We have dropped the price to £595,000 and are working our way through every agent in the county. Viewings remain plentiful; offers do not. Despite it all - Brexit, climate change, Monday's inevitable feedback from the agents - we are determined to remain optimistic. So, first, we ensure that we are ready 30 minutes early, because some viewers like to keep us on our toes. If they're 15 minutes late, however, we are resigned to the bad news that the narrow lane was the dealbreaker - a lane that we like, as it prevents our area becoming a rat run and is brilliant for tobogganing in the snow.
Should I hold off buying a new home until later in the year to potentially avoid a chunky stamp duty bill... and would mooted changes hit prices?
Within days of Boris Johnson becoming the new Prime Minister, it was announced that an overhaul of stamp duty was being planned - how will this affect house hunters? One proposal being looked at would raise the property value at which stamp duty is charged from £125,000 to £500,000. Another more radical measure is to switch the liability for paying the levy from the buyer to the seller.
How to spend that fantasy lottery win: Luxury private islands dominate the list of the most viewed homes for sale overseas
Escaping the rat race and owning a slice of paradise appears to be a popular theme among those looking to buy a property overseas. This is because luxury private islands dominate the list of the most viewed homes overseas for sale in the most popular countries searched on property website Zoopla. There are three private islands to buy in the list, each with a multi-million pound price tag.
Perfect pad for a James Bond villain! Offshore gun tower with the original artillery could be yours... for £0.07million
The former gun tower is a renovation project on the south west coast of Wales, and is on the market for £70,000. The property was built in 1851 to defend The Royal Dockyard and needs a complete overhaul. It extends up three levels and still houses the original roof guns mounted on traversing platforms.
Glamorous Godalming! Striking Art Deco house in Surrey that appeared on Grand Designs in 2007 is listed for £1.6m - FOUR TIMES the amount it cost to build
The distinctive five-bedroom house in Surrey's Godalming is on the market for £1.6m, having cost a quarter of that amount to build in 2006. It featured on Grand Designs the following year. The property includes classic touches of the Art Deco style, such as black tiles in the bathroom, majestic curved walls and a rendered exterior.
Fancy living the Costa Del Celebrity life? Luxury Spanish property where TV stars stayed during the Channel 5 reality show could be yours for £1.8m
The property housed five famous guests during the Channel 5 reality show Costa Del Celebrity - and it has been listed by the British pair that own it. The celebrities included Anne Diamond and her former presenting partner Nick Owen, along with TV chef Ainsley Harriott, politician's wife Christine Hamilton and 'Allo 'Allo actress Vicki Michelle.
Is it possible to build a sustainable home for £150,000? 'Yes', says this couple who built a desirable eco-pad with Charlie Luxton in TV show Impossible Builds
The £150,000 budget for Bill and Sukie Barker's home didn't cover the cost of the land in the Scottish Borders, but it did cover the cost of the build and the furniture. It took just six hours to complete the exterior walls of the house, with a further four hours to put the final structural log in place. The roof took a further three weeks, while the interior walls were also installed. Five weeks after the first log was laid, the shell was complete and TV property star Charlie Luxton, pictured top left with the couple, was impressed.
Perfect pad for a trainspotter! The £1.5m Chichester home that looks like a modern bungalow from the outside, but envelopes an entire 19th century railway carriage inside
All is not as it seems at this four-bedroom bungalow for sale in Chichester. It is on the market for £1.5m and contains an entire railway carriage. The carriage has been restored with the original doors and sash windows still in place. And its interior is equally impressive with decorative brass luggage racks, attendants' call buttons and wood panelling. The different woods used for the panelling includes satinwood, mahogany and oak.
Fort-y towers! Torquay house that looks like a medieval castle is for sale at £1.5M... but it's really less than 30 years old
It looks like a medieval castle that might date back centuries, with castellated exterior walls and a dragon gargoyle. But, in reality, this is a modern detached house in Torquay, Devon, completed less than 30 years ago. While the grounds and boundary walls of the property in Torquay are Grade II listed, the four-bedroom house was completed in 1992. It is called Lincombe Keep and is on the market for £1.5million.
Snookered! Luxury £1.25m Essex home owned by Steve Davis still on the market, but the legend of the green baize stands to make a half-a-million pound profit (if he can find a buyer)
Having bought it almost a decade ago in the summer of 2010 for £735,000, he stands to make a cool ‘profit’ of £515,000 - but only if he finds a buyer willing to pay the current asking price. The attractive four-bedroom property has been on the market since July last year but has so far failed to sell.
The Grand Discount! Ultra-modern Grand Designs property with its own beach sees price cut by almost £1M - as owners sell for less than it cost to complete
The asking price of an Isle of Wight property that appeared on TV's Grand Designs has been slashed by almost £1million. Owners Bram and Lisa Vis took the drastic step after the property failed to sell, reducing the price from £3.95million to £2.99million in the last six months. The huge 7,200 square foot six-bedroom modern house is set within 2.2 acres of land with an additional 3.8 acres of private beach, along with a heated swimming pool and a jacuzzi.
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