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Is going for a third viewing unreasonable?

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MissBetseyTrotwood Wed 04-Sep-13 20:37:08

It's a big, big decision; we are relocating family and work from city to country. We want all our (getting more elderly) parents to see it as, tbh, we might end up with them living there too a few years from now.

What do you think?

OhDearNigel Thu 05-Sep-13 17:06:34

we viewed a house three times once. We didn't buy it.

OhDearNigel Thu 05-Sep-13 17:09:50

The seller can always tell us to get lost, can't they...

In which case I would tell them they could keep their sale. When we had our house up for sale we would have had people back 3 times with mum, dad, uncle tom cobbly and all to secure a sale. It's not as if you're spending a tenner, is it !

MissBetseyTrotwood Fri 06-Sep-13 21:26:28

Third viewing

We went. It was lovely. We were hoping to see it on a horrible, wet and windy, grey depressing day. But it was pure, beautiful sunshine and a long lovely late summer evening. The in laws came with and loved it.

Needs more work than we thought at first.

It's rural but with about 10 or 15 houses around, so a hamlet really. The nearest station is a hop over the garden hedge and a walk across an orchard. Trains go 4 times an hour to the nearest town. So the DSs could lurch around a bit independently when they're older.

It's all happening very fast though. I'd have to give my notice in the next few weeks to leave my job at Xmas. I love my job. I love the community we live in but it's no good for our DSs as they grow. School options are better there and the streets are safer.

Sorry, I'm diverging from the original thread. grin

jenster1976 Fri 06-Sep-13 21:33:49

Hehe, knew it! I viewed this house about 2 years so it's been on the market for a while! We now live next village along and love it here, (Selling) come join us!

MissBetseyTrotwood Fri 06-Sep-13 21:35:25

And yes OhDearNigel selling a house is hard work! When we sold our last flat my DM nearly wet herself laughing at the photos as she claimed not to recognise the clean, tidy, orderly flat she saw!

It's a good budget we have because we have a lot of dead relatives who lived in old houses in old crap areas of London that got nice. Not because we're bankers or owt. grin

MissBetseyTrotwood Fri 06-Sep-13 21:38:17

Ha haaaaa! Ace. grin

It is a funny one, granted, but we do have peculiar requirements for DH's work and our family...

jenster1976 Fri 06-Sep-13 21:38:40

Sorry just meant that your description of the area made me think it was likely to be this area, it was lovely but was up for over £800k then which was too much... Great if you've got poss relatives to consider though!

MissBetseyTrotwood Fri 06-Sep-13 21:44:59

Cleverly spotted!

Yes, 800k+ is too much. So glad you like the area. The main house isn't 800k's worth but the whole package could work really well for us.

Being such a townie I'm scared of winter there though. That's the only thing that's putting me off; getting snowed or iced in. How's it been for your this (long) winter?

jenster1976 Fri 06-Sep-13 22:00:08

It was cold and we're on oil with a decrepit old boiler so it was v expensive, however the roads were generally fine, think there was only 2 days I didn't fancy dicing with it. We do have a 4x4 but to be honest its pretty manageable without. Although the train line goes down at the merest hint of ice or snow so DH had a few snow days!
Boughton's a good village and you're well placed between Faversham and Canterbury and there's a good community out here. Let me know if you've got any other questions, my DDs are 6 and 4 so similar to yours if you need pointing in any directions.

MissBetseyTrotwood Fri 06-Sep-13 22:12:38

Thanks! It's good to know the community is strong; I've got such a good support network here that I'm dreading leaving it tbh. Liked Boughton I have to say; my best friend grew up in the area and was a bit down on it but I didn't really get why.

It's such an unusual set up there, I can see why it hasn't sold earlier.

Anyway, have MNetted for way too long tonight. Need to tidy up and get to bed!


MissBetseyTrotwood Wed 02-Oct-13 21:03:08

jenster1976 I'm going to PM you too. But a question - what are your broadband speeds like? I'm trying to find out online but nowt beats an honest opinion from a resident imo! DH is going to be working from home so it's vital that it's a decent.

Things are moving at our place - ours is all spruced up and we've open house this weekend. Eek! Excited and scared all at once. grin

TheArticFunky Wed 02-Oct-13 21:13:18

We visited 5 times and also brought plumbers and builders with us. We also had one visit to inspect the loft.

I appreciate that it may have been a pain for the vendors however we were not interested in buying it in its present state we wanted to renovate and convert the loft we had to take professionals with us to advise if it was possible.

hifi Wed 02-Oct-13 21:30:35

Our buyer visited 3 times before offering and has been a further 3 since. It's a huge amount of money you are spending,view away.

MissBetseyTrotwood Wed 02-Oct-13 21:38:02

After the 3rd viewing we did put an offer in and it was accepted. Hurrah! Now to sell ours!

FCEK Thu 03-Oct-13 15:24:47

as a house seller, I have a viewer who implied she might come back for a third viewing which annoys me. I think 2 is enough and in this area, more than 2 is unheard of.

any more than 2 is just time wasting, they either want it or they don't. As a poster above says - if they need more than 2 viewings, then I think they are unlikely to buy it as something isn't 'right' if they need to keep checking.

Leopoldina Thu 03-Oct-13 15:28:49

why would it possibly annoy you if they wanted 28 viewings? you don't need to be there / know they've been. Let the agents earn their commission the hard way...

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