Monday, 22 June 2015
Selling houses and Cheats Luxury Ice-Cream
Thank you for all your kind comment on my last post, I'm back to normal again now and eating like a horse so the weight I lost is probably piling back on as I type!
It's been all go here trying to catch up on everything that wasn't done while I was lying around in bed, normal household stuff as well as wondering around with a paintbrush. My time is also being taken up doing a bit of research on selling houses on-line, for what estate agents do, they charge far too much in my opinion (sorry any estate agents out there). When I look at houses for sale I look on-line, people don't have the time to go around to all the estate agents looking in windows any more. Our local paper only comes out once a week and the estate agents only put a few of the houses on their books in there so it's not really going to be very effective if your house is only in there once a month if that. Most don't offer the service of showing people around the house so there is no advantage of using someone local there either. The on-line sites I have looked at send someone out to value your house, take the photos etc, book the viewings for you and handle the negotiations. They also advertise on Rightmove, Zoopla etc. all for a fixed price regardless of the value of your house. The average high street estate agents cost 1.5% of your house price plus VAT which could cost thousands. I know I haven't sold a house for 15 years but this seems a far better deal to me. Am I missing anything here? Have any of you used 'tepilo.com' etc or similar? I would be grateful for any feedback.
For Fathers Day I made a meringue, ice cream, home made strawberry sauce concoction for the bearded one. I had meringue and plenty of sauce left over today so made my own 'luxury' ice cream. I let some plain vanilla ice-cream soften enough to mix in the sauce and broken up meringue before popping back into the freezer. It was delicious! I don't know why I hadn't thought of it before, ( I'm sure plenty of you already do this and I'm late to the party as usual ) you could add all sorts of things! My favourite 'luxury' ice-cream makers are increasing adding all sorts of things like cookie dough to their ice-creams that I can't eat because of the gluten. By making my own, which takes minutes, I'm not missing out.
Welcome to new follower Jayne :)