Sunday memories ..........
............. of my first house.
Bought, at the tender age of 18, in Harrogate, N Yorkshire in 1970.
( Coincidently my Mum & Dad's first house was #9 on the street just above this one and I was born there - we moved when I was three).
Three bedrooms, upstairs bathroom, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, walk-in pantry and a small backyard. Coal fires in the two downstairs rooms and two of the bedrooms. Twenty nine houses on the cul-de-sac.
These twenty nine houses were originally built around 1900 as "showhouses' - the ones on the two other streets close by all had bathrooms downstairs.
Original cost £1,850.00 (US$2,300.00) - Mum & Dad lent me the £50 deposit and my mortgage started at approx. £9 a month.
I sold it, in 1988, eighteen months after I moved to Germany and the highest selling price since then was £303,000.00 (US$379,000.00) - an increase (if my calculations are correct) of about 16,378.00%.
Harrogate is a very expensive town!!!
My front door was yellow, there were shutters and window boxes at the upstairs windows, a privet hedge (not railings) above the wall and I didn't have an alarm.
My late Mum was very savvy and gave me the boost to buy this rather than move into rented accommodation - as usual, she was right. Thanks Mum xx
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An extra heart for ..... admirer ............ for making me laugh.
Smile for the Day:
A small boy and his friends are looking at his family photo album.
When he gets to his parents' wedding photograph he says to them " and this is the day Mummy came to work for us! "
~ Anni ~
Backblipped early on Monday 22nd for Sunday 21 June 2020