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Brighton and Hove's most expensive property changes hands for £3.75 million

The Argus: City's most expensive property changes hands for £3.75 million City's most expensive property changes hands for £3.75 million

The most expensive house ever in Brighton and Hove was sold this week.

The “ultra-modern” property in Tongdean Avenue in Hove had an asking price of £3.75 million.

It boasts an indoor swimming pool, carriage driveway and a glass staircase covering three floors.

Steve Neocleous, manager at estate agent Mishon Mackay’s Hove branch, valued the property and oversaw the sale.

He said: “We are delighted to confirm that we have sold a property that was on the market for £3.75 million.”

According to data from the Land Registry, no house in the city has ever been sold at a price that high.

The Land Registry keeps a record of all residential property sales, with some exceptions including when a property is not sold for its full market value.

The most expensive registered sale in the city until now is a property on Lewes Crescent which went for £2,858,000 in 2002.

The Tongdean Avenue property sold this week was built in 2012 and went on the market in February. Contracts were exchanged with a local buyer on Monday.

There are 20 interior rooms including six bedrooms.

The plot size is a little over half an acre and the total internal floor area is 672 square metres.

Mr Neocleous said: “The sale shows there is confidence in the market. Across the board we are extremely busy and prices are rising.”

Alex Mackay, Mishon Mackay managing director, said: “The street scene of Tongdean Avenue has changed for the better, creating an eclectic mix of beautiful family homes.”

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8:38am Wed 4 Jun 14

spa301 says...

Life's not all about money.
Life's not all about money. spa301
  • Score: 28

8:55am Wed 4 Jun 14

Fight_Back says...

"Across the board we are extremely busy and prices are rising."

De ja vu anyone ? Prices rising is not necessarily a good thing !
"Across the board we are extremely busy and prices are rising." De ja vu anyone ? Prices rising is not necessarily a good thing ! Fight_Back
  • Score: 35

9:24am Wed 4 Jun 14

clubrob6 says...

I'm more concerned about the 16000 people mainly local that were born and bred here on the council waiting list.Soon we will be like London where locals no longer live.A ground floor flat was sold on my street for about £800000 I bet they were disappointed when they moved in as on the next street backing onto it is a hotel that often has hen and stag parties staying with noise all night.
I'm more concerned about the 16000 people mainly local that were born and bred here on the council waiting list.Soon we will be like London where locals no longer live.A ground floor flat was sold on my street for about £800000 I bet they were disappointed when they moved in as on the next street backing onto it is a hotel that often has hen and stag parties staying with noise all night. clubrob6
  • Score: 23

9:42am Wed 4 Jun 14

Fozborn says...

Oh for Gods sake!
Dear Argus,
You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.
0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.
Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe? Fozborn
  • Score: 39

9:50am Wed 4 Jun 14

NickBrt says...

Well now that she spoends all her time in Balcombe she doesn't need her Brighton pied a terre.
Well now that she spoends all her time in Balcombe she doesn't need her Brighton pied a terre. NickBrt
  • Score: 1

9:56am Wed 4 Jun 14

firemanste says...

if they want a lodger then im available
if they want a lodger then im available firemanste
  • Score: 12

10:21am Wed 4 Jun 14

NickBrt says...

Dear foxburn, argus reporters get nothing right ever! They are work experience on minimum wage with IQ of single figures.
Dear foxburn, argus reporters get nothing right ever! They are work experience on minimum wage with IQ of single figures. NickBrt
  • Score: 0

11:02am Wed 4 Jun 14

Phani Tikkala says...

"A fool and his money are easily parted"
"A fool and his money are easily parted" Phani Tikkala
  • Score: 4

11:02am Wed 4 Jun 14

Motorcyclist says...

Fozborn wrote:
Oh for Gods sake!
Dear Argus,
You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.
0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.
Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often.

0.68 sq km = 680 sq m
[quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?[/p][/quote]Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m Motorcyclist
  • Score: 5

11:26am Wed 4 Jun 14

thelocaldoctor says...

Fozborn wrote:
Oh for Gods sake!
Dear Argus,
You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.
0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.
Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Dear Fozborn, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. You are in fact completely wrong and out by 3 orders of magnitude. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong do you feel silly?
[quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?[/p][/quote]Dear Fozborn, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. You are in fact completely wrong and out by 3 orders of magnitude. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong do you feel silly? thelocaldoctor
  • Score: 5

11:53am Wed 4 Jun 14

whatone says...

Plenty of online conversion sites seem to support Fozborn

http://www.checkyour
math.com/convert/are
a/m_km.php

0.68km squared also equates to 168 acres, so the buyers have got a bargain.

Bigger on the inside than on the outside - they've bought the Tardis!
Plenty of online conversion sites seem to support Fozborn http://www.checkyour math.com/convert/are a/m_km.php 0.68km squared also equates to 168 acres, so the buyers have got a bargain. Bigger on the inside than on the outside - they've bought the Tardis! whatone
  • Score: 12

12:03pm Wed 4 Jun 14

cynic_the says...

Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
Oh for Gods sake!
Dear Argus,
You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.
0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.
Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often.

0.68 sq km = 680 sq m
wowzers.

1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m
1km * 1km = 1 sq km

so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m.

sorry, who needs to go to school more often?
[quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?[/p][/quote]Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m[/p][/quote]wowzers. 1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m 1km * 1km = 1 sq km so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m. sorry, who needs to go to school more often? cynic_the
  • Score: 26

12:29pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Motorcyclist says...

cynic_the wrote:
Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
Oh for Gods sake!
Dear Argus,
You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.
0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.
Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often.

0.68 sq km = 680 sq m
wowzers.

1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m
1km * 1km = 1 sq km

so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m.

sorry, who needs to go to school more often?
No no no.... Example - Length of 100 m, Width of 10 m. Area = L x W = 1000 sq m.

You need to go back to school.
[quote][p][bold]cynic_the[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?[/p][/quote]Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m[/p][/quote]wowzers. 1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m 1km * 1km = 1 sq km so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m. sorry, who needs to go to school more often?[/p][/quote]No no no.... Example - Length of 100 m, Width of 10 m. Area = L x W = 1000 sq m. You need to go back to school. Motorcyclist
  • Score: -7

12:39pm Wed 4 Jun 14

cynic_the says...

Motorcyclist wrote:
cynic_the wrote:
Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
Oh for Gods sake!
Dear Argus,
You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.
0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.
Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often.

0.68 sq km = 680 sq m
wowzers.

1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m
1km * 1km = 1 sq km

so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m.

sorry, who needs to go to school more often?
No no no.... Example - Length of 100 m, Width of 10 m. Area = L x W = 1000 sq m.

