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Put me off this house please

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SexNamesRFab Fri 18-Nov-16 20:17:10

I have a crush on a house...

If we put ours on the market today, and got a good price, we could just about stretch to it. But we'd be increasing our monthly morning gage repayments by 1/3 and we'd need cash to do it up. DH says no, it's not worth the hassle or financial risk.

And yet, I still love the house. Here it is:

SexNamesRFab Fri 18-Nov-16 20:17:57

Ilovehedgehogs Fri 18-Nov-16 20:20:47

Is parking awful? Can you face doing the work?

soundsystem Fri 18-Nov-16 20:21:24

Ooh, it is nice though, you could do loads with it. But it would just eat up cash...

GingerIvy Fri 18-Nov-16 20:21:56

Is that correct that it has one bathroom/toilet?

Perhaps pointing that out will help? grin

NameChanger22 Fri 18-Nov-16 20:23:21

Ok. It's very expensive; it lacks curb appeal; it looks like a money pit; it will take huge amounts of work to make it look habitable; the garden is a dump.

Does that help?

tellyjots Fri 18-Nov-16 20:24:15

It's a hell of a lot of money for a terraced house.

NameChanger22 Fri 18-Nov-16 20:24:32

And, my sister bought a much better house than that in Liverpool for £60,000.

SpeckledyBanana Fri 18-Nov-16 20:24:33

It's a money pit which happens to have lovely fireplaces and plasterwork.

Bertucci Fri 18-Nov-16 20:25:26

If you really want to be put off - it has a very ugly frontage.

But such scope on the interior!

Littlelegs19 Fri 18-Nov-16 20:25:59

Oo just down the road from me grin

It's got some lovely features. I would just want somewhere for the car.

If you can afford it go for it!

FrickOnAStick Fri 18-Nov-16 20:26:43

Ruined by UPVC

Downthepubofcourse Fri 18-Nov-16 20:26:54

upvc windows.
No parking without a permit
looks awful from outside

But it could be stunning! I am with you OP on this one, its lovely.

FlouncingInAWinterWonderland Fri 18-Nov-16 20:27:28

Have you seen how the other houses have almost all had to reroof - this one looks a bit sad.

Wiring completely needs doing. Skirting looks a little mouldy in places damp?

windows and doors need doing.

I think there could be some horrors behind that wallpaper too, i.e. blown original plaster.

I'm guessing bathroom and kitchen need doing properly along with the reroof, rewire, damp treatments, infestation that goes with damp treatments, replaster, wood replacement where necessary and heating system installation.

£300k is my best guestimate (assuming in a million pound home you wouldn't want a B&Q value kitchen and bathroom).

Tis a gorgeous house but real money pit - no weekends off or holidays for a decade kind of house.

FrickOnAStick Fri 18-Nov-16 20:28:09

Pokey kitchen & 4th 'bedroom'.

I don't think it's ugly though.

canihaveacoffeeplease Fri 18-Nov-16 20:28:37

Oh my god it never fails to astonish me the cost of property in London!!!

It needs a lot of work but has a lot of potential, would need a lot of love and money. Is there a survey You could look at? That could put you right off!

Parking would be a huge issue for me too.

Having said all that, it could be so lovely, good luck!

BikeRunSki Fri 18-Nov-16 20:28:45

There's a lot of photos of fireplaces and pretty plasterwork, but nothing practical like you know, kitchen or bathroom. And the garden needs masses of work, that's not to mention the house.

CalleighDoodle Fri 18-Nov-16 20:28:53

Money pit
Ugly house

If it would be a stretch youd have to live in the house in that condition while the work was being done. Which will be significantly longer and more expensive than you think it will be.

NavyandWhite Fri 18-Nov-16 20:28:55

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CalleighDoodle Fri 18-Nov-16 20:29:36

Gorgeous?! shock

dalmatianmad Fri 18-Nov-16 20:30:31

Inside is OK, nothing stands out as being particularly lovely though...
I think it's ugly from the outside.
THAT PRICE shock????

SexNamesRFab Fri 18-Nov-16 20:30:35

Wow you guys are quick and good at this. It's prettier in real life. The layout does need some rejigging.

I think I'd put an extension on the back (take the kitchen all the way across) and turn the breakfast room into a utility & shower room. We did this to our current house. I'd like to get an ensuite upstairs, but I can't see where? Parking is pretty bad, but it's a resident zone and already has a dropped curb for a drive.

I think I like the fact it's a blank canvas.

whirlwinds Fri 18-Nov-16 20:31:25

Can you afford to live in a do it up while you live there? It is an investment tbh and you seem to be maxed in your budget. Good chance that you will need to change the expensive stuff like electrics, roof may need updating, isolation, new boiler? There is a potential long list here of things that need improvement before you can even start with the "fun stuff". Can you afford to do the important stuff within the next 2-5 years or even the coming year if something is urgent? This dream could turn into a nightmare as it is A LOT of money, work and time needed to get it up to scratch. Was that helpful? 😉

Paleogal Fri 18-Nov-16 20:31:33

Probably haunted. 💀

emotionsecho Fri 18-Nov-16 20:31:55

The only way I would put you off it is if you said you were going to rip out all the beautiful original fixtures, if you are not planning to do that and will do it up to enhance them then yes please do buy it and stop someone else ripping the heart out of it and turning it into a soulless modern minimalist identikit box.

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