Im fairly sure, in this instance, he moved out of a shared house barely five minutes down the road and couldnt be arsed to move very far.
I seriously can't understand why people live in Zone 1 or even 2. Well, normal people anyway. If you can afford a nice luxury place in town then good for you, but otherwise why live in a shithole near the centre when you can have a really nice place in zone 3? My comute from zone 3 to Soho is half an hour. Is that really so awful?
He's picked a pricy spot though. Plenty of Zone 3 houses for half the value of his flat, nice ones too.
My brother lives near the emirates, five minute walk from highbury tube and I genuinely think hes given up any hope of buying anywhere. The 2 bed flat he lives in with his mrs is valued at nearly half a million and the five bed semi next door but one was recently sold for 1.5m.
1.5 fucking million.
Also, he doesnt appear to understand the concept of money. For example, when he was a student RBS sent him a credit card under [firstname][lastname]. They then sent him another one under [firstname][initial][lastname] in error.
Rather than send it back, he thought 'woo hoo, free money' and maxed them both.
Tbh, hes not really a good example to throw into any conversation.
Edited by nickthegun at 10:49:40 11-12-2012