You need to go back to school.
yes, and 100m = 0.1km and 10m = 0.01km so 0.1 * 0.01 = 0.001 km squared.

so, 1000m sq = 0.001km sq

and therefore 0.68km sq = 680,000 m sq

that would make the building 1000m wide, and 680m deep. lol
[quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic_the[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?[/p][/quote]Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m[/p][/quote]wowzers. 1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m 1km * 1km = 1 sq km so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m. sorry, who needs to go to school more often?[/p][/quote]No no no.... Example - Length of 100 m, Width of 10 m. Area = L x W = 1000 sq m. You need to go back to school.[/p][/quote]yes, and 100m = 0.1km and 10m = 0.01km so 0.1 * 0.01 = 0.001 km squared. so, 1000m sq = 0.001km sq and therefore 0.68km sq = 680,000 m sq that would make the building 1000m wide, and 680m deep. lol cynic_the
  • Score: 10

12:40pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Fozborn says...

cynic_the wrote:
Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
Oh for Gods sake!
Dear Argus,
You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.
0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.
Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often.

0.68 sq km = 680 sq m
wowzers.

1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m
1km * 1km = 1 sq km

so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m.

sorry, who needs to go to school more often?
Thank you Cynic and whatone
I'll just sit back and wait for the apology from the clearly cerebrally under endowed Motorcyclist and thelocaldoctor. Fully appreciate that everyone occasionally makes mistakes or has typos. But to wrongly have a go at another contributor and be all smug and condescending at the same time??
Probably won't hear anything as they are going to be spending the next 10 or so years back at school wearing a dunces cap!
How embarrassing.
x
[quote][p][bold]cynic_the[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?[/p][/quote]Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m[/p][/quote]wowzers. 1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m 1km * 1km = 1 sq km so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m. sorry, who needs to go to school more often?[/p][/quote]Thank you Cynic and whatone I'll just sit back and wait for the apology from the clearly cerebrally under endowed Motorcyclist and thelocaldoctor. Fully appreciate that everyone occasionally makes mistakes or has typos. But to wrongly have a go at another contributor and be all smug and condescending at the same time?? Probably won't hear anything as they are going to be spending the next 10 or so years back at school wearing a dunces cap! How embarrassing. x Fozborn
  • Score: 12

12:42pm Wed 4 Jun 14

whatone says...

Here you go motorcyclist...

Even you can't get this one wrong unless you can't copy and paste URLs!

http://lmgtfy.com/?q
=how+many+square+met
res+in+a+square+km%3
F
Here you go motorcyclist... Even you can't get this one wrong unless you can't copy and paste URLs! http://lmgtfy.com/?q =how+many+square+met res+in+a+square+km%3 F whatone
  • Score: 1

12:52pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Motorcyclist says...

Fozborn wrote:
cynic_the wrote:
Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
Oh for Gods sake!
Dear Argus,
You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.
0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.
Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often.

0.68 sq km = 680 sq m
wowzers.

1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m
1km * 1km = 1 sq km

so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m.

sorry, who needs to go to school more often?
Thank you Cynic and whatone
I'll just sit back and wait for the apology from the clearly cerebrally under endowed Motorcyclist and thelocaldoctor. Fully appreciate that everyone occasionally makes mistakes or has typos. But to wrongly have a go at another contributor and be all smug and condescending at the same time??
Probably won't hear anything as they are going to be spending the next 10 or so years back at school wearing a dunces cap!
How embarrassing.
x
You must be feeling very embarassed that you lack basic numeracy skills.

0.68 x 1000 sq m = 680 sq m

This might help you with your homework:-

http://www.wikihow.c
om/Calculate-Square-
Meters
[quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic_the[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?[/p][/quote]Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m[/p][/quote]wowzers. 1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m 1km * 1km = 1 sq km so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m. sorry, who needs to go to school more often?[/p][/quote]Thank you Cynic and whatone I'll just sit back and wait for the apology from the clearly cerebrally under endowed Motorcyclist and thelocaldoctor. Fully appreciate that everyone occasionally makes mistakes or has typos. But to wrongly have a go at another contributor and be all smug and condescending at the same time?? Probably won't hear anything as they are going to be spending the next 10 or so years back at school wearing a dunces cap! How embarrassing. x[/p][/quote]You must be feeling very embarassed that you lack basic numeracy skills. 0.68 x 1000 sq m = 680 sq m This might help you with your homework:- http://www.wikihow.c om/Calculate-Square- Meters Motorcyclist
  • Score: -8

1:16pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Bandstander says...

Motorcyclist -

Before you dig that hole any deeper (though I am not sure you would get it the right size), one square km is 1000 m x 1000 m which is 1 million square metres.

1000 sq m is 1000m x 1m, which is not 1 sq km.
Motorcyclist - Before you dig that hole any deeper (though I am not sure you would get it the right size), one square km is 1000 m x 1000 m which is 1 million square metres. 1000 sq m is 1000m x 1m, which is not 1 sq km. Bandstander
  • Score: 9

1:17pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Fozborn says...

Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
cynic_the wrote:
Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
Oh for Gods sake!
Dear Argus,
You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.
0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.
Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often.

0.68 sq km = 680 sq m
wowzers.

1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m
1km * 1km = 1 sq km

so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m.

sorry, who needs to go to school more often?
Thank you Cynic and whatone
I'll just sit back and wait for the apology from the clearly cerebrally under endowed Motorcyclist and thelocaldoctor. Fully appreciate that everyone occasionally makes mistakes or has typos. But to wrongly have a go at another contributor and be all smug and condescending at the same time??
Probably won't hear anything as they are going to be spending the next 10 or so years back at school wearing a dunces cap!
How embarrassing.
x
You must be feeling very embarassed that you lack basic numeracy skills.

0.68 x 1000 sq m = 680 sq m

This might help you with your homework:-

http://www.wikihow.c

om/Calculate-Square-

Meters
Motorcyclist - My dear, dear chap

Stop banging your head against a brick wall, take your motorcycle helmet off and take a deep breath.....

I'm speaking v..e..r..y s..l..o..w.l..y now

1 square cm = an area of 1cm x 1cm
1 sq m = an area of 1m x 1m

1 km = 1000 m
Are we agreed on that?

then....

1 sq km = an area of 1km x 1km
or to put it another way 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m
No charge for this free education.
x
[quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic_the[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?[/p][/quote]Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m[/p][/quote]wowzers. 1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m 1km * 1km = 1 sq km so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m. sorry, who needs to go to school more often?[/p][/quote]Thank you Cynic and whatone I'll just sit back and wait for the apology from the clearly cerebrally under endowed Motorcyclist and thelocaldoctor. Fully appreciate that everyone occasionally makes mistakes or has typos. But to wrongly have a go at another contributor and be all smug and condescending at the same time?? Probably won't hear anything as they are going to be spending the next 10 or so years back at school wearing a dunces cap! How embarrassing. x[/p][/quote]You must be feeling very embarassed that you lack basic numeracy skills. 0.68 x 1000 sq m = 680 sq m This might help you with your homework:- http://www.wikihow.c om/Calculate-Square- Meters[/p][/quote]Motorcyclist - My dear, dear chap Stop banging your head against a brick wall, take your motorcycle helmet off and take a deep breath..... I'm speaking v..e..r..y s..l..o..w.l..y now 1 square cm = an area of 1cm x 1cm 1 sq m = an area of 1m x 1m 1 km = 1000 m Are we agreed on that? then.... 1 sq km = an area of 1km x 1km or to put it another way 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m No charge for this free education. x Fozborn
  • Score: 9

1:24pm Wed 4 Jun 14

afterovid says...

