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About paul65

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  1. Yep, I thought I should say hello too. It's been a long time.
  2. Similar lurking and posting status to you Weebobby. My patience paid off. Finally completed on a 2,500 sq ft 4 bed 2 reception detached house with detached garage in Coleraine in Jan 2013. I think I hit the timing perfectly. House had gone sale agreed for £340k in 2007 (subsequently fell through) and I picked it up for less than half of that in Jan 2013.
  3. RICS Residential Market Survey - July 2013 Country Tom blames the wrong kind of weather. Surveyor Comments - Sales Aidan Conway MRICS, Andrews Chartered Surveyors, Londonderry, 02871263635 - Increased sales activity mainly from first time buyers. Bronagh Boyd MRICS, Digney Boyd Ltd., Newry, 028 30 833 233 - Improved market conditions with increased numbers of investors and first time buyers. Samuel Dickey MRICS, Samuel Dickey Estate Agents, Belfast, 02890652211 - The good weather creates a feeling of optimism and this is borne out with retail figures increasing. The overall confi
  4. Same here. Apparently some machines have an issue according to this Daily Mail article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294062/500-000-homes-dishwasher-risk-alert-Bosch-appliances-burst-flames.html
  5. Front page news on today's Newsletter http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/business/houses-at-2003-prices-1-5179559
  6. Sad news indeed. I wonder did a NI solicitors start the closure ball rolling? http://namawinelake.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/how-paul-tweeds-johnsons-solicitors-are-trying-to-muzzle-the-namawinelake-blog/ http://namawinelake.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/neil-adair-clarification-and-apology/
  7. Richard Ramsey has been doing a twitter analysis of the report this morning over at https://twitter.com/Ramseconomics
  8. Congrats Malthus! Welcome to the paying RV -20% club Good to know I'm not the only one here getting a house at a sensible price. Patience certainly pays off.
  9. See https://www.gov.uk/stamp-duty-land-tax-rates Stamp Duty of 1% kicks in at £125,001
  10. From thedetail: Mortgage distress: The deals the banks are quietly settling for
  11. UPDATE: Rateable Value has been included in the Key Information box for each property.
  12. Here's the RICS report for February 2013 [PDF] 2 RICS UK Housing Market Survey - February 2013.pdf 2 RICS UK Housing Market Survey - February 2013.pdf
  13. Yep, if you scroll down through the property listing you come across all the stats you need on price changes, as well as time on market! The RV is gone but an indication of what the rates payment per annum from LPSNI is included. This is contained within the Key Information section and there's a bit in the footer which reads:
  14. We certainly haven't bottomed out. As you've noted yourself there's plenty of unrealistic stuff still on the market. We are gradually getting there though. As a first time buyer I had been waiting patiently to buy since September 2005. Thank God I waited. I finally bought a 4 bed, 3 reception, 2 bathroom detached house with separate garage a couple of months ago. I got it at a value close to 54% below peak bubble price and didn't have to bid against anyone. The value may come down further but I was happy to enter at the price point that I did. My combined mortgage and insurance payments are r
  15. Saturday's Bel Tel carried the auction as it's front page with the rest of the story on page 7 or theseabouts I think. Strangely I can't find the story in the online edition though which is somewhat odd especially seeing as it was front page news on Saturday. You'd think they'd want to put the story online so they can wave the pom poms.
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