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Isn't that flood plane there? I know Northampton has quite impressive flood protection, and I can only recall Far Cotton flooding a few years back. That development is pretty close to Far Cotton (Weeden Road). Pretty certain its low lying land.

Sorry my memory is going. Its not where I thought it was!

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Sorry my memory is going. Its not where I thought it was!

You're not far off though. From what i've heard its been built on what was a flood plane. They certainly have been building on flood planes in the center of Northampton. As you say though, since the flood about 10 years ago that saw far cotton under 4 foot of water the Northampton flood protection has been greatly improved.

However, Mother Nature has a habit of proving man's attempts at controlling her as futile, so I'd not buy on a flood plane no matter how good the flood protection is. That's just asking for it.

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Isn't that flood plane there? I know Northampton has quite impressive flood protection, and I can only recall Far Cotton flooding a few years back. That development is pretty close to Far Cotton (Weeden Road). Pretty certain its low lying land.

I don't know this area very well but you can look up flood plane data here for any postcode / area

http://maps.environment-agency.gov.uk/wiyb...ation=NN5%204AB

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I don't know this area very well but you can look up flood plane data here for any postcode / area

http://maps.environment-agency.gov.uk/wiyb...ation=NN5%204AB

:unsure:

Looks like we do upton a disfavour then it's outside the flood plane. Though there are flood defenses right below it. There's a huge area in the center which is "benefitting from flood defenses"....Buy a top floor flat !!!!

Floodings not a funny thing to deal with, I have a friend who lost everything when the big flood hit 10 years ago.

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I consider this a red letter day for the Northampton HPC.

Just spoke to a good friend of mine who is looking in Northampton, he had two EAs get in contact today.

I wont name any names and im being a bit obscure to protect the guilty but:

1) Agent one: House in wootton, on at a price somewhere above £300K have said the sellers have personal issues, desperate to sell, will accept 10% less ( i.e. £30K+ reduction )

2) He got a strange email from an agent today saying..."would you be interested in a real bargain"....i'll be asking him tonight what that is about.

3) Another 2 propertys according to property bee have changed from Sold STC to available.

I think we really are witnessing a HPC realtime...

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4) Been keeping an eye on this place.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-195...=2&tr_t=buy

St Leonards Road, Northampton £139,995 3 bedroom house

I know for a fact someone has tried to flip this place, except that its been on the market for about 6 months now, maybe longer!!! Nothing sells for that price round that way. They bought it for around £122K ( top whack in my book), 4 weeks anda lick of paint later and it was back on for about £145K.

They've managed to keep the price off the land registry list on rightmove somehow, which speaks volumes to me.

Looks like they have gone multi agent, or changed agent, today, but what's made me chuckle is that the Harrison Murray sign looks prettys sorry for itself, in the Wialliam H Brown photo ( and the fact they cant sell the place ).

This is a good example of people that must be struggling having been caught when the market turned. I hope they never sell it, greedy f**kers.

The best bit is, it's on the northampton flood plane and was under 4 feet of water ten years ago, when it's value was approx £0.00

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A couple sold on St Leonard's Rd for £147k and £142 last year. Like I've said before, the terraces around Far Cotton have "benefited" from HPI far more than the semis, so it makes sense that they'll fall further. Unless they were undervalued in the years following the flood when everybody feared a repeat. Now they look safe from floods, prices have risen. Its a bit rough and rowdy on Friday and Saturday nights along St Leonard's Rd, I wouldn't want to live there. Some of the back roads (away from the kebab shops) are alright though.

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Similar property round there:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-9879909.rsp?tr_t=buy

Is this a developer as well? Its like a study in magnolia and wood laminate. I'm not sure about the kitchen!

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A couple sold on St Leonard's Rd for £147k and £142 last year.

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Similar property round there:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-9879909.rsp?tr_t=buy

Is this a developer as well? Its like a study in magnolia and wood laminate. I'm not sure about the kitchen!

I saw that, there are a couple of much bigger propertys at the end of the road and lots of commercial places so it's either them or someone really did buy at the peak !!!

