Buying a house

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Squinty
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PostRe: Buying a house
by Squinty » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:00 pm

Lagamorph wrote:For painting doors the best way is to take them off surely? Take them down, take them outside on a nice day or into the garage and paint them there. Not having to worry about paint/gloss going all over that way.

Not that I've ever done it before myself. I'll just pay someone else to do it.


Can't imagine it would be too hard to take a door off, but it might be awkward putting them back on.

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PostRe: Buying a house
by Curls » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:16 am

So anyone waiting on a lifetime ISA.

I've got about £4400 in my help to buy ISA. And I think I can move that over to a lifetime ISA and then STILL add another 4000 for the 17-18 financial year come April.....whack in another 4k in April 2018 and I'll have 12K ready for a deposit, plus hopefully another dollop I earn from working in the falklands.

12K + 25% is 15k then the extra I save should be able to get me there...

I would ideally like to cover 10% of the price of the house with the deposit....so I think I'll need to save about 17K if I want a 3 bed in lincoln. 20K if i want a nicer one.

Although...realistically I am single and I don't see that changing any time soon with me being away for 8 of the next 12 months, so a 3 bed may actually be too much...it would just save me the hassle of moving again when I do bag myself some poor lady.
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PostRe: Buying a house
by Squinty » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:53 pm

Much the same here, single guy, now I have a 3 bed house. Having patient parents was a blessing.
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PostRe: Buying a house
by jawafour » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:01 pm

Squinty wrote:Much the same here, single guy, now I have a 3 bed house. Having patient parents was a blessing.

I like my flat although I would love to have a house. But, living in the London area, I can't see that happening; even the most basic, poorly-maintained two-bedroom houses are now around £330k in my (relatively cheap, for London) borough. Three-bedroomed places (again, in a very basic condition) are nearer to £400k which is just crazy.
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PostRe: Buying a house
by Squinty » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:40 pm

jawafour wrote:
Squinty wrote:Much the same here, single guy, now I have a 3 bed house. Having patient parents was a blessing.

I like my flat although I would love to have a house. But, living in the London area, I can't see that happening; even the most basic, poorly-maintained two-bedroom houses are now around £330k in my (relatively cheap, for London) borough. Three-bedroomed places (again, in a very basic condition) are nearer to £400k which is just crazy.


Can't imagine even getting my foot in the door in London. That's a crazy amount of money.

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