My goodness Scotslad, 240,000 for a flat in Peel Street, Partick, what's the world coming to? I take it this would be a state-of-the-art apartment with all mod cons? Any other extras for that price? One would hope so!!
I was one of the newly marrieds who felt proud to have my first mortgage on a tenement flat, but my goodness the price then was a drop in the ocean compared to today's prices. That was at Pollockshaws Road and it was a lovely blonde sandstone building. Mind you, you couldn't tell it was so lovely as it was in real need of a clean, but Glasgow Council gave all us owners a grant to have it cleaned up (sand blasted) and also to re-roof it, which was great. Also, thankfully, we did have an inside toilet. It was a one-bedroom flat, all we could afford.
Only now do I appreciate how spacious some of these tenement flats were inside, compared to the equivalent older style units in Sydney.
The couple of units I rented here before being able to afford my first mortgage had bedrooms of average size and all had open plan living/dining rooms. Whereas our flat in Glasgow was huge. Real high ceilings with beautiful cornicing, massive kitchen (was almost as big as livingroom) and a lovely open entrance hall. We were also lucky to have the large bay windows which I thought were gorgeous and offered a lovely view. We lived on the top floor and just walking up the open winding staircase was a pleasure (except when carrying up groceries). It had the double storm doors outside then the single door inside. Don't understand the need for storm doors in a tenement building?
I was taken aback at the price of Sydney units, but they reckon prices here are on par with London, but reading through these posts, maybe that should be Glasgow in some instances, as prices have shot through the roof so to speak. To be fair though, it isn't the older style tenements that are commanding these prices, it'll be mostly newly built one's like that depicted in your photo I assume.
I actually brought a GSPC I think it's called (the Glasgow property guide) back to Sydney with me after my last trip last year to have a read through, but think it's still lying in a drawer somewhere, must dig it out now that you've reminded me I still had it.
Well thanks for opening this interesting thread Scotslad and I look forward to reading other posts.
Regards - Teeny