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Old Jun 14th 2009, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by BethandAndrew
Seems this housing crash is affecting quite a few of our plans to emigrate
Looked for return flights for the 6 of us and so far the cheapest I can find is £4,500 (with Travelbag).......plus we will need money for hotel/car hire/food/spending money plus more.
Probably going to cost us around £8,000+ just to validate
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Hi guys, we got our visa grant in July 08, and did a reccie in december to validate the visa, dont want to give you false impression but it cost us 10k for a family of four, admit we travelled in peak . now were in exactly same situation house on market in jan 09 but still nothing, was hoping to be out by end of year,,,, waiting in anticipation
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Old Jun 14th 2009, 5:21 pm
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How about cutting the asking price to a realistic level, not the one that the Agent is hoping to creme off?

Then you can get on with your life.
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Old Jun 14th 2009, 6:05 pm
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Hi everyone. I guess I'm not surprised this thread is still going. I haven't written to it for such a long time as wer'e still on the market (14 months now) waiting for the house to sell. We've dropped the price twice now (dropped by a total of £50,000!!) and changed estate agents, but still nothing. It's really getting us down.

We've had our visa since July 07 and took our validation trip earlier this year. I guess if nothing happens over the summer, we'll have to look at the rental option. We'd rather make a clean break from the UK with as much cash behind us as possible, but we're both sick of life in limbo. So, perhaps it's time to take the bull by the horns and get on with things!

Lets hope the summer brings some buyers for us all!
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Old Jun 14th 2009, 9:07 pm
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Has it not occurred to you that people are unwilling to pay the stupidly high prices in the UK housing market at the moment.

On average it is still 6x to salary!

If no one is biting then perhaps lowering the price until they do then you can move on with your life.
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Old Jun 14th 2009, 9:37 pm
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Default Re: Who else is going to have to validate their visas due to house not selling?

Originally Posted by danjones1
Has it not occurred to you that people are unwilling to pay the stupidly high prices in the UK housing market at the moment.

On average it is still 6x to salary!

If no one is biting then perhaps lowering the price until they do then you can move on with your life.
Dan, if I was you I would go back and read this post from the beginning and that way you will be able to give a realistic post. The people who have been posting here know all the about the housing market in their areas and most of them have dropped the prices of their homes more than once .
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Old Jun 14th 2009, 10:47 pm
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Well said hun
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Old Jun 15th 2009, 12:54 am
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Default Re: Who else is going to have to validate their visas due to house not selling?

Originally Posted by danjones1
How about cutting the asking price to a realistic level, not the one that the Agent is hoping to creme off?

Then you can get on with your life.
how about butting out....try reading the whole thread!!!!!!
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Default Re: Who else is going to have to validate their visas due to house not selling?

Originally Posted by danjones1
How about cutting the asking price to a realistic level, not the one that the Agent is hoping to creme off?

Then you can get on with your life.
Originally Posted by danjones1
Has it not occurred to you that people are unwilling to pay the stupidly high prices in the UK housing market at the moment.

On average it is still 6x to salary!

If no one is biting then perhaps lowering the price until they do then you can move on with your life.
Don't feed the trolls people, they have nothing better to do with there time!
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Originally Posted by BethandAndrew
Well said hun
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OOh er missus! lol

I haven't been on here for AGES! Glad to hear you are enjoying yourselves and that you're happy. ( My friend is in Little Mountain - absolutely loves it!)

Well, to keep you all posted:
We have had 6 viewings in the last few weeks after 12 months of nothing!
One couple said " we know you've reduced the house price by 40K but would you drop a further 15K?"
Another offered 10K less and another, 20K less! Duh! If we keep dropping the price we will have so little money to move with that it won't be worth moving at all.
We had a few time wasters and one couple who REALLY loved the house. They have a little terraced house to sell and it has been on the market 2 weeks - so here's hoping.

Good luck to everyone else. It does seem as though the market is improving.
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Old Jun 15th 2009, 3:10 pm
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Default Re: Who else is going to have to validate their visas due to house not selling?

Why should I butt out? This is a open forum.

Just giving some realistic advice to sellers who are obviously in denial over inflated house prices!

p.s. when I travelled around WA I found Bunbury hell on earth, you must have moved from a very deprived area of the UK!
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Default Re: Who else is going to have to validate their visas due to house not selling?

Originally Posted by danjones1
Why should I butt out? This is a open forum.

Just giving some realistic advice to sellers who are obviously in denial over inflated house prices!

p.s. when I travelled around WA I found Bunbury hell on earth, you must have moved from a very deprived area of the UK!
your such a nice person bet you have stacks of friends
an open forum.....for usefull helpfull positive comments.
realistic advice....not when you dont know everyones individual situaltions - who said their house prices were over inflated?
and worcestershire - 5 bedroomed house, 4 reception rooms, 4 loos and a hot tub, yep deprived!

lets try to be nice shall we
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Old Jun 15th 2009, 3:57 pm
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Default Re: Who else is going to have to validate their visas due to house not selling?

Originally Posted by danjones1
Why should I butt out? This is a open forum.

Just giving some realistic advice to sellers who are obviously in denial over inflated house prices!

p.s. when I travelled around WA I found Bunbury hell on earth, you must have moved from a very deprived area of the UK!
It may well be an open forum, but we do still have rules. One of those is that we expect people to be understanding of the views of others. BE is here as a support network for people moving abroad. If you cannot help with that support I suggest you find a different forum.
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Our viewers have been & gone!!!
They said they were "pleasantly surprised" at how nice & big the house was (patronising swines) then went on to say they were looking at spending more like £500k so why view a house thats on the the market for £185k?????
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bloody nosey that's why - you could kill them couldn't you!
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Old Jun 15th 2009, 11:58 pm
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Default Re: Who else is going to have to validate their visas due to house not selling?

Originally Posted by charlie-k
OOh er missus! lol

I haven't been on here for AGES! Glad to hear you are enjoying yourselves and that you're happy. ( My friend is in Little Mountain - absolutely loves it!)

Well, to keep you all posted:
We have had 6 viewings in the last few weeks after 12 months of nothing!
One couple said " we know you've reduced the house price by 40K but would you drop a further 15K?"
Another offered 10K less and another, 20K less! Duh! If we keep dropping the price we will have so little money to move with that it won't be worth moving at all.
We had a few time wasters and one couple who REALLY loved the house. They have a little terraced house to sell and it has been on the market 2 weeks - so here's hoping.

Good luck to everyone else. It does seem as though the market is improving.
Cool We love Little Mountain too
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