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marigold

Yes, it would be UTTER madness...

...but it makes a nice fantasy for a while Very Happy .
sally_in_wales

how much Shocked Thats almost twice what my 4 bedroom house is worth Shocked Shocked
marigold

You wouldn't get much of a house for twice that here!
Ecocentric

I rather liked the "Galleon style" stern.. Wink
Bebo

Not madness at all. Looks like a bargain and the quarterly mooring fees are very reasonable. I used to pay more than that for mooring at 27ft boat on the Thames nearly 15 years ago and I wasn't allowed to live on it.
Chez

Lovely!
AnnaD

how much Shocked Thats almost twice what my 4 bedroom house is worth Shocked Shocked


Really? Around here we're lucky if we can get a nasty one bedroom flat in a dodgy area for 90,000! Maybe we should move to Wales!
LynneA

Seeing as we can't afford anything anyway, I'm hoping our numbers come up.

Have spotted a farm not far from the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, near the village we stayed in a cottage two years running. Nice conservatory - perfect as a greenhouse with added sofas.
marigold

Not madness at all. Looks like a bargain and the quarterly mooring fees are very reasonable. I used to pay more than that for mooring at 27ft boat on the Thames nearly 15 years ago and I wasn't allowed to live on it.


The madness is that I'm not fit enough to live on a boat (various friends do and I know what's involved), but you are right it's a bargain (possibly too much of one). Still, I'd love to live where I could smell the estuary...
sally_in_wales

how much Shocked Thats almost twice what my 4 bedroom house is worth Shocked Shocked

Really? Around here we're lucky if we can get a nasty one bedroom flat in a dodgy area for 90,000! Maybe we should move to Wales!

We were told a couple of years ago when we had it valued that 'we might possibly get 40K for it of we were lucky', sadly the days of being able to get a house round here for 10grand have passed, but I saw a couple in the estate agent a few weeks back at 27k, so prices are still failry low round here although something modernised and 'nice' will cost you about 60k
earthsoul

could you get a mortgage for a boat though? Bebo

could you get a mortgage for a boat though?

You used to be able to. I looked into it years ago when I was considering buying one near Hampton Court. Sanity returned and I didn't go through with it in the end.
Jo S

The dog would be thrilled if I lived on a boat. wellington womble

It says pets are allowed but no children!

My gran used to live on a narrowboat. She designed it herself, and it included a room for Grandad's homebrew hobby (it was bigger than her kitchen, as I recall!) They used to pootle off all over the place - I remember crewing them up the locks as it got a bit much for them.
marigold

how much Shocked Thats almost twice what my 4 bedroom house is worth Shocked Shocked

Really? Around here we're lucky if we can get a nasty one bedroom flat in a dodgy area for 90,000! Maybe we should move to Wales!

We were told a couple of years ago when we had it valued that 'we might possibly get 40K for it of we were lucky', sadly the days of being able to get a house round here for 10grand have passed, but I saw a couple in the estate agent a few weeks back at 27k, so prices are still failry low round here although something modernised and 'nice' will cost you about 60k

Why is your area so low-priced compared to other areas?
AnnaD

how much Shocked Thats almost twice what my 4 bedroom house is worth Shocked Shocked

Really? Around here we're lucky if we can get a nasty one bedroom flat in a dodgy area for 90,000! Maybe we should move to Wales!

We were told a couple of years ago when we had it valued that 'we might possibly get 40K for it of we were lucky', sadly the days of being able to get a house round here for 10grand have passed, but I saw a couple in the estate agent a few weeks back at 27k, so prices are still failry low round here although something modernised and 'nice' will cost you about 60k

Why is your area so low-priced compared to other areas?

Good question!
Because of the prices in this area, we have no hope of getting a mortgage for a very long time.
sally_in_wales



Why is your area so low-priced compared to other areas?

no idea, its fairly well placed for Cardiff and the M4, I suppose its a lot to do with it still being a very deprived area in terms of jobs and education prospects, but as a commuter base for larger towns its very popular and its not an unattractive area allowing for the town itself being a fairly typical Welsh mining valleys town. It was the only place we could afford to buy a house when we moved here in 98, and though prices have gone up a bit, its nowhere near the way they have everywhere else.
marigold



Why is your area so low-priced compared to other areas?

no idea, its fairly well placed for Cardiff and the M4, I suppose its a lot to do with it still being a very deprived area in terms of jobs and education prospects, but as a commuter base for larger towns its very popular and its not an unattractive area allowing for the town itself being a fairly typical Welsh mining valleys town. It was the only place we could afford to buy a house when we moved here in 98, and though prices have gone up a bit, its nowhere near the way they have everywhere else.

I've just been looking on Rightmove and it looks a nice place. Amazing that there are such big differences in prices around the country.
sally_in_wales

I reckon a few dozen more DS people should move here, then we could take over and declare independance, (or just get together and eat cake and drink homebrew and do other traditionally DS things) Nick

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/resources/files/14578/

Bits of South Wales are very, very cheap. Not as cheap as Burnley, like...
earthsoul

maybe it is cheap here in Wales cause everyone in England thinks it rains a lot!! Wink Nicky Colour it green

it rains a lot here.. but a local one bed flat, no garden went for 100k...

the boat looks good compared
AnnaD

I reckon a few dozen more DS people should move here, then we could take over and declare independance, (or just get together and eat cake and drink homebrew and do other traditionally DS things)

I like your thinking Very Happy
Blacksheep

No children? I remember as a young child exciting visits to friends of my fathers who lived on a house boat in the Hamble estuary....with their 6 children! markjadams

Where in wales are you sally?

Do you have any land with the property?

I am in west wales and you certainly can't buy anything for that sort of money here.

If you want 2 acres+ of land you are looking at 220K+

Mark.
sally_in_wales

Where in wales are you sally?

Do you have any land with the property?

I am in west wales and you certainly can't buy anything for that sort of money here.

If you want 2 acres+ of land you are looking at 220K+

Mark.

Mountain Ash, we have a 4 bed end of terrace with a big but sloping garden that backs onto the mountain
gythagirl

'Smelling the estuary' is what you can certainly do at low tide! Leo Sayer used to live on a houseboat on the Adur here...just sayin' Smile arvo

'Smelling the estuary' is what you can certainly do at low tide! Leo Sayer used to live on a houseboat on the Adur here...just sayin' Smile

Did it make him feel like dancin'?
gythagirl

Pete's family's from Shoreham-by-Sea & his brother used to visit Leo on his houseboat (it's ok, he's older than Pete, it wasn't a Gary Glitter thing Wink ). There was quite an 'alternative' community on the Shoreham Beach side of the river for a while. I used to think it must be very romantic when I was a teenager, but some of the boats weren't in the best of condition! earthyvirgo



Why is your area so low-priced compared to other areas?

no idea, its fairly well placed for Cardiff and the M4, I suppose its a lot to do with it still being a very deprived area in terms of jobs and education prospects, but as a commuter base for larger towns its very popular and its not an unattractive area allowing for the town itself being a fairly typical Welsh mining valleys town. It was the only place we could afford to buy a house when we moved here in 98, and though prices have gone up a bit, its nowhere near the way they have everywhere else.

I've just been looking on Rightmove and it looks a nice place. Amazing that there are such big differences in prices around the country.

So have I.
Gosh, I'm amazed at the house prices where you are Sally.

Most of the houses look really well built, and in pretty good nick.

The only thing I can see 'wrong' with them is lack of garden. When they say forecourt, does that mean the back gardens are so steep they're not workable?.

EV
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