Moving phone company turned out to be too confusing and difficult, so what we’ve decided to do instead is move house. Much simpler! Hmmm, I suspect Cerys might not agree, so this could be a bit of an adventure! Just had the first valuation today, which confirmed our theory on what to sell for, and financial adviser was at Hursley today anyway by some amazing coincidence, which confirmed our theory on what we can buy for. (So that’ll be a shed in Winchester and half an extra bedroom in Southampton!)
Two more estate agents coming round this week and then we have to decide… should we stay, or should we go? (Look out for us at house buyers anonymous if we do decide to go for it!)
As for phone companies… anyone would think that moving is a rare event judging how badly most companies cope with the whole process, so I fully expect a broadband blackout if we do move, in which case 3 PAYG broadband looks like a tempting offer… but that’s planning ahead just a little!
If you do decide to move then make sure you check out the Royal Mail’s online address change service at http://www.iammoving.com/. Not only can you change your address electronically for a significant number of companies, but you can also print old fashioned letters for those still in the dark ages and even check to find out who is the cheapest supplier for your new home. a really simple idea but a very useful web site!
Thanks for the tip Chris- I’ve added that link to Cerys’ new house buyers anonymous group on Facebook, in case anyone gets that far!!
So where are you planning to move to? The shed or the half an extra bedroom?
Excellent question- no idea whatsoever! There are some brand new places around where we could pay loads of money to get more bathrooms than bedrooms but no garden or parking. Spent today driving round Chandlers Bored which could be an option- close to work…. which is nice. So Hedge End still seems like a good location… and there’s a great two bed place… which we could stay in!!!!
Hmmm, why are you moving again??
The theory was to get a bit more space.
Perhaps the phrase, ‘enough room to swing a cat’ should be ‘enough room to swing a wii!’
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