Inching Closer

I had an email this morning from our Advocate telling us that he would shortly be sending out the searches summary report and was almost ready for us to call in to sign the purchase contract.

We are trying very hard not to feel too excited just yet as the vendors could still withdraw from the sale if they are unable to find a property to rent.  The type of property they are looking for is in very short supply.

I keep looking at the photos of the house on the agent's website and planning how each room will look.  Oh, I wish I had more patience. 

My cold has finally gone but has left me quite breathless most days. My walking partner also had a very bad cold at the same time and is still struggling back to fitness. She took a lateral flow test, just in case it was not just a cold,  but she was relieved to find it was negative.  Just a common cold  but a nasty one.

It has turned chilly here this week. The heating is now on for an hour each morning and evening and I had to wade through all the packing cases to dig out our winter duvets.

Inching closer to Christmas.....



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  1. Fingers crossed for you. F knows exactly how it feels when you feel as if you have found your ideal place and expect the whole world to suddenly want it too.

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    1. I just expect it to slip through my fingers just when I think I have it.

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  2. I don't blame you for being excited! You have been waiting for quite a while now!
    Hope you feel better and stay healthy!

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    1. Thank you Ellen. It feels like forever not just a few months.

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  3. If I were a gambling man, I would put £100 on your house deal coming to fruition which will only be fair given past disappointments and the stress you have had to endure. I am already looking forward to your moving in post and how you use Lord Peregrine as a personal slave to get things shipshape. Just snap your fingers JayCee.

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    1. If I want to use P as my personal slave I shall need to stock up well on sausages and biscuits.
      £100 is very generous, thank you YP. That would be well spent at Penny Farthing, our local second hand emporium.

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  4. Sounds like house conveyancing on the Isle of Man takes just as long as house conveyancing in the UK. It is a game that does require a lot of patience and, ideally, no getting carried away until contracts are exchanged and a completion date given. x

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    1. It is indeed a game requiring infinite patience and nerves of steel. Two qualities which I lack x

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  5. Fingers x'd for you that your purchase goes through smoothly. Youmust be on tenterhooks.

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    1. Thanks BB. Yes, gripping on for dear life 😁

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  6. If they're looking to rent, can't you just swap?

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    1. They had already thought of that but this place is too small for them. They need space for four adults and several cats!

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  7. I'm sure you said the property had been on the market for a while or am I just making that up?! If so, I'm sure they will be glad to complete but might ask you to delay? I hope not though, you've waited long enough! My poor mum has got the rotten cold now so I'm hoping she recovers soon too. x

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    1. It hadn't been on for very long when we made our offer, just a couple of weeks, but it is a "niche" property that will not appeal to the usual purchaser for a number of reasons. I am hopeful that they will not find a higher bidder now but they may ask us to hold on until they find somewhere else.
      I hope your mum recovers soon. If it is the same cold bug then it is horrible.

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  8. Bungalows are in short supply here in the Dales and we all keep getting letters from estate agents asking if we wish to sell. Moving house is such a stressful time isn't it. Hope it all goes through soon.

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    1. Thanks Weaver. I just want it all to be over and done with now.

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  9. In the near future I plan to rent first and then put my house on the market. Houses are selling very quickly here and at ridiculous prices.

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    1. Seems to be the same story everywhere. Even rental properties are in short supply here too.

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  10. I’m so glad property sales and all the associated who ha is done in a very different way down here. Fingers crossed nothing appears at the last minute to stuff it all up

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    1. I don't understand why we don't follow other countries' house selling and buying procedures. It would surely be less stressful.

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  11. Your 'revolvermap' has finally correctly pinpointed where I'm writing from. Some of the previous estimations I hadn't even heard of.

    Let me know when I can un-cross my fingers for your house purchase. They are becoming stuck!

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    1. Now that you are living in the civilised world again you can be tracked and traced!
      The way this house move is progressing, you may find those fingers are permanently locked in the crossed position.

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  12. My son and his girlfriend are in a similar position re house buying ( their first!). Their offer was accepted over the others because they were flexible , renting, so were prepared to wait until the vendors found somewhere to move to. Finances are all in place, but they are still waiting 4/5 months later!

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  13. I hope you're in your new house for Christmas JayCee. Keep calling and emailing your estate agents and solicitors and they will make quicker progress with the house sale.

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    1. I would love to spend this Christmas in the new house. Oh well, there's always next year if it doesn't happen.

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  14. OH JayCee ...... moving/buying a property is such a stressful time. It seems to take ages and there is a daily worry that something or someone will put a spanner in the works. You seem to be getting there though ..... here's hoping it won't be long now. It's so difficult as you want to be excited about it but daren't ! I always say that its never yours until you are sitting in it with the keys in your hands ! Hopefully, that day is just around the corner. I've got everything crossed for you both. XXXX

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    1. Thanks Jackie XXX
      P says the same thing... it's not ours 'til it's ours!

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  15. For pete's sake, I'm having trouble with blogger!

    Things take so long there! I'd be a nervous wreck. Here, we decide to buy a house and it's a done deal in the matter of a month.

    Your Christmas comment? Uncalled for. That being said, I hope you celebrate your Christmas in the new place.

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  16. There are Christmas decorations and food in most of our shops now. It gets earlier each year πŸ™„

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  17. Ours, as well. One aisle of Halloween, right next to the Thanksgiving, and one aisle over, it's Christmas. :P

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