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Silly_Savage

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active Oct 2018

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    With the prospect of a new house looming I'm making shed plans again. By a quirk of fate the house we liked (and are buying) is right behind my employer's building - the exterior is at the bottom of my garden. I'm seriously considering asking for a party wall agreement to build an outhouse at the end of my garden. Being architects, I imagine they'll get some lols from my attempts at design, should probably wait to get through probation first (though you could say that about buying a house).

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah cheers, I did the maths and 10% would be a pretty steep overpayment. Reckon we'll manage 5% though.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Small high street EA, the same ones I bought it through. Apart from lying about it when she forgot to drop forms off to me, and hoping I'd not notice when she did it the next day, they've been pretty good considering it was 1 week turnaround from initial valuation to viewings.

    Re. mortgages: is there any argument for a shorter period (currently looking at 30 years) over the longest reasonably possible and overpaying if affordable? That seems to give the most flexibility to my mind.

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    First batch of viewings on my Bristol flat yesterday. 10 through the door, 1 offer at asking and 2 over. 9 more viewings tomorrow.

    So much for a buyer's market.

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    @Howard @Velocio @dst

    Thanks for your thoughts, not in London, and I don't have loads of research on prices in the area, but have obviously looked at recent. My gut is to go with the guy and price a little conservatively as anecdotally prices have stalled a little. Also he can get it on this week and we're in a hurry.

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    Three agents over at the weekend. One was useless, another wanted to price the flat 10k lower than the first in order to get bodies through the door. Don't know what to make of that, I struggle to see it jumping 10k over asking. Seemed to speak sense otherwise. Is this a trick to get it on and off the books as quickly as possible?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks. I found the mix with 1pt builders sand, 1pt sharp sand, 1pt NHL3.5 worked best. Having the small one of these helped a lot.

    In other news, I just realised the 'masonry' paint Dulux decorator centre sold me and I just covered my bay window with was interior vinyl matte. I would be pissed off but hopefully in a few weeks it'll be someone else's problem.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Quick and dirty strap pointing repairs. Hopefully should dry to roughly the same colour. Didn't have time to do to many tests. Bit late in year really. Praying for no frost in the next couple of weeks.

    Edit: missed a bit!

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    Maindy... I think. Was having a look at area classifications this morning and couldn't quite work it out. Right by Cathays cemetery (which is lovely).

    Are you there too?

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    Pretty badly, yes. I guess my real question should be would it make a difference? The next few weeks are likely to be taken up with searches etc. By the time that's fine with hopefully I'll have a buyer, and they're likely to be cash or chain-free given mine is prime starter home/rental material.

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