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B B C First Time Buyer Puff Piece This Morning

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He blatantly advertised a specific Building Society that gets FTB a mortgage equal to what they pay in rent. [img]http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/mad.gif[/img] Edited by bomberbrown

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[quote name='bomberbrown' timestamp='[url="tel:1330585015"]1330585015[/url]' post='[url="tel:3274351"]3274351[/url]']
He blatantly advertised a specific Building Society that gets FTB a mortgage equal to what they pay in rent. [img]http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/mad.gif[/img]
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Juxtaposed, they then swing from the £200k 1 bed slave box flat in East London, beyond the reach of the FTB, to Sheffield and an article where renters or so called Property Guardians are enjoying huge properties at peppercorn rents. [img]http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/blink.gif[/img]

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^ Seen it too. Two property related stories in one BBC Breakfast show - they spoil us, ambassador! :D

What is this Saffron Building Society mortgage all about then? Do they lend mortgages based on the applicant's ability to pay previous rent?

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That poor young couple denied the opportunity to buy a house in East London. Because I'm sure 10 days of watching foreigners win medals for running and jumping will permanently raise prices in the area.

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[quote name='MattW' timestamp='[url="tel:1330586290"]1330586290[/url]' post='[url="tel:3274359"]3274359[/url]']
^ Seen it too. Two property related stories in one BBC Breakfast show - they spoil us, ambassador! :D

[b]What is this Saffron Building Society mortgage all about then? Do they lend mortgages based on the applicant's ability to pay previous rent?[/b]
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According to Ray Boulger around an hour ago, yes. I noticed Ray never mentioned them again when he was interviewed just now on the repeat live piece. I bet he got a rollicking from the Breakfast producers.

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[quote name='bomberbrown' timestamp='1330588839' post='3274376']
According to Ray Boulger around an hour ago, yes. I noticed Ray never mentioned them again when he was interviewed just now on the repeat live piece. I bet he got a rollicking from the Breakfast producers.
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Saw the property guardian piece. Yes I really must rent a classroom (how the heck would you heat it?).

Complaint going in about the mortgage plug. Not that it has any effect, most likely goes straight in the bin.

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[quote name='MattW' timestamp='1330586290' post='3274359']
^ Seen it too. Two property related stories in one BBC Breakfast show - they spoil us, ambassador! :D

What is this Saffron Building Society mortgage all about then? Do they lend mortgages based on the applicant's ability to pay previous rent?
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some pretty hefty rates there:

http://www.saffronbs.co.uk/mortgages/

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[quote name='bomberbrown' timestamp='1330588839' post='3274376']
According to Ray Boulger around an hour ago, yes. I noticed Ray never mentioned them again when he was interviewed just now on the repeat live piece. I bet he got a rollicking from the Breakfast producers.
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Ray's doing well these days. It's almost two years to the day since his company last went tits-up ;).

http://www.ifaonline.co.uk/ifaonline/news/1592923/john-charcol-sets-company

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On the same piece, the vacuous Stephanie who can't even speak English properly (Ray becomes Rare, both becomes borth) proclaimed that the sun was shining on the housing market because they went up last month. Sh!t for brains. BBC only employ compliant, useful idiots with sh1t for brains. OK, an exaggeration, but they don't half p!ss you off sometimes.

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[quote name='"Steed"' timestamp='1330591856' post='3274410']
Saw the property guardian piece. Yes I really must rent a classroom (how the heck would you heat it?).
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To be fair, the landlord pays for the heating costs and I assume they pay the other utilities too. Not sure if it was mentioned on Breakfast but they do require guardian tenants to purchase a £50 fire safety kit. Better than the usual £100 tenancy application fees for printing off a few sheets of paper in a stuffy office.

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[quote name='MattW' timestamp='1330604948' post='3274598']
To be fair, the landlord pays for the heating costs and I assume they pay the other utilities too. Not sure if it was mentioned on Breakfast but they do require guardian tenants to purchase a £50 fire safety kit. Better than the usual £100 tenancy application fees for printing off a few sheets of paper in a stuffy office.
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Didn't know that, not a bad deal then really.

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BBC Breakfast is turning more and more into Daybreak everyday, the only difference being one cuts to news every so often.

Syria - 10 seconds of 'oooh that looks terrible'

16yo Policehorse - full life story plus the must have mention that hes'off to the Olympics'

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Thing is with the 'property guardians' is they tried to give off this whiff of it's so easy and fun about it.
I have lived in shortlife housing (the same thing) for coming on 15 years and you need to be great at DIY and have a tough inventive nature to do it. Being given 2 weeks notice is something you have to be very prepared for.

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[quote name='tricksters' timestamp='1330599064' post='3274512']
On the same piece, the vacuous Stephanie who can't even speak English properly (Ray becomes Rare, both becomes borth) proclaimed that the sun was shining on the housing market because they went up last month. Sh!t for brains. BBC only employ compliant, useful idiots with sh1t for brains. OK, an exaggeration, but they don't half p!ss you off sometimes.
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And tomorrow or the day after she'll be doing a piece on the unaffordabilty of houses for the young, with her best caring face on. If only one brain cell could even temporarily connect with another...

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[quote name='MattW' timestamp='1330586290' post='3274359']
^ Seen it too. Two property related stories in one BBC Breakfast show - they spoil us, ambassador! :D

What is this Saffron Building Society mortgage all about then? Do they lend mortgages based on the applicant's ability to pay previous rent?
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Saffron BS are actually the closest building society to the Olympic stadium. They used to have a prime High St branch in Stratford - then moved the branch to the back of some insurance brokers in Maryland (the grottier bit of Stratford where the massage parlours and other dodgy shops are).

Not sure why they couldn't make a proper branch in Stratford pay amidst the Olympics hype. But then who would really want to live in E15 anywhere - that station is so overcrowded now and cannot cope. Come July and August it will be total mayhem!

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[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Bolger"]Ray Boulger[/url]... where have I heard that name before


[size="2"](OK, maybe a vowel difference...)[/size] Edited by Pytyr

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[quote name='MRMX9' timestamp='[url="tel:1330649245"]1330649245[/url]' post='[url="tel:3275167"]3275167[/url]']
Saffron BS are actually the closest building society to the Olympic stadium. They used to have a prime High St branch in Stratford - then moved the branch to the back of some insurance brokers in Maryland (the grottier bit of Stratford where the massage parlours and other dodgy shops are).

Not sure why they couldn't make a proper branch in Stratford pay amidst the Olympics hype. But then who would really want to live in E15 anywhere - that station is so overcrowded now and cannot cope. Come July and August it will be total mayhem!
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If ever there was sufficient evidence that this crass excuse for journalism by the BBC dressed up as news and nothing more than an advertisement for a developer in cohorts with a building society seeking to off load a heap of overpriced new build slave boxes; this is it.

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