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Chris Posts: 48
Hello Is anyone a regular watcher of Grand Designs or Restored to Glory? Have a look at a website called www.formerglory.ie for listings of churches, castles, Georgian houses, railway stations, etc. for sale in Ireland. Any comments on the site or suggestions would be very welcome. Thanks Chris Deakin Former Glory www.formerglory.ie [email protected]
Country-Girl Posts: 683
Hi, I don't really like the homepage but the page that comes up when you click a link is far more attention grabing and the links are better to see. The stonework watermark behind the name looks great and would definitley make a better home page. I think if you chance the homepage to the other style it would look better. I enjoyed browsing through it as I love watching renovation work on old historic land pieces like churches and country homes. Rita
newkid30 Posts: 2233
I think it's great! God, if only I had the cash, I am dreaming away here! Some day!!
MrsJayKay Posts: 3025
I'm just wishing that I could buy one of those castles and do it up........dreaming my life away here......
Chris Posts: 48
Thanks for the responses and to everyone who had a look at the website. I have only had it up and running for about 6 weeks and am adding new stuff to it all the time so please keep checking back. And newkid30 and MrsJayKay it doesn't necessarily have to cost a fortune to buy an old place and do it up. I know of a church for sale for 100,000 and I have seen castles sold for 250,000 and 315,000 in the last 2 years. They did need a lot of work though. Chris Former Glory www.formerglory.ie [email protected]
newkid30 Posts: 2233
[quote="Chris":399rtvxd] And newkid30 and MrsJayKay it doesn't necessarily have to cost a fortune to buy an old place and do it up. I know of a church for sale for 100,000 and I have seen castles sold for 250,000 and 315,000 in the last 2 years. They did need a lot of work though. [/quote:399rtvxd] Dunno what planet you are on Chris but to most people 250K plus the same again and more for renovation and legal fees etc, is ALOT of money!!
Chris Posts: 48
I hear what you're saying newkid30 but in comparison to what you get in some parts of the country for that money its not too bad. And that's just an example of a few castles, which are expensive anyway. There are loads of old farmhouses, etc. that are less than 100,000.
MrsJayKay Posts: 3025
[quote="Chris":tuemqvkj]Thanks for the responses and to everyone who had a look at the website. I have only had it up and running for about 6 weeks and am adding new stuff to it all the time so please keep checking back. And newkid30 and MrsJayKay it doesn't necessarily have to cost a fortune to buy an old place and do it up. I know of a church for sale for 100,000 and I have seen [b:tuemqvkj]castles sold for 250,000 [/b:tuemqvkj]and 315,000 in the last 2 years. They did need a lot of work though. Chris Former Glory www.formerglory.ie [email protected][/quote:tuemqvkj] Really?? Where??? Were they in the back ar*s of absolutely no where or were they within a reasonable distance of some sort of town? How bad repair were they in? Like, were they even recognisable as a castle anymore or were they so bad that if you went to touch them to do them up they'd crumble to the ground? I'm actually really interested in this. (Just sold my own house and haven't yet signed contracts on the new house so *could* be in a position to acutally do this IF (very big IF) it was viable). PM me Chris if you think of anything on your books that I might find interesting. Newkid is right in that it is still a hell of a lot of money, but think of what you'd have at the end...... Sooooooooo what to live in a castle......
Chris Posts: 48
MrsJayKay I just sent you a pm (I think) with a few details.....
Gone2007 Posts: 4182
Oh I just wet myself a little. This stuff is porn to me.