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rstuk Wed 10-Apr-13 20:19:16

House 1
House 2
Project vs. Ready-made, help me decide?

SizzleSazz Wed 10-Apr-13 20:22:37

One is town centre though and one is 10 miles away? Surely the location question is paramount?
I prefer 1 (from what I can see on my phone)

LynetteScavo Wed 10-Apr-13 20:23:14

House 1, defiantly.

What is the garden like and what are the shcools like? Is house 1 in a horrid area?

LynetteScavo Wed 10-Apr-13 20:24:30

I think you could sort house 1 out with £20K, if you were careful.

wfrances Wed 10-Apr-13 20:24:37

house 1 without doubt

rstuk Wed 10-Apr-13 20:25:22

Sizzle, I'd rather live in the town centre one while DH would rather live outside so we're a bit torn
Lynette, the garden is pretty average, needs a lot of work but the schools are good i went to them myself and enjoyed them so i'm a bit biased
the only downside is the lack of parking as its in the centre sad

LynetteScavo Wed 10-Apr-13 20:27:42

I think you'd need to check out how much new sash windows would cost.

LynetteScavo Wed 10-Apr-13 20:31:15

I think long term you would make more money on house 1.

I've lived in both types of house, and I can see if you have a newborn/toddler house 2 would be easier for now.

But I'm really liking house 1. Is there no rear access parking? Could you knock down that building at the bottom of the garden and park there?

dyslexicdespot Wed 10-Apr-13 20:33:05

House 1has the potential to be absolutely amazing. House 2 is very dull.

CheckpointCharlie Wed 10-Apr-13 20:36:37

Like 1 more. House 2 is a bit too kind of plain and neutral for me. I would rather start from scratch (if you have the money) and it has 7 bedrooms!!!! Is that right?

CheckpointCharlie Wed 10-Apr-13 20:37:26

Wow and I love the hallway too. Much more atmospheric (a bit woo???).

Manchesterhistorygirl Wed 10-Apr-13 20:39:45

House 1. It's fabulous and will be gorgeous when its finished.

NotMostPeople Wed 10-Apr-13 20:42:06

House one is fab, house two is meh.

invicta Wed 10-Apr-13 20:50:58

Are you project people or not? We're not and although house1 will be amazing one day, we're not the people to,do it. Consequently, we would choose house 2, as its already done. It just looks plain from the outside.

Also, consider the location. Which do you prefer? What is better for your jobs, shopping, schools, etc? What about the future - how long do you want to live there. Finally, have you visited them? Which has the right gut feeling?

7to25 Wed 10-Apr-13 21:21:19

House 1 has an original light fitting in drawing room.
Do not throw it into a skip, should you happen to buy the house!

Bowlersarm Wed 10-Apr-13 21:23:11

House 1 has much more kerb appeal

ivykaty44 Wed 10-Apr-13 21:47:54

I like one

number two is not to my taste at all and I doubt there would be much I could do to change it to make it feel like home to me - sorry

mrsminiverscharlady Wed 10-Apr-13 23:18:14

1 could be lovely but it looks like a really big project. Kitchen, bathrooms, heating, probably rewiring, possibly a new roof and windows. Not for the faint-hearted!

CocoNutter Wed 10-Apr-13 23:31:34

House 1, definitely. But it does depend on your priorities.

herhonesty Wed 10-Apr-13 23:49:13

1. Definitely 1.

Alwayscheerful Thu 11-Apr-13 00:03:51

House 1 is fab.

bellabelly Thu 11-Apr-13 00:17:55

House 1 = lovely
House 2 = no character at all but maybe good for practical reasons

We bought practical house with zero character. I have regretted it ever since.

piprabbit Thu 11-Apr-13 00:23:30

I like house 1, but that is only because the higgledy piggledy windows and soulless garden put me off house 2.

MildlyMiserable Thu 11-Apr-13 00:25:08

House 1.
Can't believe how much house you can get for the money!

FarleyD Thu 11-Apr-13 00:31:24

Heart says house 1, head says house 2.

House 1 is beautiful (and could be even more so). Would parking be an issue with house 1? Is it in a noisy location? What would you do with seven bedrooms? Do you have time, energy, money to take it on? Heating and maintenance might be high. You could probably make money once done up.

House 2 is very plain on outside but at least it's done. You would only have to fork out for cosmetic changes if you wanted to. Are there amenities near by? Would probably be cheaper to heat than house 1. Not sure you could add much to the value of this house.

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