The most a normal 3 bed terraces round there have gone for is around the £120K mark as far as I can tell. Rough area as you say and £140k is a lot of money to live on a main road. BTLs cant get much more than 600 pcm there either so the numebrs dont add up anymore.

That otherone definitely looks like its been flipped too. £135k for that...no chance.

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Upton One is in danger of becoming a money pit to the residents, of whom there are few at the moment. Have a drive around at night, only two thirds of the dwellings have lights on, due to the fact that there's a lot of unsold properties, many of which have been unsold for the 2 years they've been built. Also have a walk around in the daytime, it's a strange place, it reminds me of a film set!! I heard this week of a family that paid £395k for a 4 bed house, only to have a 'problem family' housed nearby by the council. I can see this becoming a problem here, if dwellings remain unsold they may be taken over by HA's to house homeless people. I'm not scaremongering, but the Government have an affordable housing policy. Apparently each new development requires 10% (?) of the new builds to be 'affordable'. Prices in Upton One are absurd-a better location nearby in Duston village can be a lot cheaper- £250k for a 4 bed semi.

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Upton One is in danger of becoming a money pit to the residents, of whom there are few at the moment. Have a drive around at night, only two thirds of the dwellings have lights on, due to the fact that there's a lot of unsold properties, many of which have been unsold for the 2 years they've been built. Also have a walk around in the daytime, it's a strange place, it reminds me of a film set!! I heard this week of a family that paid £395k for a 4 bed house, only to have a 'problem family' housed nearby by the council. I can see this becoming a problem here, if dwellings remain unsold they may be taken over by HA's to house homeless people. I'm not scaremongering, but the Government have an affordable housing policy. Apparently each new development requires 10% (?) of the new builds to be 'affordable'. Prices in Upton One are absurd-a better location nearby in Duston village can be a lot cheaper- £250k for a 4 bed semi.

I found out about the 10% affordable housing thing last year. I mentioned to a girl I knew that there seemed to be a lot of chavs on her nice wootton housing estate...she tells me that it turns out that all new large developments must have this 10% affordable housing, so they build crap houses next to 300K houses. I for one would only buy on an older chav free estate.

Now, 250K for a 4 bed semi in duston do you say...well think again, try 250K for a four bed execuitive detatched with double garage:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-960...=1&tr_t=buy

or

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-195...=1&tr_t=buy

or

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-189...=1&tr_t=buy

so why the f**k would you full whack for this 3 bed terrace:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-169...=1&tr_t=buy

or a 4 bed terrace, with bedrooms in the roof:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-100...=1&tr_t=buy

which is 2 miles away!!!!

No one, is gonna buy there or Upton. It's laughable. Those houses in Duston are actually nice and in good chav free locations.

Upton...going down.

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I found out about the 10% affordable housing thing last year. I mentioned to a girl I knew that there seemed to be a lot of chavs on her nice wootton housing estate...she tells me that it turns out that all new large developments must have this 10% affordable housing, so they build crap houses next to 300K houses. I for one would only buy on an older chav free estate.

Now, 250K for a 4 bed semi in duston do you say...well think again, try 250K for a four bed execuitive detatched with double garage:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-960...=1&tr_t=buy

or

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-195...=1&tr_t=buy

or

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-189...=1&tr_t=buy

so why the f**k would you full whack for this 3 bed terrace:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-169...=1&tr_t=buy

or a 4 bed terrace, with bedrooms in the roof:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-100...=1&tr_t=buy

which is 2 miles away!!!!

No one, is gonna buy there or Upton. It's laughable. Those houses in Duston are actually nice and in good chav free locations.

Upton...going down.

hehe, this is where I can safely say "when I was a lad, all this was fields."

Anyway what is a "Cluster House?" :blink:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-187...=1&tr_t=buy

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hehe, this is where I can safely say "when I was a lad, all this was fields."

Anyway what is a "Cluster House?" :blink:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-187...=1&tr_t=buy

I think it's one that's on an estate thats been hit with some of these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_bomb

:lol:

Though, it would appear to be a garage.

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While we're at it. I'd love this place: It's a good location but it is 500 yards from an ex council estate !!!
I for one would only buy on an older chav free estate.

There's chavs everywhere Count. I have friends who live in much posher parts of Northampton than me, but they get more problems with chavs than I do.