The current situation, where people in normal jobs are unable to raise the finance to but their own homes is unprecedented. The government have had it within their power to do something about it, such as raising mortgage rates, yet have chosen to do nothing....... everyone is going to suffer the dire consequences of this soon.
The current situation, where people in normal jobs are unable to raise the finance to but their own homes is unprecedented. The government have had it within their power to do something about it, such as raising mortgage rates, yet have chosen to do nothing....... everyone is going to suffer the dire consequences of this soon. afterovid
  • Score: 7

1:29pm Wed 4 Jun 14

whatone says...

Congratulations Motorcyclist.

You have just shown us how to multiply 0.68 by 1000

But how about you look again at the actual calculation!

1km squared is 1km x 1km
1km = 1000 metres
Therefore 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000

Now here comes the bit that you apparently know (how to multiply something by 0.68):

0.68 x 1,000,000 = 680,000

There, that wasn't so bad was it?

But wait for next week when we'll progress on to volume calculations - lots of fun to be had there too!

And for valuable public information reasons could you tell us where you went to/are at school please, as it seems one to avoid!
Congratulations Motorcyclist. You have just shown us how to multiply 0.68 by 1000 But how about you look again at the actual calculation! 1km squared is 1km x 1km 1km = 1000 metres Therefore 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 Now here comes the bit that you apparently know (how to multiply something by 0.68): 0.68 x 1,000,000 = 680,000 There, that wasn't so bad was it? But wait for next week when we'll progress on to volume calculations - lots of fun to be had there too! And for valuable public information reasons could you tell us where you went to/are at school please, as it seems one to avoid! whatone
  • Score: 7

1:36pm Wed 4 Jun 14

pugwash200 says...

Oh great, another example of Brighton's ridiculous property prices. Now more than ever the a playground for the rich. Who benefits? Just the already well off and estate agents.
Oh great, another example of Brighton's ridiculous property prices. Now more than ever the a playground for the rich. Who benefits? Just the already well off and estate agents. pugwash200
  • Score: 6

1:49pm Wed 4 Jun 14

cynic_the says...

I think the motorcyclist is just trying to wind people up....

To clarify, 0.68 km sq is about the same as 4 hove parks. a steal at just £3.75M!
I think the motorcyclist is just trying to wind people up.... To clarify, 0.68 km sq is about the same as 4 hove parks. a steal at just £3.75M! cynic_the
  • Score: 2

2:46pm Wed 4 Jun 14

halbpro says...

Re: conversions, it really is 680,000 sq m. WolframAlpha is good at these sort of things http://www.wolframal
pha.com/input/?i=0.6
8+square+km+in+squar
e+m

Apparently it's about 1.1x the area of the Pentagon! Pretty good deal.
Re: conversions, it really is 680,000 sq m. WolframAlpha is good at these sort of things http://www.wolframal pha.com/input/?i=0.6 8+square+km+in+squar e+m Apparently it's about 1.1x the area of the Pentagon! Pretty good deal. halbpro
  • Score: 1

3:22pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Zorniza says...

whatone wrote:
Plenty of online conversion sites seem to support Fozborn

http://www.checkyour

math.com/convert/are

a/m_km.php

0.68km squared also equates to 168 acres, so the buyers have got a bargain.

Bigger on the inside than on the outside - they've bought the Tardis!
Interesting:
http://www.unit-conv
ersion.info/area.htm
l#data
If this conversion site is to be beleved the area is 680 000 sq m

:)
[quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: Plenty of online conversion sites seem to support Fozborn http://www.checkyour math.com/convert/are a/m_km.php 0.68km squared also equates to 168 acres, so the buyers have got a bargain. Bigger on the inside than on the outside - they've bought the Tardis![/p][/quote]Interesting: http://www.unit-conv ersion.info/area.htm l#data If this conversion site is to be beleved the area is 680 000 sq m :) Zorniza
  • Score: 0

3:34pm Wed 4 Jun 14

gheese77 says...

cynic_the wrote:
Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
Oh for Gods sake!
Dear Argus,
You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.
0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.
Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often.

0.68 sq km = 680 sq m
wowzers.

1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m
1km * 1km = 1 sq km

so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m.

sorry, who needs to go to school more often?
You are completely correct
[quote][p][bold]cynic_the[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?[/p][/quote]Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m[/p][/quote]wowzers. 1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m 1km * 1km = 1 sq km so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m. sorry, who needs to go to school more often?[/p][/quote]You are completely correct gheese77
  • Score: 2

3:36pm Wed 4 Jun 14

NickBrt says...

1 2 is 2. 2 2s are 4. 3 2s are six . ., .
1 2 is 2. 2 2s are 4. 3 2s are six . ., . NickBrt
  • Score: 1

3:45pm Wed 4 Jun 14

gary101 says...

thelocaldoctor wrote:
Fozborn wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Dear Fozborn, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. You are in fact completely wrong and out by 3 orders of magnitude. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong do you feel silly?
I'd feel silly for correcting someone who doesn't actually need correcting.

0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq km *FACT*
[quote][p][bold]thelocaldoctor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?[/p][/quote]Dear Fozborn, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. You are in fact completely wrong and out by 3 orders of magnitude. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong do you feel silly?[/p][/quote]I'd feel silly for correcting someone who doesn't actually need correcting. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq km *FACT* gary101
  • Score: 2

3:57pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

spa301 wrote:
Life's not all about money.
Yes it is.
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Life's not all about money.[/p][/quote]Yes it is. KarenT
  • Score: -1

3:59pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

Phani Tikkala wrote:
"A fool and his money are easily parted"
I fail to see why the person who bought this house is "a fool"?
[quote][p][bold]Phani Tikkala[/bold] wrote: "A fool and his money are easily parted"[/p][/quote]I fail to see why the person who bought this house is "a fool"? KarenT
  • Score: 3

4:02pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

Oh you bozo's squabbling about the actual square km of this property! Jeez, get a life! Who cares? It's bloody big, that's all we need to know.
Oh you bozo's squabbling about the actual square km of this property! Jeez, get a life! Who cares? It's bloody big, that's all we need to know. KarenT
  • Score: 8

4:07pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

pugwash200 wrote:
Oh great, another example of Brighton's ridiculous property prices. Now more than ever the a playground for the rich. Who benefits? Just the already well off and estate agents.
If you sold something that belonged to you, and you used an agent to sell it for you (even ebay, for example), WHO else would you expect to benefit from the transaction?
[quote][p][bold]pugwash200[/bold] wrote: Oh great, another example of Brighton's ridiculous property prices. Now more than ever the a playground for the rich. Who benefits? Just the already well off and estate agents.[/p][/quote]If you sold something that belonged to you, and you used an agent to sell it for you (even ebay, for example), WHO else would you expect to benefit from the transaction? KarenT
  • Score: 1

4:10pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

Should also point out that the government will have made almost £25,000 in stamp duty from this sale, not to mention whatever stamp duty was made on this buyer's sale, presuming there was one. I'd say that's a benefit outside of the transaction, wouldn't you?
Should also point out that the government will have made almost £25,000 in stamp duty from this sale, not to mention whatever stamp duty was made on this buyer's sale, presuming there was one. I'd say that's a benefit outside of the transaction, wouldn't you? KarenT
  • Score: -2

4:12pm Wed 4 Jun 14

spa301 says...

