Location, location, location

Old Apr 22nd 2011, 4:38 am
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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus View Post
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...=3.0&index=100

Might be too far West, but try around Lydney and the Wye Valley. Prices are more reasonable... for the most part.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-32890655.html
Hi Iam... , Thanks for posting.
(Great name) Undoubtedly more for the money. This particular property is sandwiched between a busy road and the railway lines but I shall take a look.

It's all Mallory's fault ... I really like what I have seen of the Totnes area. Shall keep looking into that for the moment, then take a look in these other areas.
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Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills View Post
This more like our price range luckily I know exactly where they are and 1st on backs onto the junior school the second is round the corner from it.
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-30822320.html

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-28671307.html

Or this on the top of the hill.
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-33205475.html
Certainly good prices. For myself, I don't want to be on housing estate. Is this where you are from? or where you would like to live? or are you making a suggestion?
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Originally Posted by johnh009 View Post
Maybe this will also help:

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgag...6&in_page_id=8

Considering that house prices increased by 300% between 1997 and 2007, a 25% drop seems like a drop in the ocean.
That was a VERY interesting article John. I read also some of the articles referenced at the foot of that one and find this one of particular interest:

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgag...page_id=8&ct=5

... the gist of which is that sellers are overly optimistic in the pricing of homes which is stalling the market as they are priced beyond what sellers can, or are willing to, afford. I think there is no doubt that interest rates are on the rise. Here in Canada they are predicting a 2% rise in interest rates by the end of the year. I, and others like Pistolpete, feel that house prices will have to come down.
Even though I haven't yet listed my own house, I feel the process of researching areas of choice and the price of houses in those areas is an important one so that we can keep an eye on what is actually happening.
I haven't yet looked at how long some of these houses have been on the market but I think that would also be good to know.
Thanks again.
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Do you know the WW2 history of Slapton Sands when 946 American servicemen lost their lives there rehearsing for D-Day? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exercise_Tiger

I knew Slapton quite well as a child, especially the day I was extremely sunburnt.

A real Devonshire cream tea sounds inviting.
What a chilling story. A comedy of errors but no laughing matter. Thank you for sharing that bit of history.
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Hi Iam... , Thanks for posting.
(Great name) Undoubtedly more for the money. This particular property is sandwiched between a busy road and the railway lines but I shall take a look.

It's all Mallory's fault ... I really like what I have seen of the Totnes area. Shall keep looking into that for the moment, then take a look in these other areas.
That got me thinking about where that particular house is, as I know the area from my past. The railway line is actually the Dean Forest railway, an old steam line. Not really a working line.

http://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk/
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How about the Beckham's old pad?

If it's good enough for David and Victoria it's good enough for the likes of us LOL!!

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Ahh. I see you like the contemporary stylings!

I like the light maybe it's after living in Australia for so long?

I also like space, ditto, but I can only buy this pad if I can afford a cleaner, mind you if I win big on Lotto I can afford anything I like.

Oh and of course I love the LOCATION.

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Great thread is this.

Oh, and I want to be within a mile of a pub so that I can go for a drink, a little social life, and walk home
Way to go girl.

I see you are feeling drawn to Totnes. Not at all bad and not too far fromt he coast.
Marlborough is a simply beautiful town IMVHO but is a bit landlocked.
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That got me thinking about where that particular house is, as I know the area from my past. The railway line is actually the Dean Forest railway, an old steam line. Not really a working line.

http://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk/
Aha! These things are important to know.

And I just looked at the railway site. Looks like a blast but in terms of the house? Do I need my tranquillity disturbed by Thomas the Tank Engine full of screaming kids? Guess! LOL

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Great thread is this.



Way to go girl.

I see you are feeling drawn to Totnes. Not at all bad and not too far fromt he coast.
Marlborough is a simply beautiful town IMVHO but is a bit landlocked.
Aye, it is that. I keep coming back to the sea myself. I can't get past Totnes at the moment (Thanks Mallory ) but I've said this before.
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How about the Beckham's old pad?

If it's good enough for David and Victoria it's good enough for the likes of us LOL!!

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-31687109.html
I see they like those period places too! Wonder what their LA pad looks like.
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That was a VERY interesting article John. I read also some of the articles referenced at the foot of that one and find this one of particular interest:

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgag...page_id=8&ct=5

... the gist of which is that sellers are overly optimistic in the pricing of homes which is stalling the market as they are priced beyond what sellers can, or are willing to, afford. I think there is no doubt that interest rates are on the rise. Here in Canada they are predicting a 2% rise in interest rates by the end of the year. I, and others like Pistolpete, feel that house prices will have to come down.
Even though I haven't yet listed my own house, I feel the process of researching areas of choice and the price of houses in those areas is an important one so that we can keep an eye on what is actually happening.
I haven't yet looked at how long some of these houses have been on the market but I think that would also be good to know.
Thanks again.
I have just returned to the UK and am looking to buy a home. Despite the downturn in the market, good properties are hard to find. Some you cannot even view properly because of all the clutter. What amazes me is that, as a cash buyer, with almost 50% of properties that I enquire about, the agent never gets back to me. I cannot imagine that ever happening in Canada. This is the famous UK customer service. An oxymoron if ever I heard one. If you do get good customer service, then it is because the person you are dealing with is a professional, that's all.

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That was a VERY interesting article John. I read also some of the articles referenced at the foot of that one and find this one of particular interest:

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgag...page_id=8&ct=5

... the gist of which is that sellers are overly optimistic in the pricing of homes which is stalling the market as they are priced beyond what sellers can, or are willing to, afford. I think there is no doubt that interest rates are on the rise. Here in Canada they are predicting a 2% rise in interest rates by the end of the year. I, and others like Pistolpete, feel that house prices will have to come down.
Even though I haven't yet listed my own house, I feel the process of researching areas of choice and the price of houses in those areas is an important one so that we can keep an eye on what is actually happening.
I haven't yet looked at how long some of these houses have been on the market but I think that would also be good to know.
Thanks again.
If UK interest rates are on the price and prices are at an all-time high, I would think the number of purchases is going to decrease so either house prices or interest rates have to give at some point - or both.
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I have just returned to the UK and am looking to buy a home. Despite the downturn in the market, good properties are hard to find. Some you cannot even view properly because of all the clutter. What amazes me is that, as a cash buyer, with almost 50% of properties that I enquire about, the agent never gets back to me. I cannot imagine that ever happening in Canada. This is the famous UK customer service. An oxymoron if ever I heard one. If you get good customer service, then it is because the person you are dealing with is a professional, that's all.
That's an interesting comment, John. When we left the UK 30 yrs ago, customer service in shops was terrible and, in marked comparison, the customer service in stores in the USA was really good. It's gone downhill over time but there are always fluctuations.

Incredible to think customer service in the UK has not improved. Ahhhh - good old Britain
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That's an interesting comment, John. When we left the UK 30 yrs ago, customer service in shops was terrible and, in marked comparison, the customer service in stores in the USA was really good. It's gone downhill over time but there are always fluctuations.

Incredible to think customer service in the UK has not improved. Ahhhh - good old Britain
The worst thing is, I wonder if the people who are selling these homes know how their agents are not performing. They are probably sat there wondering why their houses are not selling. That is not to say all organisations give bad service, but I'll bet in the US, if you make a real estate enquiry, the agents will be swarming all over you.

And I have yet to find a shower that can deliver a constant stream of hot water.

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