10/10/11:j
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