Financial Planner, on Aug 11 2008, 04:00 PM, said:
Put yourself in my shoes: I am actually visible. Perhaps the only poster who is NOT anonymous. That is why I should be able to keep my personal affairs to myself. Before I was the spokesman I was anonymous so I told my story. I am no longer anonymous. That you Bruce Banner can't see that, I think you are mean-spirited and I see it as personally aggressive. So, that is why I reported your post.
BTW - once again, I am NOT a Moderator. I have no deletion facility. Thus, as any member, I reported your post as I found it and the HPC Mods took action as they saw fit with regards to Forum rules.
Break the rules and you will leave yourself open to question.
Although the forum rules make no mention of it being forbidden to quote an old post, I take your point about posts that you made before becoming the spokesman.
This post was made by you in November 2007, long after you had become the website spokesman, so I assume that it is in order to quote it.
Financial Planner, on Nov 19 2007, 08:54 PM, said:
Actually I sold in late 2002 to be with my fiance 20 miles south (Broxbourne) and £100k more expensive. SO we didn;t buy back in. Been very comfortable with the decision ever since given its 15-20 yr cycle. Prices will plummet and in a few years we will find the 1 in 30 that falls 75%.
ALso, we have lived FAR better than if we'd borrowed.
Do come and say hello and that goes for anyone. Email me via my details if you think you will.
How about an E Herts pub?
It looks to me like there is a massive coordinated attempt by the various VIs to engineer a spring bounce by press releases and trolling popular Internet forums such as this.
Following the reported 1.9% monthly rise from a government controlled lender and the (expected) 0.5% rate cut, this forum seems to be targeted by bulls, many joining in the last few day to talk up the market.
The general drift seems to be... 'Savings accounts are paying a pittance so get into property now and pick up a bargain'.
I wonder if the various EA and lenders associations are emailing their members, suggesting that joining this forum to talk up the market would be a good idea.
Note: The above was posted in late January 2009, the following is updated as and when required.