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The best place to buy a house in the UK


Isska 1 | 10  
25 Mar 2008 /  #1
Hello.
I'm thinking to buy a house in UK.
I need some advices and opinions. Where can I start look for place for my own?
How looks crimes in Yours cities,house's prices (2-3 bedroom).
Could You give me a word about Your areas??

Thanks a lot.
(sorry for my gramma)
Polanglik 11 | 303  
25 Mar 2008 /  #2
There are a few websites you could try;

findaproperty.co.uk
rightmove.co.uk

A good starting point would be to set yourself an affordable budget and keep to it, and not get stretched beyond your means.

Every city will have its crimespots, so you'll need to do a research to find out which ones these are.

Good luck with your property search .... let us know how you get on.
OP Isska 1 | 10  
25 Mar 2008 /  #3
Thanks for Your replay,I'll try those links.
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #4
Could You give me a word about Your areas??

I'll give you an area. Either Kirkham OR Wesham in Preston. They're next door to each other. They're small communities but EVERYONE is your friend. You walk the streets and people will greet you regardless of whether you know them. They're the friendliest people you could meet IF you are white. Blacks and Asians are looked at as invaders but you'll have no problem in this small community if you're white. The crime is virtually ZERO. It's a great place to raise your children. No vandalism, no abuse from teenagers, no murders, NOTHING. There are many lively pubs in Kirkham and a few social clubs. There are alot of football teams you could join. There is a swimming baths, a gym next door, in Wrea Green. There's a bowls club. There are quite a few shops, Morrisons, Co-ops etc. If you want to go clothes shopping Blackpool and Preston are approx. 10 mins away as you'll be smack bang in the middle in the Fyldes. The motorway is VERY close to you. It's in Wesham, 2mins away from Kirkham. Very useful if you travel. It's a place you walk your dog at night and you wouldn't feel uneasy. I go out at nights alot and have never felt safer here than I have done anywhere. There are no urban areas, council estates, so you won't get scum.

Search google but if you were to buy property here, the standard of life you will be very pleased with. If you have children you cannot go wrong. A very friendly, close community that has alot of pride in its community. A community that will stick by you.

The women are gorgeous too :)

Check google.

Kirkham/Wesham
Mister H 11 | 761  
25 Mar 2008 /  #5
Now probably isn't a good time to buy here as things are slowing down with house prices etc.

It depends how big a deposit you have etc and how big a mortgage you need. If you need a big mortgage, I would leave it for at least six months and see if prices drop.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
25 Mar 2008 /  #6
I need some advices and opinions. Where can I start look for place for my own?

As a simple guide: London and the south are expensive.

North and north-east cheaper.

Take a look at the: Best county in UK thread.
cazza - | 12  
25 Mar 2008 /  #7
Now is a really bad time to buy, but if you want to midlands is good, pretty cheap and central to most things too
Mister H 11 | 761  
25 Mar 2008 /  #8
Blacks and Asians are looked at as invaders but you'll have no problem in this small community if you're white.

And not a hint of anything suggesting that the above reference to racism against those who are not white isn't a good thing.

Now I see why you chose your screen name.
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #9
I'm sorry but I live in a community that does not accept blacks and Asians. It's a white community and as I said it's a very proud community. The community is 100% white. We've had a few blacks pop in but they soon disappeared. As I said GREAT place if you're white but if you're not white then you'd best look elsewhere. Don't blame me... There are many communities like this throughout the UK as I KNOW there are many in Poland. In my opinion it's the reason why there is virtually ZERO crime. Yeh there are Indian takeaways but the Indians don't live here.
Mister H 11 | 761  
25 Mar 2008 /  #10
100% white British and the accents pure Lancastrian I'm sure.

I can't imagine such people tolerating a foreign accent, however white their skin is.

The sooner you b*gger off to New Zealand the better. I hope they are more tolerant of foreigners than you are.

I'm white, British and thank my lucky stars I don't live in your "perfect race" community.
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #11
Nah there are some Scots here to be honest. They're welcome. No-one cares for the way you speak :) It's your ethnicity that matters and that's why there is no crime. No drugs. NOTHING. No streetshits hanging on the corners.When I go another white peson will replace me :)
Mister H 11 | 761  
25 Mar 2008 /  #12
Oh how brave of them, they like Scottish people !

