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#50221 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:33 PM

I really need to take my Porsche on a rural highland tour
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:34 PM

..... oh fuck. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:37 PM

I really need to take my Porsche on a rural highland tour

 

You do, the roads are brilliant & empty.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:37 PM

There’s a 3 bed house going to auction later this month on one of the Orkney isles - £41k guide. Assume it’s utterly fucked inside.

If I had some surplus cash knocking about I’d be seriously tempted - what an amazing place to be able to escape to

 

 

 

Who knows, best indication is a same type sale in the area for £70k in 2016.

The house in question sold for £40k back in '07, it might be a repo or death sale and whilst the garden looks shit, the roof looks good.


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#50225 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:38 PM

Yeah I would be well keen for it if I had the cash knocking about
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:42 PM

I really need to take my Porsche on a rural highland tour

 

Nah, I hear Pandas are the car for that.... (sorry)


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:49 PM

Can't both are NHS jobs so banded & I'm already top of the band so can't inflate it.

 

 

Housing & shopping. It's in the Highlands & just doing a weekly shop costs more up there.

 

 

 

I've had a brief look at house prices and don't see them as appalling but I live in Aberdeen and perhaps you can buy a 2up-2down in Donnay for thruppence ha'penny.

 

Don't forget that council tax rates are lower up here (and they include water charges), dental checkups are free (and work is subsidised), eye tests are free, prescriptions are free, your car insurance will likely be cheaper and the NHS works better.

 

You can gie it laldy as both discount supermarkets are in Oban and the ferries are subsidised for local types.

 

The minimum booze price is only an issue if you drink meths, white spirit or cheap cider and the income tax rate will likely be lower but is more than cancelled out by council tax rates if you are one of the 6 or 7 % at the top end.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:56 PM

To explain house prices, I've got a rough 3 bed semi with garage in a cheaper part of donny for £71k last october. That appears to be the price of a flat up there.


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#50229 OFFLINE   Tayne

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:16 PM

I'll give you that.

 

I'm Aberdeen-desensitised to house prices.


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#50230 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:19 PM

What’s the going rate for a trendy new build 2 bed flat in abz? I’m paying £246k for one in Gloucester and I thought that was a lot but I bet it barely touches the sides - I reckon you’re almost at London money
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:29 PM

I WANT TO LIVE IN SCOTLAND NOW


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:30 PM

What’s the going rate for a trendy new build 2 bed flat in abz? I’m paying £246k for one in Gloucester and I thought that was a lot but I bet it barely touches the sides - I reckon you’re almost at London money

 

 

 

£180-260 depending on what and where.

 

A 2-bed semi in rougher part of town will be north of £125, through work I've seen new build 3 and 4bed houses up in fish country go for £250-400 with up at £120 of extras on top (fish money os stronger than oil money at the moment).

 

 

Older two bed flats in the nicer part of town

https://www.aspc.co....-Road/Aberdeen/

https://www.aspc.co....treet/Aberdeen/

https://www.aspc.co....Place/Aberdeen/

https://www.aspc.co....lands/Aberdeen/


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#50233 OFFLINE   Tayne

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:30 PM

I WANT TO LIVE IN SCOTLAND NOW

 

You're more than welcome 


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:31 PM

I WANT TO LIVE IN SCOTLAND NOW

At some point in the (hopefully distant) future I will have a flat in Ayrshire for rent at 300 PCM (shiter discount available) - there’s photos in the open forum.

I could do it at c.265 a month for a shiter who was willing to forego an agent and have a direct contract with me
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:32 PM

I WANT TO LIVE IN SCOTLAND NOW


I like the idea of living in Scotland. Then I see pictures of the Shitefest midge attack in the summer and the thick layer of snow in the winter.

I'm too much of a softy southerner for any of that!
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:39 PM

Those northern midges are hardcore.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:41 PM

£71k is a studio or 1 bed flat in Aberdeen, maybe a two bed at the top of a council tower block.

 

Cheapest 3 bed house with garage in Aberdeen

https://www.aspc.co....Green/Aberdeen/ - needs work and not in the best are.

