ChatterBank0 min ago
is sheffield a good place to buy a house and retire to?
I am selling up my flat and expect my share of the Housing Ass shared ownership to be £350,000 - after my costs, debts, redemption, selling and etc ., I shall have £100,000 to hopefully buy a 3-bedroom house. Looking for an area that would be suitable for an active gay couple in late 50s and early sixties- with no particular beef about the locality - except one which is not crime ridden, lacking in decent facilities and poor public transport. Not worried about schools, shopping malls, or being in the centre of everything. We had chosen Sheffield as it is cheaper, closer to the climbing areas of the Lakes, Pennines etc and because we cannot afford to maintain the high costs of getting older and poorer living in London
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I think I have just sold my house for £115,000. I say think, because this is the fourth time I have thought I had sold it and each time the sale has fallen through - and each time I have had to reduce the price. This is a council site in Bristol with its associated problems. So I think erwecken, you would be very lucky to get a house at so low a price. The one craft has shown us certainly seems very nice, and so it looks possible that you could buy one. Also there is another house for sale in my street that has been repossessed and the asking price is £110,000, which I am pretty certain you could get for £100,000. So yes, you might be lucky but you would have to be very careful to pick the right district. Don't forget the other costs that go with buying a house - solicitor's fees, estate agents fees, moving fees, all that sort of thing. Best of luck in your search.