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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35712980

In the foundation's report, researchers from Cambridge University said they found high demand for bungalows meant they were almost three times more likely to be sold off and would be harder to replace because of the amount of land needed.
It also estimated that while bungalows make up 9% of council-owned housing, they were likely to make up 25% of high-value property sales because of their higher cost and more frequent vacancies - a result of people moving into residential care or tenants moving later in life.

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My wife's friends parents are trying to down size...can't find a decent bungalow.

bemoaning the fact that some places are up for £1M and need lots of work.

You reap what you sow, sprung to mind

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Then and now, £300,000 in M aidstone for this semi. Bungalows were built for a 53 shillings and fourpence a week mortgage. Same town, same house type.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52578310.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2313259/Bring-bungalows-Snobs-hate-1-3-thinks-theyre-best-homes-all.html

A mortgage of £2.66 per week or £50 p/w inflation adjusted.

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What was it Brandon Lewis, Housing Minister, said a few years ago?

"Build more bungalows!" Hmmm... <_<

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Are any bungalows still bungalows these days? Most 2 beds around here have been converted and extended and are pretty much a 4 bed family home.

Some owners will never convert the lofts if they have trouble with stairs. Some bungalows in my city built in the 1960s and 70s have shallow pitched ?) roofs (ie: not tall enough) so are unsuitable for loft conversion.

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Round my way 1930s/50s detached bungalows are bought for the land, pulled down pronto and a 4/5 bed detached home is built on the plot asap and flipped.

Ditto

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Round my way 1930s/50s detached bungalows are bought for the land, pulled down pronto and a 4/5 bed detached home is built on the plot asap and flipped.

Yep. Its a shame to see my previously uniform, low density area with green lawns and trees incrementally be replaced by 3 story 'townhouses' about 3 inches from the kerb.

This are destroying the golden age of this country, the one built from 1900 to 1980 (wars excepted) bit by bit.

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None of the bungalows near me have been demolished. But im not in the SE.

What I do see is the homes that were cheap for a single pensioner to buy a few decades ago, people are buying to raise a family in.

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My mum is considering buying a bungalow, just outside Brum. Looking at the prices she may be better of buying a 3 bed detached and living downstairs if needed.

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My mum is considering buying a bungalow, just outside Brum. Looking at the prices she may be better of buying a 3 bed detached and living downstairs if needed.

I have a friend who lives (alone) in a Victorian terrace. Has cursed the downstairs bathroom for the decades she's been living in it, but says it will come in handy when she can no longer climb the stairs and abandons the first floor.

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