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Posted 12 June 2008 - 06:45 PM

Those photos remind me of Bladerunner... An urban nightmare under an angry sky.


A vision of the future...?

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:10 PM

Agree with the previous comment, the Rotunda will be brum's Millenium Dome.

And to the person who was looking for 500pcm with parking, that should be attainable, although you may have to go a little off the beaten track (e.g. Digbeth, Jewellery Quarter). Having said that, they've just completed a 240 apartment block near where I rent (by canals just off Broad St) which will add to the glut of empy flats in the city. If I were you, I'd offer 500pcm on a place that's advertised at 600pcm. If they refuse, tell the agent 'fine, there's another 1500 empty places'. Any agent worth their salt will be strongly advising LLs to negotiate rent in the current market, as they're going down in brum city centre due to massive over-supply (and they're still building!!! as you can see from the cranes in the above pics).
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:15 PM

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#34 Not Long Now

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:15 PM

Agree with the previous comment, the Rotunda will be brum's Millenium Dome.

And to the person who was looking for 500pcm with parking, that should be attainable, although you may have to go a little off the beaten track (e.g. Digbeth, Jewellery Quarter). Having said that, they've just completed a 240 apartment block near where I rent (by canals just off Broad St) which will add to the glut of empy flats in the city. If I were you, I'd offer 500pcm on a place that's advertised at 600pcm. If they refuse, tell the agent 'fine, there's another 1500 empty places'. Any agent worth their salt will be strongly advising LLs to negotiate rent in the current market, as they're going down in brum city centre due to massive over-supply (and they're still building!!! as you can see from the cranes in the above pics).


I am seeing both house prices and rents fall in Birmingham. Shortage of houses my a&rse.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:16 PM

Agree with the previous comment, the Rotunda will be brum's Millenium Dome.

And to the person who was looking for 500pcm with parking, that should be attainable, although you may have to go a little off the beaten track (e.g. Digbeth, Jewellery Quarter). Having said that, they've just completed a 240 apartment block near where I rent (by canals just off Broad St) which will add to the glut of empy flats in the city. If I were you, I'd offer 500pcm on a place that's advertised at 600pcm. If they refuse, tell the agent 'fine, there's another 1500 empty places'. Any agent worth their salt will be strongly advising LLs to negotiate rent in the current market, as they're going down in brum city centre due to massive over-supply (and they're still building!!! as you can see from the cranes in the above pics).


Good job i left Glenn Howells architects, they designed the rotunda for uber splash, no doubt with the amount of work they are doing in the residential property market will soon get shut down, i expect the redundancies to come quick and fast.

although Glenn is a decent fellow, he is also a property bull, he advised me to buy and not worry about the market, that was about a month before northern wreck. Glad i didn't listen, nor could afford to buy.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:36 PM

Found it by cunning Google search:

Birmingham - Pow !

Enjoy.


Thanks for the link. I live in Birmingham and like it.

Most people don't realise what a groovy happening place Birmingham really is.

I will let Kojak explain:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...lysavalas.shtml

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:49 PM

A vision of the future...?


:lol:

'I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.

Attacked sh!t flats on fire off the shoulder of Egbaston.

I watched H-beams glitter in the dark near btl ghost block gates.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die......'

http://www.blade-run...e=/frasi-e.html

Edited by Saving For a Space Ship, 12 June 2008 - 08:50 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:00 PM

:lol:

'I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.

Attacked sh!t flats on fire off the shoulder of Egbaston.

I watched H-beams glitter in the dark near btl ghost block gates.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die......'

http://www.blade-run...e=/frasi-e.html

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:25 PM

'I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.

Attacked sh!t flats on fire off the shoulder of Egbaston.

I watched H-beams glitter in the dark near btl ghost block gates.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die......'

Excellent stuff. Do you reckon Rutger Heuer could manage a Brum accent?

I will let Kojak explain:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...lysavalas.shtml


We hear Telly say that he spent hours here, walked through there and shopped here. Yet we never see him doing this. The cynic in me might suspect that our Telly never got closer to New Street that the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive.

He puts some effort into it though. He certainly earns his money.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:31 PM

Is anyone noticing the tendency for the first dramatic fall to be ugly new modernist metal high rise "apartments" (they used to call them flats - but aspiration has its own language)


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Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:31 PM

Excellent stuff. Do you reckon Rutger Heuer could manage a Brum accent?



We hear Telly say that he spent hours here, walked through there and shopped here. Yet we never see him doing this. The cynic in me might suspect that our Telly never got closer to New Street that the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive.

He puts some effort into it though. He certainly earns his money.


He didn't visit any of the UK towns he did promo voice-over narrations for. BBC R4, if I recall rightly, said all his recording work was done in America!
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:43 PM

He didn't visit any of the UK towns he did promo voice-over narrations for. BBC R4, if I recall rightly, said all his recording work was done in America!

:(

It seeems that even millionaire Hollywood actors are nothing but phonys!

Is there nothing left to believe in? Next you'll be telling me that he wore a bald-cap and was allergic to lollipops.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:01 PM

The builders and developers have got their money.

Perhaps not, the article suggests a proportion of buyers have walked away.
(Abandoning their deposit, of course, but the builders and developers won't get the full sale)
Fionnuala Earley, chief economist, www.nationwide.co.uk, 31/10/07: “Homeowners may well need to content themselves with less spectacular returns on their houses over the next decade.”

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:37 PM

http://www.rightmove...2...=1&tr_t=buy

30th Jun 2008

* Price changed: from '£129,950' to '£121,950'

30th May 2008

* Price changed: from '£134,950' to '£129,950'

10th May 2008

* Initial entry found.


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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:51 PM

i went up the rotunda last saturday afternoon as part of the residential lettings' group open day.

20th floor balcony was quite nice (incredibly vertiginous!) but it ate into the living space, so even the £2k pcm 2-bed 2-bath place (£450k?! was poky).

saw other appt types as well, and they're obviously tiny.

only residents i saw were a couple of twenty-somethings with cans of guinness in their arms at 13.00 on a saturday...

nice city views, but that novelty lasted around 10 mins.

at least your safe in the knowledge that your also paying less than the students living on campus at aston uni......

Edited by moosetea, 30 June 2008 - 12:52 PM.

I have bought a newish (5 years) house in November 2006. I talked the vendor down 30% off peak 2004 price am am paying less than the 2002 price. I feel prices will continue to drop down to the 2001 price but saving for 5 years hopefully means i wont be stung. The price i am paying isn't much above the price the vendor paid for the place when it was new in 2000. However some idiot is trying to flog an identical house on my road for 55k above the price i paid, one month later!?!?! The housing market is frothy, no-one ever knows what the value of a house is, the value is what someone is willing to pay, make sure you pay alot less than the asking price.

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