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Best value/most interesting property for least cash in the UK

Discussion in 'off topic' started by david ellwood, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs pants up, knee down

    An old skateboarder mate of mine sold his house in Bognor Regis and was able to buy a lovely house near Wainfleet, Lincs. Mortgage free and some money left over.
    He now has a massive garden, with outbuildings/stables, 2 garages....

    He also says it is a lot friendlier and the skies are big.
  2. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    I like The actual toilet in which Friedrich Nietzsche realised God is dead. You'd have to be a philosopher, or stupid - maybe they are the same thing - to buy such a place.

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  3. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    It's also a lot quieter now that the RAF don't use the beach as a bombing range.
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  4. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    The comments are priceless.
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  5. Richard Lines

    Richard Lines pfm Member

    Good Morning All,

    I used to live in north Lincolnshire, North Somercotes to be precise. Before we moved up here we looked at places in Lincolnshire and, as some will be aware, the Wolds are the only part of Lincolnshire where there are any 'hills' and the property prices reflect this. You also end up paying lots of money for houses with outbuildings and the state of said outbuildings plays no part in the pricing. It could be brand new or 100yrs old. We gave up looking and moved up here to Aberdeenshire.

    I can understand people from down South selling up and moving north but it isn't always going to make you popular with the locals especially as you will be adding to pricing the younger generation even further out of the market.

    Lots of 'cheap' property in and around Aberdeen(shire) currently.............


  6. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    wow dave , are you that near ? we must get together sometime . you are always welcome

    yes well its offers around 300k , its a massive 4 bed house and as you know many of them are HMO so hopefully someone will think its worth it . it is very dated and needs rework of the roof and lots of updating . parking is what brings it down a bit , very limited
  7. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    You're not in the building game are you? Don't confuse regulations with good building standards. The regulations were the bare minimum required and fortunately today are a lot more stringent than they were in the 70s and 80s. A lot of properties built pre-1970 are very well constructed and over engineered, but by virtue of their age and the materials available then will require some significant maintenance from time to time (e.g. re-wiring, DPC enhancement etc.). As for listed properties it is a lottery, depends on the conservation officer, how you approach the project and what it is you want to do. I have a listed property (1780 windmill) and have planning to put a 2 storey extension on the side of it, but as I wanted to blend it in and spend on the right reclaimed materials to do so the conservation officer was very supportive.
  8. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    That is a large statue of Don Quixote.
  9. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    A staff member at my wife’s school has moved to Scunthorpe, bought a massive place for less than £200k, borrows his neighbours ride on mower. This is Guy Martin country so you can guess...

    Commutes to Sheffield for work. Don’t think he has a mortgage but has replaced that with fuel costs.
  10. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Yes but if things go t*ts up he still has a roof over his head.
  11. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    I'd give the Wirral a miss if I was thinking of selling up and moving north, total shithole, air pollution bad, crime bad, schools bad, natives unfriendly...
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  12. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    And he’s a fair way from any urban centres and trouble hotspots. Scunthorpe excepted, obvs.
  13. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    The "Leisure Peninsula"? Surely not?
  14. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    & Cleethorpes & Grimsby
  15. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Or just enjoy what you have, realise how lucky you are, and stay living near family/friends?

    I’ve lived in: Essex, Bucks, Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincoln, N Yorks, Co Durham, Lancs, Saudi, Suffolk, Saudi, Essex, Cambs and now back in Suffolk again.

    The thought of upping sticks again to go and live somewhere colder, darker in winter, away from good towns, featureless, etc fills me with dread.
    I suppose yes, if I lived in Silvertown, in a two bed flat with a lovely selection of crime going on all around me, I’d be tempted. But silly ol me has never done that to myself!
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2020
  16. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

  17. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

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  18. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs pants up, knee down

    Within a week of moving up, he sent me a video of a Lancaster going over. The sound was gorgeous.
  19. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    Ah, that explains why the property was so cheap. He’s living in the 1950s.
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  20. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    All of that area is still in the 1950s. Boston less so, but the villages still don't know what crime, traffic jams or .mobile phones are.

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