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[[!meta title="Why does it always rain on me?"]]
[[!meta author="Daniel Silverstone"]]
[[!meta date="2005-09-07 13:02:34 +0100"]]
[[!tag life]]

Today I rang the estate agent of the property I was looking to buy in
Manchester to put a higher offer in than the last one I placed (I hate
all this pansying around with agents, but it’s the way thing are done
here in the UK) only to be told that the owner had withdrawn the
property from the market to do work on it before re-listing the property
(at a potentially higher price).

Now, this is a property which was on the market for 85k. I and some
friends did some maths having viewed the property and decided it needed
ca. 10k of work doing to it, so I offered 75k along with the explanation
(which was rejected). Now (I’m guessing) the owner will do maybe 5k of
work on it and expect to re-list it for 85k to 90k when in reality, with
the work finished on it, it’ll be worth about 80k tops anyway.

So now I have to go and look for other properties with my extremely
limited time and even more limited funds.

Why can’t life be simple?