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Top tips for buying a house?

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Slinkenstein Wed 19-Oct-11 08:51:09

Dp and I put an offer on a house yesterday; I've never bought or sold before, and he bought the house we're in 12 years ago as a first-time buyer.

Please can you lovely MNers impart some wisdom? Should we really not trust 90% of what the EA's tell us?

We've gone in at 10% under the asking price, but the property has only been on the market for about 4 weeks, so we're concerned they'll turn us down flat and hold out for a better offer. Our buyer is an investment buyer, so small chain, and we have our AIP in place.

If you could only give me one piece of advice, what would it be? Thanks.

SlinkyB Tue 21-May-13 21:43:44

Zombie thread!!! Thanks for the extra advice everyone, but we've been living in the property mentioned above for 15 months now grin

Very happy here, despite the rather noisy road out the front!

poocatcherchampion Wed 22-May-13 08:14:57

well done! how much did you pay in the end?

SlinkyB Wed 22-May-13 20:00:37

Umm, job to remember now, ha ha. £247k I think, and it was on for £260k? Our first offer was something like £235k so we kinda 'met in the middle'.

Sooo glad we don't have to buy or sell a house for (hopefully) another forty years!

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