Random Questions: Living in london (finding somewhere)


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rural
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17757 posts since 26/9/06

14 Sep 2012 10:33
I know some of you FUKS have a healthy budget

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202491/UK-house-price-record-Hyde-Park-super-mansion-sale-300m.html
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

14 Sep 2012 10:40
Fancied that but the buses outside have put me off Sad
rural
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17757 posts since 26/9/06

14 Sep 2012 10:44
True for 300 mil you wouldn't want it to be on the main road with all the pikeys being able to look in
m15try
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1248 posts since 18/8/09

14 Sep 2012 10:46
Yeh. Looks alright that.
rural
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17757 posts since 26/9/06

14 Sep 2012 10:48
Bet the inside looks fucking shit, these ornate arab mansions often do (no racist)
m15try
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1248 posts since 18/8/09

14 Sep 2012 10:51
Wouldn't surprise me at all. 'Designer' everything but look absolutely shit.
m15try
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1248 posts since 18/8/09

14 Sep 2012 10:53
We can take solace in that at least
InWonderland
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2662 posts since 8/2/07

14 Sep 2012 11:33
They do, I've been in quite a few of the arab houses in SW in my old job..
All gold fixtures, hideous carpets and over the top furniture..
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

14 Sep 2012 11:36
Noble Locks wrote: might as well live in brimingham in a house for a tenth of the price and commute if youre gonna go south of the river with the pikeys.
Or just live in Brighton for that matter, Blackfriars is an easy commute from the shite end by the rail station.
MerciBeau
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4356 posts since 7/7/06

14 Sep 2012 12:25
Anyone know Shadwell/Wapping area? decent?
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

14 Sep 2012 12:30
m15try wrote: Yep Nick that's the plan now given the general consensus on shared ownership (waiting lists, sometimes the property's are the ones that are hard to shift etc.)

Just been looking for places to rent, need access to Blackfriars/Temple. Been looking at Aldgate/Whitechapel

shared ownership places are not ones that are hard to shift. qualifying for one is the difficult bit. for blackfriars you can live almost anywhere. it's well connected - only a 10-15 min walk from Bank.

aldgate/whitechapel is a great spot but you will get no respite from "action" being there.
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

14 Sep 2012 12:34
being doing lots of reading in to shared. if you aint a key worker, you will need to have…. medical issues, be on the housing list for your borough, have lived there over 6 months, and work in the same borough. otherwise you aint got a chance. not talking about shared ownership in shit places like brentford or bromley, but better places in Z1/2
m15try
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1248 posts since 18/8/09

14 Sep 2012 12:41
Cheers everyone. Don't mind the 'action' too much, but later on when I'm looking to save I'll probably take peoples advice and live further out.

What's difficult about qualifying for shared ownerships? Taking a look at the criteria on firststeps I think I'd be fine but I can imagine its the waiting lists since most of half decent ones are 'under offer'. Also, with starting a new job it might not be the best idea for me to get sucked into paying a mortgage just yet
m15try
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1248 posts since 18/8/09

14 Sep 2012 12:43
Cheers Bres, you just answered my question.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

14 Sep 2012 13:30

LOL @ the couple who owned it before, proof (if any was needed) that you can't buy style.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

14 Sep 2012 13:35
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201662/Baron-Empain-Palace-A-Belgian-millionaire-Egyptian-palace-shrouded-superstition.html

This is a unique house.
m15try
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1248 posts since 18/8/09

19 Sep 2012 10:23
Shall I live in Plumstead (and pay minimal rent through a friend) until I find something better or is it really shit.
joeyjojo
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4503 posts since 24/8/06

21 Sep 2012 11:43
im gonna kill myself… im gonna do it now dont any of you even try and stop me… this house buying business is killing me inside and ruining my soul…
apparently HSBC wont give me a mortgage on a new build.. no ifs or buts, no nothing - so anyway im going to some other banks to find out…
its seriously frustrating - I finally quell my indecisiveness and got my brother to pick a flat that id be happy with and this happens.
so I really dont know what to think..

anyway, this might be a blessing in disguise.. I wonder about a new build.. and with Seenmys piccys in the interior design thread it made me wish I could to do a Sarah Beenie and post my creations all over pinterest, tumblr and instagram.. it would be nice to do up an old place but itd be hard work and time consuming i dunno..

whats Clapton like?
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

21 Sep 2012 11:52
It's all swings and roundabouts. I live in a listed building, which is pretty and all; but single glazed sash windows aren't exactly conductive to a low heating bill and Georgian drainage isn't exactly good at keeping the rain on the outside of your house.
Shiggy
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1773 posts since 28/9/03

21 Sep 2012 11:57
right been offered a job in london and moving down from the NE. i know central london reasonably well but the place of works is in south london on the banks of the thames….

budget wise i have £1000 - £1500 and im looking for something either side of the river. a few mates live in brixton but i would prefer something a bit more modern…

any recommendations / help? ive done a quick look on the usual sites and there are just loads of options…

initially i will be taking a 6 even 12 month rental before purchase…