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    • AndreeaG
    • By AndreeaG 13th Sep 19, 10:51 AM
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    Buying first house (Budget 300K) - opinions would be really appreciated.
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    • 13th Sep 19, 10:51 AM
    Buying first house (Budget 300K) - opinions would be really appreciated. 13th Sep 19 at 10:51 AM
    After years of renting we are finally looking for a house to buy. So being FTBs, this is where the MSEs' expertise comes forward - I really need a second opinion.

    Both myself and my partner will need to commute into London daily.

    We have seen a first-floor maisonette, which is close to the Greenford station and we like the area. Is currently listed for 307,000 and it comes with 100 years of lease. What do you guys think what are the advantages/disadvantages of buying a first-floor maisonette?

    We would like to buy a house instead of a maisonette, however, because of our 300,000 budget, we struggle to find a 2bed house with a garden. Do you have any suggestion on areas that we should be looking to buy a house within our budget e.g. (Watford)? Should we also wait to see what happens with Brexit?

    Thanks for any input!
    Last edited by AndreeaG; 13-09-2019 at 10:54 AM.
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    • Cheffy123
    • By Cheffy123 17th Sep 19, 2:31 PM
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    Ahhh small world. Only moved here 4 years ago. Now looking to sell. Hoping to sell soon tbh
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 17th Sep 19, 6:25 PM
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    I live in romford and I work at liverpool street. I live 3 minute walk to bus stop which gets me to romford station or you can get another bus to Newbury park in 10 minute. I'm actually selling my flat too. On the market for 240k. 91 years on lease. 10 ground rent & 64 a month service charge which includes building insurance etc. Romford ain't bad. Really good and easy to get in city

    Take a look
    Originally posted by Cheffy123
    Well this could be a first.

    Our first MSE house buying "marriage"? I'll buy a new hat.
    • Cheffy123
    • By Cheffy123 17th Sep 19, 7:35 PM
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    Huh. I'm confused??
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