>Girlfriend is British
>she has decided that she wants to buy a house
>semi-detached house like pic related costs about 300k pounds ($450k)
>Place is about 850 sq feet
>Not even anywhere near London or any other major city
>would be 1 1/2 hour commute
Why is the British housing market so fucked and why are their houses so shit? I understand that it is a small island, but this is ridiculous.
>Not living in your car for free with your 3 dogs while earning London wages
I just bought an 1800 sq ft house 10 miles outside of Austin, TX for $200,000.
The real estate market in bongland is wonky, that $/sq ft is ridiculous. If it's her money then who gives a shit though, just don't marry her and it's all good.
>Pay 300k for a literal crackhouse
Not too worried about it, honestly. If anything ever happened, I wouldn't stick around and put up with any shit. I'm more worried about how fucking expensive it is to live there and how awful the country itself is.
this is what 450k gets you in my area
>britbongs complaining about american carboard houses
Why have claps found more reasons to make angry threads about us than I have bacteria in my body? Why are you so perpetually obsessed?
>inb4 denial and 'b-but you post about us too'
If you look at the floorplan, that place is tiny as fuck.
>almost $500k dollaridoos
You could get something like that here for about $200k plus you would get a 2 car garage, a basement, and a bigger yard.
In all fairness, in rich towns here in the U.S. a house like that cost the same prices.
Here in Greenwich because of the proximity to Yale, the fact that Greenwich High is an above average school, and the average house here is priced in the millions, it's pretty normal for a house of that size to cost that much here.
You're all doing it wrong lads, get a foreign gf, learn their irrelevant language and then move to their cunt. Because of how strong the pound is if you save up before you go you can start off with loads of money, even in other western euro cunts they are mostly poorer. Being British and having qualifications from here is very valuable
>tfw Polish gf
>tfw she moved here when she was 10, doesn't like speaking Polish in front of non-family cos it makes her feel different
> tfw can't learn Polish off her and live it up in a cheap as fuck city
>nothing but houses full of emotionally dead people for miles around
>if you can't drive you can't even get to a store or a bar in less than an hour
>even if you can drive you can't drive away from home
Shitty desu. At least British suburbs have some degree of community that isn't an uppity homeowners association and have pub and shops in walking distance
Just keep expressing an interest in her country and culture and say you want to learn more about it. Try to travel over there as often as possible, even just a week away you'll pick up a lot of the language faster then if you was here
>grow up in a small suburban 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house
>tfwywn be able to buy a house anywhere south of the M4
Anyone want a free synagogue? It's in my town, no more jews,all went on vacation in summer camp. The place has potential
>Why is the British housing market so fucked and why are their houses so shit?
Enjoy the real state bubble while it lasts, anon.
It will be a wild ride when it bursts.
My house only cost £120k,
was bought off plan so you get like a 20% discount
>I understand that it is a small island, but this is ridiculous.
I doubt you do.. Not many people that haven't lived or travelled western Europe realise just how fucking full it is here.