Thursday, April 1, 2010

Can you buy? Yes. Would you buy? Probably not.

What can a first-time buyer in the South East buy for less than £250,000?

Amusing article which tries to put a brave face on the prospect of escaping stamp duty by paying a quarter of a million quid for a rabbit hutch in Uxbridge.

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4 thoughts on “Can you buy? Yes. Would you buy? Probably not.

  • landofconfusion says:

    I’m in the Shite East and this article is dead on. A 2 bed around here will set you back at least £180k but they aren’t selling very fast. My neighbour’s house has been on the market for more than 2 years now as still hasn’t sold even though it’s currently on the market at 2.5% below what they paid in 2005.

    Oh, but it’s “worth it” because they’ve spent £20k redecorating it to their weird specifications.

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  • I live in London – they found a nice looking, but very small*, flat on Askew Rd. Dodgy area if you ask me. I wouldn’t want to fork out £1/4m on that.
    * “The two main rooms are of a reasonable size” – well one is pictured and it looks pretty small to me.

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  • tenant super says:

    “In case you were wondering, the flat is ‘nestled between the vibrant regeneration of Deptford and the cosmopolitan lifestyle of New Cross’ – which basically translates as ‘halfway between a knocked-down council estate and a kebab’. ”

    Ha ha, that is also spot on!

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  • Any article that gives Macclesfield a mention gets my vote, although the inference that it is part of the Labour hearlands is rather wide of the mark.

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