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iron_chic

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  1. maybe, im sure ill find better, with a bit of effort...I think its a goodish commuter area though (schools etc...)...just off route 93.. train links into boston etc... im sure there are better areas...Ive only lived in North Reading and woburn before....but still think the value is better than most of the UK...even though most americans view such MA prices as crazy-lalaland
  2. Although I have considered Edinburgh, Im more interested in East Lothian (Gullane, North Berwick, Haddington, etc....) Still massively over-priced though...I quite like Portobello ....nice beech, cafes and pubs...dearth of properties though
  3. yeah, I thought that was a classic....i haven't done a really extensive search in such parts of NW london...no point. but I m sure none of these houses/flats are worth it.
  4. Must be the Curry Houses, NW london has some of the best in the country ....(ive also lived in South Manchester and Bradford!) No, Its just where my first job offer is based....not that happy about living there to be honest but I need a job. London is only great if you earn ~>200k + ....(or if you are single and 20-30 yrs old...it holds an unspecified excitement)
  5. After selling our london flat in ~06, we rented in essex for 3 years, and now living temporarily in Edinburgh...(in parents house..not good i know) Work wise, I left my job at end of 08 to pursue my own inventions/ideas and have been contracting intermittently to make ends meet. With respect to taxable income, we are a little up on the deal and I have also been able to spend loads more time with my two young children. However, about 2-3 months ago, I decided to go back to PAYE employment within a large company....I have just secured a job offer in London (NW near Ealing)...but not sure what
  6. My parents live in/near Musselburgh and have had a run in with the council re: a housing development next to their hoose.... They suspected foul play when the total number of houses built on the plot significantly exceeded the number originally given planning permission.....and were built really too close together... Their objections were not taken seriously by the council during the planning meetings (my father and neighbor lodged official objection and pointed out that the builders had sneaked in several extra houses)....It .was no real surprise when during one of these such race meetings
  7. sorry Robert Reed http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8293024.stm
  8. JD is irritated by the BBC bias and ignorance....and less so by our friend mr EA from Cheshire...who is the original Tory Boy (Richard Reed)...awful little oiler
  9. I asked the new government about house price stats. I suggested a more balanced/weighted stat may be required in light of low sale transactions and inflated asking prices. I got this reply... 10 June 2010 Dear Dr ***** Thank you for your email dated 24th May 2010 about house price indices. As it is not practical for Ministers to respond to all the letters they receive, I have been asked to reply on their behalf. As you mentioned in y
  10. sorry if this is widely known to HPC, but i looked up this nauseous EA to find this:- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8293024.stm this guy ('Tory Boy') is generally very patronising ...very easy to see why FP gets annoyed with him... However, wonder if he s still connected to conservative party...seems v.smug on predictions for house prices though
  11. Do all EAs systematically over estimate the square footage of houses and/or the size of plots??? Twice in the last year, I have identified that what was presented within the EAs brochures was quite inaccurate. We recently pulled out of a sale because the EAs details had included the garden next door (the plot was >20% smaller than advertised)....and they had also over egged size of the living room and bed1 (by several feet) as well as including a three foot high storage space under the house as living accommodation. This is not an isolated occurrence...and I have started to believe it i
  12. I think many EAs realise the game is up and there are no more willing cash buyers....Im a 'potential' cash buyer and Ive had various EAs really putting the squeeze on over the last 2-3 weeks... Although they wont admit it, they know whats about to start happening....significantly more supply...meaning the stale properties will start cutting price so as to stand out in the crowd...some more forced sellers aswell....soon the only ones left will be the stubborn baby boomers desperate to 'get a fair price' to finance retirements and give the kids a deposit .....and pay off the BMW M3 (daddies lit
  13. Where is such a house??? im only interested to compare drops in my area
  14. Ive been tracking 4beds in Epping for a while....(Theydon Grove especially) pretty average 4 bed townhouses were consistently above 500k...now seeing cracks and a number still not selling at 460-465k....(some sellers still not willing to reduce e.g. 579k!! -) I reckon this is a good bell-weather indicator ....
  15. why so abusive...? why isnt it a career...? have you ever had much experience outside education?
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