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rettah

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  1. Taking a long term view a lot of commodities (metals) are actually still very cheap. The price in the 80's was artificially low due in part to the breakdown of the USSR which released large stocks on to the open market. This low price meant mines closed and it was uneconomic to conduct large scale exploration. The price of many metals has not kept pace with inflation (in the long term) and it could easily be argued that they could increase much further.
  2. There was also a development of 5 bed houses just up the road that were for sale around the £1M mark. I think there were 6 built and all but one sold. Who'd pay around £1M for a house a yard away from your next door neighbough, right on the road and with a garden the size of a hanky? Crazy!! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-174...=2&tr_t=buy
  3. How much lower can this government go with its spin?
  4. I would suggest that a lot of people on this forum are far more obsessed with property than these people!
  5. You can add 10-20% to those for the benefit of the pension to get to a comparable wage in the private sector.
  6. And down it comes to £695,000! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-175...=1&tr_t=buy
  7. These people must be barking mad, £725,000 for a terraced house in Hertford. On the main road as well. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-195...=4&tr_t=buy
  8. This kind of ties in with my "lunatics have taken over the asylum" post about fairfield which is just down the road from letchworth. There are some nice houses in letchworth which compared with Welwyn (and the asylum!) still seem to be "reasonably" priced. There is a big redevelopment planned as well: http://www.thenextsteps.co.uk/ Some of the new builds prices seem to be crazy though http://www.rightmove.co.uk/search.rsp?lo_u...amp;s_tat=false
  9. Flats in a block just down the road from me went on sale from new in 2005 and I was astounded at the prices being paid. The block is in a terrible location between sainsburys, a car park that is used as a skate park and the railway line. One flat has been for sale for ages and is now under offer at £184,000 : http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-159...=1&tr_t=buy The lowest price paid in this block in 2005 was £250,000 http://www.rightmove.co.uk/action/SoldPric...ummarypagenum=1 So the minimum loss in 3 years is £66,000 or about 26% - in an area that has supposedly seen huge increases!
  10. I think the people trying to sell the 5 bed for £730,000 (reduced to £699,950) could have a problem as this one on the same road is on for £529,950: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-164...=3&tr_t=buy I know not all 5 beds are the same but £170,000 difference on the same road!
  11. I think tonights could be a cracker. There was a brief sumary in saturdays telegraph that said this:
  12. A little over a week on and the prices have been reduced already: £730k house now £699,950 http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-204...=1&tr_t=buy and £659,995 house now £620,000 http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-179...=1&tr_t=buy So only another £250k to go for the first one and £170k for the second until they start to look sensible!
  13. These people seem to forget the basic fact about borrowing money - You have to pay it back!
  14. vorsprung durch technik as they say in Germany!
  15. To quote the big O: "It's over It's over It's over It's over" Is this really true: I thought the 100% mortgage was a modern creation?
  16. Doesn't look like they're supporting them very well!
  17. This is such good news. Funny how this came out today when all the papers are full of Diana's crash. Wonder what the papers will be full of tomorrow? A differnet type of crash I would think!
  18. This from the forum from the property expert on the couch: Interest rates on the way down! , credit crunch weakens! What planet is this guy on.
  19. Nomad, I actually live in North London now and am amazed at the prices of some of the properties. This is a new build just down the road from me: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-174...=1&tr_t=buy How close together are they? There is hardly any garden as well. Live_in_hope, I agree with what you say about the arelsey/stotfold area and you can actually get a very nice place in Letchworth for that sort of money. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-203...=1&tr_t=buy There must be over 100 properties for sale at Fairfield at the moment which , to a degree, says it all.
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