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House prices in the North are considerably lower than those of the South. I live in the Midlands, just North of the infamous North/South divide. My goal in life is to move to Southern England, but I may struggle to afford something myself until I receive my parent's inheritance. My ideal location would be Kent, Sussex, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire - somewhere nice like this. However, I would only be able to afford a small house in a nice area - around £300,000. For this amount of money, I could buy a very large house up North in the countryside.

I do seem to care more about location rather than the house itself.

If faced with this choice, would you too think as I do? Or would you buy the larger house 'up North'?
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I'd rather have a small house in the North in a nice area.
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(Original post by littlenorthernlass)
I'd rather have a small house in the North in a nice area.
There are plenty of nice areas 'up North' - York, Harrogate and parts of the Lake District. It all depends on which of England's landscape you find most appealing. Personally, I don't like the North because it attracts a lot of criticism.
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(Original post by littlenorthernlass)
I'd rather have a small house in the North in a nice area.
Why, when you have a choice of a big house in the North anyway :rolleyes:
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Why, when you have a choice of a big house in the North anyway :rolleyes:
Big houses are empty and lonely and more expensive. I'd be like a ghost wandering around it. I'd rather have a small cute house with lovely furnishings.
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(Original post by littlenorthernlass)
Big houses are empty and lonely and more expensive. I'd be like a ghost wandering around it. I'd rather have a small cute house with lovely furnishings.
There's a difference between a big house and an unwieldy mansion. Like, for example, barn conversion. Those are very large, but not expansive and lonely :pierre:
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(Original post by littlenorthernlass)
I'd rather have a small house in the North in a nice area.
This, buy a smaller house and save up on a nice car.
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(Original post by littlenorthernlass)
Big houses are empty and lonely and more expensive. I'd be like a ghost wandering around it. I'd rather have a small cute house with lovely furnishings.
You must like those pretty villages with the small cottages and terraced houses. There's plenty of those near to where I live, but they'd cost you an arm and a leg for what is quite a small, though quintessential, 'house'.
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(Original post by littlenorthernlass)
Big houses are empty and lonely and more expensive. I'd be like a ghost wandering around it. I'd rather have a small cute house with lovely furnishings.
You could fit in a nice hobbit hole out in the shires.
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(Original post by Friar Chris)
There's a difference between a big house and an unwieldy mansion. Like, for example, barn conversion. Those are very large, but not expansive and lonely :pierre:
I guess. It would still feel big and empty to me though. I'd rather a cosy little home that doesn't make me feel quite so alone.

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You must like those pretty villages with the small cottages and terraced houses. There's plenty of those near to where I live, but they'd cost you an arm and a leg for what is quite a small, though quintessential, 'house'.
Yeah :daydreaming: That would be the dream.

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You could fit in a nice hobbit hole out in the shires.
Are you ... are you calling me a hobbit? :nothing:
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Smaller, down south. I don't want to leave my hometown!


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Somewhere to the left west, if that's what you call it


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(Original post by littlenorthernlass)

Are you ... are you calling me a hobbit? :nothing:
Do you have hairy feet?
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Do you have hairy feet?
No, my feet are my best feature. :love:
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Definitely would rather live up North, even ignoring house prices (which actually aren't all that good unless you live somewhere properly grim).

Oh wait, I do live up North :smug:
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(Original post by littlenorthernlass)
I guess. It would still feel big and empty to me though. I'd rather a cosy little home that doesn't make me feel quite so alone.
Oh you're planning on living alone with just your rabbits for company ofc, I forgot :rolleyes:
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(Original post by littlenorthernlass)
No, my feet are my best feature. :love:
Oh ye, I forgot about that :laugh:

You are proud of your feet. Like a hobbit :proud:
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Oh you're planning on living alone with just your rabbits for company ofc, I forgot :rolleyes:
Yes, I might even let them be house rabbits.

(Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
Oh ye, I forgot about that :laugh:

You are proud of your feet. Like a hobbit :proud:
I'm not a hobbit
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The North, obviously.

The North has gravy, hendo's relish and proper fish & chips.

The South has inbred Tory voting snobs and jellied ****ing eel.
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Why, when you have a choice of a big house in the North anyway :rolleyes:
Because good areas up north aren't that cheap contrary to popular belief
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