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Sledgehead

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  1. .... and after thinking ... .... you put it in the bank.... ... ... ... ... ... gotcha! (it usually takes me a couple of weeks to expose shammers: with you it took 6 hours. You should feel proud to have helped enhance my rep. see ya)
  2. .... and after thinking ... .... you put it in the bank.... ... ... ... ... ... gotcha! (it usually takes me a couple of weeks to expose shammers: with you it took 6 hours. You should feel proud to have helped enhance my rep. see ya)
  3. The fact is all business ventures look BETTER in theory than they are in practice. Only fantasists think the reverse.
  4. Indeed. The trouble with crashes is that they are only defined as such retrospectively; this is quite useless. You talk of sentiment turning bad enough to crash the market but this is a redundant concept: by the time sentiment is bad, the crash is already underway! In fact it is NOT weak sentiment that crashes markets, but strong sentiment. How can I say this: well, experience and history. Market crashes start form peaks of over optimism, not from troughs of pessimism. If you hang around for pessimism to sell, you've waited too long! In actuality, extreme pessimism is a sign of a market bottom.
  5. Teddy, "A place in the Sun" - that was the cream of the crop, v.nice, but I personally think she could lose a stone or two b4 she tries to make money taking her own shirt from her own back.
  6. "Residential yields (rent as a proportion of capital value) are at record lows of 3.4 percent in the U.K., 2.1 percent in Ireland and 1.9 percent in Australia." Housing yields fall points to market slowdown Tue 10 August, 2004 08:33 http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticl...section=finance ... yet you still claim 12% gross ... ...but BBB sweety, you'll laugh at anything. Please don't think I'm being patronising: honestly, I envy you. It's a talent to be able to put such an optimistic gloss on everything. I bet you could live in cow's pee up to your kneck and still dream of paddling in the Maldives. Bless. One final point: n-a-s-t-y is not how you spell realistic.
  7. ...Ah! it all becomes crystal clear: BBB is clearly refering to the buy 1, get 1 free offer currently sweeping the BTL market. ...No, wait a min, that's what's gonna happen in couple a years time. That time machine of his is gonna get worn out at this rate!
  8. ...Iggy Pop knocking out Lust for Life on the radio, Ewan McGregor making a splash at the cinema in the gritty black commedy Trainspotting, the Tories heading towards their first defeat in 18 years, the young Blair waiting in the wings... ...but what the hell are we talking about 1996 for? http://www.jrf.org.uk/knowledge/findings/housing/H194.asp Not that I'm saying you can't get 12% nowadays: all you need is a time machine.
  9. WBC - here bloody here. The idea that comments on the housing market can be construed as insider dealing is ludicrous. Insider dealing refers to the specific charge of acting on specific, market sensitive, priviledged information. Perhaps Kirstie is refering to the practice of ramping/de-ramping: in this regard the FSA considers it an offence for an unqualified individual to give investment advice. Ring any bells Kirstie dear?
  10. (Originally posted in other thread but I thought you'd all appreciate my property-ramp-tv listings) Hi, Very impressed by posters' reaction to the piece, choosing to focus on the psychology. The posters above seem to understand that whilst concepts such as earnings multiples and affordability have their part to play in the price of property, the key determinent at this stage is sentiment. Understanding the sentiment or mood of influential figures like Kirstie is thus important. During the interview she professed to be angry and was indeed turning red. Whilst blushing is a sign of anger in extreme circumstances, it is more usually a sign of embarrassment (stemming perhaps from her unreserved endorsement of property). Classic stuff when she assures us a crash is nonsense seconds after telling us this site could terrify property owners. You wonder who these people are who are terrified by nonsense. They must have a fit over headlines like "MAN-EATING TRAPPIST GERBILLS INVADE UK". Implicit in her talk of scaremongering is the tacit acceptance that some property investors have something to be scared of. If you are in this group may I respectfully suggest it is because you have overstretched yourselves. And fancy suggesting that the opinions expressed here should be subject to regulation.... Perhaps she'd like to airbrush property bears, "Stalin-like", totally out of existence She says the web is a powerful medium, presumably with enough power to distort property prices in an unjustified manner. May I suggest those who believe this do a little research into how many sites are pumping property and how many are trying to do the opposite. Just put the terms "property crash" and "property boom" into Google. Here are the results: "property crash" : 3,470 hits "property boom" : 22,900 hits If Kirstie is right and the web can distort prices I'd say they'd been distorted upwards pretty badly What about other media, like TV. If the web influences, surely so does tv. Thought I'd do a similar survey for property ownership tv programs, and those devoted to the coming crash. PROPERTY-PHILIC Makeover & DIY