My ex and I split up about 2 weeks ago. We argued a lot generally but one of the things that really were the worst arguements was about house prices. A typical snippet from one:
Her: "You've been saying for 10 years that prices will crash"
Me: " They have crashed"
Her: "No they haven't"
Me "Yes they did, in 2007 and going lower still now"
Her " Well they haven't in St Albans"
Me: "Thats because its overpriced due to London, places away from London are still going down"
Her: "Well I suppose if you keep saying it will crash for long enough, one day you will be right"
Me: "(Fuming!) You have no idea really at all. One of these days you will see what I mean and come around to reality and the fact I was right all along. You need to read some articles online."
Her: "You can't get a better investment than a house if you have spare cash, look at all the rent you'll get instead of it sitting in the bank. I've advised my cousin (who has lots of money) to invest in housing.
Me: "Sit down, do the sums and work out the yield, it really is not worth the hassle. Money is better in the bank. (Angry here) Its people like you who got the country into the state it is today speculating with housing and watching too much property porn"
Her: "Why are you so angry all the time, you used to be so fun and now its all doom and gloom, you hate banks, builders, the government, the bank of england, councils, estate agents, mervyn king, in fact nearly everyone. Don't you think you could be wrong about this?"
Me; "Of course not"
Her: "Thats right, EVERYONE is wrong - you are right!"
Me: "You make it sound like I am the only person with these views, I tell you I'm not. As I say, forget your ideas forced into you by the mainstream media and do some research, theres plenty of it out there and use your common sense.......
I could go on but you get the general idea. Do you think I'm best off out of it!>>!??! She probably would have taken half my house anyway. I think the best idea is to find a girl who already has a house these days so you are on an equal footing.
This is a typical example of probably not to handle a girls nesting instinct but then again we never communicated well anyway when she got in that kind of mood. And an example of the damage high house prices cause relationships.
MrB, on 10 April 2012 - 11:35 AM, said:
Lots of HPC heroes have fallen to to OH pressures, to be honest I find it quite funny! I especially love the U-turns regarding trends and analysis to add some quasi legitimacy to their decision, when it's pretty obvious there is a hen-pecked numpty with extra small gonads caving in to his missus...
No small gonads over here. She was a big control freak at times but I wouldn't cave in over housing or most other things.
This post has been edited by Spoony: 11 April 2012 - 12:07 AM