How much extra would you pay for this??
I'm after some genuine advice on this please guys.
Right now I am house hunting and have found a really nice place where I would love to live. Well actually I have found 2, they're right next door to each other and are of course a mirror image of each other.
The only real difference between them is the garage location. The garages for both places are together on one side of the plot. Here's a crappy pic I just knocked up:
Just in case you don't know what you're seeing here we have the road at the bottom, then a strip of grass a path and then the 2 houses. Let's call them house A and B. To the right is then a driveway leading to the garages next to house B. The driveway also leads to about 4 other houses on the same patch.
In front of each garage is also a parking space.
So you can now see the obvious difference in the parking situation. To get to the garage from A you need to go either around the front of the house or to the end of the garden, through a gate and around the garages. With B it's a little closer the front way of course but also you can go out the back and straight into the garage. I'm not sure if there's also a gate from the garden but if not I'd fit one.
It's when you look at things like running a hose to the driveway or an extension lead even there's obviously a massive benefit in having house B, but how much is that worth??
I have had an offer accepted on house A but B have turned down that offer plus £2k. I have made a second offer this morning and added a further 1.5k and am waiting for an answer but I fear it'll be turned down too.
There are a few circumstantial factors involved too, such as one place is empty and the other not but both of those have their pluses and minuses so it's not that clear cut and I don't really want to go into that.
All I'm asking is how much would YOU pay just for the garage to be next door to the house?