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M Wall

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  1. That has got to be typo! I also see that BS1 has become Clifton as well..... :-)
  2. What about this for some unreasonable pricing on one of the new-build flats down by the Harbourside: Sold new in October 2008 for £186,393 - current asking price anyone? Yes: £250,000!!!!! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/new-homes/property-14158752.html Unbelievable....!
  3. A question for the Bristol natives - the Persimmon "Ashley Down" new-build development in Bristol - does anybody know what previously occupied the land that these are built on? What sort of area is this? thanks in advance
  4. That's probably because it has electric panel heaters rather than the more efficient gch....
  5. Ah but remember the value range at supermarkets isn't what most people buy. They make the packaging look as naff as possible so that you feel better about buying the 'nicer' better packaged and more expensive food. Some years ago I believe Ford spent more making the base model Escort look cheap that they did to make the Ghia model look expensive...
  6. Might be worth a look at http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/infoabo...laims/index.htm or https://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/csmco2/index.jsp[/url] - defendant section - if she filed using the internet service also: http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
  7. Indeed. Something is only 'worth' what someone is willing and able to pay for it. Property in many areas seems to be moving from a liquid to an illiquid asset. Notional gains are not worth an estate agent's valuation if they cannot be materialised. It also seems that we currently have a 'perfect storm' where many people want to sell property that they don't live in to materialise any gains, people cannot obtain mortgages due to the 'credit crunch', inflation is clearly rising as food and fuel bills make clear and the actual unemployment levels are well in excess of government figures as they only concern people claiming unemployment benefit and don't include e.g. contract workers with gaps between contracts. I for one hope that we get back to the time where people bought houses and flats to live in rather than viewing 'property' as the means to a quick buck. It would also be nice to see TV schedules actually making programmes that aren't about people buying or developing houses for a change, but that's another matter entirely.
  8. They are still a building society, not a bank....
  9. I wouldn't recommend that Passat. The reason it is cheap is that nobody bought a 4 wheel drive Passat with an 8 cylinder engine as it's going to be *very* expensive to fix when something goes wrong - more than the purchase price. Insurance group 18, 21mpg and 317g CO2 (and that's for the manual) will mean steep running costs. https://secure.parkers.co.uk/secure/content/pdf/22496.pdf btw - despite what Parkers say, the Passat is not as reliable as Mondeo of the same vintage. On the other hand he may get a good reliable car. I doubt it will have any resale value for him as the running costs will put people off. See if the dealer offers a warranty and get the car inspected to check it all works and hasn't been crashed. An HPI check and an MOT at a different garage may suffice...
  10. Update: The property supplement in the local Bristol paper has the 1 bed flats at only 230K with 12K cashback over 2 years. When I looked at these last April it was definitely 300K for a 1 bed off plan. I've never actually seen anybody living in any of the Harbourside flats. There's a development of flats over from the Harbourside next to the Library, Dean's Court or something like that, that was built maybe 5 years ago approximately where Rightmove currently has 3 for sale. I wonder if it's the BTL mob dumping them?
  11. Also in Bristol - are people actually buying the Harbourside flats being built by Crest Nicholson? The prices are unbelievable. There's somebody wanting offers over 200K for his shoebox in the 'cheaper' bit: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-184...=8&tr_t=buy Meanwhile the developer is still looking for 300K for a 1 bed flat in the even more expensive part. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-762...=1&tr_t=buy !
  12. Which development is that?
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