Talk sense to me!

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Saz12 Sun 16-Aug-20 11:12:04

Our house has a couple of big drawbacks, and over the last couple years I’ve found these harder and harder to live with. DH and DC love it.

I’ve seen a property (Rightmove) that would JUST be affordable (we would manage short-term until we sold our not-very-valuable current property at which point we’d be more secure).

The house is my idea of perfection - nearly (needs some non-urgent work, 2 of the 4 bedrooms are very small, and it’s in next-village-along rather than perfect village). The “ideal” house in perfect location would be completely out of budget.

So:
Stay as we are, in perfectly OK house with no financial worries (no mortgage);
Go see “dream property” and hope I hate it when I get there or that DH also loves it, and we manage to buy it.

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Saz12 Sun 16-Aug-20 11:14:50

Should add: it’s rural and no neighbours, and we can’t move far due to DC school...which obviously limits how many potential properties there are.

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Pipandmum Sun 16-Aug-20 11:17:09

You need to say what the drawbacks are in your current house. Your new house seems to have major drawbacks too.

Saz12 Sun 16-Aug-20 12:04:02

Current house is very close to a “B” road (not busy but popular with motorbikes), and is a bit small (manageable, but not ideal, no benefit in extending).

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testingtesting101 Sun 16-Aug-20 12:07:00

Do it!

Shmithecat2 Sun 16-Aug-20 12:09:57

Go and see it. At least then you can rule it out.

Saz12 Wed 26-Aug-20 20:32:44

Update: went to see house. Was amazing - quite a few compromises so didn’t offer immediately, instead booked second viewing (tomorrow morning).
But, house sold today for way (think 30% plus) over asking price. We wouldn’t have paid that much for it, particularly during recession! Still gutted though...

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