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WageSlave1
17th June 2005, 14:34
It's frequently pointed out by members of this board that they have paid off the mortage and that this is one of the primary goals to contracting.

What has your contracting bought you? We all know that Threaded divides his time between his three main properties; Palace of Versailles, the Trump Tower, and his James Bond Baddie Space Station. But what about the mere mortals out there?

So, what have you got; 8+ bedroom uber mansion in Buckinghamshire with tennis court and swimming pool, or modest 3 bed terrace in Hounslow?

Gay Bored Geek
17th June 2005, 14:35
Do you really expect the truth?

You Can't handle the truth

sasguru
17th June 2005, 14:38
What's an obode?

My abode is a large one-bed flat in Central London

Gay Bored Geek
17th June 2005, 14:39
A bedsit in Bethnal then?

sasguru
17th June 2005, 14:42
No a loft in Hoxton

Gay Bored Geek
17th June 2005, 14:47
Have you got a bullet proof vest?

WageSlave1
17th June 2005, 14:48
What's an obode?

Thank you, SG.

sasguru
17th June 2005, 14:49
>> Have you got a bullet proof vest?

Obviously have no idea of London, have you?

WageSlave1
17th June 2005, 14:51
a loft in Hoxton

SG, have you gone for an ultra modern look? Wood floors, chrome...

Gay Bored Geek
17th June 2005, 14:51
Don't bus drivers have to sit behind a cage to protect them from passengers?

trajectory
17th June 2005, 14:54
Hoxton is still slap bang in the middle of a load of sh*tholes though, even though it's trendy now, you have to admit sasguru.

sasguru
17th June 2005, 14:55
It is a bit too modern - exposed brickwork, real oak floor etc but I haven't changed it since I bought it six years ago.

That look is getting a bit dated now I guess

sasguru
17th June 2005, 14:57
>>Hoxton is still slap bang in the middle of a load of sh*tholes though, even though it's trendy now, you have to admit sasguru.

Well if you go too far you're in Hackney.:eek
I'm on the Liverpool Street station end though. Never had any trouble in 6 years or seen any. Its mostly inhabited by arty and student types who are quite harmless.

WageSlave1
17th June 2005, 15:03
Its mostly inhabited by arty and student types who are quite harmless.

Mmmmmmm. My perverted imagination is working overtime :b

trajectory
17th June 2005, 15:06
There's a couple of good "massage" shops between Liverpool St. and Hoxton, so I'm told. :b

Debbie Reinvented
17th June 2005, 15:07
got my dream home now that we have finished conversion, problem now is I would really rather live in Southern Italy (Puglia). Need to lift the bricks and mortar and relocate them

SupremeSpod
17th June 2005, 15:09
Erm Debbie!!

We're supposed to be sponsoring you for your moonwalk!

Debbie Reinvented
17th June 2005, 15:10
I know ... applied about a week after it was opened and it was already fully subscribed.

Doing a poxy little 5km Race for Life in Slough (!!!????!!!) in July

hattra
17th June 2005, 23:55
Life in Slough

What? When did they discover that? :p

WageSlave1
27th June 2005, 15:28
Looks like Sasguru is the only property owner out there.

MarillionFan
27th June 2005, 15:35
I saw Supremespod last week kicking a can down the road. When I asked him what he was doing he told me he was moving house. :rollin

SupremeSpod
27th June 2005, 15:42
Bloody hell, that was funny and original, obviously not your own work then MF, eh?

DimPrawn
27th June 2005, 15:47
8+ bedroom uber mansion in Buckinghamshire with tennis court and swimming pool

Yep. Except it's in Wiltshire and has 4 bedrooms and the tennis court and swimming pool haven't been built yet.

sasguru
27th June 2005, 15:54
DP,

You lucky bastard! Is it all paid for, unlike mine?:(

Having said which I still enjoy living in London

DimPrawn
27th June 2005, 15:56
Not quite. Mortgage currently stands at about £20K (on zero interest credit cards).

ASB
27th June 2005, 16:04
Zummerset. 5000 sqft 18th century. Stables 6 acres. Small mortgage.

planetit
27th June 2005, 16:06
the tennis court and swimming pool haven't been built yet.
Funnily enough, neither have mine. Nor the helicopter landing pad :rolleyes

WageSlave1
27th June 2005, 16:07
That's more like it, gents.

