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T4NY4

Member since Mar 2009 • Last active Sep 2020

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    Sage advice, thank you

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    N. Ireland :)

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    Probably wise, thanks.

    On paper it is better, but I'm not convinced. Viewings are tricky as we're in Bath and it's in Northern Ireland. Will see if I can dispatch the Mater for a quick look.

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    Interesting.

    Another 5 bed, albeit smaller, had come up 5 doors down. It's on at £295k but looks like it's been very recently completely done up and we could just move in without all the building work for months or years - roll top bath, very new looking carpets, much nicer kitchen etc. It also has a driveway, garage, utility room, master ensuite and downstairs WC that 'ours' doesn't.
    And a bigger garden.

    It's making me wonder on a couple of levels :
    If we're going to end up spending that (at least) on 'our' place, should we be looking at this house as a genuine alternative;
    And should I casually mention this to the EA today to see if it rattles them a bit?

    Another one I'm pondering is that it has transpired that one of the other original interested parties, who also put in an offer, knows the builder we got to quote for the works. Family friend I think.

    He told us that, before our offer was accepted, they asked him for advice and I think were planning on getting him to give the place a once over if their offer was accepted.

    I'm wondering if, in the light of the fact that the vendor has said she is willing to go back to the other interested parties if we don't accept her shitty offer, that this could be useful...

    Should I point out to the EA that this other interested party likely has heard all about the tens of thousands of pounds of work needing doing direct from said builder, and may even already have a copy of the survey we had done, as we gave the builder a copy?

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    I like your style

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    Yeah it's difficult. I don't want to come out the dickhead in this. We'll negotiate up a bit, maybe even more than a bit, but the fact remains there's close to £40k of work required that we weren't really expecting, just to get it back to where we sort of thought it already was, and the house isn't and may never be worth £295k (Northern Ireland prices, yo)...

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    That's tonight's job, washed down with some alcohol.

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    This.
    Parental units are making noises about stumping up a bit of cash to help, but it still doesn't get away from the fact that the amount of money we may need to sink into this just didn't stack up unless we get the offer down significantly.

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    The annoying thing is that she seemed very reasonable when we made the offer, in that it was specifically stated that she didn't want a bidding war as she'd got over asking price and was happy just to have the best-fit people get it.

    The level of self-sabotaging i-don't-know-what head in sand bullshit and dickheadedness going on now makes me want to tell her to go fuck herself.

    But I want the house.

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