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That one building in the photo is actually four one-bed houses - it's divided into quarters, so a cluster of 1 bed houses! There's a bunch of them along Weggs Farm Road and several more in Aquitaine Close near by.

Now if it's a garage you're after, why not consider this fine property:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-169...=3&tr_t=buy

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That one building in the photo is actually four one-bed houses - it's divided into quarters, so a cluster of 1 bed houses! There's a bunch of them along Weggs Farm Road and several more in Aquitaine Close near by.

Now if it's a garage you're after, why not consider this fine property:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-169...=3&tr_t=buy

Is that one house or three :-)

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That one building in the photo is actually four one-bed houses - it's divided into quarters, so a cluster of 1 bed houses! There's a bunch of them along Weggs Farm Road and several more in Aquitaine Close near by.

Now if it's a garage you're after, why not consider this fine property:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-169...=3&tr_t=buy

Can't believe they are asking that much for those sheds when you can pick up a good sized terrace for that (admittedly in Jimmy's End).

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Everyday I look at the C&E website there seems to be another house/flat fire in Northampton !!! Whats going on there ?

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/Ars...flat.3854795.jp

And, more job losses:

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sectionh...x?sectionid=317

And property snake shot up from 12 pages of reductions to 24, long way short of the 48 peak of February, I was expecting a jump at the start of the month, maybe mroe will turn up next week, if not, april could be a big month for drops.

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Allsop propertys auction catalogue out today:

http://www.allsop.co.uk/

6 places in Northampton up for auction. There's usually 1 or 2. Ive been monitoring this auction website for the last 2 years so this really is a jump !!!

One in Northampton house:

Guide Price £60,000+

Northampton 212 Northampton House, Wellington Street, Northamptonshire NN1 3NA

I think that could be the first on to go for <£50k.

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http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-183...44&tr_t=buy

A spacious five bedroom “Victorian” house with two reception rooms situated within the popular residential of Abington. Schooling is provided by Cedar Road Primary School and Unity College although Northampton School for Boys and Northampton School for Girls are both less than a mile away. Local shops are nearby and northapton town centre with its extensive shopping and leisure facilities is approximately 1.2 miles away. Abington Park is less than half of a mile. Access to the motorway netwrok is via junction 15 of the M1 which is approximately 5.8 miles drive.

This advert caught my eye - its a very odd description!

Looks like the schooling line is a theme: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/action/publicsi...bmit_dosearch=1

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Everyday I look at the C&E website there seems to be another house/flat fire in Northampton !!! Whats going on there ?

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/Ars...flat.3854795.jp

And, more job losses:

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sectionh...x?sectionid=317

And property snake shot up from 12 pages of reductions to 24, long way short of the 48 peak of February, I was expecting a jump at the start of the month, maybe mroe will turn up next week, if not, april could be a big month for drops.

It does seem to be a racier place to live now. I think EA's would call Northampton "vibrant."

Also whats with all the car fires? :blink:

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/Thr...p-in.3859803.jp

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They've run out of houses to burn !!!

Anyone that's bought one of these recently will have been burnt too:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-196...43&tr_t=buy

10th Mar 2008

* Price changed: from '£289,950' to '£260,000'

!!!! TIMBER !!!!

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This is an interesting one:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-200...=1&tr_t=buy

I'm interested partly because I used to live in a flat on this estate, partly because another 3 bed flat is for sale at 50 grand less (I'm not sure what the differences are)

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-169...=1&tr_t=buy

A flat did go in Johnson Court for 200k in 2005, though nothing has been sold for anywhere near that since.

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This is an interesting one:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-200...=1&tr_t=buy

I'm interested partly because I used to live in a flat on this estate, partly because another 3 bed flat is for sale at 50 grand less (I'm not sure what the differences are)

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-169...=1&tr_t=buy

A flat did go in Johnson Court for 200k in 2005, though nothing has been sold for anywhere near that since.

One word....not a f**king hope in hell will the sell for those prices....sorry, got carried away :lol:

I wonder what idiot paid 200K for a flat in Northampton ? You can just about get a four bed detatched with a double garage for that now :-)

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