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To want to buy a second home just 20 miles from our current home?

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user1480355677 Mon 28-Nov-16 18:00:41

When we were looking for our current home, we were torn between two areas and basically let the house decide so to speak, so which area had the perfect house for us. Still love where we live, love the house, the area, the community. But still have a hankering to live in this other location which is so quiet and peaceful.

We own 5 properties, 4 of which we rent out as holiday homes but none are in this other location. We are looking at buying another holiday home and a property has come up in this other location and I would absolutely love to live there.

Would it be completely crazy to own two homes just 20 miles apart? Our current home would be used monday to friday and the new home would be used at weekends and in the holidays (we're both teachers).

SmallTownTwirl Mon 28-Nov-16 18:03:02


VeryBitchyRestingFace Mon 28-Nov-16 18:05:45

It would not be "crazy", no.

Posting this on MN could be construed as unwise though.

WrongTrouser Mon 28-Nov-16 18:08:07

Crazy, no. Selfish, yes. Not quite sure why you are feeling the need to share your little quandry.

user1480355677 Mon 28-Nov-16 18:09:20

Sorry not sure what the problem is with posting this? Asking a genuine question.

Deadsouls Mon 28-Nov-16 18:09:39

What is it with the threads of late?
High class problem?

Deadsouls Mon 28-Nov-16 18:10:19

Yes OP it would be completely and utterly CRAZEE to do that.

WrongTrouser Mon 28-Nov-16 18:11:11

You don't think given the number of posters on MN who can't afford to buy one house that your dilemna might come across badly?

user1480355677 Mon 28-Nov-16 18:14:36

wrongtrouser That's hardly my problem is it? We've worked hard for our money.

ByeByeLilSebastian Mon 28-Nov-16 18:15:38

You are so bonkers grin

WrongTrouser Mon 28-Nov-16 18:15:50

Do carry on then....

alltouchedout Mon 28-Nov-16 18:16:50

Oh dear god.

Deadsouls Mon 28-Nov-16 18:16:59

If you are being genuine, what exactly is the problem

VeryBitchyRestingFace Mon 28-Nov-16 18:17:21

That's hardly my problem is it? We've worked hard for our money.

simplysarcastic Mon 28-Nov-16 18:17:53


srslylikeomg Mon 28-Nov-16 18:17:56

Other people don't work hard for their money, they just work 'medium' so I personally think you are more entitled to even more more more houses!

Waffles80 Mon 28-Nov-16 18:18:24

Never mind ^first world problems*.

Recently it's been another world problems.

PoliticalBiscuit Mon 28-Nov-16 18:18:56

If you don't see a problem with it then why are you asking if you're being unreasonable and asking an Internet forum about it? hmm

usual Mon 28-Nov-16 18:19:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WrongTrouser Mon 28-Nov-16 18:20:02

Yes, I think that's why young people these days struggle to get on the housing ladder - they are just not working hard enough.

SmilingButClueless Mon 28-Nov-16 18:20:13

user Ah, so all the people who can't afford homes don't work hard for their money then. Good to know that all the carers, bin collectors, postal operatives, healthcare practitioners etc are just sitting around all day.

If two teachers can afford five homes between them I'm definitely in the wrong job...

Mishegoss Mon 28-Nov-16 18:20:29

😂😂 oh please. Try to control your kerrraaaazy self.

ByeByeLilSebastian Mon 28-Nov-16 18:21:14

Seriously though op, if you can afford it then go for it.
Lots of posters are going to jump on you for daring to speak about your money though so don your flameproof suit.

Shakey15000 Mon 28-Nov-16 18:23:33

It's not crazy if that's what you want to do and can afford to do it.

slamdunkthefunk Mon 28-Nov-16 18:24:44

I'm pretty sure there are plenty of teachers on here who work just as hard as you who can't afford one house.
Sounds like you've had a dose of good luck as well. You should acknowledge that.

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