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Sometimes it takes a bit of leftfield thinking to get on the property ladder
Sky-high prices mean property is still beyond the reach of many - or so you might think.
"In the current market, many aspiring buyers assume they are priced out," says Andrew Hunter from new property search engine Adzuna.co.uk. "But it is possible to pick up a property bargain for less than £25,000 - and you might find you can get your hands on something a little more unusual."
Here we take a look at the quirkier homes you can buy at a snip - for less than £25,000.
(Note: some of these are holiday homes which must be vacated for certain months of the year.)
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Preaching to the converted.
The people of this country are so conservative that anything less than a (draughty, cold, expensive) castle is considered some degree of failure.
I live in a cosy converted coach motor home (my land yacht), and the amount of folk who offer me sleeping accommodation when I visit them is astonishing.
They mean well, but they CANNOT offer me the high standard of comfort that I have myself, and I get to change my neighbours and view when I want to. I can wake up to views that a millionaire could not get with ALL their posh houses (unless of course, they too bought a motor home).
Besides, if you live unconventionally, you stand the danger of becoming unconventional in yourself, and we can't have that, can we ?.
Don't be individual, owe the banks LOADS of mortgage, and be "approved" of.
COME TO ENGLAND AND LAUGH IN OAR AT HOW MUCH PEOPLE PAY FOR OLD HOUSES IN THE UK, A TERRACED RUN DOWN HOUSE THAT WAS BUILT FOR £500 IN OLD MONEY, AND BECAUSE OF ESTATE AGENTS THEY TRY TO COVINCE YOU THEY ARE WOTH A QUATER OF A MILLION POUNDS, NEVER NO NO NO NEVER, THERE IS NOTHING IN THEM FOR THAT KIND OF MONEY EXCEPT GREED AND CATERGORY AREA PRICING, IE JUST PURE GREEDY THIS DAY AND AGE, THE HOUSES IN THE UK ARE NEVER WORTH WHAT PEOPLE ARE PAYING FOR THEM, ITS STUPID AND DAFT WHAT PEOPLE WILL JUST THROW THERE MONEY AWAY FOR IN THE UK. YOU CAN BUY A HOUSE ABROAD WITH A SWIMMING POOL FANTASTIC VIEWS, THE PEOPLE ARE,NT MISERABLE AND STUCK UP AND ARROGANT, YOU CAN GET DRIVES AND A GARAGE AND MORE AMD MORE FOR WHAT YOU PEOPLE GET RIPPED OFF FOR PAYING FOR A TERRACED HOUSE, THAT EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE PURCHASED IT, YOU LOOK AT THAT HOUSE, AND SAY WHAT THE HELL HAVE I BOUGHT, THERE IS NOTHING HERE FOR THE MONEY I HAVE SPENT, AND YOU KNOW IT.
STUPID GENERATION, AND AFTER ALL. YOU ONLY SLEEP AND EAT AND RELAX IN HOUSE THAT IS IT, MOST OF THE TIME YOU ARE AT WORK BECAUSE YOU WORK SOME OF THE LONGEST HOURS ON THE PLANET AND IT IS THAT ATTITUDE THAT HAS GOT US IN TROUBLE BECAUSE YOU REFUSE TO SEE THE TRUTH, THE WEAKNESS OF THE HUMAN RACE.
Regarding the American Soldier Afghanistan family murders, as we are not allowed to comment under the actual article, I will comment here.
We should not be surprised at all. Our "authorities" pick unstable individuals with a desire to kill, train them, tool them up, then let them loose on the latest batch of other people that they disapprove of.
16 civilians killed by a lone nutter is justifiably disapproved of, wiping out a wedding party of 40+ civilians with an unmanned bomber is OK.
The difference ?.
The murderers at the top just ordered the killings, THEY did not actually pull the trigger so they CAN'T be guilty.
Damn them ALL to the hell they create for others.
Alan Green £500 a month for 5 years is £30k where did that £100k extra come from ?
You really should be the next chancellor ;)
Alan your maths are miles out, maybe you could be the next chancellor!
Got me weeks and months muddled when adding that up, Thought it seemed a bit much but still,
£500 is pretty cheap rent so you'd probably save more per month, maybe enough to buy a small flat after 5 years. And you'd still have your double decker to rent out!! :)
seriously how long has this been posted now, get some new stuff please only so many times we can comment
Ken, you clearly never had to live in a WWII pre-fab if you think they were a good idea and if there are any surviving it's a national disgrace.
But you are right about modern pre-fabs and there are no EU restrictions on them. They are very popular in Europe and have been used in the UK, google BoKlok Gateshead Council.
The big problem is that in the UK the profit margins are too small to attract developers, the land they could be sited on would probably cost more than the buiding itself.
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