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hi peeps,we've been to look at a house,its just what we've been looking for :) so going to put an offer in,just not sure how much to say,its up for £289,995, what would your offer be :)
 

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if you can find comparable houses locally that have been sold recently, then for £3 a time you can find out from HM Land Registry online what they were sold for

Check estate agent websites - they often leave houses on there as 'sold' for ages, then look them up at HMLR and see if it says they are holding price info on that house

No-one on here can give you a worthwhile answer to your question, cold - knowledge and research have to be your start point

plus of course, find out everything you can about the seller from the estate agent - they can often be indiscreet
 

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You could always get it cheap by sending them a pic of you in your speedos...or they they may up the price ha ha
 

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This website is brilliant - it specialised in tracking house market prices:

http://www.hometrack.co.uk/products/valuation/create-my-property-valuation.cfm

It will tell you the value that houses sold for in the local area, then for a couple of quid you can select two of the houses and it will give you todays value based on how much that postcode has gone up or down since the house was last bought.

E.g. House was bought 2 years ago for £200K, market price has gone up 3.4% in the AB1 postcode zone therefore todays value = £206,800.

Once you know that price, go in say £10K below and come up slowly. Also make sure that every time you come up in price you ask for more. e.g. if you go in at £270K and they come back and say no, say that you'll pay £272,500 if they include white goods, lamp shades, complete within x weeks, leave certain items of furniture etc.

All depends on how long it has been on the market, how high you will go etc. Also NEVER tell the estate agent how high you will really go, get the figure in your head and knock £5,000 or so off so that when he is talking to the vendor he will set their expectations low and 'advise' them to accept your offer as you will not go higher.

It's all a big game!!
 

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all depends on how much you want it.

if you really want it and its an aceptable price offer £280k and keep going until you get it.

if you dont mind offending them offer £260k and work up.

personally i'd offer £270k....not offensive but realistic.

web prices dont mean jack in the real world.
 

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thanks for the advice peeps :)


PS gal :moon:
 

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slammedresto said:
275 os i told you this mornin :moon:
you sure you didn't say 270, :)
 

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:D its not me its her :D
 

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275,000 to start it is,that'll leave 15,000 for a splitty :) :)
 

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we just got our first offer accepted...178k, it was up for 185k...wasn't expecting it but we got lucky as they've fallen in love with somewhere else...

...its a hassle ain't it? :) :rolleyes:
 

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just_matty said:
all depends on how much you want it.

if you really want it and its an aceptable price offer £280k and keep going until you get it.

if you dont mind offending them offer £260k and work up.

personally i'd offer £270k....not offensive but realistic.

web prices dont mean jack in the real world.
I tihnk that's just wrong - they're not 'web prices' they are the actual prices paid and accepted for real properties in the same road recently - i.e. the true market price

For all we know 289,995 is way over, bang on, or even too little - its just silly to offer,say, 10K less than the asking price without checking out the real local market
 

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CheekyMonkey said:
I tihnk that's just wrong - they're not 'web prices' they are the actual prices paid and accepted for real properties in the same road recently - i.e. the true market price

For all we know 289,995 is way over, bang on, or even too little - its just silly to offer,say, 10K less than the asking price without checking out the real local market
Have now checked out the other 13 houses which have sold down that road in the last year (its a very long road) and have been looking in this area for a year,the actual point of the thread was that we were not sure what price to offer,not that the house was not worth the amount its up for.thanks for everyones input :) :)
 
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