Tuesday, 7 February 2017

There May Be (Faint) Signs of Movement

We've received paperwork and signed it, deposit money has gone into solicitors client account........things may be happening at last on the buying front. I'll still not hold my breath!

On the selling front we had a couple round to see the bungalow Saturday morning, they didn't say much so don't know what they thought.The agents phoned to say the couple were not sure. Shan't hold my breath there either. We are being pestered by other agents all wanting to sell our bungalow. One company have knocked on the door 3 times and sent a letter, why they think they could do better than the company we are with I have no idea. We might drop the price a bit which will move it back to the top on Rightmove, but not until we've moved out and then the agents can show people round an empty house. I've gone off the idea of letting as we know  things need doing here and we could end up paying out several £1000 before we get anything back.

The weekend was a weekend of viewing sport on TV with the start of the Six Nations Rugby and  Davis Cup Tennis, all good viewing. The GB team got through to the next round of Davis Cup because of the young Canadian player swiping his tennis ball away in disgust and hitting the chair umpire right in the eye therefore getting his team disqualified. Ouch! It was 2 rubbers each so they were playing the deciding match although Kyle Edmunds was two sets up at the time so might have won anyway. Good to see so many GB men doing well and not having to rely on Andy Murray. I think there is Snooker on all week before Rugby again next weekend. While waiting to move we have turned into couch potatoes!

The first Saturday Carboot of the season at Needham Market was a bit of a flop - plenty of boots there but I think half were the same ones who were at Portman Road last Sunday.............tat! all I spent was £2 on a huge bag of kitchen paper rolls which was a saving. Although I use a dishcloth for wiping and rags for cleaning we do use kitchen roll as tissues and a few other odd jobs.

Back Tomorrow
Sue


15 comments:

  1. Let's hope this is it! Fingers crossed.

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  2. Movng house is nail biting, I sold our Whitby cottage to the first person that came along, but the moving into the house we live in now was a bit of a nightmare when it came to the searches. Flooding was the risk, and a sewage arrangement that was unusual! So hang in there, it will happen eventually.

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    1. I cant believe that between 1980 and 1992 we moved house 5 times with no problems but 2016 and now have both had long delays

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  3. Keeping my fingers crossed for you, Jx

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  4. Your car boots seem to start a lot earlier than ours. They tend to kick off at Easter up here. I often wonder how some of the stalls make enough to get their pitch fee back, I don't think there are any near to us that cost under £12 for a car.

    Hope you get moving soon. You could be right about the house selling when all your things have been moved out. A lot of people can't see past decor, cardboard boxes etc. xx

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    1. The Ipswich all year round sale is on a car park and the needham one has hard driveways and grass but is on a slope of a heath so drains well. All the others don't start til Easter. Most of the all year round sellers have rubbishy tat so I look forward to spring for the one-off people with better things

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  5. Keeping my fingers crossed that things get going properly for you now-x-

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  6. How exciting, good luck with it all, hope it all goes smoothly from now on.

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  7. Buying and selling real estate is never easy but I'm sure that with spring coming soon everything will go a little easier. Good luck.

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  8. Fingers crossed. Goodness, buying and selling are such stressful things to do, aren't they? All the best with both!

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  9. Round here, as car boot experts, we know that there are dealers who just leave their cars permanently packed and travel from one car boot sale to another - in the "season" you can do this, with a good bit of travelling in between. It's how they make a living.

    Fingers crossed that the details are all sorted now on the housing front, and it will all go ahead smoothly. We have another viewing a week tomorrow (folk from London) and still no feed back from Sunday's viewers, but then she was very staid and didn't say a lot).

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