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The best place to buy a house in the UK


Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
25 Mar 2008 /  #31
If I were to go back to mum I'd be type 7.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
25 Mar 2008 /  #32
Are they talking about where I live or somewhere in inner-city Glasgow?
They don't even sell the Daily Record in my local newsagent.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
25 Mar 2008 /  #33
So I put in my postcode and got......

I put mine in and got:

That website said:
Often, many of the people who live in this sort of postcode will be low income singles living in small rented flats

It's mostly couples living in bought flats of a decent size, up to four bedrooms (most with gardens). Its an old area with hardly any rentals so my overall feeling is this website makes a lot up! :)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
25 Mar 2008 /  #34
my overall feeling is this website makes a lot up! :)

In my street every second house is a holiday home. Its all 200 year old cottages. Both my neighbours are in their 60s. Its featured on a lot of postcards.

Not quite high rise hell !
osiol 55 | 3,922  
25 Mar 2008 /  #35
I put mine in and got:

That website said:
Often, many of the people who live in this sort of postcode will be low income singles living in small rented flats

It seems to say the same for a lot of people.
I went further and checked out the ACORN site.

For my postcode:
5 Hard Pressed
O Burdened Singles
52 Council flats, single parents, unemployment


I wasn't entirely sure what all that means, so checked out
the post-code of a very close relative:
1 Wealthy Achievers
A Wealthy Executives
2 Affluent working families with mortgages

I'm still not much wiser having read that. Probably because I have a low level of education and am a single mother in a council falt.

Hmmmm.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
25 Mar 2008 /  #36
In my street every second house is a holiday home. Its all 200 year old cottages. Both my neighbours are in their 60s. Its featured on a lot of postcards.

Not quite high rise hell !

I think the person who compiled the list failed to actually visit any of the places. I put in a postcode of an area here which would fall under high-rise hell and I got the exact same wording as I got for my own postcode!

My advice for moving to the UK is to pick a city or town you might want to move to and trawl the Internet for properties in the area and do a price comparision and then find out more about the area and then visit the area. It's very difficult to move here if you don't know the country Isska, you'll have to do a lot of research. If you drive and have a car you'll have bigger options.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
25 Mar 2008 /  #37
Some people like the architectural style they call 'Urban Brutalism', as seen in lovely towns like Hull and Cumbernauld.
Mister H 11 | 761  
25 Mar 2008 /  #38
Mister H wrote:
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.

That's as maybe, but I still find it hard to believe how you all can have a nice fluffy discussion about house prices whilst someone is being so deliberate in their attempts to stir things up.

If it happens as frequent as you imply, szkotja2007, then maybe some of the users should be warned or banned.

There was even a moderator posting and seeming to ignore it.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
25 Mar 2008 /  #39
I tried that Acorn thing:

Catergory: 2 Urban Prosperity
Group: F Aspiring Singles
Type: 22 Low income singles, small rented flats

Financial Acorn:

Group: J Inner City existance
Type: 42 Low income singles and couples, little financial activity

So I'm still not convinced about these websites. Inner City is not what this area is described as - for example, behind my street, field, golf course, hills. Five minute walk from river, parks, sports ground...
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
25 Mar 2008 /  #40
Mister H

A conspiracy theory has been aired before about how such inflammatory posts are tolerated or even encouraged because they are good for web traffic.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
25 Mar 2008 /  #41
Financial Acorn:

I hadn't ried that one until I saw your post here, so in went my postcode and out came:

K Impoverished Pensioner
48 Poor unemployed without current accounts

But really, where I live is not well off, but it's quite a nice place to live. Honest.
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #42
That's as maybe, but I still find it hard to believe how you all can have a nice fluffy discussion about house prices whilst someone is being so deliberate in their attempts to stir things up.

If it happens as frequent as you imply, szkotja2007, then maybe some of the users should be warned or banned.

There was even a moderator posting and seeming to ignore it.

Stir things up? I merely described my community. Like it or not, it's the community I live in and it is highly suspicious of non whites. Non whites don't settle here. Alot of people that know Kirkham & Wesham will tell you it's not a suitable place for Asians or blacks to LIVE. Even Asians in Preston will tell you. Visit, yes ok but not to live.

It's a perfect community for a white person, but non-whites won't feel welcome. There have been a few blacks that moved here but moved out within months. They come and go.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
25 Mar 2008 /  #43
But really, where I live is not well off, but it's quite a nice place to live. Honest.

If you dodge the street gangs? ;)

I would hardly think that impoverished pensioner is unique to your area, try "most of the country".
Mister H 11 | 761  
25 Mar 2008 /  #44
A conspiracy theory has been aired before about how such inflammatory posts are tolerated or even encouraged because they are good for web traffic.

Well the moderator is still banging on about some property website or other, so you could be right.

Or maybe it is her night off.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
25 Mar 2008 /  #45
Well the moderator is still banging on about some property website or other, so you could be right.

Sometimes the mods let posters dig a hole for themselves before burying them.

However, 'Arise' is talking about a community, not particularly himself.
Mister H 11 | 761  
25 Mar 2008 /  #46
Stir things up? I merely described my community. Like it or not, it's the community I live in and it is highly suspicious of non whites. Non whites don't settle here. Alot of people that know Kirkham & Wesham will tell you it's not a suitable place for Asians or blacks to LIVE. Even Asians in Preston will tell you. Visit, yes ok but not to live.

It's a perfect community for a white person, but non-whites won't feel welcome. There have been a few blacks that moved here but moved out within months. They come and go.

Not trying to stir things up when you post stuff like that ?

Your choice of words is inflammatory.

