House buying and my wife.... I lolled.

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Found 8th Jul 2009
So.... On Saturday my wife was depressed because she wants a house. We talked about it for a bit and she starts looking on the internet. She sees this house in Dover and shows me, I see potential so she tries to ring the EA on Sunday, closed. We drive out there anyway to have a look. She liked it, I didn't as it had a weird shaped living room, no room for a 42" tv. Brilliant view of Dover castle though. Turns out it was sold anyway and the EA was just too lazy to amend the details.

Monday she rings EA's and books loads of viewings then we go to see a mortgage broker, then off to stalk the houses she had viewings on.

Tuesday we view 2 houses, first one was a no hoper. Second one was ok. Needs a bit of work, but nothing major. Wife has a bit of a haggle.

This morning she makes a formal offer and seller accepts.

Difficult to buy a house these days? Yeah right. PMSL. Now the 'fun' begins....

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Getting an offer accepted is the easy part... now just wait and see :thumbsup:
If you don't have one to sell as well though, you will find it easier, as you're the end of the chain and way less stressfull.

Just hope the chain isn't too long!

i dont see which bit was funny

i think the 'difficulty' a lot of people talk about is financially mate , house prices havent exactly kept inline with inflation have they

i thaught your wife was male? lol

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Babbabooey;5692164

Getting an offer accepted is the easy part... now just wait and see … Getting an offer accepted is the easy part... now just wait and see :thumbsup:Just hope the chain isn't too long!



Well as long as the survey comes back clean there 'shouldn't' be a problem

No chain, we sold last year and the sellers ready to go.

Haha like the priorities, TV wont fit, next!:w00t:

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GAVINLEWISHUKD;5692181

Haha like the priorities, TV wont fit, next!:w00t:



Well you've got to be practical about these things :lol:

Was the kitchen sink in a decent place for her? At least make sure she has a window to look out of .......

Shengis;5692213

Well you've got to be practical about these things :lol:


definately lol xxx

The main things to look for in a house, a big wall for the telly and a drive to put/fix cars :lol:

Shengis you have got your priorities right mate

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You need to get a mortgage to buy a house in Dover? :?

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barneydog;5692258

The main things to look for in a house, a big wall for the telly and a … The main things to look for in a house, a big wall for the telly and a drive to put/fix cars :lol: Shengis you have got your priorities right mate



Well that's it. It's got a driveway that will hold 2 cars but as I said to the wife, I can easily get 6 on here. She wasn't impressed :lol:

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seriously, you shouldnt buy the 2nd house you've looked at or am I mis-reading?

check out the land registry to see what prices other properties have sold for in that area.

out of interest, what % did you get off the asking price as 15-20% has been bandied about?

and dont forget to ask if there have ever been any disputes with the neighbours as they dont have to tell you unless you ask I believe.

Good stuff Shengis - all the best in your new abode.

Shengis;5692279

Well that's it. It's got a driveway that will hold 2 cars but as I said … Well that's it. It's got a driveway that will hold 2 cars but as I said to the wife, I can easily get 6 on here. She wasn't impressed :lol:



That's women for you, they simply don't understand what's really important :whistling:





:lol:

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smithyp1;5692226

Was the kitchen sink in a decent place for her? At least make sure she … Was the kitchen sink in a decent place for her? At least make sure she has a window to look out of .......


That's a load of TOSH! m8.
When I put mY kitchen in I listened to everyone saying "Put the sink by the window so you can look into the garden" HORLICKS!
I have a dishwasher!
I should be sat at a breakfast bar, looking out of the window and enjoying meals.
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
I'm going to change the kitchen round to a "SENSIBLE" layout!:p:p:p:p:p:

http://i27.tinypic.com/2rztg6e.jpg So when's the housewarming? lol!

Keeping the caravan as a holiday retreat?

Well good luck with the new house - hope it all goes smoothly.

I'm not sure that they have been saying it's hard to buy - more like hard to sell. Not that I have my finger on the housing market pulse. ;-)

Coming to East Kent, hey..........ooooh

smithyp1;5692226

Was the kitchen sink in a decent place for her? At least make sure she … Was the kitchen sink in a decent place for her? At least make sure she has a window to look out of .......



Oh this is a biggy with me - don't jest!

Hi Shengis, congrats on your new home.:thumbsup:

So, when's the housewarming party, and is there enough space for us all to crash out at yours?

Good luck,hope it goes smoothly,I know how these things can take time,surprised you not looked round at more houses.
I've been to see loads and loads,just not in Dover,despite it being pretty cheap here,Folkestone quite cheap too. Been here about 8 years now,need move out.

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Gah i thought this was a joke thread - no joke!
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