Just agreed to buy first house!

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Post: # 234401Post Jessiebean »

That's great! Now the waiting begins(I am not really patient enough for that kind of waiting- I suspect you would be better!) be careful, it can be addictive buying real estate!
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Post: # 234425Post Thomzo »

Good luck, I hope it all goes through ok.

And you think you are going to get it up together in a year?????? I've been in this one for nearly nine now and there's still work to be done.

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Post: # 244149Post Andy Hamilton »

Right then, it took me ages to unearth this post for an update. But finally it looks like things are moving. Buying real estate addictive Jessiebean, nope not in the UK! It doesn't look like we will be in until the first week of October so much for my 8 weeks idea. I now have the utmost respect for anyone who has ever bought a house, its very stressful eh?

Every step of the way you have deal with bare faced liars, idiots and people who just can't do their job properally. I hope never, ever to have to go through an estate agent again. - Scotland has to be the next move! I had to be seriously rude myself in the end and it wasnt' the most comfortable way to act I threaten to pull out as they were all stalling, bah! Is buying houses always this hard?
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Post: # 244153Post Millymollymandy »

Yup! Well have only bought twice in France and if you don't keep phoning the notaire and pushing them to get their A into G they don't do a darned thing until the last week and will drag it all out for 3 months.
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mrsflibble wrote:
pelmetman wrote:That's great news and, of course, now is a good time to buy if you have nothing to sell as there are some fantastic bargains out there.

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yes, great if you can get a fricking mortgage and a deposit together!!! 1 income, increidbly high rent and a car that keeps breaking = no house for flibble :(
I'm in a similar situation...I can't imagine ever being able to buy a house and am a little bit jealous of anyone who can!

Well done Andy! the stress will be worth it in the end :icon_smile:

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Post: # 244159Post Andy Hamilton »

There would have been no way I would have been able to afford it had it not been from Emma earning and an inheritance. Even then we are the cheap end of the housing market. But, if some forecasts are correct my house will be worth half as much in 5 years time anyway!
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Post: # 244185Post happyhippy »

Congratulations,you're very lucky!Alot of folk can't afford to get onto the property ladder!

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Trouble is - it means growing up, staying put, settling down, being responsible for your own repairs and the mould on the walls is always your fault because you can't pass the problem on to anywhere else. If you don't like the neighbours you can't move and if the work moves elsewhere then you have to sell up and go through it all again.

But well done that man. Now all you have to do is to earn enough money to keep the place together.

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Congrats, hope all the legal bumf is over soon and you can move in :icon_smile:

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Post: # 244373Post bonniethomas06 »

Well done Andy, good luck with it all. Having owned and rented in my time, I do prefer the security you have from owning - at least you know that nobody (well, apart from the mortgage company) can pull the rug out from under you once you settle.

That said, I have never felt as settled in a house as I do in our current rented one - though I suspect this is more to do with the man than the tenancy agreement though.

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Post: # 244589Post sleepyowl »

Congrats, not a homeowner but me & the OH have strted looking into moving house & so far what we would be able to afford on our budget is not great, do need to get myself a new job though
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Post: # 246865Post Andy Hamilton »

UPDATE:

We are in, be in for a week.Yep folks it took that long. Starting to realise just how expensive it can be to own a house. The plumbing breaks, you fix it! Anyway, that aside ....compared to the last rented place this is 100 times better so we are (at last) very happy here.
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congratulations to you both hope you are very happy in your new home
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Post: # 246871Post Green Aura »

Excellent news :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Post: # 246873Post Susie »

Andy Hamilton wrote:Starting to realise just how expensive it can be to own a house. The plumbing breaks, you fix it!
Oh, I've so been there ;-). (Although, also, it breaks, you codge it up in a crap but liveable way, you fix it 5 years later ;-) ).

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