Thanks - I was thinking the same deep down and I really appreciate your honest/direct answer. I have a few more days to decide so will continue to mull it over, and try on the different options for size.
I certainly take your point on board re shackling myself to debt to prevent personal growth...I really DON'T want to do that, but I just wish I were rich enough to own 2 properties but perhaps I just need to let that go
I COULD sell my current property to buy this new one but there's really no point as I'm happy with where I live - the purpose would be for investments' sake...
thanks again, I will most likely ask for you if I have another question as you're great!