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Old 09-02-2005, 18:12
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I've found this site through BBC news. Its:

http://www.ourproperty.co.uk

Basically you enter a postcode and away you go.

Much to my discontent, I found that all the streets around us (including my street) has paid less for theirs GRR!!

So now I'm feeling a bit ripped off, but we did buy it at the height of the housing boom and it has got an extension, but I was hoping that there would be more recent houses so we could get a rough idea how much it would be worth.

Ah well.....back to lurking now.

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Bob.
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Old 09-02-2005, 18:18
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£152,475 was the price of the average house sold in my street. Bloody hell that is 365,940 Aussie dollars! No wonder I cannot bring myself to buy a house here. We rent ours and pay £600 a month.
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Old 09-02-2005, 18:41
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I just waited until we were all drunk and asked them

They paid £170, 000, same as us. They got three bed, 1 cloakroom, 1 en-suite, 1 bathroom, study, massive kitchen & bedroom and garage semi-detached.

We got the same spec but detached as developer dropped price as they were about to leave site.
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Old 09-02-2005, 19:01
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OMG, doing an 'all years' search and its shocking how much house prices have gone up since 2000.

Average price in our street last year was over £250k. What chance have FTBs got?
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Old 09-02-2005, 19:19
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You all need to move here -
detached - average price - (7 sales) £110.000
semi - average price - (6 sales) £74,000
terraced - average price - (5 sales) £47,957

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Old 09-02-2005, 19:20
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Originally Posted by flicker
You all need to move here -
detached - average price - (7 sales) £110.000
semi - average price - (6 sales) £74,000
terraced - average price - (5 sales) £47,957


where is "here"

Im going to move to a 4 bedroom house with a pool for £80k, the only downside is that its in dallas
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Old 09-02-2005, 19:25
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Originally Posted by monkey75
where is "here"

Im going to move to a 4 bedroom house with a pool for £80k, the only downside is that its in dallas
A nice part of Wales - not industrial/mining area, picturesque, scenic and quite civilised

This is an interesting subject. I just put a search in for the area I lived in 15 years ago. I bought my house there in Herts for £45,000 in 1986, sold it for £54,000 in 1990, and they are now valued at £133,000 If I had stayed, my mortgage would have only had 6 years to run and it would have been all mine.
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Old 09-02-2005, 19:27
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but you can get DSL! yey, thats all i would need. I would like to move upto the highlands of scotland as i saw and old castle for £35k i couldnt live without my footy or broadband though

where in herts? the whole county has pretty much gone crazy, i have some friends who could only just about afford letchworth...
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Old 09-02-2005, 19:39
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Originally Posted by monkey75
but you can get DSL! yey, thats all i would need. I would like to move upto the highlands of scotland as i saw and old castle for £35k i couldnt live without my footy or broadband though

where in herts? the whole county has pretty much gone crazy, i have some friends who could only just about afford letchworth...
I was in Stevenage. I just looked up where my mum lives now, jeez - detached £438,000 terraced £194,000 strewth!
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Old 09-02-2005, 19:45
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Originally Posted by flicker
You all need to move here -
detached - average price - (7 sales) £110.000
semi - average price - (6 sales) £74,000
terraced - average price - (5 sales) £47,957

That'd be great as far as house prices are concerned but a bit of a sod for commuting into central London every day
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Old 09-02-2005, 19:51
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Originally Posted by NewWoman
That'd be great as far as house prices are concerned but a bit of a sod for commuting into central London every day
Very true.
One has to be prepared to commute here if a decent wage is required, because although housing is cheaper, not much else is, food and petrol etc is just as expensive. My friend's husband still works away in Sussex, just comes home for weekends as he can earn twice as much there.
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Old 09-02-2005, 20:06
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To be perfectly honest I'm not really interested in what my neighbours paid for their house, I'm still revelling in the fact that we paid £4,295 for ours
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Old 09-02-2005, 20:12
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Originally Posted by Raring_to_go
To be perfectly honest I'm not really interested in what my neighbours paid for their house, I'm still revelling in the fact that we paid £4,295 for ours
When I was working in conveyancing in the early 70s, houses were going for around that price in what is now a prime commuter-belt area. I remember one of my colleagues bought their house, and she was bricking herself at taking on a mortgage of £3,000. Those were the days, my friend .....
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Old 09-02-2005, 20:27
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Originally Posted by flicker
When I was working in conveyancing in the early 70s, houses were going for around that price in what is now a prime commuter-belt area. I remember one of my colleagues bought their house, and she was bricking herself at taking on a mortgage of £3,000. Those were the days, my friend .....
Actually it was our second house and we thought that we couldn't possibly afford the mortgage but we trimmed all our outgoings to the bone and jumped in with both feet......happy days.....
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Old 10-02-2005, 00:10
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I was quite chuffed with my house price.

