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  1. Yeah, looks interesting. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jun/25/home-ownership-out-of-reach-for-2-million-uk-families-says-thinktank
  2. Surprising that they have anything left after all those avocados & smartphones.
  3. the flying pig

    Post Your Favourite Charts Here

    NIMBYism alive and well. https://twitter.com/lauracgiles/status/887348178290397185
  4. haha. given that under 30s essentially don't buy houses any more, those numbers are, well, mind-blowing.
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    3ft wide house £800k.... in London

    "...there is a the possibility, subject to planning permission, a first floor could be added to part of the mews - increasing the size and practicality..." Maybe at the very end. For almost all of it you'd be building in front of someone else's window, which I doubt is allowed. Honestly I think it looks like it has some vague potential given the area it's in, though almost certainly as a pied a terre of some kind.
  6. the flying pig

    Property Bee

    @ b_real - thanks, do you know if it's managed to get a decent sized user base going, particularly compared to property bee?
  7. the flying pig

    Property Bee

    apologies for hoofing an old thread, I was just wondering whether property bee is still going/still has a decent sized user base/has been superseded or joined by anything else? I'm about to start looking at some flats in in East London, seems like quite a tech savvy area etc. thanks
  8. the flying pig

    Most Overpriced Monstrosity In London

    i can't understand the price for a house of that size in that location. even by current london standards it must surely be way out of kilter?
  9. he's worried that leverage ratio rules might have a, "potential effect on mortgages and other lending activity"?
  10. the flying pig

    Another Btl Success Story

    parts of that are sneaky - not spectacularly so but at least, well, she makes an effort: [a] by referencing the £20k she spent on a course, describing it as excessive but not [in the context of the games she'd later make] wasted, she confronts the fears of a skeptical reader head on; & by referencing the fact that she bought just as prices were about to fall & still did well she tackles probably the other biggest potential fear.
  11. the flying pig

    Another Btl Success Story

    agreed, the drivel she's spewing out is [very] mildly hilarious. first there's the basic maths whereby at the very most 1 in every 23 households can be landlord to 22 renter households - of course it's far fewer than that when you factor in very widespread owner occupation & the still very large state-owned social housing sector. more obviously of course there's the irony about her not wanting "to be dependent on the state" & deciding to escape this dependency by seetting up a 'business' whose entire revenue streams are 100% funded by, well, the state. somewhere I thikn there's maybe an unspoken assumption that what she's done [buying property from owner-occuperis or other landlords & renting it out] is somehow good for society??? there's the slight oddness around dates... firstly graduating in 1995 to first [low end] property bought in 2008 doesn't sound like what you'd call a runaway success story, plus of course there's a vague question around how someone who started in 2008 could progress so quickly to 'owning' 22 pwoperdees, given the modest HPI we've seen since then. but for me the charm is the in the small details... the greengrocer's apostrophe on 'months' in the very first sentence; the florid language ["...determined...", "...applauded by hard-working families...", " amassed", "scraping by", "shoestring", "not a hardluck story [tho i can only think she means 'not a good luck story'???]"... very much one to warm the cockles.
  12. the flying pig

    Cameron Admits Policies Have 'hurt Families'

    what the heck is a "family"? if i left my wife & kids would my newly created household of one still be a "family"? would their household of three? what if my kids both fly the nest, would any of us still be living in a "family"?
  13. the flying pig

    Was Anybody Planning On Retiring At 55?

    i'm now aged 38. at age 55: it's hard to say what type of work i'll be doing. a few 55 yr olds currently do my job but they're a small minority; my mortgage [20 yr taken out in 2012, only about 30% LTV, taken out at age c. 35] will be [only just] paid off. my kids will be aged 21 & 18. i'll have to wait 13 yrs until my [fairly decent, if i've stayed in work till then] work pension starts paying out. suspect my position's better than many but it hardly fills me with joy.
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    Another Crayzee London Mark Up

    muswell hill? nearly a grand per square foot?

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