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DownandoutWT

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Seems to be a lot of family homes (£200 - £400k bracket) that have been on the market for a long time, at very high prices. These houses are, invariably in need of thorough modernisation. The seller of the view that if the kitchen and bathroom has been well looked after for 35 years, you can charge top draw for it.

There are then, the occasional home, which relative to all the other sh:te on the market looks better value. These rare properties fly off the shelf. Demand, therefore, for decent sized properties, reasonable garden, good location etc is still very high.

Curiously I do not think that all the demand is coming from families moving up the ladder, but rather downsizers (escape to the country types) looking to trade down their 6 bedroom 2 acre mansion for a pom de terre.

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Curiously I do not think that all the demand is coming from families moving up the ladder, but rather downsizers (escape to the country types) looking to trade down their 6 bedroom 2 acre mansion for a pom de terre.

Hehe, I just had a sudden vision of my MP moving out to the country after losing to UKIP and living in a hollowed out potato. I assume you mean a 'pied a terre' - foot on the land rather than apple of the earth :-)

Reminds me of a preacher who went to Japan and reduced the local congregation to giggles. He meant to say " God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son". What he actually said was, "God so loved globe carrots that he gave his only begotten son".

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In Swindon, there seems to have been a big rise in asking and selling prices for 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties. Flats are relatively flat in comparison.

Property I bought in 2010 is now valued over 40% higher now.

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For balance, I see a lot of 3 and 4 bedrooms being put on at ridiculously high prices and they don't seem to be shifting, 2 bedrooms that are high do seem to still be selling, but it looks to be slowing.

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