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Twirly

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  1. I dont know which is worse the 2.4 kids or the swinging
  2. Yeah, the bike trail is a plus in Killay, I've been to one of those real ale pubs on the cycle route, cracking pint. But, I dont think Killay is for me, thought it was sort of bland, boring and uninspiring. I dont know what I would do there
  3. What is Cockett like? Too far out? I see lots of houses marketed as being in Sketty, when I actually look at a map they are in Cockett not Sketty :angry:
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    Narrowboat Living?

    I started to consider narrowboat living again. I got excited about it and started researching. I thought about spending 70k and getting a wide beam one all kitted out. But I am now haunted by thoughts of depreciation and rust. I had not previously considered the issue of depreciation. Its the thought of depreciation that bothers me the most. I can maintain the boat to take care of the rust. But what if in 10 years time I change my mind and want to sell the boat, the boat could be worth half of what I paid for it??? What then? By then I may have no options. Sometimes there seems to be no alternative to this housing farce. :angry:
  5. Yep me too.I dont want to live somewhere where I have to get in the car to go anywhere. Faceless houses in a heartless maze of concrete. It is important for me to live somewhere where I can easily walk/cycle to shops, beach etc.
  6. There seem to be loads of houses for sale in the west cross area. Im not keen on WC myself.
  7. Exactly what I thought I would do, downshift and get some p/t job in swansea. The trouble is that there is a high demand for unskilled minimum wage jobs, even part time jobs are like gold dust. I suspect that the tax credit system has a lot to do with the demand for p/t unskilled jobs :angry: Employers dont want to employ ex lawyers/accountants/engineers to work on their checkouts/drive the home delivery vans etc. Make sure you are independantly wealthy if you want to downsize in swansea.
  8. Fair enough. But outside of the public sector where are the jobs in swansea?
  9. Thanks, I've requested an upgrade.
  10. Hi TMT, I've just had a good look and I cant see a way to access messenger in the settings?
  11. Yep. IMHO prices need to fall 30 - 40% to make me buy. House prices are seriously out of touch with wages. I remember growing up in Bishopston, a lot of our neighbours were teachers, this was circa 30 years ago. Do you think teachers could afford to live there nowadays, unlikely.
  12. I have much the same thought process. Large sum of cash in the bank. Around here you could buy a couple of terraces for 70k , rent on those could be circa £800 pm. Trouble is it doesnt solve my housing dilema! Also these houses are not in places that I personally would want to live.
  13. I hear you! Houseprices make no sense in relation to the local economy. But Im not sure a 20% drop would be enough to convince me to part with swansea west type money. Even with a 20% drop I still dont see where the jobs are in swansea to make a house purchase palatable. Im coming to the conclusion (again) that there is no future for me in the UK.
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