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.

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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