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Having a bit of a wobble....

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WineandDine Sun 03-Jul-16 09:45:07

Sold our 2 bed house 2 days after it went on the market in early May. Decent price and to FTBs.
We offered on a property which we thought needed a bit of work a few weeks later but subsequently pulled out post survey as there were far too many issues for us to deal with which weren't apparent on viewings (damp, new roof, new windows, structural issues etc!)
We've found somewhere else, a 1920s semi which has been fully refurbed and have had an offer accepted but after going back to see it yesterday, I'm having serious doubts.
My main concern is the size, the downstairs isn't much bigger than what we have now and the entrance needs some reconfiguration to make it livable BUT it's on a generous sized plot, big garden etc so there is potential to extend in time and it's in a great location close to very good school (have an 11m old DS). The sole bathroom upstairs is also very small but again I guess we could add a downstairs shower room/utility with the extension when the time comes.

This is causing huge tension with DH as he is very keen to go ahead. We live in an expensive area in the South East and our budget can't get us when we need space wise so I know compromises need to be made. It's just such a huge decision and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all.


Cel982 Sun 03-Jul-16 12:43:26

As long as there's potential to extend I think I'd go for it. How many bedrooms does it have?

WineandDine Sun 03-Jul-16 19:31:20

3 bedrooms - and there's only me, DH and DS at the moment so I know we'd be fine short term. This will only be our second house purchase so I'm feeling a bit unsure about the all the work involved in general

Cel982 Mon 04-Jul-16 13:33:24

It sounds like it's got everything going for it apart from the size. And that's something you can change down the line. Have you any other reservations about it?

whois Mon 04-Jul-16 13:57:41

You can't afford anything nice/bigger now but this is in a nice area and has a decent plot with the potential to extend in the future when you have a chance to save some more/earn more? Sounds like a good buy to me.

WineandDine Mon 04-Jul-16 14:38:18

Thanks both.

Tbh my reservations are mainly to do with the size and as you say that can be changed in future once we have chance to save for a couple of years.
It's been completely refurbed but the entrance hasn't been thought through very well. The front door opens into a tiny hallway (barely room for 2 adults) with a coat cupboard in front of you and a door to the right opens directly into the living room. The makes the living room very small and awkwardly shaped so we are thinking we'll take down the internal walls/hallway and put on an outdoor porch instead. Looks like other houses on the road have done similar and I don't think that would be a hugely expensive or complex job?

We could afford somewhere bigger in same the area but it would be in an ex local road or somewhere similar. Nothing wrong with that of course but doesn't have the same feel as the road this house is on.

I'm talking myself round here!

whois Mon 04-Jul-16 17:03:07

The ackward entrance doesn't sound too hard to sort out. Just a bit annoying they have just renovated but not sorted that out!

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