Btms <***@thetames.me.uk> wrote:
> Penny <***@labyrinth.freeuk.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 10 Aug 2018 20:29:59 -0000 (UTC), Btms <***@thetames.me.uk>
>> scrawled in the dust...
>>> Fenny <***@removethis.gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 09 Aug 2018 23:44:51 +0100, Penny <***@labyrinth.freeuk.com>
>>>>> Have things changed so much in the housing market? I have very little
>>>>> experience of these things but it took two years to sell my place in Kent.
>>>>> Even if it had been quicker it would have been daft to do more than look
>>>>> vaguely at places, rather than individual houses, before I had an offer.
>>>>> Didn't stop me checking through the websites though...
>>>> Mr & Mrs Next Door put their house on the market in September 16 and
>>>> moved in November 16. Mrs End of the Block put her house on the
>>>> market in September 17 without having anywhere to go. Had 5 offers
>>>> within the first weekend. Moved on 24 November, after having to put
>>>> it off for a week due to her vendor not fixing the boiler.
>>> Interesting house in my village must have been on the market for3 years.
>>> A grander one opposite ours fo just about as long
>> Mine was an "interesting" house. One of the first agents to look at it
>> over-valued it by about 50% and seemed to think he could sell it in one
>> weekend 'open house'. I thought he was mad and went with a different
>> company. The timing was probably poor - that mad agent was considering
>> buyers who wanted to move out of London, to whom it would seem cheap and
>> 'quaint' but with no useful off-street parking, the nearest station 3 miles
>> away and prices generally on the down-turn he really was off his head.
> The important factor here is whether the property was built over one of the
> underground Springs. The many properties with thatched roofs may affect
> prices one way or another?
The south east corner of the council house my parents rented had a spring
that just ‘bubbled under the surface’ so to speak whereas the Green Dragon
pub built a couple of hundred yards to the east of there had to have all
sorts of measures to culvert this spring as it was somewhat more in
evidence when the foundations were being dug. ISTR an awful lot of mud and
running water on the sloped entry drive each side of the building.