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#1 Killer Bunny

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 07:26 PM

on Wednesday evening 9th January chez nous:

"Britain's Biggest House Price Falls:
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Investigation into the current downturn in Britain's housing market, revealing the areas of the country worst affected and asking not just who stands to lose out, but who stands to benefit from the slump"

Er, I can guarantee this will be HPC friendly... :lol: ;)

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:05 PM

on Wednesday evening 9th January chez nous:

"Britain's Biggest House Price Falls:
ITV 1
Investigation into the current downturn in Britain's housing market, revealing the areas of the country worst affected and asking not just who stands to lose out, but who stands to benefit from the slump"

Er, I can guarantee this will be HPC friendly... :lol: ;)

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Hi FP,

Very tempting offer alas I will be in the Manchester area for work and staying over night, I am renting just round the corner from you in Broxbourne.

Reading through your other posts you mentioned of a EA closing in Hoddesdon, which one was it??

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:00 PM

Reading through your other posts you mentioned of a EA closing in Hoddesdon, which one was it??

Bairstow Eves.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:13 AM

I noticed today that our Bairstow Eves in Bicester as closed down. Notice in window saying that other branches are unaffected and business is moved to EA Buckell and Ballards just up the road.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 05:47 PM

I noticed today that our Bairstow Eves in Bicester as closed down. Notice in window saying that other branches are unaffected and business is moved to EA Buckell and Ballards just up the road.




The exact same for Bairstow Eves in Hoddesdon, office in next town (Cheshunt) is business as usual.

I believe this particular EA is owned by Countrywide, the same Countrywide that is currently going through the mangle in the US at the mo.

Edited by Show me the Money!, 10 January 2008 - 05:50 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:56 AM

The exact same for Bairstow Eves in Hoddesdon, office in next town (Cheshunt) is business as usual.

I believe this particular EA is owned by Countrywide, the same Countrywide that is currently going through the mangle in the US at the mo.

Er, I just wrote about BE in Hoddesdon. Also UK Countrywide has nothing to do wh US Countrywide - which is like Northern Rock. Of course, both C/wides are in the briwn stuff - to their necks.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:54 AM

nearest estate agent to my current bolthole has closed since the New Year. They were situated on Enfield Highway, expensive refurb only a couple of months ago.

Across the road, the other EA is now doing a 0.75% special offer.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 01:31 PM

Hey! Good to see that FP has resurrected the East Herts thread, which disappeared at the end of last year.

Do any of you guys know of some good housing auctions in the area?

Is this where you intend to go to pick up some real bargains in the future?

Edited by DoctorJ, 12 January 2008 - 01:31 PM.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:06 PM

Do any of you guys know of some good housing auctions in the area?

Is this where you intend to go to pick up some real bargains in the future?


Yes and yes

http://www.propertya...onaction.co.uk/
http://www.south-east-auctions.co.uk/
http://www.allsop.co.uk/


Hey FP, I didn't know Bas tard theives closed in Hoddesdon - there was one is the Harvey centre in Harlow closed too - no forwarding info nothing just upped and gone....

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 11:12 PM

Hey FP, I didn't know Bas tard thieves closed in Hoddesdon


Tee Hee :D

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 04:36 PM

So, we're well into February and the biggest and most productive time for proeprty sales... So, how come the Mercury property ads have so many 'No Chains' and 'Reduceds'..?

Can't imagine.

One lovely sight was the ad for a huge 6 bed semi in Broxbourne which has been on the market for 2 YEARS!!!. It's always been priced at 725 or 750, depending who was advertising.

Well, now it's 700 (less a fiver). Those 'sellers' are making their move - as we said they would all along.

Also, I note all the LAs are offering big discounts on charges ot LLs.

Also, I have heard that a pure LA is getting into sales - as all his LLs are trying to sell up... :lol:

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 12:27 PM

One lovely sight was the ad for a huge 6 bed semi in Broxbourne which has been on the market for 2 YEARS!!!. It's always been priced at 725 or 750, depending who was advertising.


A huge 6.75% drop in price... hold onto your hats everyone.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 01:05 PM

One lovely sight was the ad for a huge 6 bed semi in Broxbourne which has been on the market for 2 YEARS!!!. It's always been priced at 725 or 750, depending who was advertising.
Well, now it's 700 (less a fiver). Those 'sellers' are making their move - as we said they would all along.

After 2 years, the owner has finally realised that s/he will never get that price and has started to reduce. This will be the case for most/all long term sellers and will drive prices down.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:16 AM

The Chapel in Goldings has been reduced from 4.5 to 4

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 09:36 PM

After 2 years, the owner has finally realised that s/he will never get that price and has started to reduce. This will be the case for most/all long term sellers and will drive prices down.

I must say I did notice there was sooooo much property in the Mercury in EN10/EN11 at the moment that is just not shifting or coming back on onto the market as the sale has fallen through.
Anyone else notice the new builds next door to Broxbourne station, prices go up to 575,000 four bed with no garden!!!




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