I bought mine about 5 nearly 6 years back for £52,000 when I was 21. All my mates were laughing because they had nice cars etc. and I had a knacker while putting all my cash in to getting a house.

Now I've got a decent 3 floor house with a garden in a nice area and none of them can afford to buy because the prices have rocketed. The house next door to mine went for £110,000 six months back and the one across the road went for £120,000 (roughly).

I feel sorry for them not being able to buy and having to rent at ridiculous prices, but it's nice to be settled especially after all the stick I got for not spending my cash on the 'in things' those years back.

Plus I think it's the first 'sensible' purchase I've ever made and the first thing I've bought that's actually worth more than I bought it for
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Old 10-02-2005, 02:41
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What an interesting little website, in fact, very good.

Not sure whether I'd want to buy our flat, but not bad for £45,000 as of 2003.

Just been looking up our old homes in Swansea - three-bed semi detacted, very big gardens, excellent sea views of the whole bay - £75000 in late 2000. Anybody have any idea how much that would be now?

Great site.
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Old 10-02-2005, 02:47
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HA! No-one has bought a house in our street! (council houses!)
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Old 10-02-2005, 02:47
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Shame it doesn't include Scotland yet.
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Old 10-02-2005, 09:46
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http://www.myhouseprice.com/

This site covers the whole country. Costs £1 per property though, and gives the exact price it sold for.

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Old 10-02-2005, 09:52
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Originally Posted by rudi
http://www.myhouseprice.com/

This site covers the whole country. Costs £1 per property though, and gives the exact price it sold for.

Rudi
I think you can do that via the land registry too. My cousin works there, I will ask him.
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Old 10-02-2005, 10:02
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Originally Posted by jrhnewark
Just been looking up our old homes in Swansea - three-bed semi detacted, very big gardens, excellent sea views of the whole bay - £75000 in late 2000. Anybody have any idea how much that would be now?

Great site.
Just making a stab in the dark......about £165,295.......or there about and providing the big gardens are not overgrown.....
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Old 10-02-2005, 10:13
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Originally Posted by ludovica
HA! No-one has bought a house in our street! (council houses!)
There ain't no stigma in buying a ex-council house, a relative bought one and after a little effort it's now worth more than double what they paid for it.

As a matter of fact in our area a good quality three bed roomed ex-council house with all mod cons, including central heating and double glazing, in a delightful area can still be purchase for £58,950.....just thought I would mention that in passing.....
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Old 10-02-2005, 12:56
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My boyf and i have decided to buy somewhere together. We have lived in Derby for the past 2 years and I just checked out this site to see how prices have gone in the last 4 years.

It is a JOKE!!! In two years house prices have doubled - they are a good third over what it would cost in my homeland Boro.

For example, one house we looked at was £80k, 2 years ago the same houses were 40k.

surely thier are overinflated prices?
it is worth hanging on incase they come down?
or is it best to pay the stupid prices because they will never come down?

GRRRR.
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Old 10-02-2005, 19:00
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Does anybody know if this site tells you the value of the houses or the price paid for them? Or if it covers people who bought their homes from the council?

I live on a council estate and may buy my flat so I would be interested to know.
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Old 10-02-2005, 23:06
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Our neighbors paid £33,490 five years ago we moved in two years earlier and paid £25,000.
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