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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

House Prices

I really feel for first time house buyers. Despite house prices staying static for some time before the present rise, getting onto the property ladder is beyond the means of many young people. Even a couple with a dual income struggle to get a mortgage.
Unscrupulous Estate Agents take a large slice of meagre savings. Likewise, solicitors and surveyors are quick to follow suit. Consequently, little is left to lay down a deposit.
Perhaps the solution to this quandary lies in the initial search for a suitable premises. Instead of scanning the windows of Estate Agents, checking websites and thumbing through the property pages of newspapers, try checking the news. The homes of serial killers and the scenes of murders and suicides are always difficult to shift, even for the most cutthroat estate agent. For the sake of a bit of scrubbing and some disinfectant, you can grab yourself a bargain.


34 comments:

  1. If you get in quick, there might even be a few bones lying around for your dog.

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  2. An old man died in my flat before I moved in. I only found out after I had been in there a year. I rent though.

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  3. A good idea, bit I'm not sure I would be able to sleep at night.

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  4. It wouldn't bother me. People die in houses all the time. Unless you buy a new house, there is a fair chance someone will have died in it.

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  5. This is something I've considered quite a few times, the former residences of some of the more high profile cases tend to be demolished though. Usually to stop the 'gore hunters'.

    Houses which have been involved in fatal fires are a good bet too.

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    1. I believe 25 Cromwell Street was pulled down

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    2. Yep... pulled down and I believe it is now a small green area!! (with possible bones for dogs - as previously mentioned - still available!!)

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  6. I bet Jimmy Savill's house is a bargain

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  7. I thought Cromwell street of that West family was demolished??

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  8. It wouldn't bother me. a home is a home.

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  9. Who is the man in the second picture?

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    1. Peter Sutcliffe

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    2. Peter Sutcliffe AKA The Yorkshire Ripper is serving a life sentence in Broadmoor Mental Hospital for killing 13 people.

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    3. He wasn't in Harold shipman's league

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    4. Is Harold Shipman still alive? I know Fred West is dead.

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    5. Harold Shipman hanged himself in prison in 2004

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  10. I once stayed in a hotel room in Miami where somebody had been murdered.

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    1. Nothing unusual for Miami

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  11. Is the house belonging to the mad Austrian who kept the girl captive all those years still standing? I hear it had a massive basement.

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    1. Josef Fritzl. It was his daughter that he held captive.

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    2. Fritzl had children by his own daughter. Then there was the guy in America who kept three girls captive in his basement.

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    3. He must have had great sound proofing

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  12. I once had a boyfriend who had a dungeon in his basement. A little unusual, but loads of fun.

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    1. Why. do you fancy a play in it Joan?

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    2. Mmmmm... sounds like fun Mandy.... hehe...
      Dungeon... where no-one can hear your screams!!
      Sounds like a movie title!!

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  13. How much do you think DLT's house will go for?

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