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noyk

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  1. Lidar map and rendering - really nice job.
  2. Thanks, thats what i was looking for
  3. Hi, its been a long time since i've frequented these forums but happy to see its still going strong. Years ago there were some decent house price tracking sites that showed all the changes on rightmove etc, i can't remember what they were called and wondered if they are still going. It was crowd sourced, with a browser plugin or something similar if i remember correctly.. Any ideas?
  4. All that is based on the premise that the graph correctly represents this economic period or situation. It has been reposted so many times it's taken as factual; we should consider if it really represents anything useful anymore.
  5. It's a moral choice, you and your family have to live with your choice, no one else does, do what you need to do. If you took all morality out of it, the decision is simple.
  6. Maybe i missed it before, anyone noticed the new hp landreg website? http://houseprices.landregistry.gov.uk/ Nice heat map too
  7. It says some countries including Germany include part time and apprentice wages
  8. noyk

    Surrey

    it does have great access to the pub though
  9. This thread reminds me and i cant find the thread, but what happened to the secret money transfers via Barclays via china via some south east asian business man, anyone remember. I think someone in the lords raised some questions...?
  10. We have a bungalow purchased last year (approx 120sqm floor area), it's been absolutely fantastic for us and our 2 1/2 and 1 year old. We got a 1/4 acre plot which we would never ever have got close to in a normal house and because of this the privacy and feel of the house is much nicer. It also gives us the opportunity to extend outwards and/or convert the loft should we need to expand in the future... However, having always lived in houses or flats on two levels, for a while after we moved in I did slightly miss going upstairs to bed but this wears off pretty quick. The house was a state when we bought it so fixing it up was simple, if a lot of hard work, as we didn't have lug anything upstairs it made a small but noticeable difference! We have never worried about leaving windows open at night either (apart from for about a couple of weeks last year when there was the ridiculous scare surrounding the fox attack on the babies in london), but i suppose it depends on the type of windows you have.. Before we bought, bungalows were not top of the list of choices, but having lived there for over a year now i am very glad we chose it over the normal houses on offer, and would tell anyone to consider them equally alongside 2 story houses. As it was our first house purchase it was a bit of a gamble but we had been moving from bad landlord to bad landlord in past and it's a revelation that the only person i have to deal with or rely on now is me
  11. Mine forgave me (bought in April), but i bought them off with sandpits, slides and a soon to be tree house and new kitchen and redecoration. I have to say after living under the cloud of an idiot landlord i do much prefer owning (renting partially from the bank yes) and am really starting to enjoy DIY.
  12. Bought here earlier this year, gave up watching, waiting and wondering - i had after all been waiting to buy since 2003 which was already far too long... more important for family stability than anything else. Got 1/4 acre plot and plenty of options to expand so even if prices go down and as long as i keep work coming in and rates don't go x 32 i'll be ok i hope. My experience with sellers around here of reasonable desirable houses in reasonably desirable roads (3/4 beds) was that they just won't sell at more than about 10% below asking price, we ended up getting only a few % below asking price, though the one we finally went for was priced more reasonably than many others we saw. We had one fall through which was accepted at 8% below asking price but they could not find anything suitable to move to (down sizers). There is still a lot of work in the area, Farnborough through Thames valley and London commuters so there is very little downward pressure that i see in the bracket i bought in, however i did start to see many more greater than 500k and below 250k properties coming on but not a lot in between. The house we eventually bought which is in the middle of those ranges had already "sold" twice in the 2 1/2 months it had been on but due to mortgage problems and other reasons it came back on, luckily (i think/hope) for us we found it the day it came back on. Good luck with either finding your own place or with prices coming down to "reasonable" levels, in an ideal world they should but I took view before i bought that interest rates may well stay low for a long time thus keeping borrowing available and with a mini baby boom the sort of houses that i want in a relatively high employment area are not going to come down much, so i may as well buy the best that i can without over stretching myself.
  13. The new boilers are reliable if they are fitted properley, the problem is many of the "heating engineers" etc haven't got a clue or pay too little attention during installation
  14. I can vouch for that one, i lived in that block a few years back and it's an excellent location, 5 minutes walk to surbiton shops (and village pizza ifs its still there, great place!) and station, 5 mins to the Thames and 15 meters to bus stop that takes you to kingston (or you can walk in 10-15 minutes). And generally nice neighbours who have been around a while and the flats are really quite well designed to top it off... And no i dont own that one, but i did enjoy living there.
  15. There is clearly something wrong with those average salaray stats. Average salary for a SAP consultant is £693,333 according to that, looks like they have added all the top salaries together and forgotten to divide! Doesn't sat much about the other stats does it
  16. And only fits a "small to medium" size car.
  17. unless it was that useless twit Will Hutton of the work foundation who pops up everywhere. Bloody annoying tone, went from incredibly bullish to bearish in the space of a day when he realised he wasn't being hired to talk about how well things were going anymore, another champagne socialist **** from a labour spin tank.
  18. nice work finding that. doesn't suprise me it wasn't reported either sadly.
  19. April 1st. They will also announce that the whole credit crunch was just a joke on HPC'ers
  20. Were you using firefox? They only support IE and Opera which both seem to work reliably.
  21. I'm in the "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity" camp.
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