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(BBC)   $600,000 house sells for $50,000. There is a catch. Actually the problem is more drop than catch   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 68
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2013-07-12 09:33:36 AM  
The very Weeners is a Fawlty Towers reference.  Damn, you farkers are good.

BTW, Torquay has a micro-climate that is almost Mediterranean.   One of the few places in the UK were the weather is actually tolerable.
 
2013-07-12 09:38:21 AM  
Meh, could've got a better deal on the house to the right.  It appears to be half off.
 
2013-07-12 09:44:25 AM  
JohnnyRebel88:
Would it not be cheaper to move the house a couple hundred feet away from the cliff and make a new foundation for it.  This is under the assumption that one would be able to move the house considering the size of the structure.  I know they move houses, and a friend of mine has had relatives that moved theirs, so would his be an option?

It's not one of thoose American style houses that just sits on top of the ground. It'll have a foundation that goes into the ground, and might even be damaged badly if the supporting earth is removed.
 
2013-07-12 10:01:10 AM  
We have one like that here... We went and looked a few years ago when we were looking at houses. It originally was somewhere in the $600,000 range, and was about $120K last time we looked. The entire back yard ended up down the hill in the neighbor's back yard, there were cracks in the whole house, and it was going to be $300k or so just to shore up the back yard.

We have a lot of house wanting to slide down cliffs in Salt Lake. It's all part of being "business friendly" and not "interfering" with the contractor's right to build a house on a shaitty  cliff without doing the proper prep.
 
2013-07-12 10:01:20 AM  
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oh, you said you wanted it fixed?
 
2013-07-12 11:02:34 AM  

zerkalo: Second worse accommodations in Torquay


And it's the Boobies in the thread. I commend you.
 
2013-07-12 11:38:20 AM  

spawn73: JohnnyRebel88:
Would it not be cheaper to move the house a couple hundred feet away from the cliff and make a new foundation for it.  This is under the assumption that one would be able to move the house considering the size of the structure.  I know they move houses, and a friend of mine has had relatives that moved theirs, so would his be an option?

It's not one of thoose American style houses that just sits on top of the ground. It'll have a foundation that goes into the ground, and might even be damaged badly if the supporting earth is removed.



Well shucks, we call em 'double-wides' roundin' these parts... ain't she a 'beaut??
 
2013-07-12 03:01:04 PM  
Manuel, get me a hammer.

Hammer... hammer... Ham sandwich?
 
2013-07-12 03:06:40 PM  

Mikey1969: We have one like that here... We went and looked a few years ago when we were looking at houses. It originally was somewhere in the $600,000 range, and was about $120K last time we looked. The entire back yard ended up down the hill in the neighbor's back yard, there were cracks in the whole house, and it was going to be $300k or so just to shore up the back yard.

We have a lot of house wanting to slide down cliffs in Salt Lake. It's all part of being "business friendly" and not "interfering" with the contractor's right to build a house on a shaitty  cliff without doing the proper prep.


So in Utah they are loose on regulations and safety?  I am surprised to hear that for some reason.
 
2013-07-12 03:13:16 PM  

JohnnyRebel88: So in Utah they are loose on regulations and safety?  I am surprised to hear that for some reason.


Hey, NOBODY was as surprised as me.... ;-)
 
2013-07-12 04:07:48 PM  

Mikey1969: JohnnyRebel88: So in Utah they are loose on regulations and safety?  I am surprised to hear that for some reason.

Hey, NOBODY was as surprised as me.... ;-)


My buddy owned a chiropractic office there but moved back to LA because of his wife, he said it was beautiful and he loved it there.  Is it because the Salt Lake area is now booming and would they rather get paid for permits than checking all the work that is being done because it is growing so rapidly?  Is it still growing fast with the influx of people from other states.  It seems like this is the new Denver/Boulder area.  Is that a fair assessment? Cash grabs and dirty politics as usual?  I would love to visit there sometime in the next couple years, it looks beautiful and very relaxing.

I am stuffed in the suburbs in between NYC and Philly, apx 60 miles from both.  So there are many assholes that move her that want huge houses that are affordable, and good schools for their children, but they are typically the worst neighbors to have.  for some reason they are  and cheap as hell too.
 
2013-07-12 04:20:33 PM  

JohnnyRebel88: My buddy owned a chiropractic office there but moved back to LA because of his wife, he said it was beautiful and he loved it there.  Is it because the Salt Lake area is now booming and would they rather get paid for permits than checking all the work that is being done because it is growing so rapidly?  Is it still growing fast with the influx of people from other states.  It seems like this is the new Denver/Boulder area.  Is that a fair assessment? Cash grabs and dirty politics as usual?  I would love to visit there sometime in the next couple years, it looks beautiful and very relaxing.


Yeah, it's a bunch of this Red State "We don't want to interfere with private business" bullshiat. It's also a mecca for MLM schemes and iffy "Energy Supplement" companies.

And yeah, it's growing fast. We moved here only 7 years ago, and that was because I wanted my kids to be able to walk out in the front yard without either getting abducted, shot, or run over. I think a lot of people are looking for that here.

It's a beautiful place, and it seems like almost anywhere you want to go in the city is about a 20 minute drive, not like Phoenix, where it could take an hour and a half to get across town, even on the freeways... The mountains are right next to the city, so places like Park City are only about a half hour drive, there's plenty of stuff like hiking, mountain biking and fishing, along with the skiing and snowboarding everyone knows about. On top of that, we have the Bonneville Salt Flats maybe an hour away, Dinosaur National Monument about an hour and a half, and Arches, Moab, Bryce And Zion all about 4-5 hours. ^-7 hours gets you to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is the part you really want to visit, anyway...

