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Aibu to ask your opinions on these houses?

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PhDPepper Fri 20-Oct-17 23:47:24

1st time buyers.

DH likes this one

I think it has potential but would need a bit of redecorating and a new bathroom etc!

I like this one

Bit more finished but smaller, we can’t decide!

underneaththeash Fri 20-Oct-17 23:49:42

Your DH;s is more of a family home, yours is more a couples. Do you have/want children?

Coastalcommand Fri 20-Oct-17 23:50:19

I'd get the first one and use the money you'd save on buying the other one to do it up.
The more space the better, decor you can fix.

GetOutOfMYGarden Fri 20-Oct-17 23:50:27

I prefer the second, honestly! The first comes across as a bit pokey (sorry if the seller is on MN!) especially compared to that lovely view from the garden.

Floralnomad Fri 20-Oct-17 23:50:32

Unless the second one is in a more desirable area for you I'd pick the first one .

ukelelebanana Fri 20-Oct-17 23:52:47

Sorry but I wouldn't pick either. Number one needs completely gutting and number 2 is tiny.

PhDPepper Fri 20-Oct-17 23:54:16

Sorry I have another thread going as it was a bit quiet.

I like both, we don’t have kids at the moment but they’re on the cards in the next few years. I think in that respect the first one might be better. smile

Sleeplessinguiltyness Sat 21-Oct-17 00:08:18

First one, no question (although I'm very jealous of the prices of either one, we're currently renting in SE where 2 bed terrace goes for £220k+, can't see us ever being able to buy confused)

keepcalmandfuckon Sat 21-Oct-17 00:12:58

Much prefer the first. The second one looks dark and squished.

Misspollyhadadollie Sat 21-Oct-17 00:14:01


Doggymum88 Sat 21-Oct-17 00:16:11

I prefer number 1. Go with more room. As others have said you can change the interior over time to something more your taste smile

Thesmallthings Sat 21-Oct-17 00:22:25

Number one imo is alot nicer

DillyDally15 Sat 21-Oct-17 00:22:56

Definitely second if you haven't got the time to do up. Looks lovely. Otherwise like others said probably the 2nd. I actually regret buying a house that didn't need anything doing to it. It means I can't waste money on decor and furnishings (much to the relief of DH)! I'm gobsmacked at how cheap they are. Houses like those in my village would be 250k and upwards!

differentnameforthis Sat 21-Oct-17 00:24:14

I like the first! I would definitely go for that rather then #2. I lived in a quaint home similar to #2 and it is surprising how quick you outgrow it when a baby comes along, or how squished you feel with guests.

Weedsnseeds1 Sat 21-Oct-17 00:26:10

I prefer the first one. Wish I could buy a house like that here, would cost three times the price!

StripeyDeckchair Sat 21-Oct-17 00:27:40

The first one, however perfect a house is you'll still want to change things to make it your own. Get the space & decorate it.

steppemum Sat 21-Oct-17 00:29:03

1 is a lot bigger. The second bedroom in 2 is small and squashed, and 1 has a third bedroom.

2 has no dining area in kitchen or living room, 1 does.

1 the lounge looks a lot bigger

I don't think 1 needa gutting, you don't HAVE to replace the bathroom etc. most of it is paper and paint to fix.

I really dislike the furniture etc in no1, which I think makes it hard to look past in photos to see what you could make of it.

the only thing about 2 is the living room is snug with woodburner.

Shiftymake Sat 21-Oct-17 00:29:55

Number one, it is harder to add space then pick up some paint or get a new bathroom fitted.

Beahun Sat 21-Oct-17 00:32:43

Prefer first one. It has 3 bedrooms, kitchen you can sit in and it's cheaper. Also, lovely garden. I'm sure once you done it up nicely you can make some money on it. Good luck!

Time40 Sat 21-Oct-17 00:37:38

I'd go for space every time, so the first.

VinIsGroot Sat 21-Oct-17 00:56:16

No1 ..... Space ....we've lived in a cosy cottage.
It just needs the inbuilt wardrobe removing and decorating. Bathroom is okay and livable !

notangelinajolie Sat 21-Oct-17 01:04:23

First one. FTB cheaper, bigger and you can make it your own. I say this, not knowing the area but something to bear in mind - make sure you buy a property that you will be able to sell easily. Look at how long each has been on the market.

MyfatheristheKing Sat 21-Oct-17 01:06:27

First one for sure smile

ThatIsNachoCheese Sat 21-Oct-17 01:11:16

1st without a doubt.

ilovesooty Sat 21-Oct-17 01:14:07

The first one, definitely.

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