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Would you buy this house ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MehulLakhani, May 20, 2010.

  1. TMP


    Joined: Jan 25, 2005

    Posts: 621

    I grew up in Torquay, not far from the house you posted.

    Maybe i treat the area with a little contempt, however I do think there are much more stunning coastlines in the British isles than that of Torbados :D
  2. taz488

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 29, 2006

    Posts: 2,461

    Location: Manchester

    i would not pay that, for a house on a busy road, end of
  3. Datamonkey


    Joined: Jan 21, 2003

    Posts: 6,639

    Location: Kempston - Bedfordshire

    nice house that looks like its finished to a high standard, hence price. Also the location.

    I certainly would not pay that to live on a main road though :( shame.

    For that money i would want .5 an acre garden with the house in the middle ;)
  4. mike66uk


    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 153

    I live in Bushey, half a mile from Watford and know the area well. It is expensive because of the train route through the area, being able to get into London Euston in 20 minutes, running every thirty minutes, back and forth, from 5am to 2am comes at a premium. You are also situated right next to the M1 and the M25. Outside of rush hour I can drive to central london in approx 30 minutes aslong as there are no major traffic jams, or hop on the M1 and into the midlands in a similar time.

    I used to live in north London until just under a year ago when I moved here and love it, feels like being out in the sticks for someone born and bred in London. The town centre has a large shopping centre too.

    Also, Hempstead Road is the most expensive road in Watford and has lots of nice properties, many of which are worth a few times more than the £850k for this one.
  5. MehulLakhani

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 12, 2003

    Posts: 1,175

    Location: Watford

    Ah , didnt know that.


  6. Tee Hee Johnson


    Joined: May 30, 2007

    Posts: 3,898

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    If the parking is too much of an issue, id say no :(

    Keep looking, for that amount of money you would be best to get exactly what you want or you will always regret it.
  7. leaskovski


    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 9,086

    Location: Berkland

    lol, Watford more like.
  8. Mad old tory


    Joined: May 25, 2003

    Posts: 9,361

    Location: Limehouse

    LOL forget work? How does he pay the mortgage on this mythical £200k normal house then?

    London is mental housing wise though. I'm definitely moving out a bit when I look to buy.

    Edit: Having said that, the £300 a month train fare would outweigh some of the mortgage savings...
    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  9. SideWinder


    Joined: Jun 12, 2004

    Posts: 148,738

    Location: E1

  10. Fuzz


    Joined: Aug 3, 2003

    Posts: 15,300

    Location: Cheltenham ;-)

    £850k and not even a garage!

    **** that.
  11. yermum

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    Joined: Sep 16, 2005

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    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Hempstead Road does indeed have some stunning houses but it also suffers from really bad traffic in rush hour and on Saturdays. I have been in jams for ages along there.

    It would be a good idea to look further up the A41, maybe one of the villages?? Aylesbury is awful and I wouldn't suggest it, but a major benefit of living in Bucks is the fact that we still have grammar schools, so the education is good.
  12. Bes


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,166

    Location: The Ghetto: AKA Brixton

    Hell no. Are you insane?
  13. kwerk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 23, 2009

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    What the hell are you guys doing that's netting you 300k a year income that you can afford these places??
  14. Dr House


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 13,027

    Location: London / Prague

    Hi said his parents are going to help him buy it.
  15. the shadow


    Joined: Dec 22, 2006

    Posts: 5,597

    Location: Around Town

    Wonder what inside next door looks like:p
  16. Jez


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,593

  17. A2Z


    Joined: May 9, 2005

    Posts: 8,001

    Location: London

    Definately not.

    Poo location.
  18. MehulLakhani

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 12, 2003

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    Location: Watford

    Exactly the same as the one in the PDF - or at least it will do when the builders finish!
  19. MehulLakhani

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Watford

    Am lucky enough to have help from parents - could no way afford it otherwise.
  20. Jez


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,593

    I was more wondering why someone would connect these 2 seemingly random figures?