KarenT wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Life's not all about money.
Yes it is.
Feel sad for you in that case!
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Life's not all about money.[/p][/quote]Yes it is.[/p][/quote]Feel sad for you in that case! spa301
  • Score: 2

4:21pm Wed 4 Jun 14

whatone says...

KarenT wrote:
Should also point out that the government will have made almost £25,000 in stamp duty from this sale, not to mention whatever stamp duty was made on this buyer's sale, presuming there was one. I'd say that's a benefit outside of the transaction, wouldn't you?
Maths really isn't the strong point today is it!

A property over £2m attracts a rate of 7%

https://www.gov.uk/s
tamp-duty-land-tax-r
ates

That equates to £262,500.00

As has been said before, 'a fool and his/her money...'
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Should also point out that the government will have made almost £25,000 in stamp duty from this sale, not to mention whatever stamp duty was made on this buyer's sale, presuming there was one. I'd say that's a benefit outside of the transaction, wouldn't you?[/p][/quote]Maths really isn't the strong point today is it! A property over £2m attracts a rate of 7% https://www.gov.uk/s tamp-duty-land-tax-r ates That equates to £262,500.00 As has been said before, 'a fool and his/her money...' whatone
  • Score: 9

4:21pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

spa301 wrote:
KarenT wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Life's not all about money.
Yes it is.
Feel sad for you in that case!
Why? For all you know I may have a lot of money and be having a whale of a time...
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Life's not all about money.[/p][/quote]Yes it is.[/p][/quote]Feel sad for you in that case![/p][/quote]Why? For all you know I may have a lot of money and be having a whale of a time... KarenT
  • Score: -1

4:31pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

whatone wrote:
KarenT wrote:
Should also point out that the government will have made almost £25,000 in stamp duty from this sale, not to mention whatever stamp duty was made on this buyer's sale, presuming there was one. I'd say that's a benefit outside of the transaction, wouldn't you?
Maths really isn't the strong point today is it!

A property over £2m attracts a rate of 7%

https://www.gov.uk/s

tamp-duty-land-tax-r

ates

That equates to £262,500.00

As has been said before, 'a fool and his/her money...'
Well that's even better than isn't it? Over a quarter mil into the state coffers. Maybe even double that with the sale of their original property. So that's possibly a half mil. Now there's a benefit! And hey, forgive me for putting the decimal point in the wrong place, Whatone, "The Human Calculator"! Again, why does that make the buyer "a fool"? So there should be NO stamp duty on properties, which would eliminate one of the government's biggest money spinners? So even LESS money to go into the pot for the disadvantaged? You people - you just can't help trying to find SOMETHING to complain about. You should all be on that C4 programme "The Complainers"!
[quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Should also point out that the government will have made almost £25,000 in stamp duty from this sale, not to mention whatever stamp duty was made on this buyer's sale, presuming there was one. I'd say that's a benefit outside of the transaction, wouldn't you?[/p][/quote]Maths really isn't the strong point today is it! A property over £2m attracts a rate of 7% https://www.gov.uk/s tamp-duty-land-tax-r ates That equates to £262,500.00 As has been said before, 'a fool and his/her money...'[/p][/quote]Well that's even better than isn't it? Over a quarter mil into the state coffers. Maybe even double that with the sale of their original property. So that's possibly a half mil. Now there's a benefit! And hey, forgive me for putting the decimal point in the wrong place, Whatone, "The Human Calculator"! Again, why does that make the buyer "a fool"? So there should be NO stamp duty on properties, which would eliminate one of the government's biggest money spinners? So even LESS money to go into the pot for the disadvantaged? You people - you just can't help trying to find SOMETHING to complain about. You should all be on that C4 programme "The Complainers"! KarenT
  • Score: -1

4:37pm Wed 4 Jun 14

hotspur82 says...

KarenT wrote:
spa301 wrote:
KarenT wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Life's not all about money.
Yes it is.
Feel sad for you in that case!
Why? For all you know I may have a lot of money and be having a whale of a time...
If you had lots of money and were having a whale of a time, you wouldn't be posting comments on Argus articles.
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Life's not all about money.[/p][/quote]Yes it is.[/p][/quote]Feel sad for you in that case![/p][/quote]Why? For all you know I may have a lot of money and be having a whale of a time...[/p][/quote]If you had lots of money and were having a whale of a time, you wouldn't be posting comments on Argus articles. hotspur82
  • Score: 12

4:49pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

hotspur82 wrote:
KarenT wrote:
spa301 wrote:
KarenT wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Life's not all about money.
Yes it is.
Feel sad for you in that case!
Why? For all you know I may have a lot of money and be having a whale of a time...
If you had lots of money and were having a whale of a time, you wouldn't be posting comments on Argus articles.
I didn't say I DID, I said I MAY HAVE! Doh! So only poor and unemployed people post on the Argus? I guess that would explain much of all the negative comments on this subject. And.... by the way.... the saying goes... "A fool and their money are easily parted!" It is meant to apply to people who have loads of money and then blow it all, much like the short-term nouveau riche do when they win the lottery, blowing it all on cars and holidays and tacky jewellery. Who's to say this person doesn't have another 10 mil in the bank??! And if so, what's unusual about spending £3.75 mil on a house? If someone had a million in the bank they might buy a property for around £300K. Big deal! Look in the mirror - sucking on sour grapes makes you look rather ugly.
[quote][p][bold]hotspur82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Life's not all about money.[/p][/quote]Yes it is.[/p][/quote]Feel sad for you in that case![/p][/quote]Why? For all you know I may have a lot of money and be having a whale of a time...[/p][/quote]If you had lots of money and were having a whale of a time, you wouldn't be posting comments on Argus articles.[/p][/quote]I didn't say I DID, I said I MAY HAVE! Doh! So only poor and unemployed people post on the Argus? I guess that would explain much of all the negative comments on this subject. And.... by the way.... the saying goes... "A fool and their money are easily parted!" It is meant to apply to people who have loads of money and then blow it all, much like the short-term nouveau riche do when they win the lottery, blowing it all on cars and holidays and tacky jewellery. Who's to say this person doesn't have another 10 mil in the bank??! And if so, what's unusual about spending £3.75 mil on a house? If someone had a million in the bank they might buy a property for around £300K. Big deal! Look in the mirror - sucking on sour grapes makes you look rather ugly. KarenT
  • Score: -1

5:02pm Wed 4 Jun 14

whatone says...