Housecall Big Strong Boys Big Strong Girls Doorstep DIY Changing Rooms Designer for a Day House Invaders How Not To Decorate 60 minute makeover Houses Behaving Badly Making Space Everything Must Go Improvement & Repair DIY SOS Real Rooms Monster House Home Again Hometime Room for Improvement Development Property Ladder Million Pound Property Experiment Staging House Doctor The 20 Quickest Ways To Make Money on Your Property The 20 Quickest Ways To Lose Money on Your Property Trading Up Buying, Selling and Moving To Buy or Not to Buy Selling Houses Location, Location, Location Relocation, Relocation, Relocation Escape to the Country London's Hottest Properties Prices & Gameshow Home Values Up Your Street Under Offer Hot Property Property Envy Other People’s Houses Britain's Best homes Abroad Home From Home A Place in the Sun A Place in France A Place In Greece Dream Holiday Home Living the Dream I want that house Trading Up In The Sun Exterior & Gardens Front of House Ground Force Garden Invaders Gardening Angels Outdoor Rooms Building Grand Designs Reality TV The Block House Wars TOTAL = 52 PROPERTY-PHOBIC - TOTAL = 0 Suggesting this site could possibly do anything to counter the unremitting wave of bull-side property ramping perpetuated by every tv channel is quite ludicrous and shows extreme paranoia. Time Kirstie saw a shrink? Judging by her performance Kirstie is undoubtedly concerned enough to be a regular visitor to this site and especially this thread. So Kirstie, if you really don't want to contribute to the coming crash may I suggest you read a little Hamlet before your next tv appearance and bare in mind Shakespeare's classic line: The lady doth protest too much.
  11. Hi, Very impressed by posters' reaction to the piece, choosing to focus on the psychology. The posters above seem to understand that whilst concepts such as earnings multiples and affordability have their part to play in the price of property, the key determinent at this stage is sentiment. Understanding the sentiment or mood of influential figures like Kirstie is thus important. During the interview she professed to be angry and was indeed turning red. Whilst blushing is a sign of anger in extreme circumstances, it is more usually a sign of embarrassment (stemming perhaps from her unreserved endorsement of property). Classic stuff when she assures us a crash is nonsense seconds after telling us this site could terrify property owners. You wonder who these people are who are terrified by nonsense. They must have a fit over headlines like "MAN-EATING TRAPPIST GERBILLS INVADE UK". Implicit in her talk of scaremongering is the tacit acceptance that some property investors have something to be scared of. If you are in this group may I respectfully suggest it is because you have overstretched yourselves. And fancy suggesting that the opinions expressed here should be subject to regulation.... Perhaps she'd like to airbrush property bears, "Stalin-like", totally out of existence She says the web is a powerful medium, presumably with enough power to distort property prices in an unjustified manner. May I suggest those who believe this do a little research into how many sites are pumping property and how many are trying to do the opposite. Just put the terms "property crash" and "property boom" into Google. Here are the results: "property crash" : 3,470 hits "property boom" : 22,900 hits If Kirstie is right and the web can distort prices I'd say they'd been distorted upwards pretty badly What about other media, like TV. If the web influences, surely so does tv. Thought I'd do a similar survey for property ownership tv programs, and those devoted to the coming crash. PROPERTY-PHILIC Makeover & DIY Housecall Big Strong Boys Big Strong Girls Doorstep DIY Changing Rooms Designer for a Day House Invaders How Not To Decorate 60 minute makeover Houses Behaving Badly Making Space Everything Must Go Improvement & Repair DIY SOS Real Rooms Monster House Home Again Hometime Room for Improvement Development Property Ladder Million Pound Property Experiment Staging House Doctor The 20 Quickest Ways To Make Money on Your Property The 20 Quickest Ways To Lose Money on Your Property Trading Up Buying, Selling and Moving To Buy or Not to Buy Selling Houses Location, Location, Location Relocation, Relocation, Relocation Escape to the Country London's Hottest Properties Prices & Gameshow Home Values Up Your Street Under Offer Hot Property Property Envy Other People’s Houses Britain's Best homes Abroad Home From Home A Place in the Sun A Place in France A Place In Greece Dream Holiday Home Living the Dream I want that house Trading Up In The Sun Exterior & Gardens Front of House Ground Force Garden Invaders Gardening Angels Outdoor Rooms Building Grand Designs Reality TV The Block House Wars TOTAL = 52 PROPERTY-PHOBIC - TOTAL = 0 Suggesting this site could possibly do anything to counter the unremitting wave of bull-side property ramping perpetuated by every tv channel is quite ludicrous and shows extreme paranoia. Time Kirstie saw a shrink? Judging by her performance Kirstie is undoubtedly concerned enough to be a regular visitor to this site and especially this thread. So Kirstie, if you really don't want to contribute to the coming crash may I suggest you read a little Hamlet before your next tv appearance and bare in mind Shakespeare's classic line: The lady doth protest too much.
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