Thursday, May 20, 2010

Moving on up?

As things go from bad to worse in our current flat, we're out hunting for another. We have considered buying a flat but did we want to incur the expresn and responibility? Regardless, I did a little research for online loans just in case.

So we’re looking at new flats in our neighbourhood and beyond – it’s exhausting. Perhaps it would be in our best interests to just bite the bullet and buy a flat – then we don’t have to worry about bad landlords or about drilling holes in the wall. The freedom of having your own place is a great – but a huge expense – especially if you have major repairs. There are benefits and drawbacks to owning and to renting. We think renting may be the best right now – but you never know.

Whatever the case, we need to a find a place to STAY – for a minimum of three years. I cannot fathom moving again. I just can’t!

5 comments:

  1. I haven't used any agency in London but see a lot of signs on the streets for apartments owned and let by agencies. Maybe that would be a way to go for you so you deal with a reputable property company instead of an individual?

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  2. Hope u find something soon. There is always pros and cons to renting versus owning cc

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  3. Mind you, if you're going to buy, now's the time to bag a bargain!! Recession and all.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your crap experience. All you need isn't it? I would second the suggestion of going to one of the estate agents you see advertised on the signs.

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  5. Moving home can be so stressful especially when you have young kiddies, hope you find something soon. Good luck.

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