K wrote:That's immaterial if you can't afford half a million dollars. I often wonder how people can afford these kinds of things. I'm on a good wage and we were right at the limit of our mortgage and our house is £200,000. And obviously I realise that to some people £200,000 is unobtainable.
What's that got to do with anything?
Things are priced according to demand. It's a big house with period features in exemplary condition and a lot of land. Do you think it should be cheap?