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Swansea New Build Anecdotal

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I went to look at some new houses been built in the Gorseinon part of Swansea today. Four beds going for just under 190K with 5% deposit paid. I was told, as I asked them bluntly, that they were prepared to "haggle on the prices".

The main bathroom was interesting in that I, at 6 foot 2 inches tall and very slim, could not fit into the bath as it was so small in length and width. Nor could I sit on the toilet as there was simply not enough room between the sink on one side and a wall on the other. The bathrroom en suite to the master bedroom was the same.

I commented on this to the agents expecting them to give me the usual response of not giving a damn due to so many people wishing to buy but... they tried all ways to convince me that I had "options" with them eventually trying to convince me that once I had bought a house I could rip the bathrooms out and have my own put in - DOH!

They did not like it when I commented that there was no room in the bathrooms themselves to put in anything bigger so small were the actual rooms.

They seemed depserate to sell IMPO.

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Yep, there's some right bloody shoeboxes around.

I too am 6' 2" and slim, yet some of the "bathrooms" I have seen are no good for a pygmy, let alone me.

This maybe would have sold like hot cakes when the buying frenzy was in full flow, but we can be choosier than that in the midst of a crash! :P

NDL

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Yep, there's some right bloody shoeboxes around.

I too am 6' 2" and slim, yet some of the "bathrooms" I have seen are no good for a pygmy, let alone me.

This maybe would have sold like hot cakes when the buying frenzy was in full flow, but we can be choosier than that in the midst of a crash! :P

NDL

Out of interest I went to see some new builds near me recently (N London). I was absolutely gobsmacked how small they were (and asking around £500k for a two bedder - errr hardly enough space for a bed in either). Yet just around the corner you can buy a 30's 3 bed house for around £300k - £400k. Yep that's still expensive but you get a garden, off street parking, two full sized reception rooms, a seperate kitchen, two toilets, decent bathroon and three resonable sized bedrooms.

Why on earth do people buy these tiny shoebox new builds???

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