KarenT

"Well that's even better than isn't it?"

No its not...

Because someone who can spend £3.75m will have probably saved more than that when the tory party lowered their tax rate from 50% to 45%

Meanwhile the majority of people can't even afford to buy a bedsit.

As I said before, maths is not a strong point on here is it!
KarenT "Well that's even better than isn't it?" No its not... Because someone who can spend £3.75m will have probably saved more than that when the tory party lowered their tax rate from 50% to 45% Meanwhile the majority of people can't even afford to buy a bedsit. As I said before, maths is not a strong point on here is it! whatone
  • Score: 1

5:11pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

whatone wrote:
KarenT

"Well that's even better than isn't it?"

No its not...

Because someone who can spend £3.75m will have probably saved more than that when the tory party lowered their tax rate from 50% to 45%

Meanwhile the majority of people can't even afford to buy a bedsit.

As I said before, maths is not a strong point on here is it!
How do YOU know how much, if any, this person will have in their savings, and why it's there. It could be a successful businessman (or woman), it could be someone who was born into wealth, it could be some rich international buyer, or it could be someone who won £10 mil on the lottery. It's none of your business! Tell you what.... when YOU win the lottery, or get up of your complaining arse and earn some big bucks, give it all to homeless charities and go live in a cardboard box somewhere. Deal?
[quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: KarenT "Well that's even better than isn't it?" No its not... Because someone who can spend £3.75m will have probably saved more than that when the tory party lowered their tax rate from 50% to 45% Meanwhile the majority of people can't even afford to buy a bedsit. As I said before, maths is not a strong point on here is it![/p][/quote]How do YOU know how much, if any, this person will have in their savings, and why it's there. It could be a successful businessman (or woman), it could be someone who was born into wealth, it could be some rich international buyer, or it could be someone who won £10 mil on the lottery. It's none of your business! Tell you what.... when YOU win the lottery, or get up of your complaining arse and earn some big bucks, give it all to homeless charities and go live in a cardboard box somewhere. Deal? KarenT
  • Score: 3

5:18pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

And by the way, to those of you who think "money isn't everything", it sure would buy a lot of bedsits for all those people who can't afford them! Tell them, "Money isn't everything". Go on, I dare you. You might end up with a black eye though.
And by the way, to those of you who think "money isn't everything", it sure would buy a lot of bedsits for all those people who can't afford them! Tell them, "Money isn't everything". Go on, I dare you. You might end up with a black eye though. KarenT
  • Score: 0

5:24pm Wed 4 Jun 14

spa301 says...

Karen T - what is it with the bitter, nasty little comments you constantly fire off to all and sundry? You come across as a very angry and sad individual. Do you get ignored in the real world?
Karen T - what is it with the bitter, nasty little comments you constantly fire off to all and sundry? You come across as a very angry and sad individual. Do you get ignored in the real world? spa301
  • Score: 6

5:24pm Wed 4 Jun 14

whatone says...

"And by the way, to those of you who think "money isn't everything", it sure would buy a lot of bedsits for all those people who can't afford them! "

Yep...indeed £3.75m would

If of course house prices in general returned to a sane affordable level, but then we wouldn't be having this discussion would we!

The majority of people being able to afford a place of their own to live in...

Imagine that!
"And by the way, to those of you who think "money isn't everything", it sure would buy a lot of bedsits for all those people who can't afford them! " Yep...indeed £3.75m would If of course house prices in general returned to a sane affordable level, but then we wouldn't be having this discussion would we! The majority of people being able to afford a place of their own to live in... Imagine that! whatone
  • Score: 4

5:33pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

whatone wrote:
"And by the way, to those of you who think "money isn't everything", it sure would buy a lot of bedsits for all those people who can't afford them! "

Yep...indeed £3.75m would

If of course house prices in general returned to a sane affordable level, but then we wouldn't be having this discussion would we!

The majority of people being able to afford a place of their own to live in...

Imagine that!
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

God John Lennon was a naive chap...

Anyway... Just imagine! House prices are at the level that they are because of demand - there's NOTHING you can do to stop it. It's like a run-a-way train. It is... what it is. Increasing interest rates on borrowing will just cause even more homelessness, more foreclosures.... Just look at the US... The mortgage and credit crisis was caused by the inability of a large number of home owners to pay their mortgages as their low introductory-rate mortgages reverted to regular interest rates. So what to do???? It's all about population growth, limited space to build on, limited funds to create additional infrastructure to service a growing population. But hey, just "imagine", eh? That'll do it.
[quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: "And by the way, to those of you who think "money isn't everything", it sure would buy a lot of bedsits for all those people who can't afford them! " Yep...indeed £3.75m would If of course house prices in general returned to a sane affordable level, but then we wouldn't be having this discussion would we! The majority of people being able to afford a place of their own to live in... Imagine that![/p][/quote]Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world... God John Lennon was a naive chap... Anyway... Just imagine! House prices are at the level that they are because of demand - there's NOTHING you can do to stop it. It's like a run-a-way train. It is... what it is. Increasing interest rates on borrowing will just cause even more homelessness, more foreclosures.... Just look at the US... The mortgage and credit crisis was caused by the inability of a large number of home owners to pay their mortgages as their low introductory-rate mortgages reverted to regular interest rates. So what to do???? It's all about population growth, limited space to build on, limited funds to create additional infrastructure to service a growing population. But hey, just "imagine", eh? That'll do it. KarenT
  • Score: 1

5:42pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

Forgot to say, John Lennon was living in one of Manhattans most prestigious and exclusive blocks, with apartments selling for as much as £20 MIL. Don't 'spose he had to do much 'imagining'.
Forgot to say, John Lennon was living in one of Manhattans most prestigious and exclusive blocks, with apartments selling for as much as £20 MIL. Don't 'spose he had to do much 'imagining'. KarenT
  • Score: 1

6:00pm Wed 4 Jun 14

thelocaldoctor says...

Fozborn wrote:
Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
cynic_the wrote:
Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
Oh for Gods sake!
Dear Argus,
You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.
0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.
Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often.

0.68 sq km = 680 sq m
wowzers.

