Report A Nice Dose Of Warm Reality For The Weekend in House prices and the economy Posted April 8, 2006 That's an unusual amount of detail to have about the sellers? Did you investigate each "No chain" seller's personal details? The emigration percentage is huge--could that indicate that the UK population is about to drop? Not really that much detail IMO. Just that we are friendly people and able to strike up a rapport with people - and it's natural to ask where they are hoping to move too and generally they are happy to say. Having said that one of the divorce cases didn't actually volunteer the info when we asked - but I knew she was divorcing as she was an aquaintence of a woman I used to work with. On the indicative of rats leaving the sinking ship question - I think my experience might be a little misleading as we ourselves are no spring chickens and so are looking at 3rd / 4th rung type properties. So probably fair to expect for us not to see that many BTL bailing examples as I percieve those to be the 1st / 2nd rung type props. But I am surprised not only at the high numbers of those emmigrating but the low numbers of those just moving elswhere in the UK or even downsizing. However, I suspect if (unofficial) inflation continues as it has been over the last year then there will be a lot more downsizing going on shortly.