Coronation Street viewers were left astonished and baffled after Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) found out the asking price for her dad, Ken’s (William Roache) house was only £120,000. Last night’s episode saw the mother-of-one only willing to pay £105,000 for the property, following Ken’s decision to move to a retirement home with his beau Claudia Colby (Rula Lenska).
The revelation came as a shock to many viewers, who took to Twitter to rave about the huge price difference from Manchester, where the show is based, to London.
One baffled fan tweeted: "120 grand for a house? That's a bargain".
A second laughed: “OMG that’s ridiculous, you wouldn’t get anything near that down in London!”
Another shared the same sentiments: "£120,000 for a house in Weatherfield ....? You’d be lucky to get a caravan down here".
A fourth wrote: "The fact that the ASKING price for Ken’s at least 3 bed house is just £120,000 is just so heartbreaking. London is wild."
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Coronation Street fans gobsmacked at the price of Ken Barlow house: ‘Bargain!' (Image: ITV)
Coronation Street: Tracy Barlow made an offer for Ken's house (Image: ITV)
The Sun revealed that property information and housing site Zoopla, found that the average price for a house in Manchester is £203,196, meaning Ken's house is still well below average.
Meanwhile, down South, prices are very, very different.
In London, the average price is over three times as much, valued at £671,989, so it’s no wonder fans thought Tracy had bagged a bargain.
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