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  1. You are correct, this is not who I am referring to. Unfortunately I couldnt tell you even if you did guess right. But I stand by my previous assertions that there is a lot more deep doo-doo around than people suspect. Lotsa new cars around too, no? Place is stuffed with new 5 series, noticed that? Big mouth, big ego, 'businessmen' doing well for themselves? Well, no. Ever wonder how many of these cars are bought on the never-never? Then when the contract ends if the owner cant afford the 'final payment' they have no option but to roll into a new 3 year contract or lose their 'equity'.
  2. Anyone got any idea which Alty estate agent is going under? Which one has run through all their money and is running on fumes? Well....I do, but thats not the point, is it? Do any of you?
  3. I'm gonna stick with my recent theme of 'the pips squeaking' in the wealthy quarters. ***I DONT KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE*** But I've heard recently from more than one source that River Island and Next are vacating their premises in Alty. However another person connected to the Chamber of commerce has denied it. This would be a hammer blow to Alty and clearly sign the direction and value of local property. I am also hearing that rate reviews are being delayed by the council in order to inflate revenues and this is pushing businesses to the brink. Rates, incidentally, are based on rents. The las
  4. Heres a house I notice recently went sold STC. - Alstone drive in Alty (down near the narrow bridge/ post office) far end of Oldfield road. Viewed the house years ago, it was very small and asking £270k in June 2010 with Bridgfords!!!! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-16366725.html Delisted from Bridgfords and moved to Thornley Groves after gradually declining to £211k until march 2011 http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-17742654.html relisted by TG in May 2012 at 200k http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-37828064.html and seems t
  5. Excellent post and remarkably well informed on the minutiae of Italian electoral politics.
  6. Anybody who believes anything written in this 'magazine' deserves to be fleeced.
  7. Depressing though it may be you must stick to the rules my friend. Henceforth it isnt Budenburg, its Bunburger. You should give it all the respect the name implies!!!!
  8. I notice that a few new places are on the market in the Bunburger complex. Both under 100k.... 1 bed at 92k - http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-25689834.html 2 bed at 99k - http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-26621421.html Interestingly enough I have noticed quite a few sales falling through in Alty recently, I'm sure you have too. Waterstones in particular seem to be updating their properties en masse. (I noticed it recently on a Saturday morning, clearly the kid minding the shop was tasked with it then). I told you a few posts back that the pips w
  9. Get it in writing. Next time you make a query do it by email.
  10. Good topic. There are many attributes that are important when buying a house but they vary with the buyer and the location. For example, before we had kids, a small back yard for drinks and BBQs was important as long as it was low maintainence. Now however, a garden is vital. Here are a quick few of mine - Terraced house - make sure you have your own 'down pipe' from the roof gutters. If not, you are relying on your neighbours to keep their gutters clear to prevent flooding/overflow on your property. End terrace houses - it is vital to get the outer walled and roof structure checked.
  11. I'm talking about private individuals here, not corporate property magnets. Solicitors, lawyers, doctors, small business owners, that sort of thing. They made huge money during the boom years, far more than they needed. The excess was put into property, pension funds etc.... Now, cash reserves have been run down - they are out of cash - and they have to start liquidating assets to maintain appearences and/or keep their businesses afloat. The types of people I'm talking about have already been ground down. They are the asset 'rich'/cash poor crowd. Whats happening now is that when they ne
  12. Hello fellow Hale/Alty/Timperley HPC'ers havent posted in a while but have been checking in periodically..... Just read through the thread from end of last year onwards. Noticed a lot of despondancy with regard to prices not falling. Cant say too much here but I am fairly convinced that prices will continue to fall especially in the more upmarket areas. The reason for this is that I have a very indiscreet friend who works in finance and knows about the various investments of the wealthy who are generally concentrated in these areas. These people are heavily invested in property commercial
  13. Try changing some of the options under 'Styles' and 'Filters' you (or someone else) may simply have turned some of the options off. Is this on Rightmove or Property News? Have you checked the 'Styles' and 'Filters' options to see if anyone has changed your settings?
  14. Okay peeps, what exactly are you experiencing? Firstly, on Propertynews, you have to click on the actual property before you see the PB output. It doesnt display on the front page like Rightmove. Secondly, PB is a plugin for firefox, there shouldnt be any need to un/reinstall Firefox to get it working. Can you let me know (here) what version of FF you have and when you updated everything. I'll help as much as I can, PB is a brilliant resource and HPC'ers shouldnt be without it.
  15. Because, as I said waaayyy back in 2008..... http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=67982&view=findpost&p=965318 ...houses prices are a function of credit. Horsesh!t artists who claim that credit is a function of house prices are outright liars. Anyone, any professional, any economist who says otherwise should be jailed. http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=67982&view=findpost&p=965318
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