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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    I had classmates whose parents were cleaners who they lived on council estates and rented. Then again this was in London where house prices are always higher.

    BTW they let that slip by accident. Oddly no-one bullied them for it.
    I remember houses in Lewisham and Peckham where about £50k in the early/mid 90s, so flats were probably about £30K (which is a shade below £60K in real terms). These were just about obtainable for anyone who had full-time work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    Time for retrospectively defined tax evaders to be put to the land to dig for victory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    Or perhaps housing costs need to come down? I remember in the early 1990s when even on low pay you could by yourself a small flat above a shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    I remember houses in Lewisham and Peckham where about £50k in the early/mid 90s, so flats were probably about £30K (which is a shade below £60K in real terms). These were just about obtainable for anyone who had full-time work.
    All the low paid jobs I mentioned apart from retail and some hotel work tended to be part-time.

    And 1990 was the top of a housing bubble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    All the low paid jobs I mentioned apart from retail and some hotel work tended to be part-time.

    And 1990 was the top of a housing bubble.
    And now 1990 looks like a great time to have bought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    And now 1990 looks like a great time to have bought.
    It was (well 1992).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    All the low paid jobs I mentioned apart from retail and some hotel work tended to be part-time.

    And 1990 was the top of a housing bubble.
    I did say early to mid. I think 1996 was the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    And now 1990 looks like a great time to have bought.
    I quoted the prices from Lewisham and Peckham because my very good friend's dad was buying them at the time. While others were buying in 'posh parts' he was busy hoovering them up in inner south London. Back then he used to drive in a wreck of a Peugeot 205. Now he collects his rent in a brand-new Bentley Continental GT Speed. Such are the times.

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