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FOR SALE bargain house in Poets' Corner

ymu

Niall Ferguson's deep-cover sock-puppet
I'd only waste it.
Still beats working it. ;)

We're fortunate enough to be able to live on one income, and I love being able to switch from work to leisure without having to think about shopping, cooking or cleaning. Now I'm self-employed, he's doing the paperwork and I've gone part-time to do more chores.

I know it's not possible for most people, but if you can afford to buy a place for that much ... it's insane. Sorry. :(
 

weepiper

Jock under the bed
I'm slightly puzzled by the word "enormous".

This is the kitchen.

That's approximately 4 times the size of my kitchen. There is not room for me and Fed to be in my kitchen cooking and washing up at the same time, never mind putting a table in it. However, obligatory non-Londoner £380 grand for a 2-bed flat post too
 

Ms T

Honey-coloured ramparts
How about this one - http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-33548858.html?premiumA=true

Not far off the OP property size
In the road next to Chaucer Rd (sought after Poets' Corner area of Herne Hill)
Only £340k including estate agent fees so probably less than £300k if sold privately
That one's got a garden but one less reception room. I agree that 380K is a bit steep but my friend just bought a place on Milton Rd and it was eyewateringly expensive.
 

gentlegreen

Bulla liberali in perpetuum.
My kitchen is about 6 feet by 8 feet. I was chosen to be interviewed for the '91 census and it barely qualified.

Not that it's ever likely to happen, but my plan has been to change the 15 foot by 12 foot front room / hall into a breakfast / diner - as well as bike workshop - sort of like a country kitchen.
 

Red Cat

Well-Known Member
Shit pictures.

We used to rent around the corner from there and left London partly cos we couldn't afford to buy and feeling envious of people who have gorgeous flats in Poet's Corner is not a good head space to inhabit. But your flat looks shit - it's like you think you don't have to bother making it look nice cos some dickhead with too much money will buy it anyway.
 

Ms T

Honey-coloured ramparts
Probably not for 380K though. Especially if it's the one with nasty aluminium windows. (I live round the corner and walk down Chaucer Rd a lot.)
 

Mrs Magpie

On a bit of break...
Plus they'll have to deduct their 5% to the server fund (a goodwill gesture for us not going round and forming a picket for putting this thread on Urban with no permission from us).
 

kabbes

"A top 400 poster"
Is there anything to be said for urban actually having a "for sale" forum? As an offshoot from its Brixton forum only, maybe, with a fee payable to the server fund? It could even be restricted only to established posters, so that it does have some value as a service to members rather than purely being a revenue raiser.

I know it's rather NPU* but it could actually be a happy medium between full-on commercialism and permanently being on the brink of server-bankruptcy.


*not proper urbanz
 

Badgers

Mr Big Shrimp!
Is there anything to be said for urban actually having a "for sale" forum? As an offshoot from its Brixton forum only, maybe, with a fee payable to the server fund? It could even be restricted only to established posters, so that it does have some value as a service to members rather than purely being a revenue raiser.

I know it's rather NPU* but it could actually be a happy medium between full-on commercialism and permanently being on the brink of server-bankruptcy.


*not proper urbanz
It would be nice but I can't see it being anything other than a massive headache.

Plus they'll have to deduct their 5% to the server fund (a goodwill gesture for us not going round and forming a picket for putting this thread on Urban with no permission from us).
Why is the thread still here out of interest?
 

Mrs Magpie

On a bit of break...
Entertainment value, I think, and to discourage others from doing the same (another mod moved it here, so it's 'known').
 

Mrs Magpie

On a bit of break...
Got to say, I'm in social housing on an infamous estate and my kitchen has more appeal. The Poet's Corner kitchen pictured is devoid of merit, let alone charm. It's made me feel really quite smug.
 

QueenOfGoths

Fuck you Dave!
Has it been sold yet?

I want to move, I am sick of Maidenhead....but not sure I can persude Mr. QofG's that a move back towards, or indeed into, that there London would be good for us :oops::(
 

spanglechick

High Empress of Dressing Up
Has it been sold yet?

I want to move, I am sick of Maidenhead....but not sure I can persude Mr. QofG's that a move back towards, or indeed into, that there London would be good for us :oops::(
quoggy, while i would like very little more than having you move round the corner, you could find somewhere much nicer in herne hill for the money.
 

QueenOfGoths

Fuck you Dave!
quoggy, while i would like very little more than having you move round the corner, you could find somewhere much nicer in herne hill for the money.
Thanks lovely :)

I always thought that as I got older I'd be hankering to move further and further out of London but it has been the exact opposite.

I think I shall go and look longingly at rightmove for a bit!
 
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