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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Loofah, May 12, 2018.

  1. Loofah

    Loofah Well used member

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    This started off fun but rapidly declined... We've decided now that we want a bit more space and a general upgrade in house. From first scan the market there was lots to choose from so we narrowed it down and down and started to google which narrowed it down quite a lot more!

    Our list of essentials and nice to haves have been amended and the location which was pretty big in scope was refined until... Oh bother. No houses. We did go and see one today that had bags of potential and generally speaking cheap for the location but I couldn't get past the size of the garden, just not enough space. Looks like I'll be looking for a while for that 'right' place.
     
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      New builds tend to have very little garden space.

      Our house is one on a small "D crescent shaped" estate adjoining a main road, built in the sixties. They all have small front gardens, but many of those at the top and bottom of the inner of the D like ours, have small front gardens, but 90ft back gardens, which back on to each other.

      No way would an estate be built like that today. Particularly in an urban area.

      Prices of these houses are still increasing at a rate which outstrip some in other areas.
       
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      Normal for this area. Why do you think we moved here?
       
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      Or is the London area ridiculously expensive ? My brother has just moved from Cobham to outside the M25 ring road, Horsley. Lovely house with a large garden , and being outside the M25 he was left with a big wad of cash after the move. It's all location location location.
       
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      Location plus the list of other things that we require. It's an expensive area but we're used to that and if we weren't constrained then we could buy a hoofing great pad with acres to play in but we are so we can't.
      Just have to keep on searching. ..
       
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      Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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      A fabulous place you have there! Why on earth would you want to leave that behind? If it were next year, when I retire, I’d be sorely tempted.
       
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      We are moving because of age and infirmity. Neither of us can do what is necessary to keep the place in good order. Also a car is an absolute essential and my eyes are beginning to deteriorate. My wife does not drive. The nearest bus stop is a 2 mile walk. The nearest shop is 5 miles away.
      We want to move while we are still able to make a new garden, albeit on a much smaller scale.
       
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        I understand, although I imagine it’ll be quite a wrench. I’ve always admired and been envious of your garden, a credit to you. Good luck with the sale :thumbsup:
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          I'd hate to leave a place like that, must be hard.:frown:
           
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