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And now that you've moved in as Canadian Boob Ogling Champion you can probably pick one up for half the price. :rolleyes:

 

careful the green monster will get you

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£6000 in 1974, a five-bedroom Victorian semi on Collegiate Crescent. Currently on the market for £415,000.................

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On to my 2nd wife in1997 we bought a 2 bed terrace in Hillsborough for £34,000 sold it 2007 for £127,000 bought a park home in Lincolnshire.We now are mortgage free and happy.

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1966 - I was 21 & fiance was 22 when we reserved our plot at Loxley (new 3 bed semi yet to be built) price £3,200.00 deposit of £320.00.

Our wedding was arranged for 12 months later.

 

House wasn't finished in time (small building company) and we had to live with my new husband's parents for about a month.:eek:

 

We finally moved in a week before Christmas. It was snowing heavily, but there was no-way I wasn't going to be in our home for Christmas.

 

It was a long time ago.

 

Still got the photos of the house at varying stages of build.

I've often thought of sending them to whoever is in that house now.

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Curiosity got me to looking if the builders were still in business.

I thought, being as it was 45 years ago, probably not.

 

Googled Barden & Hall, low and behold, they popped up in Google.

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Bought my first house in 1967, Dalmore Road on the Carterknowle estate. We spent a week looking at properties all over Sheffield but returned to second view the house on Dsalmore Road. The property was offered at £3000 pounds but on the second viewing it had dropped to £2950 ( when has that happened since ). I was asked by the estate agent if I was a policeman because there were a lot of them in the area but unfortunately some were not paid enough to buy the houses. My mortgage was £19 18s and 4d a month and that was frightening.

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Our first property in 1971 was a semi-detached bungalow on the outskirts of Barnsley (we couldn't afford to be in Sheffield and, one of us had a job in Barnsley).

It was brand new, cost £2995 and we had to turf the car out looking for loose change to manage to find the holding deposit of £25:00.

We had our first child on the way and only one of us working, how did we do it!

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79 Dodd St in Hillsborough for £7500 in 1979. No central heating but refitted the kitchen and bathroom and sold it in 1983 for £14000 still with no central heating. Bought a new semi for £21000. I was told that housing booms come round every 12 to 15 years and the ones I remember are 73, 88 and 2004-7.

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Our first house was a newly 'upgraded' Victorian terrace, 2-up, 2-down, at the top of Crookes, bought in December 1982: £14,500

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Anyone any idea how much a brick 3 bdrm semi (I'm guessing less than 10 y. old) on a quiet cul de sac at Gleadless Town End might have cost in 1962? My mum and her partner bought one and it was our home for a number of years.

 

My guess? ca. 2,500 pounds.

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Winco bank £8,500 1978 - sold £13,000 1980

Chapeltown £19,000 1980 sold £62,000 1993

Chapeltown £78000 1993 - today £245,000?

If only we cold have bought two ha ha

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