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    • Morata_
    • By Morata_ 8th Jan 18, 5:33 PM
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    Anyone brought on the same street as one they are selling?
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    • 8th Jan 18, 5:33 PM
    Anyone brought on the same street as one they are selling? 8th Jan 18 at 5:33 PM
    Seen a house, 8 doors down on our estate, bigger but speaking to people, no one has ever brought on same street.

    Does it make financial sense? Should we just sit where we are or find something further afield?

    Apologies if this is a bizarre thread topic...
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    • Slithery
    • By Slithery 8th Jan 18, 5:37 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 5:37 PM
    Brought what?

    Or do you mean bought?
    • Morata_
    • By Morata_ 8th Jan 18, 5:39 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 5:39 PM
    Cheers for the contribution.

    • tizerbelle
    • By tizerbelle 8th Jan 18, 5:44 PM
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    • #4
    • 8th Jan 18, 5:44 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 5:44 PM
    If you are already looking for a bigger house and this meets all of your needs and you would be thinking about buying it if it were further away, why wouldn't you consider it?

    Presumably you know and like the location so have no issues staying in the area. It also means you (most likely) won't need to change doctors, children won't need to change schools (nor moan that they wont see any of their friends ever again in their life!)
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 8th Jan 18, 5:51 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 5:51 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 5:51 PM
    Yes, over 25 years ago and 5 doors away
    • ThePants999
    • By ThePants999 8th Jan 18, 6:06 PM
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    • #6
    • 8th Jan 18, 6:06 PM
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    I mean, the costs and hassle involved in moving home are enormous - but only you can judge if the benefits to you justify them.

    Buying on the same street does have one specific disadvantage - I don't know about you, but I'd be putting my key in the door of the wrong house for bloody months
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 8th Jan 18, 6:12 PM
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    • #7
    • 8th Jan 18, 6:12 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 6:12 PM
    A friend did this, literally now lives opposite her old house. Better house, super easy move, already know the neighbours and the neighbourhood - so why not?
    • eschaton
    • By eschaton 8th Jan 18, 6:20 PM
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    • #8
    • 8th Jan 18, 6:20 PM
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    I don't see an issue.

    When I last moved it was only 0.25 miles away for a house that met all my needs.

    If a similar house had been nearer but over 200 yards from my previous one then I would have took that.
    • jimbog
    • By jimbog 8th Jan 18, 6:26 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 6:26 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 6:26 PM
    I moved to the next street for a bigger house and loved it. But, to be honest, when properties had come up on my old road I was quietly relieved when they weren't suitable - it felt, I don't know, unsatisfactory - as if I wasn't getting the real benefits of moving
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    • -taff
    • By -taff 8th Jan 18, 7:09 PM
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    There isn't a register of people who do things like move to the same street, so just move if you want to.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 8th Jan 18, 7:15 PM
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    I have a friend who moved to the house opposite.

    Our neighbours used to live next door but one the other side. They moved away, decided they didn't like it despite it being their home town, and moved back into the first house to come back up for sale.
    • ProDave
    • By ProDave 8th Jan 18, 7:34 PM
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    Currently building a new house 2 doors up the road from our old one. Objective being to downsize for retirement, and building a near passive house standard build that you would not get from a developer.

    It obviously shows we are happy with the location.
    • warby68
    • By warby68 8th Jan 18, 7:50 PM
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    We did it once - better house, the type we really wanted but wasn't available when we bought the other. Worth it to us as the time, although costs of moving were much lower then.

    Our current neighbour on one side used to live on our other side.

    I know of someone who moved literally next door - pair of semis so mirrored layout and they preferred it that way round apparently.

    It happens (or maybe we're all a bit weird round here )
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 8th Jan 18, 8:01 PM
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    I know of somebody that did it. It was just round the corner though, although the same small/new estate.

    They bought at the peak, then wanted a different one, so sold at a loss back to the developer to buy a different one just round the corner 15 months later.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Jan 18, 9:07 PM
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    Yes, we bought our friends' house, offset behind ours, so we moved most of the furniture over the back fence.

    It was ironic, because their other neighbour had planted leylandii behind our garden so we thought we'd either have to kill them or move. By buying semi-detached to him, we were then on the sunshine side, which was a much better way round.

    Our former home and garden gradually disappeared behind the neighbour's evergreen shield, but we didn't really give it much thought. We could see the top of it, but it no longer registered as anything to do with us.

    The guy with the leylandii is still there. So are the trees. He was a model neighbour for 21 years in what was a great house....and garden.
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    • charlie792
    • By charlie792 8th Jan 18, 9:36 PM
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    i once ended up living next door to my old house (renting not buying) but that was only because my original place was a houseshare and our next place was the whole house.
    The way our numbers ran though (odds and evens the same side) so the number was just 1 up also which I think confused people when I changed my address.
    • Debtslayer
    • By Debtslayer 8th Jan 18, 9:38 PM
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    If it's right house for you and you like the area then why not?
    You know the neighbourhood and the nieghbours and if you didn't like area you wouldn't think about staying there
    Also I would say it looks good to prospective purchasers r current house as you on like the area enough to want to stay in it
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    • Ithaca
    • By Ithaca 8th Jan 18, 10:12 PM
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    Our neighbours did exactly this... moved from a semi-detached about 100m up the road to a detached. They love the area and the road, have lots of friends here, and now have a bigger house... win/win all around really.
    • franklee
    • By franklee 8th Jan 18, 10:51 PM
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    My next door neighbour did. The removal men wheeled their washing machine round by hand on a trolley. They knew the area, they knew which house they wanted and they went for it. Seems sensible to me.
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 8th Jan 18, 11:38 PM
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    Yes, we've thought of doing the same. Our location's great but there's bigger houses near us we wish could move into! It'd be like extending or structurally improving your house without living through the admin and construction hassles stretched out over months or years!
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