A run-down property in one of Merseyside's most desirable areas has come on the market for a bargain price - but there's a catch. The three-bedroom property is located on Newborough Avenue in Crosby, where homes are currently valued at well over a quarter of a million pounds. This substantial semi will go up for auction next month with a guide price of just £160,000, but it needs a lot of work to transform it into a habitable home. Overgrown with weeds and grass, the property has fallen into a serious state of disrepair - with dirt and grime caking the interior. However, savvy house-hunters looking to turn a profit could make a small fortune on this derelict Crosby home. Zoopla's Zed Index estimates the current value of homes on every street in the country, based on previous house sales and changes in the market value. The property website puts the average current value of houses on Newborough Avenue at a very respectable £268,541. Even with the investment needed to overhaul … [Read more...] about Why this derelict Crosby home could make you an absolute fortune
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RETRO iPods, Nokia 3310s and Sony Walkmans are just some of the most searched for items on eBay over the past few years. The auction site has seen a sharp rise in the number of shoppers hoping to buy tech from the past - which means if you've got any of these at home, now might be the time to cash in. The retailer reckons shoppers have been influenced by film and nostalgia leading them to search for goods from their childhoods. The iconic Sega Mega Drive - before Playstation and XBox took over - turned 30 this year and eBay has said it saw a surge in the number of searches and bids on the game stations. Surprisingly, typewriters seem to have made a comeback too and eBay saw a spike in the number of searches around the same time that Steven Spielberg's The Post was celebrated at the Oscars - a film about the Washington Post newsroom set in the 70s. We've had a look at how much these vintage items are selling for online - and it turns out you can make up to £1,555. Now might be the … [Read more...] about These are the most wanted retro items on eBay that could be worth up to £1,555 – here’s how to cash in
During a steamy, record-breaking British summer, unease – even madness – filtered through the bright sunshine. One sweltering August morning, it became too much for one man, who set off on the ten-mile walk from his Essex village to his office in the town of Braintree. He had never known temperatures like it. After each mile, he removed a piece of clothing and hurled it into the hedgerow as he passed. August 1911: A group of girls have waded into the Serpentine in London's Hyde Park to keep cool during the heatwave Hat, jacket, waistcoat, tie, shirt, trousers, all decorated the wilting hawthorn on his route. He was arrested as soon as he hit Braintree High Street, stark naked, semi-raving and certified by Braintree police as suffering from ‘heat insanity’. Then, like now, it was a summer of unprecedented heat lasting from May to September, as temperatures rocketed above 100F. This was the steamy backdrop for another big Royal … [Read more...] about How Britain adapted to an unprecedented heatwave in 1911
The marijuana movement in North America is seemingly unstoppable at the moment. Mexico legalized medical cannabis in June 2017, 29 U.S. states have legalized marijuana in some capacity since 1996, and Canada stands on the verge of becoming the first developed country in the world to legalize adult-use cannabis by this summer. That's what I'd call a great recipe for rapid sales growth within the marijuana industry. According to cannabis research firm ArcView in partnership with BDS Analytics, North American legal weed sales grew by 33%, to $9.7 billion in 2017 and they're expected to hit approximately $47 billion annually by 2027. Growth like this is tough for investors to ignore, which is a big reason why marijuana stocks have ascended to the heavens. Image source: Getty Images. The U.S. cannabis industry is rife with risk But the cannabis industry isn't without its own unique set of risks. Within the United States, for example, cannabis is still a Schedule I drug at the federal … [Read more...] about Are Oregon’s Marijuana Woes a Precursor of What’s to Come in Canada?