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Offline Shearergol

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #3075 on: Thursday 26 March 2020, 09:08:39 AM »
Theres a program on HGTV called My Lottery Dream Home and some of the houses you can buy for $300000 in certain states in America are amazing.

I've watched about a million episodes of My Dream Home. Houses in America are amazing for the price compared to here.

Offline Varadi

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« Reply #3076 on: Thursday 26 March 2020, 09:15:13 AM »
Looking at cheap property in Italy is a hobby of mine - something like this would be ideal:

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-68921212.html

EUR 49k ffs, and wouldn't take much to get it tidied up nicely.

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #3077 on: Thursday 26 March 2020, 09:31:05 AM »
Can't stand those shows

It's either someone buying their 5th house to add to their rental portfolio or a couple with a modest budget of £800,000 (cash) that find their dream 9 bed house with original features, but then complain that the location will add an extra 10 mins on to their first class train trip into London.

Offline samptime29

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #3078 on: Thursday 26 March 2020, 09:45:39 AM »
Looking at cheap property in Italy is a hobby of mine - something like this would be ideal:

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-68921212.html

EUR 49k ffs, and wouldn't take much to get it tidied up nicely.

Class price, £12-15K doing that up maybe, and would look great.

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« Reply #3079 on: Thursday 26 March 2020, 09:45:45 AM »
Looking at cheap property in Italy is a hobby of mine - something like this would be ideal:

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-68921212.html

EUR 49k ffs, and wouldn't take much to get it tidied up nicely.

Looks a dump where it's at mind.

Offline SEMTEX

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #3080 on: Thursday 26 March 2020, 11:40:52 AM »
Theres a program on HGTV called My Lottery Dream Home and some of the houses you can buy for $300000 in certain states in America are amazing.

I've watched about a million episodes of My Dream Home. Houses in America are amazing for the price compared to here.

:lol: there's literally not a single house at that price around these parts. Maybe an apartment.

Offline kingkerouac

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #3081 on: Thursday 26 March 2020, 03:49:48 PM »
Same thing happened to me, went from £1k to £650. Funny explaining to my parents that buying my first place made me better off.

You've got a mortgage in London at £650 month? How?!!

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #3082 on: Thursday 26 March 2020, 03:55:16 PM »
Same thing happened to me, went from £1k to £650. Funny explaining to my parents that buying my first place made me better off.

You've got a mortgage in London at £650 month? How?!!

£170k flat about 6 years ago, a couple of remortgages. It's not an expensive area mind, but I guess it's worth just under double now.

All about timing/luck. A couple of years before, I almost bought for about £110k.

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #3083 on: Friday 27 March 2020, 01:35:54 AM »
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« Reply #3084 on: Friday 27 March 2020, 07:37:02 AM »
Wee Hughie - the greatest centre-forward Newcastle United ever had

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #3085 on: Friday 27 March 2020, 07:37:23 AM »
Same thing happened to me, went from £1k to £650. Funny explaining to my parents that buying my first place made me better off.

You've got a mortgage in London at £650 month? How?!!

£170k flat about 6 years ago, a couple of remortgages. It's not an expensive area mind, but I guess it's worth just under double now.

All about timing/luck. A couple of years before, I almost bought for about £110k.

Savvy :thup:
Wee Hughie - the greatest centre-forward Newcastle United ever had

Offline Tyne81

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Re: The homeowners' thread
« Reply #3086 on: Friday 27 March 2020, 07:45:13 AM »
The first time I bought a house, the financial crisis hit a month later. Ended up renting a bigger place for a couple of years and taking a big hit on that property years later as we started having a kids. Bought my next gaff a few months ago and boom look what's happening. Don't think I will buy again 😔