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Colleague has sold S London 3 bed terrace to commute from...

LINCOLNSHIRE

baby 2 on way but as it’s a boy and they have one already the wife knows she’ll keep punting them out until a girl arrives (‘the Beckham method’) so a big country pile is a necessity along with family assistance with babysitting 

 

The chain had multiple sales fall through but it’s all firm now. No crazy prices involved.

But blow me, season ticket annual from Grantham is £7620, and spending 3 hours a day commuting is my idea of hell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, PeanutButter said:

But blow me, season ticket annual from Grantham is £7620, and spending 3 hours a day commuting is my idea of hell.

Sounds like hell. Is that 3 hours to work and back? How does anyone manage to spend so much time travelling and function in their jobs come Thursday afternoon or Friday I don't know.

Will ever be an uprising amongst disgruntled commuters who will think : 'Oh f*** it!' and quit their jobs or downshift jobs in protest? I think they should. It would upset the rail companies.

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12 minutes ago, MattW said:

Sounds like hell. Is that 3 hours to work and back? How does anyone manage to spend so much time travelling and function in their jobs come Thursday afternoon or Friday I don't know.

Will ever be an uprising amongst disgruntled commuters who will think : 'Oh f*** it!' and quit their jobs or downshift jobs in protest? I think they should. It would upset the rail companies.

This is far from new.  Crawley used to have a car commuter who drove to and from Cirencester daily.

In the late eighties there was something of a run on small Victorian terraced houses in Doncaster. This was because Inter City had (allegedly) made the going easy and the coming back. Which was an advertising slogan around that time. Inevitably, someone wrote "vaseline" on the poster.

It was reported that from 1988 onwards  quite a few of the hapless commuters lost their jobs and homes.

A few years beforehand, Britain's longest distance rail commuter went from Swanage to Waterloo daily.  By steam train when he started. 

In 2001 the then rail company staged an exhibition at Bournemouth station with photos, timetables etc. A sharp eyed lady commuter spotted that a train which ran at around the time she travelled was somewhat faster pre-electrification, which I rather doubt was in line with the exhibition's purpose. 

 

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1 hour ago, MattW said:

Sounds like hell. Is that 3 hours to work and back? How does anyone manage to spend so much time travelling and function in their jobs come Thursday afternoon or Friday I don't know.

Will ever be an uprising amongst disgruntled commuters who will think : 'Oh f*** it!' and quit their jobs or downshift jobs in protest? I think they should. It would upset the rail companies.

Apparently he says it’s 1:10 to Kings X. But he’s got to get into central from there so 1.5 each way easily. 

The new place better be a palace.

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14 hours ago, PeanutButter said:

Anecdote:

Colleague has sold S London 3 bed terrace to commute from...

LINCOLNSHIRE

baby 2 on way but as it’s a boy and they have one already the wife knows she’ll keep punting them out until a girl arrives (‘the Beckham method’) so a big country pile is a necessity along with family assistance with babysitting 

 

The chain had multiple sales fall through but it’s all firm now. No crazy prices involved.

But blow me, season ticket annual from Grantham is £7620, and spending 3 hours a day commuting is my idea of hell.

 

Counting chickens. Places are sold when youve got the cash in your bank.

Commute ... well thats a big If.

If ... you can work 3 days, say Tue->Wed->Thurs in London, travelling down Monday morning, back Thurs night, BnBing Tue + Weds, then its very doable.

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Bluestone59 said:

This is far from new.  Crawley used to have a car commuter who drove to and from Cirencester daily.

In the late eighties there was something of a run on small Victorian terraced houses in Doncaster. This was because Inter City had (allegedly) made the going easy and the coming back. Which was an advertising slogan around that time. Inevitably, someone wrote "vaseline" on the poster.

It was reported that from 1988 onwards  quite a few of the hapless commuters lost their jobs and homes.

A few years beforehand, Britain's longest distance rail commuter went from Swanage to Waterloo daily.  By steam train when he started. 

In 2001 the then rail company staged an exhibition at Bournemouth station with photos, timetables etc. A sharp eyed lady commuter spotted that a train which ran at around the time she travelled was somewhat faster pre-electrification, which I rather doubt was in line with the exhibition's purpose. 

 

Id hazard the run on Donny terraces were property speculators.

Noone with a job, never mind commuting to one in London would live anywhere near Donny stattion.

Dumb money does what dumbs moneys always done - go down drain.

Once you move to stating 2 nights in London and working 2 days at home then the whole commuterscape opens up.

Yawks just under 2h to KX.

The new big paying employees like google have moved to KX. Indeed any high skilled emplioyee nees to be looking at home working and easy access from a mainline train terminal.

Id rather do 1 or 2 commutes from Yawk than Mon-Fri from the tradiotnal commuter towns.

 

 

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3 hours ago, spyguy said:

Counting chickens. Places are sold when youve got the cash in your bank.

Commute ... well thats a big If.

If ... you can work 3 days, say Tue->Wed->Thurs in London, travelling down Monday morning, back Thurs night, BnBing Tue + Weds, then its very doable.

 

 

 

Oh he might swap their spare flat in Brighton for a pied a terre in London - but guess what, apparently the flat's not selling 'Nothing is selling down there' :D And not sure the wife will appreciate being left to raise two under 3s (+ however many more babies it takes to get a girl). 

Anyhoo, he's well off and on track for £££ promotion so he'll land on his dancing toes. Thing is though, the promotion would definitely require him to be front facing and available in London...

Edit to add that I've just heard it's a Grade II listed hall...

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1 hour ago, PeanutButter said:

Well - I've seen the house pics. Been on market since 2015. Knocked 300k off it in 2017. 

Average price for area - 250k

 

Link to rightmove 

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2 hours ago, PeanutButter said:

heck no

here's a redacted fp

 

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He is selling a house in london to exchange this for 

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Well apparently he used to have a 3 bedrooms house in South London. This is not a fp for a 3 bedrooms. So I guess this is the trade up.

I don't really understand. Maintaining this is going to be a bane. 

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1 hour ago, Freki said:

I don't really understand. Maintaining this is going to be a bane. 

Quite. 

I can't fathom the mentality. It's like some sort of illness where people can never have enough. Seeing the heating bill alone would break me. 

 

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On 03/01/2019 at 19:53, MattW said:

It would upset the rail companies.

Lol no it wouldn't; they get paid either way.

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