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MsPopples Fri 10-Jun-11 21:52:44

We'll be mortgaged to the hilt, the garden's tiny, but I LOVE IT.

Hassled Fri 10-Jun-11 21:54:52

They do love their wooden flooring, don't they?
It's lovely but I'm aghast at the price. Is that standard for the area?

scurryfunge Fri 10-Jun-11 21:56:02

It is lovely. Do you need a big garden though?

It is showing as sold -have you made an offer?grin

FabbyChic Fri 10-Jun-11 21:56:47

Thats not wooden flooring, thats varnished floorboards, they are the nuts, really like it, not keen on the clutter in the kitchen though. Or the brown walls.

mumatron Fri 10-Jun-11 21:57:16

that would be about £200,000 cheaper around here.

i do like it though.

MsPopples Fri 10-Jun-11 21:57:19

Well we saw a lot for about £30,000 less in the area that needed a lot of work. It Is a hell of a lot I agree. It's a lovely area though, green, safe, good links into town, nice little shops, conservation area with lovely walks along the river....

scurryfunge Fri 10-Jun-11 21:58:33

Presumably they wouldn't be leaving any clutter in the kitchen, FC?

MsPopples Fri 10-Jun-11 21:59:15

scurryfunge - we;ve made an offer, been accepted, really worried now about a lifetime of mortgage slavery......(our previous mortgage is a fraction of the one we'll be getting)

thisisyesterday Fri 10-Jun-11 21:59:23

meh. it's nice but i could NOT live with such a tiny garden. then again i have 3 boys who want to be outside all the time, so maybe if i just had the one? who knows

Lilyloo Fri 10-Jun-11 22:00:46

It is very nice have you made the offer ?

scurryfunge Fri 10-Jun-11 22:01:28

If you love it and it is in the perfect area, it seems ideal. Hope the sale goes smoothly.

Beamur Fri 10-Jun-11 22:02:18

That is one tiny garden.
It's nice though.
Have you considered if you could afford it if mortgage rates go up?

MsPopples Fri 10-Jun-11 22:03:21

Yes thisisyesterday - the garden is the downside, definitely, but there are two big parks and a green 5mins away.

Thanks Scurryfunge x

weejie Fri 10-Jun-11 22:03:30

its lovely and its cheap for London - ignore anyone who lives outside zone 5 as they simply have no concept of London house prices and say things like that'd be 100000 cheaper here. Yup, thats cos you don't live in one of the best cities in the world. Being here is worth the extra cost.

so there wink

MsPopples Fri 10-Jun-11 22:04:39

Beamur - yes we can get a fixed rate - but still a bit punishing. I am a bit worried about taking on so much debt - DH is a lot more risk averse than me.

Beamur Fri 10-Jun-11 22:07:32

I guess if it ticks all the boxes for you (and it sounds like it does) - would you kick yourself if you let it go...?
Grasp the nettle!
You can always sell/move - it's not as if you're committed for ever.

PamBeesly Fri 10-Jun-11 22:12:01

Its fabulous, I'd love to live in London...aaah to dream...but I live in the west of Ireland, wet and windy. Your new house is gorgeous, well done smile

MsPopples Fri 10-Jun-11 22:18:49

Pam - I'd love to live in west Ireland - one of my favorite places.

Beamur Fri 10-Jun-11 22:24:21

Maybe you two should house swap for holidays!

MsPopples Fri 10-Jun-11 22:30:10

Ha ha - good idea Beamur,
Thanks for all the replies everyone.

Kallista Fri 10-Jun-11 22:38:19

The main things for me that well outweigh garden size are: safety of the neighbourhood, good nearby public transport links, saleability, and off road parking for at least one car. I do believe in trusting your instincts so go for it if you like it.
Just be really sure you can afford the extra mortgage.

Bohica Fri 10-Jun-11 22:47:34

I can't believe the price for the size of it! You can buy a 4 bed detatched for £250,000 where we are (40 min drive to London)

It's very nice when you don't look at the price smile

animula Fri 10-Jun-11 22:53:08

That's really nice. Will you ask them who did their side return/extension and loft conversion and PM me? Please?

MsPopples Fri 10-Jun-11 22:54:58

Bohica - do you mind me asking where you live???????????

Will do animula.

stantonjulie Fri 10-Jun-11 22:58:37

Moved out of London in November and bought a detached bungalow with a massive garden for £100,000 less than my London flat. My commute into town is still good (30 mins to Cannon St) and the massive garden means my daughter always has something to do (and my partner plants pretty flowers and vegetables). Think about your needs for the next 3-5 years. We are going to use spare cash to convert it into a nice house.

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