What house can you get for a million in your area?
better than expectedPosted 4 years agoCaptain PugwashMember
http://www.frenchpropertypages.com/listing/magnificent-medieval-castle/Posted 4 years ago
It’s not where we live at the moment but we are looking around that area….. But our budget isn’t a million quid.scandal42Subscriber
Slightly over the budget but this is Roger Moore’s (James Bond) old house about 1.5 miles from me.
Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Seems like wherever you are there’s a consistent ammount of consistently rich people. It’s the average to poor demographic that fluctuates.
There’ll be a levelling effect because the price of purchase isn’t the only cost – big, characterful houses with big gardens are expensive to run and maintain and those costs don’t vary with postcode and aren’t something you get on credit like a mortgage – so those overheads moderate the price a bit. Someone who can stretch to a £1 million flat in a nicer corner of a city couldn’t afford to buy in a £1 million former manse in the sticks instead because they wouldn’t have enough change to live in it. So round here big interesting houses with land are cheaper than identikit 4 bed new builds in cul-de-sacs – as in about a third cheaper, but the asking for the new builds is higher because the cost of ownership is less.Posted 4 years agoTiger6791Subscriber
Just done a search and the answer is:
Quite a lot 😀
But this is less than a mile from our house and is a cool £25m
I need a Helipad!Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
A little bit more than your £Million but it’s been on the market for a while so she may sell, it used to belong to a mate (well…..his mother and father) who ran it as an artists/hippy type retreat and it kind-of became our party house in the 90’s – weekend long raves/festivals and room for a few hundred clubbers turned it into a pretty hedonistic place to spend time at…good times….good times indeed but unfortunately they sold it a few years ago.
We had our own sauna and ice cold plunge pool down the bottom of the garden, nothing beats a baking hot naked sauna after a weekend of DJ’ing and partying…halcyon days indeed – the likes of which will never be seen again 😉Posted 4 years agob rMember
I split my time between Edinburgh and London. In Edinburgh £1M buys you plenty but here in Greenwich you’re looking at a nice apartment.
And those around Edinburgh complain of Edinburgh ‘folk’ coming in and forcing up prices 🙂
But I’ll second the comment about the cost of running a large property – we’ve nearly an acre of garden and as well as the main house (an old mill) we’ve 3 large (12m x 4m internal) outbuildings – all stone built with extensive slate roofs.Posted 4 years agomudsharkMember
Five beds in this nice part of Surrey
Posted 4 years agolerkSubscriber
Only house around here for that price is this…Posted 4 years agobensalesMember
In Her Majesty’s Glorious Midlands:
I could be persuaded by the £1,195,000 one, only because the consulting rooms would be an easy convert to a gym and workshop.Posted 4 years agopiemonsterMember
I’d save a few quid and go for this http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-40610950.htmlPosted 4 years agomrmoMember
and if you fancy a semi.
and if you want to push the boat outPosted 4 years agob rMember
Some of those houses posted are nothing more than glorified red-brick Barret style homes, I fail to see why they cost so much.
You aren’t really paying for the house, but the land.
When we bought a house a few years ago the ‘house’ cost £150k but the rebuild cost was only £45k.Posted 4 years agoJoeGSubscriberpaulpalfMember
I’m glad that moaning about house prices isn’t restricted to those of us in Vancouver.
Here on the west side of Vancouver a million quid (about $1.8M CAD) will get you a 4 bed house on a 33x125ft standard city lot:
vancouver west side house
According to the news last week average house prices are about 10.4X average salaries in Vancouver…second only to Hong Kong.
Think we’ll be moving out of the city soon, tired of living in a 700sqft shoebox.Posted 4 years agobenSubscriber
You’ll get about 1,000 sgft for that here:
Looks like I’ll be renting for a while longer…Posted 4 years ago
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