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London house prices before 1980

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Slo-mo, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Well-Known Member

    What we are seeing now is exceptional of course, but for as long as I can remember London house prices were higher than the rest of the UK.

    But my memory only goes back to the mid eighties. What about before that? Has London always been dearer? What about 50 or even 100 years ago?
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    fill your boots chuck https://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/materials/papers/13922/number-134.pdf
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  3. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    My parents in law came back to this country from Australia in the 1960s. They reckoned you could get a house in London for the same price as one in Liverpool at that point.

    They chose Liverpool. In fact, not even that. They chose North-East Wales.
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  4. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Literally over the moon

    hard to consider London as a unit - some areas would always have outranked the regions, some were pennies to buy because they were in the wild hinterland. Even through to the mid 90s, you could buy for not much in some of zone 2/3
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  5. Hollis

    Hollis bloody furious

    London was depopulating for years after WW11 - so i would imagine you could pick up some inner city bargains in the 50s/60s/70s.
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  6. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    They were very affordable in 97 when we bought, I feel lucky that we bought then as we wouldn't be able to buy now
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  7. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Literally over the moon

    example I looked at for comparison - 2 bed lower g/f flat share of freehold in Lewisham/ New X c. 1996 was less than 25K off the top of my head. not particularly wonderful, but affordable
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