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  1. Looks like Great North Park at Gosforth is going dow the Sh*tter. Homes previously sold for £400k now available from £200k although bids are up to £265k http://www.pattinsonauctions.co.uk/Propert...&SearchFor= I've worked in a guys house who bought once of the "Redheugh" properties paying £400k for it last year, he was a wealthy guy but i bet he'll be really p*ssed when he finds next door moved in for £140k cheaper.
  2. Just recieved the local News Guardian, Halifax EA franchise has closed dowm, thats the 3rd Estate Agent in Whitley Bay to go down in the last quarter, interesting times ahead.
  3. I have been looking to rent a house for a while and saw a nice place i liked and decided to enquire. I was told the EA didn't have the keys till Monday 29/10/07 so to call back then. just last night i saw the place was rent agreed on right move and rang again to enquire. This time a different woman answered the phone and said that the place was wanted by a freind of a woman who worked in the office in the office and when i asked if my name was listed against the property for a viewing once it was available as I had asked she replied no. It was blatant that I had spoken to the said woman and she hadn't listed my name as she wanted the place for her friend. She arranged a viewing for me on the 29/10 at 14:30 Well, just got a call from the EA and the place is no longer available and let out to another family. I feel I have been treated disgracefully. Is there anything I can do or do I just put it down as a bad EA experience? FAVRE
  4. Someone ran out of money in Bedlington perhaps? http://detailsserver02.vebra.com/cgi-win/v...1/MANSI/15074/1 Favre
  5. Costa catastrophe http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgages/hom...id=505&ct=5 How long before we hear stories like this about "property wannabes" in the UK?
  6. I would agree with this, If you know anyone in the heating trade it would be worth asking them to calculate the radiator size for each room and compare to what you have. The pump could be running slow and the system may require cleaning. It could also be the boiler temperature control is to low. Its also worth adding Thermostatic Radiator Valves to every radiator apart from one (usually the bathroom or the room in which your room thermostat is located) so you can control the heat in each of the rooms. Will save you a lot of money FAVRE
  7. Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Paracetamol, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student; but, could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you still remember him pass this on. If not join the majority and do nothing. Maybe with it being easter good old common sense can live again like Jesus Christ
  8. Please feel free to rip me to pieces if i'm wrong, but have just been checking average house selling prices in my area and they are DOWN 15% yoy. http://www.home.co.uk/guides/house_prices_...&lastyear=1 Makes me feel a little happier knowing that the "prices only ever go up" saying couldn't be any more wrong. looking to move out from home and start renting within a 15 months, bring on further price drops! Favre
  9. I had to laugh at this bit though: "He also claimed he advertised himself on the same website, but did not attract much interest." Made my day that! FAVRE
  10. I'm pretty much in the same boat as you mate! Living in North Tyneside I've just turned 25, £55k in savings and on £32k a year. A half decent 3 bed semi costs £180K not that we (my gf is a teacher in her first year) would be stretched cash wise but there is absolutely no way I will give up my hard earned savings on for over priced pile of bricks. Why should I when in a few years time I can buy it for less? I continuously read news of property price increases but I seriously have not seen this in my area, there’s a massive supply of homes for sale and in and around North Tyneside with no FTB's able to buy them, this house of cards is taking longer to come down than i imagined but I’m prepared to stick it out, I'm only 25 ffs! Sometimes I think should I take a dive but then at a party on Saturday night I was speaking to a friends wife who said " you need to buy a house soon other wise the one you want will be three times as expensive if you hold out for five years!!!" Sometimes I really do despair at the lack of financial sense in people old enough to know better. Favre
  11. It is certainly not normal to have to continually light the pilot light!! As well as being told to put the towel over the flue, well thats just plain dangerous!!! You should have a landlords gas safety inspection certificate (CP12) this should be completed annually on all gas appliances as well as an annual tightness test to check the gas pipework. These checks can only be carried out be a correctly qualified corgi engineer who should have a Corgi ID card. Do you you know the make and model? If you do let me know and I'll tell you if its a reliable boiler or not! FAVRE
  12. Strange goings on in my local rag over the past few weeks, the local rag is located in Newcastle. Not only have the EA's been advertising homes for sale in increasingly smaller sized ads in order to fit more to one page but they have now started taking entire pages out, full of adverts with sold stamped across them in order for them to look better thyan each other in the selling of homes. Even more strange is the fact that they are all doing it, at the end of each EA section is this "Sold" page trying to drum up business. It does not however state how long it took them to sell these said homes so you cant really tell which one is doing better than the other. If I didn't know any better I'd think that they are all short of business and trying to steal what business there is away from each other by making themselves look more successful than the others with this "Look how many homes we have sold" page. Is this happening in any other areas ? Discuss. Favre
  13. I have to agree with Nirpal with regards to the attitudes of upcoming generations changing. With me being in this so-called Ipod generation I guess I have a changing attitude to the same 24 year olds in decades gone by. After leaving school at 18 with A-levels and not a penny to my name, I was successful in my application for an engineering apprenticeship and after a years training and 5 years "on the tools" I've recently been promoted to Team Manager, 32k a year. I've worked by backside off to get where I am and after wise investments in the stock market etc my savings stand at £50k. I think where my attitude has changed from others is that I'm sitting the housing market out, I refuse to hand over my hard earned savings to some Muppet who thinks buying a house and living in it for 3 or 4 years constitutes a "wise investment" What I say to the 30 - 50 year olds is B*llocks to the lot of you, I'm more than happy to sit this out with sizeable savings and watch your "investments" devalue drastically over the next few years. We shall see how wise your investments really are. You have priced me out of this housing market, if you were in my shoes you would think that the salary I’m on and the savings I have would have been enough for a decent home. Back in "your day" it was, but your greed and "investment decisions" have priced out the Ipod generation so much so that attitudes are changing. I hope you get everything you deserve, I cannot believe that these people have the bare faced cheek to expect the younger generation to take on astronomical amounts of debt for vastly overpriced homes, yes that’s right homes, not "investments" or "properties" but homes; homes that others could be enjoying without a millstone round their neck that’s 3 times as big as the one you had round your neck when you were younger. I do not expect to have an easy life, I know that hard work does pay off, but when your in my position and see your generation screwing me I will not shed a tear for you when it all goes wrong. Good luck Favre.
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