Your town may have a great record on crime etc but it is still everything that is wrong with this country, just in the same way that an open door policy on immigration is also. They are just opposite ends of the spectrum, but both deadly and damaging.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
25 Mar 2008 /  #47
Well the moderator is still banging on about some property website or other, so you could be right.

Or maybe moderator doesn't think it's overall racist. That choice of words may be strong but the truth is, there are a lot of "white" areas in the UK. Until recently the area in which I live had no black/Asians/Africans at all.

Stir things up?

Your wording could have been better. You've made your point, lets leave it at that.

After all, Isska is looking for somewhere to live, not to be put off.
Mister H 11 | 761  
25 Mar 2008 /  #48
Or maybe moderator doesn't think it's overall racist. That choice of words may be strong but the truth is, there are a lot of "white" areas in the UK. Until recently the area in which I live had no black/Asians/Africans at all.

Well I beg to differ.

Yes there are many "white" areas in the UK, but it doesn't have to be made into a selling point.

"Arise St George" wasn't casually talking about the, shall we say "lack of diversity", in the town he lives in, he was turning it around to make the point that, as he sees it, this is the main reason why crime levels are low. He was making a direct link between race and things like levels of crime.

Many things cause crime, it's not as simple as skin colour.
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #49
Not trying to stir things up when you post stuff like that ?

Your choice of words is inflammatory.

Your town may have a great record on crime etc but it is still everything that is wrong with this country, just in the same way that an open door policy on immigration is also. They are just opposite ends of the spectrum, but both deadly and damaging.

Stir things up? I wouldn't want the poor sole to move to this community if she's non-white. Nothing stirring about it. There's only you whining. If I wanted to **** stir I could and I'd have more than just you.

There's nothing wrong with this community. I've lived in Nottingham for the past 8 yrs and have found alot of flaws within the black and Asian community which is exactly why I understand how the community feels. We don't want drugs, burglary, violence, rape, abuse etc here. This is a peaceful community and a beautiful place to bring up your children. Despite the community being a very safe community there are a handful of policemen knocking about at nights to keep the community a safe place to live.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
25 Mar 2008 /  #50
As you saw, I said the choice of wording could be better.

However, 'Arise' is talking about a community, not particularly himself.

I agree with that.

Many things cause crime, it's not as simple as skin colour.

I agree with that. However, the OP is looking for advice on where to move in the UK. Arise St George provided an opinion.
Mister H 11 | 761  
25 Mar 2008 /  #51
However, the OP is looking for advice on where to move in the UK. Arise St George provided an opinion

He is being careful with his words that's all

The nasty remarks start after a few beers I'm sure.
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
25 Mar 2008 /  #52
Are they talking about where I live or somewhere in inner-city Glasgow?

Do you apparently live in Scotland too?

How bizare
OP Isska 1 | 10  
26 Mar 2008 /  #53
PolskaDoll ,You asked me where I live..Well...I live in Northern Ireland(near Belfast) and I really don't like this place. I've been here two yeras ,previously I used to live in London,but London was too expensive for us.My husband got good offer job here and we moved here,but now we would like come back to England,buy some house and stay for good.

I would like to say Thank You ALL OF YOU for helpfull conversation,advices,links.
Thanks a lot!!
Frank 23 | 1,183  
26 Mar 2008 /  #54
I live in Northern Ireland(near Belfast) and I really don't like this place.

Whereabouts Isska?

Yup....NI has just as many yucky places to live in as anywhere, though Catholic Polish migrants in the wrong areas...have been victims of quite a few sectarian attacks, sad but true in 2008.

Plus....see this...!!!!

belfasttelegraph.co.uk/homefinder/article3372080.ece
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
26 Mar 2008 /  #55
Ramsbottom is beautiful and house prices are not too bad and has good access to motorway networks to Manchester...best of the both worlds really

ramsbottom.net
djf 18 | 166  
26 Mar 2008 /  #56
You could try somewhere close to Lincoln. There is a large established Polish community here, housing is reasonably cheap and the location is good for the countryside/coast/EMA.
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
26 Mar 2008 /  #57
Make sure you don't live near rivers or near the coast! You don't want your house to be flooded when the tide rises or the river banks break!
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
26 Mar 2008 /  #58
The West Midlands has recently been nominated as one of the cheapest places in the UK for housing (in the suburbs, not in Birmingham city centre). There is also a large and steadily growing Polish community. Avoid London at all costs unless you have lots and lots of money. To give you some idea of the difference, you can buy a 3-4 bedroom house with a garden in parts of the midlands for the same price as a studio flat in a dodgy part of London. You may end up as a single mother working in a factory and adopt a dodgy accent that just about everyone in the UK hates, but surely thats a small price to pay for cheap housing.
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
26 Mar 2008 /  #59
Just one more thing, make sure your new area has no council estates for the sake of you and your child. Don't let your kid mix with scum. There are many decent villages and towns in the UK but it's just finding them. Don't make the wrong move. Birmingham is the wrong the move, so is Nottingham, so is Manchester and so is London. Keep away from big cities.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
26 Mar 2008 /  #60
Just one more thing, make sure your new area has no council estates for the sake of you and your child. Don't let your kid mix with scum.

Now Im going to call you a twat for that comment, since you seem to think that all people that come off council estates are scum. What you might be forgetting is that a vast majority of council houses were purchased by hard working "working class" people which in turn have been sold on in recent years to people who could no longer aford to buy on private estates.

I would suggest to the lady who is looking to buy over in the UK, look at the school ratings, if you are looking to start a family then good schools are important and its even more important to be in a good catchment area, this in general gives a good indication to the area you are buying in.

As for Kirkham there is a dirty great big open air prison there so you are more likely to get some scum bag escaping and robbing your house....

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