Offers, right move obsession etc.

(15 Posts)
NervyBuyer2016 Mon 18-Jul-16 18:29:25

Couldn't think of a better title, sorry blush

We've been looking to buy since the beginning of the year. Nothing to some, but has felt like forever and full of stress to us with one purchase falling apart a week before exchange. We've been renting for past ten years so we've been used to right move> find house> view> say yes> move in four weeks later. Bish Bash Bosh 😆

We found a really great first buy and had our offer accepted around a fortnight a go. Ball rolling as fast as possible.

But my right move obsession! It's killing me not to check it each day for new listings. It's just habit now I guess, but I think I shouldn't look now. Even out of curiosity. I can't put my finger on why, but it feels wrong to do so.

Dh thinks I'm a loon.

Tell me... Do you still flirt with right move even when you've found a house?

itstheYbirdstop Mon 18-Jul-16 18:32:56

I've always flirted with Rightmove. I had to wean myself off eventually when I found myself upping the price bracket (to around £4mil) it kind of seemed a bit...unobtainable? Seriously it is addictive. There's nothing I like more than property porn. As long as you are 100% happy with your choice then flirt away.

NervyBuyer2016 Mon 18-Jul-16 18:41:25

I'm worried that something else will catch my eye. I don't want it to!

Of course if I had 4mil then I don't think we'd be buying the house we are though 😆

Stumbleine Mon 18-Jul-16 18:44:01

We bought our house a year ago and I still check rightmove daily blush

It's good to keep an eye on the market! wink

Catgirl83 Mon 18-Jul-16 20:43:55

OP, I literally could have written your post - searching for the same time, sale falling through and finding another property two weeks ago. I'm still checking Rightmove daily and doing a past 24 hours search, I like to know I'm not missing out on anything, despite loving the house we're buying.

HarryPottersMagicWand Mon 18-Jul-16 21:01:40

I moved 2 years ago. I love my house. It's amazing for us. Wouldn't be able to afford anything else this size. No intention of moving in the near future.

I still check rightmost every single day though. And get excited when new houses come up. My friend does the same and moved in to her house about 6 years ago!

aaahhhBump Mon 18-Jul-16 21:56:07

Mines is Savilles. No way I can ever afford one but you can search in different countries and with swimming pools. Daydreams.

DesolateWaist Mon 18-Jul-16 22:03:30

I moved three years ago. I love my house an have no desire to move. However I still get the updates from Rightmove. I am utterly addicted and I don't care.

Palomb Mon 18-Jul-16 22:11:38

I have literally just bought my perfect dream home. I will be leaving here in a box!

I am still checking rightmove 😂

NervyBuyer2016 Mon 18-Jul-16 22:17:19

Hahahaha! This is great. I can reliably inform dh that I am not a loon. on this occasion

Cat girl- great news for you, congrats! I'm itching to just get in there now. I am done renting. So fed up!

TurquoiseDress Tue 19-Jul-16 00:45:51

I'm totally with you OP!

We've been looking to buy for the last couple of months, so for me RM has become an almost daily thing.

But I'm sure once we eventually buy I'll still keep checking!

Fingers crossed your purchase goes through ok.

We are renting too, I am so thoroughly over it and just want to get our own place (despite predictions of property crashes & financial apocalypse!)

justdontevenfuckingstart Tue 19-Jul-16 01:00:04

We bought in February, the app is still on my phone and I look most days. Small village and I am nosy. But spent a year checking it all the time and it's a hard habit to break.

OlennasWimple Tue 19-Jul-16 01:03:34

Until you have completed, it's only prudent to keep an eye on the market, just in case wink

NervyBuyer2016 Tue 19-Jul-16 08:28:39

I wish house buying was the same here as it is in Scotland. This move is putting us in a tricky situ trying to get a school space for September, if she gets one before and it falls through she'll have no school place at all! sad

Notyetthere Tue 19-Jul-16 10:35:31

We bought over 3 years ago but i still check at least once a fortnight. Purely on a curiosity basis and to also see what other houses are selling for now. We are about to remortgage so I am definitely looking more at sold prices to gauge what ours might be valued at.

When we were in the buying process, there was that feeling that something better might come up but that was the feeling with the first house we almost bought that fell through. Once we found this one, that feeling dissipated. We already knew the housing stock available so knew that we had got the best house for our budget.

Luckily nothing has come on the market that I would have thought we missed out on. Most are on par or if better, then too expensive that we would not have been able to afford them even back then.

You will be fine.

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