A Garage In London Was Just Sold For £550,000

Housing bubble? What housing bubble?

1. This is not a typo: a garage measuring just 10 metres by 5 metres has been sold at auction for £550,000, more than double its £200,000 guide price.

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2. Southwark News reports that the garage, in Vanguard Court, off Peckham Road was where the Lord Mayor used to park his car.

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But still, that seems a little pricey.

3. The average house price nationally is £170,000, according to Land Registry data. So one London garage = nearly three normal-priced houses.

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Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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