Canalside Property For Peanuts!
Canalside properties and waterfront homes often command a massive premium in the property market. However, there are cheaper ways to live near the water, if you are prepared to be slightly creative with your property purchase.
A couple back in 2004 bought a toilet block by the beach in Norfolk and spent a mere £85,000 renovating it into a luxury two bedroom home. Auctions are fantastic places to grab a bargain if you are prepared to put the work in. There are plenty of interesting properties around and with a bit of imagination make fantastic places to live.
Houseboats are a fantastic way to live on the water, have a room with a view and plenty of space for the same price as a bedsit in the capital. Furthermore if you are willing to put in some time and effort in refurbishing, then your budget be cut even further...