Buying a house - first steps

But otherwise fine?

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But also: nostalgia

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When we moved into our house the previous owners left all the receipts and brochures for the big things they had installed…this included this for the back boiler

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Blimey.

FREE PUMP WITH EVERY BOILER

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You won't *believe* what they use to hold up the bunkbed!

It’s just held up with some wall brackets.

The house itself was a family home for some time but they’ve now moved on and it’s been empty for a while. I think the owner has carried out quite a bit of the work himself, which is why it has a fairly quirky kitchen and so on. It’s actually quite a good space inside, albeit in need of modernisation and probably not the right thing for us.

In other news, we’ve put in an offer on a house :grimacing:

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which, after a bit of negotiation, has now been accepted! :partying_face:

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Congrats! :tada::tada::tada:

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Not going to be in a position to sell them buy until late next year probably, so I need to stop looking at Rightmove.

Today’s standout is this one which is probably a bit smaller than I’d want in terms of living space, but is a bit of a bargain in an amazing location and a good bit of land

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STUNNING

Woof!

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Solar powered shed. What’s inside? :thinking:

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I know, if I was in the position I would snap it up - Loch Lomond area so more convenient for travel back down south too. And right next to an RSPB reserve (though that could be a headache with the dogs)

And the house looks a fair bit higher than the burn that runs past it so there should be no issues with flooding, but I’d check out the interactive SEPA flood mapping just to give a bit more certainty.

You’ll need a full postcode to use it.

https://map.sepa.org.uk/floodmaps

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Was thinking I’d just keep the dogs in there :joy::joy:

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Am I the only one wondering what’s going on with that property boundary line?

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Just a bit of caution if you continue to look in that area. That side of the Loch is not connected to the main road to Glasgow via the top of the loch. You’d have to go east down minor road for quite some time to get to the nearest town. I’d recommend doing a google maps journey planner for every property you like to get an idea or just how remote it is. Something might look close in distance but actually take ages to get anywhere.

BRB - going to buy that house

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Makes more sense when you look at the photographs and see the fences. Would 100% love to live somewhere like this!

Just seems a bit weird to own the access road to someone else’s house.

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That is a very good point.

Part of the access to our house is owned by our neighbours. It’s in the deeds that they have to provide access for us and maintain the access too. It’s fairly common for rural properties.

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