Random Questions: Living in london (finding somewhere)


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quest
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3645 posts since 11/7/11

11 Sep 2012 21:19
if you've got your deposit saved and you like where you live now, stay put
Hello World
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12158 posts since 7/3/05

11 Sep 2012 21:26
Technically tilehurst, just off the M4
FrIEND
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13664 posts since 27/11/03

11 Sep 2012 21:26
Did you say working in Reading? Whilst reading is a bit shite it's great if you work around the country as you can get anywhere pretty easy and getting to London is simple and quick (plus Oxford/Bristol/Birmingham/Heathrow). You can still get property for not bad money and with the new station things should improve.

I'd stick with what you're doing if your happy, sod working 24/7.

Alternatively I'd sell a watch, a couple of vis jackets and add that to a deposit Eye-wink
FrIEND
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13664 posts since 27/11/03

11 Sep 2012 21:32
Tilehurst is a bit grim (although it has some art deco houses which could be cool if not in that area). I've just bought a Victorian terrace in caversham for money I'd say was reasonable.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Sep 2012 21:33
reading is so not shit. Puzzled
Hello World
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12158 posts since 7/3/05

11 Sep 2012 21:37
FrIEND wrote: Tilehurst is a bit grim (although it has some art deco houses which could be cool if not in that area). I've just bought a Victorian terrace in caversham for money I'd say was reasonable.

Yeah the house /office is an art deco place off a private road, costs around 2.5k PCM to rent, were probably scrapping it december though to get a bigger place for more people to live / work. Dunno where that will be yet, its more about if people could stand "hot housing" 24/7 work if you were like £1500 PCM better off for free living.
FrIEND
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13664 posts since 27/11/03

11 Sep 2012 21:41
When you say live/work do you mean 'cult'?
joeyjojo
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4503 posts since 24/8/06

11 Sep 2012 21:42
ARRGGGGHHHHHHHHHH IM GONNA FUCKING DIE
quest
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3645 posts since 11/7/11

11 Sep 2012 21:46
we're all gonna die someday
Hello World
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12158 posts since 7/3/05

11 Sep 2012 21:47
Sad
Sleuth
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5374 posts since 12/9/04

11 Sep 2012 21:49
Sad
FrIEND
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13664 posts since 27/11/03

11 Sep 2012 21:50
Maybe you quest. Everyone else on this forum are very intelligent spambots.
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

11 Sep 2012 22:41
Laughing out loud Friend

HW surely a man of your intelligence could at least beat inflation investing that deposit money? (I may have spent too much time reading investment material for work)
joeyjojo
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4503 posts since 24/8/06

11 Sep 2012 22:53
800 a week what a baller
joeyjojo
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4503 posts since 24/8/06

11 Sep 2012 22:53
joeyjojo wrote: ARRGGGGHHHHHHHHHH IM GONNA FUCKING DIE

im so confused about what I wanna do
rural
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17757 posts since 26/9/06

11 Sep 2012 22:56
In relation to shared ownerships, they almost always are new builds but not necessarily the ones that won't sell. Bigger problem with them are the waiting lists, can be very long/complicated.

Oh and yeah £800 pw is very balla, should have more than 30k in the bank if you can afford that!
m15try
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1248 posts since 18/8/09

11 Sep 2012 23:00
Is 800 a month baller or is that sarcasm? I was thinking 600-700 if I'm honest but I've not seen much to be able to gauge how reasonable that is.
What's your situation Joey? Renting and looking to buy? Thought you found some badass warehouse conversion to buy?

EDIT: Sorry that was definitely 800 a month maximum not per week!
m15try
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1248 posts since 18/8/09

11 Sep 2012 23:01
Advice needed please. In October I start a job in the city, will be around Blackfriars/Temple. In terms of renting, I've got a budget of 600-800 per weekmonth. Got a mate who will be moving down at the same time and potentially another with the same budget. So I was wondering:

1) Best places to live (anyone got anything available to rent, best places to look etc)

2) The two of us have around £30k in savings between us, so in other words I don't think we could buy anywhere half decent. That said there's shared ownership which seems a lot more affordable but are they generally just new builds that wont sell?
Heath
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2545 posts since 26/7/06

11 Sep 2012 23:01
The amount you pay per week is more than I pay per month.

Edit - and now it's all become clear. Much less baller.
rural
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17757 posts since 26/9/06

11 Sep 2012 23:02
Disappointed tbh