1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m
1km * 1km = 1 sq km

so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m.

sorry, who needs to go to school more often?
Thank you Cynic and whatone
I'll just sit back and wait for the apology from the clearly cerebrally under endowed Motorcyclist and thelocaldoctor. Fully appreciate that everyone occasionally makes mistakes or has typos. But to wrongly have a go at another contributor and be all smug and condescending at the same time??
Probably won't hear anything as they are going to be spending the next 10 or so years back at school wearing a dunces cap!
How embarrassing.
x
You must be feeling very embarassed that you lack basic numeracy skills.

0.68 x 1000 sq m = 680 sq m

This might help you with your homework:-

http://www.wikihow.c


om/Calculate-Square-


Meters
Motorcyclist - My dear, dear chap

Stop banging your head against a brick wall, take your motorcycle helmet off and take a deep breath.....

I'm speaking v..e..r..y s..l..o..w.l..y now

1 square cm = an area of 1cm x 1cm
1 sq m = an area of 1m x 1m

1 km = 1000 m
Are we agreed on that?

then....

1 sq km = an area of 1km x 1km
or to put it another way 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m
No charge for this free education.
x
*BOOM*
[quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic_the[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?[/p][/quote]Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m[/p][/quote]wowzers. 1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m 1km * 1km = 1 sq km so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m. sorry, who needs to go to school more often?[/p][/quote]Thank you Cynic and whatone I'll just sit back and wait for the apology from the clearly cerebrally under endowed Motorcyclist and thelocaldoctor. Fully appreciate that everyone occasionally makes mistakes or has typos. But to wrongly have a go at another contributor and be all smug and condescending at the same time?? Probably won't hear anything as they are going to be spending the next 10 or so years back at school wearing a dunces cap! How embarrassing. x[/p][/quote]You must be feeling very embarassed that you lack basic numeracy skills. 0.68 x 1000 sq m = 680 sq m This might help you with your homework:- http://www.wikihow.c om/Calculate-Square- Meters[/p][/quote]Motorcyclist - My dear, dear chap Stop banging your head against a brick wall, take your motorcycle helmet off and take a deep breath..... I'm speaking v..e..r..y s..l..o..w.l..y now 1 square cm = an area of 1cm x 1cm 1 sq m = an area of 1m x 1m 1 km = 1000 m Are we agreed on that? then.... 1 sq km = an area of 1km x 1km or to put it another way 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m No charge for this free education. x[/p][/quote]*BOOM* thelocaldoctor
  • Score: 0

6:10pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

thelocaldoctor wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
cynic_the wrote:
Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
Oh for Gods sake!
Dear Argus,
You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.
0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.
Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often.

0.68 sq km = 680 sq m
wowzers.

1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m
1km * 1km = 1 sq km

so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m.

sorry, who needs to go to school more often?
Thank you Cynic and whatone
I'll just sit back and wait for the apology from the clearly cerebrally under endowed Motorcyclist and thelocaldoctor. Fully appreciate that everyone occasionally makes mistakes or has typos. But to wrongly have a go at another contributor and be all smug and condescending at the same time??
Probably won't hear anything as they are going to be spending the next 10 or so years back at school wearing a dunces cap!
How embarrassing.
x
You must be feeling very embarassed that you lack basic numeracy skills.

0.68 x 1000 sq m = 680 sq m

This might help you with your homework:-

http://www.wikihow.c



om/Calculate-Square-



Meters
Motorcyclist - My dear, dear chap

Stop banging your head against a brick wall, take your motorcycle helmet off and take a deep breath.....

I'm speaking v..e..r..y s..l..o..w.l..y now

1 square cm = an area of 1cm x 1cm
1 sq m = an area of 1m x 1m

1 km = 1000 m
Are we agreed on that?

then....

1 sq km = an area of 1km x 1km
or to put it another way 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m
No charge for this free education.
x
*BOOM*
OMG.... I thought that was all over. (yawn...)
[quote][p][bold]thelocaldoctor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic_the[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?[/p][/quote]Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m[/p][/quote]wowzers. 1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m 1km * 1km = 1 sq km so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m. sorry, who needs to go to school more often?[/p][/quote]Thank you Cynic and whatone I'll just sit back and wait for the apology from the clearly cerebrally under endowed Motorcyclist and thelocaldoctor. Fully appreciate that everyone occasionally makes mistakes or has typos. But to wrongly have a go at another contributor and be all smug and condescending at the same time?? Probably won't hear anything as they are going to be spending the next 10 or so years back at school wearing a dunces cap! How embarrassing. x[/p][/quote]You must be feeling very embarassed that you lack basic numeracy skills. 0.68 x 1000 sq m = 680 sq m This might help you with your homework:- http://www.wikihow.c om/Calculate-Square- Meters[/p][/quote]Motorcyclist - My dear, dear chap Stop banging your head against a brick wall, take your motorcycle helmet off and take a deep breath..... I'm speaking v..e..r..y s..l..o..w.l..y now 1 square cm = an area of 1cm x 1cm 1 sq m = an area of 1m x 1m 1 km = 1000 m Are we agreed on that? then.... 1 sq km = an area of 1km x 1km or to put it another way 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m No charge for this free education. x[/p][/quote]*BOOM*[/p][/quote]OMG.... I thought that was all over. (yawn...) KarenT
  • Score: -1

8:21pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Fozborn says...

Sorry Karen if we are boring you. But I'm just having too much fun!

Local doctor: "*BOOM*" ???

Interesting to hear from you again Doc. Last time you chirped up it was to call me silly and wrong by 3 magnitudes. I assume you have spent the intervening time crippled by shame and reading up on geometry for 12 year olds?
Might I be so bold as to suggest, my dear old thing, that in future when you want to have have a chip at someone you make sure you know are right first?Super chatting with you! x
Sorry Karen if we are boring you. But I'm just having too much fun! Local doctor: "*BOOM*" ??? Interesting to hear from you again Doc. Last time you chirped up it was to call me silly and wrong by 3 magnitudes. I assume you have spent the intervening time crippled by shame and reading up on geometry for 12 year olds? Might I be so bold as to suggest, my dear old thing, that in future when you want to have have a chip at someone you make sure you know are right first?Super chatting with you! x Fozborn
  • Score: 1

8:57pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

Fozborn wrote:
Sorry Karen if we are boring you. But I'm just having too much fun!

Local doctor: "*BOOM*" ???

Interesting to hear from you again Doc. Last time you chirped up it was to call me silly and wrong by 3 magnitudes. I assume you have spent the intervening time crippled by shame and reading up on geometry for 12 year olds?
Might I be so bold as to suggest, my dear old thing, that in future when you want to have have a chip at someone you make sure you know are right first?Super chatting with you! x
So quoting mathematical equations is your idea of "fun"? Are you a maths teacher, or just hopelessly bored?
[quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Sorry Karen if we are boring you. But I'm just having too much fun! Local doctor: "*BOOM*" ??? Interesting to hear from you again Doc. Last time you chirped up it was to call me silly and wrong by 3 magnitudes. I assume you have spent the intervening time crippled by shame and reading up on geometry for 12 year olds? Might I be so bold as to suggest, my dear old thing, that in future when you want to have have a chip at someone you make sure you know are right first?Super chatting with you! x[/p][/quote]So quoting mathematical equations is your idea of "fun"? Are you a maths teacher, or just hopelessly bored? KarenT
  • Score: -6

9:48pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Fozborn says...

