Apr. 8th, 2013

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Wow, it's been a while since I posted anything. I've had a bit of a housing crisis - my landlords are having the house completely redone, as in everything on the inside removed and a huge extension put on the back. Not that that's a bad thing, it could do with little things changing, like doors high enough for me to walk through without ducking, double glazing and wiring that doesn't trip a fuse and blow bulbs at least once a week. It is, however, a massive undertaking, and I'll have to be out of the place for a while. So I've been looking around for a new place.

There's not a huge amount of rented property on the market in the right area at the moment. At least, not in my price range. but it does look like I've finally saved up enough 9f a deposit to be cons8dered for a mortgage, and I've been looking at a couple of places to buy.


The Wallingford area is very high end. It's all London dormitory, where the rich London workers have all there weekend homes, and has prices that are comparable to the city. So the properties I'm looking at are the smallest, pokiest places available. There aren't many flats, due to the British bias against them, but I think I'm going round them all.

Having said that, there's only been one flat to look at so far, and I ruled that out as being too expensive for the size and location. There's another in the centre of town, but the owners seem rather reluctant to give viewings (three cancelled now) so I'm not sure if they even want to sell. There have been two houses to look at, the first being a definite no. It was very small and outdated, with no central heating, wiring need replacing, new kitchen, bathroom, windows, and complete redecoration. You could spend enough to bring it up to the same price as the other place without really adding to the value. And since it had been on the market a while, I'm thinking the seller is willing to wait until he gets a price it's not worth.

The other place was much more promising. A semi detached place with it's own garage, much newer and ready to move into, my only question was the odd layout - three bathrooms in a two bed house? Odd. The master bedroom in particular felt cramped, with half the space taken up by an en suite with a shower room. It's very odd.
So that's been my last couple of weeks. I've got a couple of places to look at on Tuesday, but if I don't find something viable soon, I'll have to bite the bullet and look for more rented accommodation.

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