Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
neilrich

Astonished By The Greed

13 posts in this topic

Apologies, but so astonished am I by the pure greed, I believe the following deserves a thread of its very own, so that we can watch it over the coming months, and years.

Flat 2, Howard House - 43 Elmfield Road, Gosforth

If my memory serves me right, then the above flat was for sale with Sanderson Young for most of 2009, listed at a price of £198k. Good location, but the flat was pretty bland with white walls and wooden floors. It was never worth £198k!! :lol:

Anyhow it SOLD in November for £152k

03/11/2009 £152,000 Flat 2, Howard House, 43, Elmfield Road, Gosforth, NE3 4BA

However it's back, again listed with Sanderson Young, it re-appeared end of last week without pictures listed at £310k! :o Today the photos have been added and the price adjusted to £299k. It does not look much different, the walls are still painted white, perhaps a new oak floor, and some chandeliers! The kitchen looks weird, not what you'd expect in a victorian villa, I guess they found it in the B&Q SALE! :lol:

£150k premium over just three months, and for what? :lol:

Edited by neilrich

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No doubt some of the young professional couples on 80k each will snap it up straight away. If you don't buy now, you'll miss the boat.

What a farce.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apologies, but so astonished am I by the pure greed, I believe the following deserves a thread of its very own, so that we can watch it over the coming months, and years.

Flat 2, Howard House - 43 Elmfield Road, Gosforth

If my memory serves me right, then the above flat was for sale with Sanderson Young for most of 2009, listed at a price of £198k. Good location, but the flat was pretty bland with white walls and wooden floors. It was never worth £198k!! :lol:

Anyhow it SOLD in November for £152k

03/11/2009 £152,000 Flat 2, Howard House, 43, Elmfield Road, Gosforth, NE3 4BA

However it's back, again listed with Sanderson Young, it re-appeared end of last week without pictures listed at £310k! :o Today the photos have been added and the price adjusted to £299k. It does not look much different, the walls are still painted white, perhaps a new oak floor, and some chandeliers! The kitchen looks weird, not what you'd expect in a victorian villa, I guess they found it in the B&Q SALE! :lol:

£150k premium over just three months, and for what? :lol:

The price is up and down like a yo-yo, 24 hours on and the price has been adjusted upwards back to £310k! Like I said, astonished by the pure greed!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

People can ask whatever they want for their properties as far as I'm concerned. If they can find someone daft enough to pay the price, then fair enough.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IMHO gosforth is not even that good, its only "posh" because its in rough as ****** newcastle!gosforth high school is drugs central.

Yes people who live there do say it's posh...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Compared to most of Tyneside, Gosforth is a pretty decent area

I don't think you're negating my statement much

I think my problem is more that a lot of Gosforth sure as hell doesn't "look" as well to do as it apparently is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think you're negating my statement much

I think my problem is more that a lot of Gosforth sure as hell doesn't "look" as well to do as it apparently is.

Gosforth most certainly would not meet my definition of posh/affluent. It's main advantages are, it isn't benwell and isn't overrun by students (Jesmond) hence prime real estate for all the *hard working aspirational families* of tyneside.

Some parts of Jesmond and Tynemouth might be gettting closer to my definition but it's all relative, we ain't talking Chelsea & Kensington here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.