Karen I must say you seem like a really erm.... sweet person. A bit of a misandrist but I'm sure you have your reasons for this.
I actually rather liked your comment about John Lennon. And then you have to go and be vicious. Shame.
No I'm not a maths teacher although I wouldn't be ashamed if I were one.
Bored? Nope, not that either. (I have to say that if bored is the accusation then pots, kettles and black come to mind as you seem to be spending a lot of time on here picking fights)
No I'm just a regular guy who saw an error in an article too glaring to ignore and then got slated by a couple of charmers who since have been shown the error of their ways.
Karen I must say you seem like a really erm.... sweet person. A bit of a misandrist but I'm sure you have your reasons for this. I actually rather liked your comment about John Lennon. And then you have to go and be vicious. Shame. No I'm not a maths teacher although I wouldn't be ashamed if I were one. Bored? Nope, not that either. (I have to say that if bored is the accusation then pots, kettles and black come to mind as you seem to be spending a lot of time on here picking fights) No I'm just a regular guy who saw an error in an article too glaring to ignore and then got slated by a couple of charmers who since have been shown the error of their ways. Fozborn
  • Score: 8

10:12pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenT says...

"Misandrist"??? 'A hatred, dislike, contempt or prejudice against men and boys'?! Where the hell do you get THAT from? I've said nothing that's been directed towards the male of the species! You could be a woman for all I know, or care.

When did I get "vicious"? I just think it's strange that anyone would devote so much time to clarifying the correct geometric size of a house! How many posts? More than 20??? Can't be arsed to count.

And I actually don't spend a lot of time here. Weeks go by, I get on with things, and then I pop in for a day or so. And I'm hardly 'picking fights'. Just agreeing or disagreeing with thread comments.... I think that's what's that you're supposed to do on comment threads.

I think you have to grow a thicker skin if you're going to even bother commenting on news story threads. Sometimes, not EVERYONE might agree with you, shock horror! As you've discovered yourself, particularly when it comes to clarifying the precise dimensions of a house.
"Misandrist"??? 'A hatred, dislike, contempt or prejudice against men and boys'?! Where the hell do you get THAT from? I've said nothing that's been directed towards the male of the species! You could be a woman for all I know, or care. When did I get "vicious"? I just think it's strange that anyone would devote so much time to clarifying the correct geometric size of a house! How many posts? More than 20??? Can't be arsed to count. And I actually don't spend a lot of time here. Weeks go by, I get on with things, and then I pop in for a day or so. And I'm hardly 'picking fights'. Just agreeing or disagreeing with thread comments.... I think that's what's that you're supposed to do on comment threads. I think you have to grow a thicker skin if you're going to even bother commenting on news story threads. Sometimes, not EVERYONE might agree with you, shock horror! As you've discovered yourself, particularly when it comes to clarifying the precise dimensions of a house. KarenT
  • Score: -7

11:16pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Webley says...

Anyone know the kind of floor space this place has?
Anyone know the kind of floor space this place has? Webley
  • Score: 16

12:05am Thu 5 Jun 14

Motorcyclist says...

thelocaldoctor wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
cynic_the wrote:
Motorcyclist wrote:
Fozborn wrote:
Oh for Gods sake!
Dear Argus,
You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.
0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.
Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?
Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often.

0.68 sq km = 680 sq m
wowzers.

1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m
1km * 1km = 1 sq km

so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m.

sorry, who needs to go to school more often?
Thank you Cynic and whatone
I'll just sit back and wait for the apology from the clearly cerebrally under endowed Motorcyclist and thelocaldoctor. Fully appreciate that everyone occasionally makes mistakes or has typos. But to wrongly have a go at another contributor and be all smug and condescending at the same time??
Probably won't hear anything as they are going to be spending the next 10 or so years back at school wearing a dunces cap!
How embarrassing.
x
You must be feeling very embarassed that you lack basic numeracy skills.

0.68 x 1000 sq m = 680 sq m

This might help you with your homework:-

http://www.wikihow.c



om/Calculate-Square-



Meters
Motorcyclist - My dear, dear chap

Stop banging your head against a brick wall, take your motorcycle helmet off and take a deep breath.....

I'm speaking v..e..r..y s..l..o..w.l..y now

1 square cm = an area of 1cm x 1cm
1 sq m = an area of 1m x 1m

1 km = 1000 m
Are we agreed on that?

then....

1 sq km = an area of 1km x 1km
or to put it another way 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m
No charge for this free education.
x
*BOOM*
What you obviously fail to grasp, is the measurement of the area in square metres (10m x 10m = an area of 100 square metres) and the square of 100 m (100m x 100m = 10,000 metres squared).

If you are not now suitably educated and embarassed, then there is no hope for you. LOL
[quote][p][bold]thelocaldoctor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic_the[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Motorcyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fozborn[/bold] wrote: Oh for Gods sake! Dear Argus, You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER. 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches. Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?[/p][/quote]Not pedantic, you just need to go to school more often. 0.68 sq km = 680 sq m[/p][/quote]wowzers. 1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m 1km * 1km = 1 sq km so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m. sorry, who needs to go to school more often?[/p][/quote]Thank you Cynic and whatone I'll just sit back and wait for the apology from the clearly cerebrally under endowed Motorcyclist and thelocaldoctor. Fully appreciate that everyone occasionally makes mistakes or has typos. But to wrongly have a go at another contributor and be all smug and condescending at the same time?? Probably won't hear anything as they are going to be spending the next 10 or so years back at school wearing a dunces cap! How embarrassing. x[/p][/quote]You must be feeling very embarassed that you lack basic numeracy skills. 0.68 x 1000 sq m = 680 sq m This might help you with your homework:- http://www.wikihow.c om/Calculate-Square- Meters[/p][/quote]Motorcyclist - My dear, dear chap Stop banging your head against a brick wall, take your motorcycle helmet off and take a deep breath..... I'm speaking v..e..r..y s..l..o..w.l..y now 1 square cm = an area of 1cm x 1cm 1 sq m = an area of 1m x 1m 1 km = 1000 m Are we agreed on that? then.... 1 sq km = an area of 1km x 1km or to put it another way 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m No charge for this free education. x[/p][/quote]*BOOM*[/p][/quote]What you obviously fail to grasp, is the measurement of the area in square metres (10m x 10m = an area of 100 square metres) and the square of 100 m (100m x 100m = 10,000 metres squared). If you are not now suitably educated and embarassed, then there is no hope for you. LOL Motorcyclist
  • Score: -1

8:34am Thu 5 Jun 14

Bandstander says...

