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The Faradettes EXCHANGED TODAY!!!

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faraday Thu 17-Sep-09 19:30:00

For those who have been following the drama, the angst, the pathos, the tragedy...the hope!.. hope dashed... the glimmer,- dare we dream?- then Redemption via the background drone of a veritable Greek Chorus of despair.. We did it all, but

Today the sunlit uplands of EXCHANGE were reached!


Many thanks to all those who supported my darker musings on here, guiding me through the Valley of Chain-Collapse and Chasm of Recalcitrant Vendor, the Whirlpool of Patronising Estate Agent and finally, the Swamp of Incompetent Solicitor (a dark place, indeed).

Now 8 weeks of finger drumming...!

rebl Thu 17-Sep-09 19:32:50

WOOHOO grin. At long last you are there. So when's your completion date? At least now its definatly happening.

nickytwotimes Thu 17-Sep-09 19:34:01

Many congratulations to you.
We moved a month ago and the trauma of selling/buying is still VERY fresh. Never again.
I am not sure how it works in England as I am in Scotland where it is slightly more straightforward (though still Bloody Awful), so not sure what the next stage is for you, but I hope it goes well.

bran Thu 17-Sep-09 19:38:20

Yaaay. I'm very happy for you. smile

faraday Thu 17-Sep-09 20:17:57

Completion is Nov 13th- so rather longer than ideal BUT as our rental expires on Nov 23rd it's OK- once we realised that completion would be way outside the 'month out' where we MIGHT have been able to persuade our landlord to release us a month early!

No matter. I will have to just sit tight til 3-4 weeks out then PACK. We don't have much 'rubbish' as we did the grand clearout prior to this 6 month rental!

bran Thu 17-Sep-09 20:22:46

Get the removal people to pack for you. It doesn't cost that much extra but it's soooooo much easier.

Fizzylemonade Thu 17-Sep-09 20:33:20

Well done faraday, I am glad it finally worked out for you, and yes I have lurked and followed you through the despair grin

We have just put our house on the market so we have dived head first into the sea of hope whilst hoping to avoid the waves of despair, the gut wrenching close calls and near misses.

I actually like a quick exchange and a longer completion. It gives you time to sigh, sit back a bit and then manically pack grin

NoseyHelen Thu 17-Sep-09 22:33:26


faraday Fri 18-Sep-09 09:09:14

Thanks all: Yes I must say that today I first awoke with that usual slight 'anxiety' feeling inside- then I 'came to' and realised it's OVER! No more will they, won't they; how will the latest pronouncement that the recession is over/house prices are rising/phew, that was close, but 'as you were' etc affect our vendor's world view?

We are well aware that there's a distinct possibility this house will fall in value over the next couple of years but I so don't care! It's a roof over our heads!

As for the longer completion, it's a BIT of a drag in that it's too far out to begin packing (we don't have a lot of rubbish as I did The Grand Clear-Out 4 months ago when we moved here) but it's too close to contemplate opening up any still packed boxes eg my sewing machines. The house concerned is about 2 minutes walk away so I suspect the move will be in 20 carloads- or me pushing the washing machine along the street balanced on a skateboard.... But whatevah! It's in the bag!

Good luck fizzy, You just have to remind yourself, every day, that MOST transactions run smoothly, you only get to hear about the disasters!

Rox73 Fri 18-Sep-09 09:30:21

Congrats faraday...!!! something to look forward to...

Umlellala Fri 18-Sep-09 09:32:37

Hurrah grin - now send those exchanging vibes over here!!

Fimbo Fri 18-Sep-09 11:12:41

<<<<<<<<F A I N T S>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> shock shock shock shock shock shock

<<scrapes self up off the floor and screams YAYYYYYYY!>>>> grin grin grin

Lots of luck with the move Faraday, shortly this will all be a distant memory. smile

Gold luck UMlellala.

bran Fri 18-Sep-09 12:01:18

If you're doing it yourself then invest in a good trolley, it'll be much easier than loading and unloading a car. We did this when we moved from rented accomodation into our current flat, it was within the same development so literally across the forecourt but with lifts as both flats are on the 5th floor.

faraday Fri 18-Sep-09 13:04:06

Thanks again, all!

I think we may be able to borrow my DB's work van which has a lift on the back. I am still suffering from the stress and strain on my body moving ourselves over here wreaked! DB was going to help DH with the heavy moving (fridges, washing machines, wardrobes) then went down with sunstroke ON the day.


I treated myself to a nice long poke around Ikea today, refurnishing the new house in my mind!

Fizzylemonade Fri 18-Sep-09 17:47:58

Ah, Ikea, I've stopped shopping altogether for house stuff as this house is done and lovely <please let someone buy it> and I can't plan stuff for any new house until I have sold this one.

We stopped moving ourselves about 10 years back! It's Pickfords all the way after I strained my arms very badly carrying a sideboard.

Luckily I live extremely close to an Ikea, used to have a breakfast there one day a week after the school run with some other Mums, yep I live that close grin

I still have that clearing out to do, it is all stashed in the loft. Out of sight out of mind, but I refuse to lug it to the next house. Will start clearing it out a bit at a time.

faraday Fri 18-Sep-09 19:20:25

I think it would be easiest if I had actually been able to exchange with Ikea. That would have cut out the middle man, ie my OWN house altogether!

Sending out 'buy me' rays to your house.

fruitstick Fri 18-Sep-09 21:27:36

Well done Faraday, I place laurel wreath upon your head and hand you a fucking big bouquet grin.

When's the virtual housewarming party?

faraday Sat 19-Sep-09 18:02:20


You're all invited!

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