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It's the same round here. Why buy a LEASEHOLD flat when you can buy a FREEHOLD house and get lots more space?

It's madness. Mind you, flats in my borough (Richmond) are going down nicely.

Oh, and a mate of mine is a surveyor. I asked him about the quality of new builds: "I wouldn't touch 'em with a bargepole".

Good enough for me.

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hold on...hold on....

these are 'luxury' flats right ?

and that 3 bed semi with garden is just ordinary.

sheesh. dont you people read the neautral coloured pastel shaded informative marketing signage.?

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hold on...hold on....

these are 'luxury' flats right ?

and that 3 bed semi with garden is just ordinary.

sheesh. dont you people read the neautral coloured pastel shaded informative marketing signage.?

bl**dy luxury!

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cheap imported granite kitchen work surfaces dont come cheap you know.

have you priced up the standard bath taps in B&Q compared to the ones with brass electropainting and the words HOT and COLD incribed in victorian typeface ?

this isnt just any ordinary rubber sink plug.

this is barrats new luxury sink plug with brass plated galvanised chain and pre set soap dish.

and that mock tudor fronting with tie back gable end.

if these were just ordinary flats all that craftsmanship would be simply covered in hardboard and painted parks green.

cripes. its not like barrat are charging £180k for the same flats they happily made and sold for £70k only 3 short years ago...???

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Guest Bart of Darkness

Call me old fashioned if u will but surely

This 4 bed detached with garage

is better value than

this box?

All within 800 yards of the town centre.

If you're old fashioned, then so am I.

I have always been puzzled by the fact that a 2-bed flat in my neck of the woods can cost as much as a nice detached house (3 or 4 bed).

Flat at £179,950

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-896...pa_n=1&tr_t=buy

4 bedroom house at £175,000

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-483...pa_n=1&tr_t=buy

OR try this one:

3 bedroom detached at £164,950

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-493...pa_n=1&tr_t=buy

All in the S20 postcode area.

Now, even though the houses are both cheaper and offer more space, it would still be a no-brainer to me. Is the UK population really so besotted with the idea of the "luxury" flat?

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Bart, that flat you posted - you are talking Surrey prices with that one. I'm gobsmacked. Utterly astonishing.

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Guest Bart of Darkness
blimey.

thats expensive for sheffield.

whats happening in sheffield wages wise ?

Bart, that flat you posted - you are talking Surrey prices with that one. I'm gobsmacked. Utterly astonishing.

Interesting to get an outside view on these prices (you tend to see the same prices day after day and almost accept them).

I don't think wages have changed substantially in Sheffield in the last few years, pretty much the average for a northen city really. Before I discovered this site I used to joke that I was obviously mixing with the wrong people as no one I know can afford these prices.

If you thought that flat was expensive, see what you think of these three!

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-775...pa_n=1&tr_t=buy

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-924...pa_n=1&tr_t=buy

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-993...pa_n=4&tr_t=buy

And I'd still rather have one of those houses (at half the cost!)

Who is buying these places, nobody I know that's for sure!

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These are brand new:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-961...pa_n=5&tr_t=buy

They are on the promenade although this one doesn't have a sea view, those are over 200k.

Personally, I'd rather have this, about a mile away:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-889...pa_n=3&tr_t=buy

I also wonder who is buying them, rental yield won't work at that price level. Perhaps they meant to build them in the South East instead but got confused about where the "young professional" market with dual income couples on 30k each is - it certainly isn't in Blackpool. Sarah Beeny could have helped them out here.

The 2 bed luxury apartment syndrome has been discussed on here before quite a few times, the general feeling here is that it is exactly this sort of thing which will be hardest hit, it isn't supported by any "fundamentals".

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Oh, and a mate of mine is a surveyor. I asked him about the quality of new builds: "I wouldn't touch 'em with a bargepole".

The quality of ANY work done in a hurry tends to be dubious at best. And a boom creates the ulitmate rush to get the job done so I wouldn't expect them to be built too well.

Tip: Don't get any sort of building work done where there is a tight deadline. For example, don't get an 8 week renovation job started at the beginning of November because they WILL be rushing to get it finished by Christmas and quality will suffer as a result. Same principle applies to any building work. Best to get it done away from Christmas etc. and not in a boom period.

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You gotta laugh , everyone was happy to see stuff like this knocked down up until a few years ago and replaced by low level housing.

I expect prescott will let them carry on for a few years then say that high rise living is a blot on the landscape again.

D :D

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You gotta laugh , everyone was happy to see stuff like this knocked down up until a few years ago and replaced by low level housing.

I expect prescott will let them carry on for a few years then say that high rise living is a blot on the landscape again.

D :D

Exactly. I mean what is this, when all is said and done, but a very expensive tower block?

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-759...t=buy&ep=via_sl

"THIS REVOLUTIONARY NEW URBAN VILLAGE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF SHEFFIELD WILL PIONEER MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN THE CITY."

Urban village? Sounds like the "streets in the sky" concept that failed so miserably in the 1960s.

http://www.open2.net/modernity/3_12.htm

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You gotta laugh , everyone was happy to see stuff like this knocked down up until a few years ago and replaced by low level housing.

I expect prescott will let them carry on for a few years then say that high rise living is a blot on the landscape again.

D

i doubt it.

do you think prescott and the new labour goons will survive without tony blairs charisma ?

new labour are probably out next time. they dont get my vote and i AM going to vote this time.

Edited by right_freds_dead

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Did you read the particulars on the penthouse flat? It has a charging order against it and cannot be sold :o

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