Titanic House the Birthplace of Captain Smith for sale


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I didn't see that this was posted elsewhere on ET, but my apologies if this has been posted before. apparently the house that Edward John Smith was born in is up for sale. anyone else know anything about this?

http://www.titanic-house.co.uk/

most curious, Michael (TheManInBlack) T
 

Kalman Tanito

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If I am not wholly mistaken, the house has been up for sale for quite some time now. The web page rings a bell, and I printed it out for my records about a year ago, I think. I wish I could find the papers to check the date :-( ...

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It doesn't say, so I would like to ask; Does anyone know what the asking price is, and the size of the house? In all the pictures I've seen of it, it appears somewhat small, though I am surprised to see it actually is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home.
I believe the home was up for sale at the same time Ismay's house was for sale, a few years back.
 

Bob Godfrey

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As I read it, it has 2 bedrooms upstairs and a kitchen, bathroom and small lounge downstairs. It's a typical end-of-terrace working class dwelling in the 'Potteries'. These were built in great numbers in the nineteenth century and today they generally sell for about £25-30,000. If they don't have 'connections' that is!
 
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You are right, Bob! I stand corrected. What I saw as 3 pictures of downstairs were simply different views of the "Lounge", not a bedroom, as I first envisioned.
Nice to see some inside photos of the home though!
 
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Recently I was talking to a chap who says this house sold for £18,000 (?) last year. I'll confirm that as soon as I can. Apparently they had a really tacky plaque put on the outside after they bought it.

Cheers,

Boz
 

Bob Godfrey

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There's a photo of the plaque on the 'Titanic House' website (see Michael's link above). It has a picture of the Titanic with a superstructure that looks more like the iceberg.
 

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How much is that in US dollars? According to an exchange site it's only about (18,000 Pounds)$30,424 to (50,000 pounds)$50,700. Pretty cheap for an historical house. It is 'cute' and 'cozy', in Real Estate parlance that means it's only big enough for munchkins. Not that my little condo is any bigger!

Where did Smith live when he was a Captain?
 

Bob Godfrey

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It's VERY small, Tim - the sort of place where you can open the front door without leaving the kitchen. But if you think it might suit you, forget it - those double yellow lines on the road outside mean NO CARS! :)

And the price would be around $40-45,000 without the historical connection. I personally doubt that will have much impact on the market price.
 

Tim Brandsoy

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Ooooh no cars? No way! But still a cute little place. I've lived in smaller places. I had an efficiency apartment that was VERY efficient in using SQ footage. It had good parking though!

I noticed from Smith's bio here that HIS place was quite a bit grander than his humble beginnings.

Oh that was a typo above: 30,000 Pounds =$50,700.
 

Bob Godfrey

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No typo, Tim. If it sold for 18 grand a year ago I've dropped my valuation to £25,000 or less ($40,000 top). But even if there was parking space, the Cougar would have to go - the cost of fuel here is frightening and you'd need a second mortgage to fill the tank. I need a bank loan to fill my Zippo.
 
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This is what I have, word for word:

"The house sold for £38,000, which is not a bad profit on £8,000 about ten nonths ago. Whoever bought it now lives in it".

Cheers,

Boz
 

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