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  1. Martin Lewis says interests will rise

    Brilliant. 😂😂😂
  2. I love this thread. I travelled to London last night. Took the Heathrow Express as I had return ticket. No ticket collector. Can use it again on Thursday when I leave. Saving about £15.
  3. French Property

    Thanks for your insight Phillip. Very well explained as usual! As you say, it will be interesting to see where LREM party and Macron tax to make up the taxe d'habitation shortfall. I suspect it won't be the Qatari business interests in France....
  4. Halifax Aug '17 - Up By Another 1.1%

    Personally, I have still a lot of family in the UK and advise them from time to time. This site is the best place for info and the posters are a great bunch of people. Nowhere else like it. And it's not only for HPC info....have you visited the Off-Topic forum yet? 😀 ..and there's a forum for French property on HPC if you look hard enough. Btw...what's your reason for being here?
  5. Halifax Aug '17 - Up By Another 1.1%

    Could be planning to live in the 6 Counties where prices crashed up to 50%, using the Irish passport to travel easily over the border after the barriers go up post Brexit. Good strategy. 👍
  6. Stubborn Sods

    As I've posted on here many times throughout the years, that was my strategy when I bought in the late 90s in France during their last major HPC. As long as you are patient, you'll save tens if not hundreds of thousands of pounds/euros etc. In my case, the seller of a place I'd offered on 6 months earlier called me a week after I'd signed for another house. Offered me at less than my initial offer......she was a forced seller moving away for work reasons. Wife and I now looking to move maybe in 2019/ will start pushing the "fair price offers" in about 12months time to see where it gets us. 😉
  7. Halifax Aug '17 - Up By Another 1.1%

    😂😂 Fair call. You'll find the French less obsessed with house prices. Well those outside of Paris anyway. Not the no.1 subject of conversation at dinner parties...... France is well into it's HPC. Hopefully another leg down this month after Macron's govt publish their housing reforms bill....expecting BTL type props and subsidies to be removed/reduced. (I posted Le Figaro link in the French overseas section of HPC this morning ).
  8. Post Your Favourite Charts Here

    With Canada raising, looks like others will soon follow...theirs and the US lead. The only way is the song said. 😊
  9. Halifax Aug '17 - Up By Another 1.1%

    Welcome to La Belle France. If I may ask, which town/region are you moving to?
  10. Halifax Aug '17 - Up By Another 1.1%

    Hopefully not! We do have broadband here in France....even those of us living outside the Paris region. Unbelievable, eh?? 😁😁
  11. Stubborn Sods

    If you are a buyer and fancy one of the houses, send him an offer that's 50% off the asking price. It will be rejected of course. But you'll be contacted in 12-18 months time ....begging you to take it at your price hopefully.
  12. French Property

    Looking at media speculation the last few days re housing reforms. Possibly reducing aid, subsidies for the private sectors including the BTL brigade here in France. Idea is to push investment monies to more productive areas of the economy and also reduce rents. Not before time imo.
  13. Read some of those comments. The fear is palpable. Crash is mainstream. All that's required is no govt intervention, let the market correct.
  14. Prices in Balham, Clapham

    I know this area quite well, visiting friends in Balham whenever I'm back in the UK. Your timing was good if you managed to upsize in 2004. The financial effort would have been small. You've probably paid off the mortgage by now. Contrast with someone buying in 2007 or 2012, who will have shelled out a lot more and borrowed likewise. 2 beds in Balham in a nice street are probably asking for £450K today. Mental. I've got Balham/Clapham/Tooting on my list to watch in a HPC as I think there will be carnage in this area due to all the spivs/speculators.
  15. French Property

    What with recent floods, earthquakes , landslides and fires I suspect prices in the back country between Nice and Mandelieu might see further falls. Heard too many horror stories these last 5 yrs. Houses built to poor spec / scrub land not being cut back due to costs / estates on flood lands, etc. Personally, not for me.