House documents

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dave Davenport, 12 May 2010.

  1. Dave Davenport

    Dave Davenport Legendary Member

    I've just been looking through the pack of documents we received relating to our house after paying off the morgage.
    The land comprising of 50 16'x157' plots was bought by a builder in 1909 for £3,480, part of the conditions of sale were that no building could be used as an alehouse, brewhouse, ciderhouse or brothel. Our house was sold for £375 in 1927 and stayed in the same ownership untill 1968 when it was sold for £2,500. The next time it was sold was 1992 and it had jumped to £56,000, we bought it in '97 for £59,950.
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    My house was originally sold, built from new in 1958 at £2300. (£300 extra due to being end of terrace) I bought it 4 years ago at £250,000 :wacko:
  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    I'm surprised you could buy a house in 1997 for £60K Dave. You couldn't get a 1 bed flat in Brighton for that IIRC!
  4. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Blimey, well cheap even in 1997.

    My current house I bought for a little over £200,000 eight years ago and it would now sell for double that value. From memory the original house on that plot in the 1950's cost something like £3,300.
  5. Our house was last sold in around 1962 for £3500 (or thereabouts). The garden was bought separately - it's the former site of three small cottages - in 1968 for about thirty quid.:wacko: We paid £135K for the lot.
  6. OP
    Dave Davenport

    Dave Davenport Legendary Member

    It needed considerable 'up-dating' when we bought it. All the houses around us were built for the thousands of people coming to work at the nearby railway works which opened in about 1900 (which is now all but gone), the road we're in was for the foremen and the houses are a pretty decent size (we're a bit posh don't you know). It would probably sell for about £190k now, if it was 8 miles up the road in Winchester it would be nearer £400k.
  7. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    There's a whole load of West Indians living the life of Riley back in Jamaica or wherever...came over in the '50s, got a job on the buses, bought a massive pile in Brixton for £1200, sold out in '93 for £750,000 and took the dosh back 'home'. Imagine what that kind of money gets you back in the islands! A comfortable retirement, let's say...
  8. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

  9. Hmm! That 'll be Eastleigh then.
  10. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    I can dry fish in my neighbours' garden, apparently :sad:
  11. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Well, that's sho' nuff 'another way of looking at those figures'. exactly do you get to

    £750,000 = 'in real terms', £65.
  12. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Meanwood, Leeds
    [quote name='swee'pea99']Well, that's sho' nuff 'another way of looking at those figures'. exactly do you get to

    £750,000 = 'in real terms', £65.[/QUOTE]

    ASC1951 never attempted to equate £750,000 to £65

    He said that had the £1200 pounds been put into a bank account for the same duration as house ownership its spending power would have been £65 i.e. inflation outstripped the interest rates by a considerable margin.
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