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Well there is a mixed bunch of reviews if ever I saw them.      Nowhere but nowhere looks good on a cold wet dreary dark morning I dont care where you are speaking of.   Everywhere has crime and its poor areas.    Even people living in poor areas are good people, they are not all to be avoided.   When you look at your funds available then go for the best you can get.   Not everyone can afford a mansion in a posh area.     Morons are everywhere these days even in posh houses.  

I do hope you find a lovely home.   Just take your time looking.     Take notice of the members who do live there,  they will point you to the right places to look.

Remember most folk on here are biased about Gt Yarmouth and most dont even live there.   They just moor there once or twice a year.



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Thank you all for the input it is very helpful. To give more outline to my original post I have "been around the block" a couple of times so fully understand the in's and out's of different areas of city and towns and would not tar everyone with the same brush but there are some places it is good to know that they should be avoided, and that is not being snobbish - I am a working class lad from a tough Manchester council estate who worked hard and made a life for my family in the Lake District(there are certain places here where I would not buy a house). We are fortunately now in a position where we would like to retire to our favorite place and hobby which is boating & fishing, we are long time boat owners and have been on the Broads scores of times, we can afford a nice little terrace as a base and will have a good amount to spend on a decent sized boat (hopefully an Alphacraft or Aquafibre)we plan to spend most of the summer cruising and on those "cold wet dark days" of winter we hope spend 3 months on the Costa del Sol(If the plan comes together.. Smile  Once again thank you for the input and the PM's it is much appreciated.

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Hi John

Sounds like a pretty good plan to me. We would probably swap Costa for Tenerife but could readily sign up for the rest of it.

Just a thought but have you ruled out the chalets at Potter.  Good  sense of community , reasonably priced, your own mooring, fish from the back garden and not be there in the dead of winter.

They do flood  but they are built for it and almost all are on stilts so remain dry.

Only other downside Is no vehicle access but there Is a plot holders car park you can rent a space in by the bridge, there Is  normally a boat taxi service and the footpath Is well maintained.

The various leases are a bit of a minefield particularly when it comes to service charges but generally the more expensive chalets have the cheaper service charges.

Hope it all comes together

Graham

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A word of warning, good old Norfolk terrace houses traditionally tend to have quite steep stairs which whilst not a problem when simply mature and fit can be unworkable when older and a bit stiff in the joints both Lowestoft and Yarmouth do have quite a lot of 1950's type bungalows a little inland which might suit in years to come.  In many cases with a drive that could accommodate a day boat or Half Decker    Wink

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Just a cautionary note re Potter Heigham's "chalets" .  All but two are leasehold via two very different leases.  

Leasehold covenants contained in each of the two sorts of lease prohibit use of the properties as a residence and all are specifically for "holiday accommodation only."

All leases are a minefield unless you have taken the trouble to read them through thoroughly and taken legal advice on any part or parts of a lease that you think you may not fully understand.

Annual service charges are also very straightforward, completely open and transparent for both types of lease.

One hundred and eighty-four of the bungalows are leased by Thurne Bungalows Management Company Limited, a company that trades as a not-for-profit mutual and whose shareholders are also all one hundred and eighty-four of its leaseholders.

TBMC Ltd has its own website full to the rafters with information and there is a River Thurne Tenants Association website also with very useful practical information.

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Hi John
Have a think about Loddon fantastic transport links, all budgets and facilities catered for. Broads on your door step. You could keep your boat up north and make a holiday of every trip taking it home to sort the garden and washing out.
Just a thought wish you every success with your move and retirement.
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Thank you very much for the very useful input, I will take up the kind offers of help at some point. As an update we have made a start, we have just picked up "Swordfish" an Alphacraft 34, we are based on the Northern Broads and we have a very nice mooring too, the next phase is to find a suitable property to purchase but having the boat means we have   place to stay when we come over to view without rushing things. Once again thanks for the help.

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John & Ike.

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It all depends on what you mean by "Great Yarmouth". For example, here in Ludham, our postal address is Great Yarmouth although we have an NR postcode. It can be very confusing but loads of places on or near the Broads are Yarmouth. Ludham is on the Northern Broads and has some reasonable house prices. Parish moorings are also cheap but there is a waiting list.

Just a thought.

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