Is anyone moving now?

Is anyone moving now?

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Davey S2

12,645 posts

221 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Kwackersaki said:
Davey S2 said:
Were looking to move.

We are currently on a fairly new estate (bought our house off plan around 7 years ago but houses are still being built on other parts of the estate).

There is a residents facebook page and on Saturday someone posted asking if anyone was selling a 4 bed house as they were looking for something larger. My wife posted that we were thinking of putting our house on the market.

We had 11 people message us in the space of an hour asking for details and when would they be able to see it. Someone messaged to say they wanted to make an off market offer for it.

Demand seems very high at the moment with people wanting more space.
We think we’ll try this next time we sell. I’m surprised Facebook haven’t a specific link just to sell property.

We paid our estate agent £3+k for about 2-3hours work and can’t see why you can’t DIY.
We had a second viewing on one we like this morning and made an offer. Unfortunately the sellers have had another offer for the full asking price but the other potential purchasers are in the same boat as us i.e not sold theirs yet which I believe has been on for quite a few weeks.

Were having ours valued next week and if one of the interested parties goes accepts the valuation figure then we may still be in with a shout.

Got a very busy week of tidying up ahead of us now.

AJB88

7,866 posts

138 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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My full mortgage application has gone in today, we have started packing up surplus stuff slowly dont want to get ahead of ourselves.

Turn7

20,183 posts

188 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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AJB88 said:
My full mortgage application has gone in today, we have started packing up surplus stuff slowly dont want to get ahead of ourselves.
Good luck, my application took 9 weeks......

Fast Bug

9,483 posts

128 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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We've not started to pack yet and our mortgage application has been approved, searches underway etc. I've just been clearing out the loft, garage etc in the run up. I could be doing this wrong and should be packing, I hope it's not a mad rush!

AJB88

7,866 posts

138 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Turn7 said:
Good luck, my application took 9 weeks......
Barclays said 3 days so fingers crossed.

AlmostUseful

3,050 posts

167 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Heh, we’ve packed a few boxes and have been ready to exchange for nearly 2 months now smile
We could, in theory exchange tomorrow, today or any day now - and until we do we won’t be packing anything else because we still don’t really believe this move is going to happen.

Turn7

20,183 posts

188 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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AJB88 said:
Turn7 said:
Good luck, my application took 9 weeks......
Barclays said 3 days so fingers crossed.
Thats who Im with.....

parakitaMol.

11,689 posts

218 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Well it's been quiet and steady on our house since we listed it. Weirdly it's all suddenly got a bit busy with 2 sets of people from October now returning and offering (which we haven't accepted). It seems like things are suddenly picking up smile

Soir

2,229 posts

206 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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In process moving

7 weeks since “porting” application for current mortgage.
Was rejected 10 days ago, sent info to appeal & told
Back of the queue once again. So stressful as children moving schools etc

I guessed email address for Building Society CEO. Received a call from Underwriting Director within 20mins apologising profusely. Said initial application should never have been rejected. Offer issued same day/yesterday

Never smooth sailing with houses

Evoluzione

6,266 posts

210 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Turn7 said:
AJB88 said:
Turn7 said:
Good luck, my application took 9 weeks......
Barclays said 3 days so fingers crossed.
Thats who Im with.....
That's who can't make their mind up whether they'll lend us or not rolleyes

MrVert

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3,785 posts

206 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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AlmostUseful said:
Heh, we’ve packed a few boxes and have been ready to exchange for nearly 2 months now smile
We could, in theory exchange tomorrow, today or any day now - and until we do we won’t be packing anything else because we still don’t really believe this move is going to happen.
We were exactly the same to a point, where we had to start packing as a possible exchange arose...ended up being another 5 weeks until we actually moved. Lived with bare minimum clothes etc during that time. Glad we did though as it definitely pays to get ahead on the packing / clearing front. Made the last week a lot easier.

Ended up doing a simultaneous exchange & completion last Friday, which was a nightmare and right up to the point when we got the phone call at 11am on moving day (with everything loaded onto the lorries) I refused to believe it was going to happen...so I wouldn't be too disappointed if it all fell through.

Fingers crossed your move all goes according to plan. It's a nightmare getting anything done at the moment..

cml24

974 posts

114 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Woohoo! We've completed on the sale of our house. Accepted an offer mid September. No chain.

We should be completing on our purchase on Thursday with any luck. Offer accepted in November and was ready in January, just been waiting.

RanchoGrande

1,078 posts

136 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Same day exchange and completion for me last Friday. Offer accepted 3rd week of October. No chain involved. Still took ages. Looking forward to moving in! Been out of the market for 2 years so it's a good feeling to own a place again.

joropug

1,004 posts

156 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Turn7 said:
Thats who Im with.....
After 6 weeks of mayhem with our existing provider Santander, we applied with Barclays via a broker on a Friday, had the mortgage in principal same day, formal offer on the Monday. This was in August time, but I was super impressed, so much so I thought our broker must have made a mistake somewhere.

It massively helps to have all your statements, wage slips, years of annual bonuses if you have them all set up and ready to go to avoid any back and forth.

Santander wouldn't take either if our modest annual bonuses into consideration in the post covid world whereas before they were treated the same as our salary.

Isaac Hunt

12,856 posts

178 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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parakitaMol. said:
Well it's been quiet and steady on our house since we listed it. Weirdly it's all suddenly got a bit busy with 2 sets of people from October now returning and offering (which we haven't accepted). It seems like things are suddenly picking up smile
Good news.

Fingers crossed for you.

parakitaMol.

11,689 posts

218 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Isaac Hunt said:
parakitaMol. said:
Well it's been quiet and steady on our house since we listed it. Weirdly it's all suddenly got a bit busy with 2 sets of people from October now returning and offering (which we haven't accepted). It seems like things are suddenly picking up smile
Good news.

Fingers crossed for you.
Thanks!

England87

305 posts

64 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Bad news on ours, after much chasing we’ve discovered person at the bottom of the chain is not ready at all and has outstanding enquiries....since October. We’ve been pushing everything to exchange as ironically the bottom of the chain were pushing and chasing hard. I’m not packing a thing until we exchange as I’m doubtful it will even happen now. Such a crap process still operating in the dark ages.

EastLondonGunner

85 posts

57 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Stamp duty holiday extended until june it appears. Finally some good news.

AJB88

7,866 posts

138 months

Wednesday 24th February
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EastLondonGunner said:
Stamp duty holiday extended until june it appears. Finally some good news.
Where you seen that?

fesuvious

6,312 posts

208 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Story is in The Times