LOL Motorcyclist - You are Michael Gove and I claim my £5!

Though I must admit you are getting close. You have managed to work up as far as 100m x 100m = 10,000 sq m. Now all you need to do is take the next step - 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m. And as 1000m is 1 km then 1 sq km is the same as 1000m x 1000m, which is 1,000,000 sq m.

So, take it slowly, 0.68 x 1,000,000 is...

680,000 sq m!!!

You see, all you have to do is concentrate and you will get there.
LOL Motorcyclist - You are Michael Gove and I claim my £5! Though I must admit you are getting close. You have managed to work up as far as 100m x 100m = 10,000 sq m. Now all you need to do is take the next step - 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m. And as 1000m is 1 km then 1 sq km is the same as 1000m x 1000m, which is 1,000,000 sq m. So, take it slowly, 0.68 x 1,000,000 is... 680,000 sq m!!! You see, all you have to do is concentrate and you will get there. Bandstander
  • Score: 2

11:27am Thu 5 Jun 14

Fozborn says...

Oh dear. It appears that Motorcyclist has soiled himself again in the night. I fear that our attempts to rectify the gaping holes that have been left behind by the failings of our education system are in vain. Perhaps my two wheeled protagonist would like to look up the definition on Wikipedia. The embarrassed glow that will afflict his face will no doubt do wonders for his complexion.

As for Karen? The lady doth protest too much, methinks....
Oh dear. It appears that Motorcyclist has soiled himself again in the night. I fear that our attempts to rectify the gaping holes that have been left behind by the failings of our education system are in vain. Perhaps my two wheeled protagonist would like to look up the definition on Wikipedia. The embarrassed glow that will afflict his face will no doubt do wonders for his complexion. As for Karen? The lady doth protest too much, methinks.... Fozborn
  • Score: 4

11:59am Thu 5 Jun 14

Skidrow says...

Who? Karen PMT?
Who? Karen PMT? Skidrow
  • Score: 4

12:12pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Skidrow says...

"And I actually don't spend a lot of time here. Weeks go by, I get on with things, and then I pop in for a day or so. And I'm hardly 'picking fights'." Just SHOUTING AT EVERYBODY.
Evening primrose might help...
"And I actually don't spend a lot of time here. Weeks go by, I get on with things, and then I pop in for a day or so. And I'm hardly 'picking fights'." Just SHOUTING AT EVERYBODY. Evening primrose might help... Skidrow
  • Score: 4

1:01pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Fairfax Aches says...

a bit of green eyed monster rearing its head I see. Stop moaning that others are better off than you...get off your bloated boil ridden rear ends, and do something productive maybe you will deserve a nice place too.
a bit of green eyed monster rearing its head I see. Stop moaning that others are better off than you...get off your bloated boil ridden rear ends, and do something productive maybe you will deserve a nice place too. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 3

12:49am Sat 7 Jun 14

Ban Siesta says...

firemanste wrote:
if they want a lodger then im available
You should be alright, it looks like a Travelodge.
[quote][p][bold]firemanste[/bold] wrote: if they want a lodger then im available[/p][/quote]You should be alright, it looks like a Travelodge. Ban Siesta
  • Score: 0

11:40pm Sat 7 Jun 14

KarenT says...

Skidrow wrote:
Who? Karen PMT?
I love it! The moment a stupid man can't think of anything to say in a debate with a woman, the first thing he resorts to are PMT gags! Oh so desperate and embarrassing. Bad woman drivers, female hysteria, the cliche's abound... How long did you scratch your empty head before you came out with that winning retort I wonder?

Get a job or buy a lottery ticket you jealous, whinging moaners! I doubt the man (or woman) living happily in that house will worry too much about what any of you have to say.
[quote][p][bold]Skidrow[/bold] wrote: Who? Karen PMT?[/p][/quote]I love it! The moment a stupid man can't think of anything to say in a debate with a woman, the first thing he resorts to are PMT gags! Oh so desperate and embarrassing. Bad woman drivers, female hysteria, the cliche's abound... How long did you scratch your empty head before you came out with that winning retort I wonder? Get a job or buy a lottery ticket you jealous, whinging moaners! I doubt the man (or woman) living happily in that house will worry too much about what any of you have to say. KarenT
  • Score: 0

11:19am Mon 16 Jun 14

pebblebasher says...

Motorcyclist, I'd love to know how you find a parking spot for your 750cc motorcycle.
Motorcyclist, I'd love to know how you find a parking spot for your 750cc motorcycle. pebblebasher
  • Score: 0

10:52am Fri 20 Jun 14

Bluebeef says...

Bandstander wrote:
LOL Motorcyclist - You are Michael Gove and I claim my £5!

Though I must admit you are getting close. You have managed to work up as far as 100m x 100m = 10,000 sq m. Now all you need to do is take the next step - 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m. And as 1000m is 1 km then 1 sq km is the same as 1000m x 1000m, which is 1,000,000 sq m.

So, take it slowly, 0.68 x 1,000,000 is...

680,000 sq m!!!

You see, all you have to do is concentrate and you will get there.
oh for goodness sake
I square kilometre = 1000 square meters
I kilometre squared =1000*1000 meters = 1000000

the Argus article actually says that the house is 680 sq meters ( almost certainly accurate)
as it so happens this is the same as .68 square kilometres
[quote][p][bold]Bandstander[/bold] wrote: LOL Motorcyclist - You are Michael Gove and I claim my £5! Though I must admit you are getting close. You have managed to work up as far as 100m x 100m = 10,000 sq m. Now all you need to do is take the next step - 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m. And as 1000m is 1 km then 1 sq km is the same as 1000m x 1000m, which is 1,000,000 sq m. So, take it slowly, 0.68 x 1,000,000 is... 680,000 sq m!!! You see, all you have to do is concentrate and you will get there.[/p][/quote]oh for goodness sake I square kilometre = 1000 square meters I kilometre squared =1000*1000 meters = 1000000 the Argus article actually says that the house is 680 sq meters ( almost certainly accurate) as it so happens this is the same as .68 square kilometres Bluebeef
  • Score: 0

10:55am Fri 20 Jun 14

Bluebeef says...

hotspur82 wrote:
KarenT wrote:
spa301 wrote:
KarenT wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Life's not all about money.
Yes it is.
Feel sad for you in that case!
Why? For all you know I may have a lot of money and be having a whale of a time...
If you had lots of money and were having a whale of a time, you wouldn't be posting comments on Argus articles.
don't agree it's great fun
[quote][p][bold]hotspur82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Life's not all about money.[/p][/quote]Yes it is.[/p][/quote]Feel sad for you in that case![/p][/quote]Why? For all you know I may have a lot of money and be having a whale of a time...[/p][/quote]If you had lots of money and were having a whale of a time, you wouldn't be posting comments on Argus articles.[/p][/quote]don't agree it's great fun Bluebeef
  • Score: 0

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