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Started by nrv0us on Aug 12, 2019 7:01:16 PM
Nice, vaguely affordable bits of London

As more and more of London becomes a Millionare's Row, a playground for oligarchs and whatnot, where are those last remaining pockets of half-way decent, not-too-deep-into-Zone-6 affordability?

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HerrWalrus - 12 Aug 2019 19:08:34 (#1 of 48)

Luton (!)

Seriously, everywhere is going to seem expensive (and unaffordable to mere mortals earning less than 35k). Just a matter of degree. What's your price range?

popstar7 - 12 Aug 2019 19:08:56 (#2 of 48)

Reading.

TheVoiceOfReason - 12 Aug 2019 19:09:49 (#3 of 48)

Penge

Sutton

Hayes & Harlington

Hounslow

Southall

Bexleyheath

TRaney - 12 Aug 2019 19:10:04 (#4 of 48)

Hither Green

HerrWalrus - 12 Aug 2019 19:11:36 (#5 of 48)

Peckham. Supposed to be very up-and-coming.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/find.html?locationIdentifier=REGION%5E85428&a
mp;maxPrice=550000&sortType=1&propertyTypes
=&mustHave=&dontShow=&furnishTypes=&
;keywords=

Tinymcsmithy - 12 Aug 2019 19:12:57 (#6 of 48)

Tottenham?

Just one awful eyesaw that needs demolishing, but apparently it’s moving up. Kind of.

HerrWalrus - 12 Aug 2019 19:13:46 (#7 of 48)

Worth looking around Queens Park/Kensal Rise/Willesden. Good transport links to central London (Underground and Overground). But maybe already over-expensive.

[searching on Queens Park]

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/find.html?locationIdentifier=REGION%5E87527&a
mp;maxPrice=550000&sortType=1&propertyTypes
=&mustHave=&dontShow=&furnishTypes=&
;keywords=

solomongursky - 12 Aug 2019 19:13:54 (#8 of 48)

Sun-kissed Leytonstone, Pearl of the Orient.

solomongursky - 12 Aug 2019 19:14:28 (#9 of 48)

apparently it’s moving up. Kind of.

THFC are contributing to some regeneration on the high street.

Rendered - 12 Aug 2019 19:15:22 (#10 of 48)

#3

Are you trying to make old nrv top himself?

RosyLovelady - 12 Aug 2019 19:29:17 (#11 of 48)

Chingford has a London postcode, I think, but even so I wouldn't want to live there.

DesEsseintes - 12 Aug 2019 19:36:16 (#12 of 48)

Falkland Islands.

xDiggy - 12 Aug 2019 19:38:11 (#13 of 48)

Define ‘affordable’.

Ginmonkey - 12 Aug 2019 19:38:58 (#14 of 48)

Impossible question to answer without knowing your budget and needs.

A good number of areas of London are affordable if you are happy with a flat or small house. If you want a large garden or more bedrooms than you need, not so much.

TRaney - 12 Aug 2019 19:39:07 (#15 of 48)

How much do you earn?

xDiggy - 12 Aug 2019 19:39:15 (#16 of 48)

Am struggling to see how some of the places listed above could ever be thought ‘nice’ though.

Shadrack22 - 12 Aug 2019 19:40:18 (#17 of 48)

Could you not try Hartlepool instead?

nrv0us - 12 Aug 2019 19:58:13 (#18 of 48)

*Fair enough on the 'What does affordable mean?' question. I guess in my case it'd be for a couple both earning in the low-to-mid-30s with about 30 grand or so for a downpayment (if buying), looking for a decent sized house with a couple of bedrooms and ideally some sort of garden or proximity to a park.

Ginmonkey - 12 Aug 2019 20:04:39 (#19 of 48)

Hmm that is tight. Unlikely to get you a house in any area of London. Would you consider a flat, £250k might do you a decent size flat or maisonette in the outer boroughs.

nrv0us - 12 Aug 2019 20:06:26 (#20 of 48)

Sure -- just curious to know options, really. And there's a chance that downpayment amount might be boostable to 50 or 60.

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