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sean
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 14 9:10 am    Post subject: Fancy owning your own mountain?  Reply with quote    

Yours for 1.75 million.

I wonder if you could get a mortgage on it?

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 14 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Why not? It's only land, and it's going up in value. I got a mortgage (my first ever!) on a bit of land recently. What makes you think it might be difficult?

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 14 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

for that sort of cash i think i might want a small mountain poking out of the sea somewhere a bit warmer without sheep on it

sean
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 14 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Why not? It's only land, and it's going up in value. I got a mortgage (my first ever!) on a bit of land recently. What makes you think it might be difficult?


Well in my case it represents a fairly gigantic multiplier of my annual earnings.
For other people I don't know, it just seemed a bit non-standard as a thing to borrow against.

OtleyLad



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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 14 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Damn and I just went and spent this month's pocket money

Just about any part of the Lakes would be worth it (maybe I'll get a lottery ticket this week). I reckon its the most beautiful part of England.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 14 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Nick wrote:
Why not? It's only land, and it's going up in value. I got a mortgage (my first ever!) on a bit of land recently. What makes you think it might be difficult?


Well in my case it represents a fairly gigantic multiplier of my annual earnings.
For other people I don't know, it just seemed a bit non-standard as a thing to borrow against.


Only because it's being billed as a mountain. It's just land, when viewed financially. It would be a stretch for me, too.

Want to go halves?

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 14 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blimey - wouldn't mind!

Cracking scramble to the top via Sharp Edge - bit like Crib Goch but without the utter fear and tears.

EV

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 14 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It was on Countryfile this week. As the chap selling it said: what's it matter who owns it? We've all still got the right to climb all over it.

If it is important who owns it, then maybe crowdsource the money?

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 14 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's a nice idea. Bit of a big fundraising effort, though.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 14 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good on the chap selling it, not the usual aristo/money story.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 14 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I hear the locals are clubbing together to buy it, to stop a Russian oligarch from doing so.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 14 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
I hear the locals are clubbing together to buy it, to stop a Russian oligarch from doing so.

Good luck to them. How wide are they casting "local"?

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 14 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No idea, was just chatter on 6music as I drove home.

Not sure how much it matters, as you can walk on it, whoever owns it.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 14 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

To be honest, mountains are last week.

Villages. On the other hand...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-27521470

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 14 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds like a bargain.

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