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Old Apr 24th 2011, 8:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Pistolpete2 View Post
Under Offer means:

A property has an offer accepted by the vendor but contracts have yet to be exchanged.
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Originally Posted by Pistolpete2 View Post
Under Offer means:

A property has an offer accepted by the vendor but contracts have yet to be exchanged.
So can other offers be made while a property is Under Offer? Can the seller retract and accept a higher offer?

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Originally Posted by Pistolpete2 View Post
Have you noticed the number of mansions or near-darned palaces in this part of South Devon/South Hams up to Newton Abbot, which have been converted into retirement properties, some with tennis courts, swimming pools and acres of grounds?

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-14249910.html

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-33145760.html

Say what?

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...?premiumA=true

I like this little retirement property though:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-29682883.html
I LOVE that last one. I would buy that in a heartbeat.
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Plenty of garden here and a nice kitchen and you can walk to the sea.

£249000

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-18136906.html
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Originally Posted by cheers View Post
Maybe a little over budget but rural also it maybe too far out for some.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-31173698.html


£355,000
Interesting ... that started out at £389K, then was reduced to £375K and then again to £355K on April 1st. It's only been for sale since September last year so the number of price reductions would indicate that they are in a hurry to sell. Go in low!
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What an absolutely GORGEOUS house! I adore the bathroom! The only thing I would change is the kitchen. It's well decorated but not my taste. I don't like black and white in kitchens - too stark and too modern for me.
I had the exact same thought. But I could live with that kitchen for a while if it meant having that bathroom, and the river running through my garden Of course, that river is one of the fastest-flowing rivers in England and it rains a lot there so flood insurance might be a problem.

This one doesn't have any such problems, so I might go for it instead
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-28898446.html

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Plenty of garden here and a nice kitchen and you can walk to the sea.

£249000

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-18136906.html
Another nice one, Cheers
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I had the exact same thought. But I could live with that kitchen for a while if it meant having that bathroom, and the river running through my garden Of course, that river is one of the fastest-flowing rivers in England and it rains a lot there so flood insurance might be a problem.

This one doesn't have any such problems, so I might go for it instead
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-28898446.html

It's beautiful!! You could call it The Simmons Estate
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Maybe a little over budget but rural also it maybe too far out for some.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-31173698.html


£355,000
Location Location Location

A little bit more sheltered down the hill to the east.

Anyone for bowls?

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-18130524.html

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See here

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Originally Posted by johnh009 View Post
So can other offers be made while a property is Under Offer? Can the seller retract and accept a higher offer?
That's gazumping but I don't think it's illegal, just very bad form!

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We are going back in May for 7 weeks to have a good look around before making a final decision on whether to go or stay!. We are looking at South Somerset, which is where I come from, but also interested in Dorset and Devon. Wouldn't mind a nice apartment but for us, it would have to have a reasonable sized balcony. Either that or a bungalow in a village or edge of village situation. I'm always checking on Rightmove so have a good idea of prices, well asking prices anyway! I hate having to deal with UK estate agents. It doesn't matter what your budget is, they always show properties way above your limit. I hate that they have For Sale signs but when you enquire about the property, they tell you it's under offer! So I ask why is it still advertised for sale then? They reply that until contracts have been exchanged, it's not sold. In that case I ask if we can have an appointment to see it, they then respond that - no it's not available. Why then do they have a For Sale sign up? Admitedly some do have an under offer sign on, but not many. The whole system in England is archaic and I dread having to deal with these people again. OK, rant over for now.
You would think that they could at least stick a flyer on that sais "Under offer".
Will you be able to post your findings as you are travelling around there? I would be very interested to hear your thoughts on different locations.
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I find people very cheerful down here. Of course, it's a lovely place to live, and a lot of people here are retirees with more than the minimum money. It's a pleasant, low-stress place, but it points up that "England" varies a lot by location. We've not moved into our new house yet, but whenever we visit to check on the work, some neighor introduces themselves and has a cheery chat.

I went to see The King's Speech last night at the Dawlish Shaftesbury Theatre, which is mostly a rep place but which shows films now and then. Probably seats 200 max. It was great, with people chatting as they went in and left. I was on my own, but exchanged cheery words with those around as we waited.

After, I strolled back down the street between the birds and the Dawlish Water on my left and a pub on the right where young people were sitting outside having a noisy good time, but nothing off about it, wrapped in English flags for St. George's Day.

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That paints a lovely picture Bev.

I would like to be in a place where there are people of all ages rather than be in a retirement community.
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Originally Posted by Pistolpete2 View Post
Something picked from the Spanish section of BE Living & Moving Abroad but about apartment life in Paris. Something to consider when pondering apartment life in the UK too.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ent/9463155.st
Perhaps you need expat shield or similar to view this. I got a "404 - Page not found".
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Originally Posted by cheers View Post
Maybe a little over budget but rural also it maybe too far out for some.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-31173698.html


£355,000
Yes, a bit too far out for me but it seems to be good value for money.
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