Also, the Mormons make pretty nice neighbors. I've met more neighbors than I ever met in Phx, and had far less shiat stolen from my yard/garage.

So yeah, take away the dirty politics and the theocracy, and it really IS a paradise. Unfortunately, the liquor laws DO truly suck. :-(
 
2013-07-12 09:43:31 PM  

Mikey1969: JohnnyRebel88: My buddy owned a chiropractic office there but moved back to LA because of his wife, he said it was beautiful and he loved it there.  Is it because the Salt Lake area is now booming and would they rather get paid for permits than checking all the work that is being done because it is growing so rapidly?  Is it still growing fast with the influx of people from other states.  It seems like this is the new Denver/Boulder area.  Is that a fair assessment? Cash grabs and dirty politics as usual?  I would love to visit there sometime in the next couple years, it looks beautiful and very relaxing.

Yeah, it's a bunch of this Red State "We don't want to interfere with private business" bullshiat. It's also a mecca for MLM schemes and iffy "Energy Supplement" companies.

And yeah, it's growing fast. We moved here only 7 years ago, and that was because I wanted my kids to be able to walk out in the front yard without either getting abducted, shot, or run over. I think a lot of people are looking for that here.

It's a beautiful place, and it seems like almost anywhere you want to go in the city is about a 20 minute drive, not like Phoenix, where it could take an hour and a half to get across town, even on the freeways... The mountains are right next to the city, so places like Park City are only about a half hour drive, there's plenty of stuff like hiking, mountain biking and fishing, along with the skiing and snowboarding everyone knows about. On top of that, we have the Bonneville Salt Flats maybe an hour away, Dinosaur National Monument about an hour and a half, and Arches, Moab, Bryce And Zion all about 4-5 hours. ^-7 hours gets you to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is the part you really want to visit, anyway...

Also, the Mormons make pretty nice neighbors. I've met more neighbors than I ever met in Phx, and had far less shiat stolen from my yard/garage.

So yeah, take away the dirty politics and the theocracy, and it really IS a paradise. Unfor ...


I forgot about the booze, but that is another reason that stills are becoming more popular I guess.  I loved Denver and Boulder when I was there awhile ago, this was prior to the hipster boom, Then I headed into Wyoming and went on horseback into the mountains for a fishing trip.  It was simply beautiful.  That is what Utah reminds me of from the pics I have seen.  I would like to head out there for 5 days or so, and since I don't ski, I would have more time to travel and see more of the state.
 
2013-07-12 09:50:12 PM  
Johnny and Mikey sitting in ay tree. Get a room! J/k t
 
2013-07-12 10:00:49 PM  

JohnnyRebel88: I forgot about the booze, but that is another reason that stills are becoming more popular I guess.  I loved Denver and Boulder when I was there awhile ago, this was prior to the hipster boom, Then I headed into Wyoming and went on horseback into the mountains for a fishing trip.  It was simply beautiful.  That is what Utah reminds me of from the pics I have seen.  I would like to head out there for 5 days or so, and since I don't ski, I would have more time to travel and see more of the state.


If you liked Wyoming, you'll like Utah. Wyoming has more high desert plains and less people, but still has the mountains. You should enjoy it, there is a ton here to enjoy, even a distillery in Park City, along with a  lot of good microbreweries, strangely enough.
 
2013-07-12 10:20:05 PM  

Mark Ratner: Johnny and Mikey sitting in ay tree. Get a room! J/k t


I don't think Utah would allow that.  Do they?  Not that there is anything wrong with that, just not my bag.  I do like horseback riding in the mountains though.
 
2013-07-13 01:04:40 AM  

JohnnyRebel88: Mikey1969: JohnnyRebel88: So in Utah they are loose on regulations and safety?  I am surprised to hear that for some reason.

Hey, NOBODY was as surprised as me.... ;-)

My buddy owned a chiropractic office there but moved back to LA because of his wife, he said it was beautiful and he loved it there.  Is it because the Salt Lake area is now booming and would they rather get paid for permits than checking all the work that is being done because it is growing so rapidly?  Is it still growing fast with the influx of people from other states.  It seems like this is the new Denver/Boulder area.  Is that a fair assessment? Cash grabs and dirty politics as usual?  I would love to visit there sometime in the next couple years, it looks beautiful and very relaxing.

I am stuffed in the suburbs in between NYC and Philly, apx 60 miles from both.  So there are many assholes that move her that want huge houses that are affordable, and good schools for their children, but they are typically the worst neighbors to have.  for some reason they are  and cheap as hell too.


Welcome to New Jersey.
Don't let your pet out at night, or Christie will eat it.
 
2013-07-13 01:39:27 AM  

Hugo Zorilla: JohnnyRebel88: Mikey1969: JohnnyRebel88: So in Utah they are loose on regulations and safety?  I am surprised to hear that for some reason.

Hey, NOBODY was as surprised as me.... ;-)

My buddy owned a chiropractic office there but moved back to LA because of his wife, he said it was beautiful and he loved it there.  Is it because the Salt Lake area is now booming and would they rather get paid for permits than checking all the work that is being done because it is growing so rapidly?  Is it still growing fast with the influx of people from other states.  It seems like this is the new Denver/Boulder area.  Is that a fair assessment? Cash grabs and dirty politics as usual?  I would love to visit there sometime in the next couple years, it looks beautiful and very relaxing.

I am stuffed in the suburbs in between NYC and Philly, apx 60 miles from both.  So there are many assholes that move her that want huge houses that are affordable, and good schools for their children, but they are typically the worst neighbors to have.  for some reason they are  and cheap as hell too.

Welcome to New Jersey.
Don't let your pet out at night, or Christie will eat it.


That was one of the funniest things I have heard in a while.  I am actually on the border, not on the Jersey side though.  However I am going to use that next time I have a chance.
 
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