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Quite often on this site, someone will post an example of a house they feel is outrageuosly overpriced. I often find that if such a house became available in my search radius, I'd be right in there. In fact i'd be so in, I'd be falling out the other side.

I thought it would be interesting to see what £167,953 (or as close as you can get) will buy you where you live.

Also, what can you get for double that (£335,906 or thereabouts) --- i.e if (and this is a huge IF) there was a 30-50% HPC which isn't unreasonable, these £335k houses could potentially be priced at todays average. if you get what I mean? Just a simple excercise so don't question the methodology.

Anyway, I'll start.

My normal search area = Exeter + 5 miles

Averagely priced house = 2 Bedroom Terraced £167,950

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Double 'average' house = 4 bedroomed detached FUGLY house £335,000

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Summary - it's expensive in and around Exeter. *prays for 80% falls*

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Summary - it's expensive in and around Exeter. *prays for 80% falls*

Not as expensive as Cheltenham.

Houses are not priced in a linear fashion though. In 'middle England' a further 40k above an average house gets you another small bedroom and 3rd loo.

Double the price and you typically get loads more interior space and land around the house.

This is because a lot of people can and will find the extra 40k and very, very few are in the double average house price bracket.

I know a lot on here have nice houses in pleasant areas and it feels 'normal'. Best way to see how abnormal it is - take a train into London, Glasgow or Manchester and gaze at the mile after mile after mile of small houses and flats that most people live in spreading out to the horizon.

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Quite often on this site, someone will post an example of a house they feel is outrageuosly overpriced. I often find that if such a house became available in my search radius, I'd be right in there. In fact i'd be so in, I'd be falling out the other side.

I thought it would be interesting to see what £167,953 (or as close as you can get) will buy you where you live.

Also, what can you get for double that (£335,906 or thereabouts) --- i.e if (and this is a huge IF) there was a 30-50% HPC which isn't unreasonable, these £335k houses could potentially be priced at todays average. if you get what I mean? Just a simple excercise so don't question the methodology.

Anyway, I'll start.

My normal search area = Exeter + 5 miles

Averagely priced house = 2 Bedroom Terraced £167,950

Summary - it's expensive in and around Exeter. *prays for 80% falls*

I'm in south west too - 0.8% falls for September: Rightmove, Land Registry (Cornwall) and Home.co.uk. All going the right way IMO. Prices here in the South West are diabolical given average wage (£22k)

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Christ, this thread has cheered me up! Circ. £167k in tayside get's you this fixer-upper with a fair bit of land

http://www.tspc.co.uk/details.asp?id=96156 or this in a nice area

http://www.tspc.co.uk/details.asp?id=96925

Circ £340K gets you something a bit more impressive -

http://www.tspc.co.uk/details.asp?id=96479

http://www.tspc.co.uk/details.asp?id=98598

Or this little beauty, my choice if we see 50% drops. Check out google maps :)

http://www.tspc.co.uk/details.asp?id=98618

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