What is the local stance on people in wheelchairs and lesbians ? Are they ok ? (As long as they're white of course!)
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #13
Yes you're right as long as they're white. Non-whites and Asians are seen as invaders. They are the danger to this community. Let these move in and watch the crime take off..!
Mister H 11 | 761  
25 Mar 2008 /  #14
Oh don't be so f---ing ridiculous !
miranda  
25 Mar 2008 /  #15
crime

crime is directly linked to poverty not to nationality/ethnicity - just wanted to clear that up;)
OP Isska 1 | 10  
25 Mar 2008 /  #16
Arise,thank You for Your opinion.Your replay is very helpfull for me.I have check already Your area and prices (they are very reasonable) and I really like it.

Yes,I have baby and that's why safety is the most important for me.
Thanks.
Mister H 11 | 761  
25 Mar 2008 /  #17
And what did you think of their "whites only" policy ?

Or does that not matter to you as long as it doesn't look like you'll suffer from negative equity ?
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
25 Mar 2008 /  #18
Hi Isska... do you want to give us a few clues here? Are you looking for a house to live in yourself, or for one that's an investment property? Wherabout in the country? Does where you work have any bearing on your decision? Urban or rural?
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #19
Arise,thank You for Your opinion.

Then no matter what these guys say in here, this is a great community. I was born here and lived here as a child. I moved back here a year ago and it's still the same. Your kid will not get involved with drugs, guns, knives in this community. It's a respectful community but it's a community that looks at non whites as a threat to the community. Even the kids have respect. I had 2 school kids knocking on my door the other week. I opened the door and they handed me my keys. I had left them in the latch the night before. Anywhere else my keys would have been nicked and so too would my car. I'd recommend you to look into it. You'd be impressed.
OP Isska 1 | 10  
25 Mar 2008 /  #20
I didn't say I'm buying now.I just said I really liked Arise's area,that's it.I'm still looking for a good place TO LIVE and that's why I'm asking You about Yours areas,,,that's it.My last replay was just thanks for his very datailed replay.I still compare different places,prices,....
Mister H 11 | 761  
25 Mar 2008 /  #21
Then no matter what these guys say in here, this is a great community. I was born here and lived here as a child. I moved back here a year ago and it's still the same. Your kid will not get involved with drugs, guns, knives in this community. It's a respectful community but it's a community that looks at non whites as a threat to the community. Even the kids have respect. I had 2 school kids knocking on my door the other week. I opened the door and they handed me my keys. I had left them in the latch the night before. Anywhere else my keys would have been nicked and so too would my car. I'd recommend you to look into it. You'd be impressed.

Am I the only one reading this that thinks such blatant racism isn't good !
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
25 Mar 2008 /  #22
I didn't say I'm buying now.

Where are you living just now?
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
25 Mar 2008 /  #23
Am I the only one reading this that thinks such blatant racism isn't good !

No, a lot of people reading agree with you, its just that this is becoming so frequent.
starchild 2 | 120  
25 Mar 2008 /  #24
If you want to find out more about a specific town, I have found this site very useful for detailed information on things like buying/renting, crime, population, schools, local amenities, etc.

upmystreet.com
osiol 55 | 3,922  
25 Mar 2008 /  #25
Where I live, everyone is blonde haired, blue eyed, has the correct number of fingers and toes (on which you can count to eleven-ish).

Actually the bloke over the road has this funny-looking dark skin and tight-curly black hair. I'm sure that UPS van he drives is for delivering drugs (UPS - going up - getting high - see what I mean). We're not worried because we'll be forming a lynch-mob fairly soon - just after I've bought some interior doors off him that he's selling (he probably stole them off a little old white lady who had blonde hair, despite her 96 years and having fought in three world wars for us).
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
25 Mar 2008 /  #26
If you want to find out more

So I put in my postcode and got......

Often, many of the people who live in this sort of postcode will be singles and single parents living in high-rise estates

Thats my postcode...LOL.
Where I live couldn't be anywhere further from that......
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #27
lol

Often, many of the people who live in this sort of postcode will be mature families living in suburban semis. These are known as type 29 in the ACORN classification and 3.28% of the UK’s population live in this type.

Neighbourhoods fitting this profile are found in Outer London in Bexley, Havering and Sutton as well as in Dartford, Watford, Stockport, Solihull and the Wirral.

Here is an overview of the likely preferences and features of your neighbourhood:
Family income Medium
Interest in current affairs Medium
Housing - with mortgage High
Educated - to degree Medium
Couples with children High
Have satellite TV Medium
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
25 Mar 2008 /  #28
Type 54 for me....
Family income Very low
Interest in current affairs Medium
Housing - with mortgage Very low
Educated - to degree Very low
Couples with children Very low
Have satellite TV Low
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #29
Crime Figures in the Fylde area (Kirkham & Wesham is in the Fyldes. The figures would be even LOWER)
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
25 Mar 2008 /  #30
Strange. Apparently I live in Scotland.

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