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RSS Feeds`My flat was £161,950 in 2007 - now I`m offered just £28,000`
(The Guardian Money News)


16 november 2019 20:10:31

`My flat was £161,950 in 2007 - now I`m offered just £28,000`
(The Guardian Money News)

Some apartments from Britain´s biggest retirement builder have dived in value due to hefty chargesWhen Tony Cross´s father was the first buyer at a McCarthy & Stone retirement development in Folkestone, Kent, he thought he was getting a bargain. The sales rep offered him an `early bird` discount, knocking £3,000 off the cost of a one-bed flat, selling it to him for £161,950 in 2007. But since inheriting it four years ago, Cross has been unable to find a buyer, and is considering selling it to a `buy it now` company - for just £28,000.How could a relatively newly-built apartment in good condition, with more than 100 years remaining on the lease, collapse in value so spectacularly? The average apartment in Folkestone has gone up in price from £137,000 to £162,000 since 2007 - so why is the McCarthy & Stone flat potentially going for less than the price of a garage in the seaside town? Continue reading...

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