MarillionFan
27th June 2005, 16:07
"Yep. Except it's in Wiltshire and has 4 bedrooms and the tennis court and swimming pool haven't been built yet. "

Oh in that case

I have a 4-bed in Hampshire, with swimming pool, tennis court, billiard room, double garage, extra 8 bedroom extension, butler, couple of high performance sports car and a landing strip - all of which havent been built yet.:rolleyes

Mindomoo
27th June 2005, 16:08
Four bed detached with 2 acres of land and a couple of ponds

Cost 250K about three years ago

Live in wildest herefordshire

DimPrawn
27th June 2005, 16:09
Oh and the sea views haven't been built yet, but given enough global warming and sea level rises...:D

hattra
27th June 2005, 16:11
5-bed detached (self-build) near Tunbridge Wells. Mortgage, no contract for two and a half years and a litigous neighbour from Hell, so I can't even sell up and move. :(

WageSlave1
27th June 2005, 16:12
Mindomoo, aren't you female? In which case, without wishing to sound sexist, how much of that property is thanks to your contractor rate?

Mindomoo
27th June 2005, 16:16
yes I am female

How much is to do with my contractor rate - none actually

We bought it prior to me contracting when I was a 36K permie and my other half was an 80K permie - we based the mortgage (176K) on his salary alone to give us some breathign space

What my contractor rate now enables (in addition to his 80K permie salary thereby having some degree of security against the contracting market) is for me to :

1. Pay a gardner for two days a week in summer and one in winter to keep the land under control

2. Pay a cleaner to clean the hosue one day a week

3. Not have to worry about us botching DIY - we pay a man who can

Not sure what you were trying to get at though!

shaunbhoy
27th June 2005, 16:17
Yeah Mindomoo, and why 4-beds when you don't want kids? Or has your "timer" finally gone off?
:b

sasguru
27th June 2005, 16:17
Bloody hell, you guys are making me feel poor. Just wait till I sell my London flats and buy half of Kent :D

Mindomoo
27th June 2005, 16:20
Why 4 beds?

Two reasons...........

1. We wanted a large kitchen and land - funnily enough these tend to come in 4 bed houses

2. I often work from home as doen him indoors - so the bedrooms are accounted for as:
main bed
guest bed
his office
my office

We have one very large loung and one kitchen on the ground floor with a wood floored reception hall

Nowt to do with timers (some of us dont have them)

MarillionFan
27th June 2005, 16:20
By the time this contract finishes, xmas for the shop and I have sold my last BTL in Brighton I will have paid off my mortgage on my house which is presently £160k plus have £50k in the bank.

Nice.:smokin

BigJohnE
27th June 2005, 16:20
http://www.igs.net/~cjbutler/rr/photos/trackside%20shanty.jpg

WageSlave1
27th June 2005, 16:22
Not sure what you were trying to get at though!

Wasn't getting at anything. Simply husbands are usually the highest earners, so I wanted to know whether the property was thanks to contracting or something else; innocent question.


Bloody hell, you guys are making me feel poor.

Don't worry, SG, I'm still renting my pikey flat :(

Mindomoo
27th June 2005, 16:23
"Wasn't getting at anything. Simply husbands are usually the highest earners, so I wanted to know whether the property was thanks to contracting or something else; innocent question."

Nope - in our house he expects me now to keep him in the style to which he has become accustomed

WageSlave1
27th June 2005, 16:26
That's why I said 'usually'; there's always the exception :D

MisterGoof
27th June 2005, 16:31
6 bedrooms, 4 acres, smal lake in deepest surrey

well when my barsteward of an ole man snuffs it.

darmstadt
27th June 2005, 19:23
http://homepage2.nifty.com/maronomori/weird/pictures/liftedhouse/house4.jpg

DBNO
27th June 2005, 23:24
2 bedder in clapham south - small mortgage left

Shimano105
28th June 2005, 10:15
4 bed detached up North paid for last year. Suits this contracting lifestyle when you can be on the bench for a couple of months without crapping your kex.

threaded
28th June 2005, 10:21
http://www.threaded.com/images/house005.jpg

The house is similar, just bigger.

trajectory
28th June 2005, 10:23
You could mow the chuffing lawn at least, you lazy fat fecker!

DimPrawn
28th June 2005, 11:32
Oh and I have a fully paid for villa in Cyprus located 200m from the Med, with a nice swimming pool, air-con and gardens stocked with swaying palm trees. Which was nice. :smokin

rootsnall
28th June 2005, 12:07
Its not one of those about to be repossesed by the original Greek owners !?

DimPrawn
28th June 2005, 12:09
No it's in the Greek half (Nr Paphos).

wendigo100
28th June 2005, 12:46
I've got a house in Buckinghamshire. I haven't paid off the mortgage yet though.

Maximus
28th June 2005, 12:58
Happiness is a H band home