 

Next two cheapest are project houses in slightly better areas.

https://www.aspc.co....rdens/Aberdeen/

https://www.aspc.co....scent/Aberdeen/


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:46 PM

At some point in the (hopefully distant) future I will have a flat in Ayrshire for rent at 300 PCM (shiter discount available) - there’s photos in the open forum.

I could do it at c.265 a month for a shiter who was willing to forego an agent and have a direct contract with me

 

That might actually be interesting in time as after this time next year I'll have no ties.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:52 PM

.... the thick layer of snow in the winter. ...


For me, this is a selling point. The more snow, the better.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:01 PM

I'm in a 4 bed 1970s semi in a cul-de-sac, 5 minutes walk from Paisley town centre; Paisley Canal station is about three minutes walk with a half hourly rail connection to Glasgow, I have a three car driveway and a large garage; it was £168k at the turn of the year.

I have no midges either.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:03 PM

Same in Ayrshire 170,000 would get you something pretty nice here . 140 would get a 3 bed semi.
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#50242 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:19 PM

That might actually be interesting in time as after this time next year I'll have no ties.


Please let me know if this becomes of interest at that time - I have no idea how long my tenant will stay but I might even own another in the same area by then :)
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:23 PM

I'm in a 4 bed 1970s semi in a cul-de-sac, 5 minutes walk from Paisley town centre; Paisley Canal station is about three minutes walk with a half hourly rail connection to Glasgow, I have a three car driveway and a large garage; it was £168k at the turn of the year.

I have no midges either.

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Chez Ghosty is a three-bed (well, two and a spare) detached house with a two car drive, garage, and moderately sized garden. 9 miles out of Manchester, anything you could possibly want within 20 minutes, train station with 4 trains an hour to the city centre, that take 15 minutes.

 

Parents bought it for 80k in 1998.

Probably more like 250k now.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:27 PM

Autoshite does through 't keyhole....
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:57 PM

The Clio has lived up to its Frenchness and the driver's window no longer works. Trouble is it stopped working whilst in the fully down position...good job this only happened later in the day and the weather remained lovely!

I did have a brief fiddle with the switch in France, but now being home I popped the cover off again and extracted it. Renault in their wisdom used different connectors for OS and NS windows, so you can't just swap them over.

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With some contact cleaner and loads of fiddling I managed to get the window shut, but it was a faff so a new switch is needed.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:07 PM

your car insurance will likely be cheaper


I reckon motor insurance would be piss cheap. Certainly was when I was in G84.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:12 PM

I reckon motor insurance would be piss cheap. Certainly was when I was in G84.


I was insuring stuff in FK10 for stupidly low amounts despite being a crash prone <20 year old. It sucks in England.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:29 PM

Just going to keep posting shots of the Stellar till y'all get bored. 

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 04:59 AM

Productive couple of days on my ex Bornite/Also Mike 306 cab. Fitted a new rear screen and a complete set of new hood hydraulic hoses, all now operating perfectly, no leaks! Undamaged upper door trims replace wonky and bubbled ones,side rubbing strips satin blacked and all electric window regulators fully lubed for summer action. Knackered fuel gauge turned out to be a dry joint in the cluster.....Mot time tommorow.....attachicon.gif_20180525_193750.JPGattachicon.gifDSC_0589.JPGattachicon.gifDSC_0643.JPGattachicon.gifDSC_1317.JPG

Fresh Mot achieved for the Bumble Bee Pug.DSC_1338.JPG
Swapped over the semi blocked washer jets for more effective Xsara mist items.
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And as the rear hood bin vinyl cover was beginning to shrink I plucked up the courage of having a bash of recovering it. DSC_1327.JPG
Turned out to be a right royal fiddly pain in the arse to do and although not quite perfect im pleased enough with the end result. DSC_1332.JPG
I also took the chance to fit a non perished front screen sponge weatherseal whilst I was in the mood to get covered in Sikaflex and contact adhesive! _20180613_231517.JPG
Next job will be the clutch as in my experience with 306s its heavy pedal will be down to an aged pressure plate. For the time being however I'm going to enjoy the car as is before the sun disappears!_20180613_184000.JPG
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:19 AM

With some contact cleaner and loads of fiddling I managed to get the window shut, but it was a faff so a new car is needed.


FTFY. You know it makes sense Rob.
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