Location, location, location

Old May 19th 2011, 8:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Pistolpete2
If you are looking to buy new and, as you have said before, you can find a quality small-scale builder and one who is prepared to discount, then you could be better off under that arrangement.

As I have said before, there are a number of builders today who are building such garbage that it will be lucky to last the mortgage term. That is one of the reasons why in general it makes more sense to look for period houses as they tend to be much better built and hold their value better.
Yes, I looked at this house in Holmfirth in Yorkshire (where the TV series Last of the Summer Wine is located) and the quality was good. My only beef was that it was perhaps a bit too isolated. I felt the builder would have fared better with a different location. But, who knows, there are many who may appreciate the quietness.


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Yes, I looked at this house in Holmfirth in Yorkshire (where the TV series Last of the Summer Wine is located) and the quality was good. My only beef was that it was perhaps a bit too isolated. I felt the builder would have fared better with a different location. But, who knows, there are many who may appreciate the quietness.


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You didn't say if you liked the house. I didn't like the outside of the house but it looked nicely finished inside and the town looked OK. The price was steep but you know better than me because you are there. It is close to Manchester so the the price could be justified.

Congratulations on getting those jobs, are they in the Malvern area?

I also note this is good news so it wouldn't be on the front page of the media.
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John I liked this one better for half the price of yours.

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Congratulations on getting those jobs, are they in the Malvern area?

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No Aberdeen, I work in the oil and gas field, but I will not live up there with the polar bears. This is an improvement over my last work location which was in Kazakhstan.
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Don't anyone tell anybody about us being off track. It has been so slow on 50/60's these last few days so who cares?

Sally you echo my view re: no TV in the UK when I return.

For the last two hours I have been on YouTube and the one thing I found just made me feel like I died and went to heaven. It is a clip of scenery and chuffers(trains) of the East Lancashire Railway. Oh man does it bring back memories but I think these films were made recently but the scenery and environment is the greatest. I want to be on the next stage out of Dodge.

Take a look see and see if they have the same effect on you. I had never heard of East Lancs Railway until a few minutes ago. Its really nice that Englishmen have access to the latest video equipment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpGNm...eature=related
I hated steam trains, if someone left a window open and we went through a tunnel, the dirty smoke came in, and the same when water was collected. My dad loved them, he had many LPs of train sounds, and when he played them, our house sounded as if we were living on a bridge over a busy railway line

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John I liked this one better for half the price of yours.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-25954600.html
The price and facilities are what I'm looking for in a flat, but in the south.

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http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-22570507.html

My latest find

£185,000 and this is what I call a real cottage.
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Originally Posted by johnh009
From my point of view, I don't regard this as negativity, I just like to be aware of what is happening - good and bad. I respect and enjoy reading all opinions on this thread, it would be boring if we all behaved like the proverbial nodding dog in the back of the car. I'll see if I can find some good news in the UK - may be difficult though. I will say one thing, I have found the job market here quite active and have managed to land two jobs in quick succession. Don't know if the market is picking up or just luck.
I have to agree with this. There is a big difference between sharing information (all be it not so positive) and sharing the type of negative editorial comment, for want of a better phrase, that the Daily Mail espouses.

We would all be wise to at least inform ourselves. This is not complaining. Or we can ignore it and act us though nothing is happening.

It is certainly a different world than the one we grew up in and I have to say that I agree that Democracy is not what I see happening either.

It will take some creativity to find the lifestyle that we seek within the confines of this changing world. I see that as the real challenge.
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No Aberdeen, I work in the oil and gas field, but I will not live up there with the polar bears. This is an improvement over my last work location which was in Kazakhstan.
There's a guy on BE who works in the same business in the North Sea who commutes from somewhere in the Costa Del Sol, talking of Location.
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Love this, although the inside is a bit cluttered.
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...?premiumA=true

This one:
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-33822560.html

A beautiful village close to where I'm from:
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-31281629.html

Love Bradford on Avon:
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-33657251.html
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Originally Posted by nethead

Fast choice would be #1. Very English. You said cluttered but that will probably sell the place because the clutter is quality.
What do I know??

Order of preference 1,2,3,4

Thanks for the research!

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http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-22570507.html

My latest find

£185,000 and this is what I call a real cottage.
Yes, that's a good one Cheers. I may need to consider Wales to get the kind of space I am looking for at an affordable price and it seems, according to sales statistics, that many other people are considering this too.

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Welcome Nethead. Thanks for posting some new properties for the mix. All great locations... at least an area that I could happily live in.

The first is wonderful... a bit over budget for me.
The second I felt was quite a bit overpriced but perhaps due to area.
The third, I wished the woodstove was in the main sitting room.
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The second one is 4 bedrooms with two receptions knocked into one, a big kitchen and a utility room for £275K - that seems incredibly cheap to me. Victorian terraces that size are £350K+ in Kendal.
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Yes, that's a good one Cheers. I may need to consider Wales to get the kind of space I am looking for at an affordable price and it seems, according to sales statistics, that many other people are considering this too.
The bathroom needs to modernized and then whats interesting is the old fashioned kitchen. We use to call our living room the kitchen and then we had the back kitchen so here you see they probably used their living room for the kitchen because the stove is the old fashioned stove, I think, which is also the fireplace. All it needs is a big chain with a kettle on it.

This is my price range (why pay more?)
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The bathroom needs to modernized and then whats interesting is the old fashioned kitchen. We use to call our living room the kitchen and then we had the back kitchen so here you see they probably used their living room for the kitchen because the stove is the old fashioned stove, I think, which is also the fireplace. All it needs is a big chain with a kettle on it.

This is my price range (why pay more?)
Indeed. I really like the idea of having space around me. Couldn't live with someone else right on top of me. And when we are thinking of distances to get to other places, it's still nothing to the distances we tend to travel here in N. America.
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