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If I want to buy a property privately, where do I look?

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AnaKi · 14/08/2007 16:08

Can you tell me a few websites where I can find properties that are listed privately? (Kent area)
thanks

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TheBlonde · 14/08/2007 16:09

Why does it need to be privately?

As a buyer you don't pay the commission the seller does

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AnaKi · 14/08/2007 16:22

We are still trying to buy through an agency, but so far we've been very unlucky, 2 out of the 3 houses we were about to buy went privately and there was nothing the agency or us could do. The vendor only said I'm sorry, and that was it. We really want to buy a house so we want to look for one anywhere possible.

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expatinscotland · 14/08/2007 16:23

Try google, perhaps?

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UnquietDad · 14/08/2007 16:25

Locally-based net forums (fora) sometimes do it. If there is one for your town/city there is probably a property section on it.

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AnaKi · 14/08/2007 16:28

UD, do you mean in MN?

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UnquietDad · 14/08/2007 16:29

No, separate sites - for example, we have one called Sheffield Forum. Do a google for your town name and there may be one.

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expatinscotland · 14/08/2007 16:29

Have you tried auctions?

What about local newspapers like AdTrader or even your daily local?

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AnaKi · 14/08/2007 16:30

I googled a few places but there are not as user-friendly as ... say... rightmove. I'd like to know of one or two good websites, if there is one.

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expatinscotland · 14/08/2007 16:31

I honestly think what you're looking for might not exist.

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AnaKi · 14/08/2007 16:32

thanks, see? I didn't even know of those things! I'll try those for sure.

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aloha · 14/08/2007 16:38

There are loads. Go to Google and type private property sales or sell house online or similar.
www.houseweb.co.uk
houseladder.co.uk
mousesale.co.uk
& loads more.

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TheBlonde · 14/08/2007 16:39

this site is mostly london I think www.halfapercent.com/

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AnaKi · 14/08/2007 16:59

thank you all so much. TheB, I found some properties in Kent but none in T Wells or tonbridge.
I'll save all those websites that in my favourites and keep searching.
I'll buy AdTrader tomorrow.
fingers crossed we find something soon thanks to you all.

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AnaKi · 14/08/2007 16:59

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