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howlowcanyougo

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  1. Interesting ..... which area? Prices are dropping in Harehills but not by 50% yet. There are hardly any houses selling but a few 2 bed terraces that would have sold for 90K last year have sold recently for around 75K. I suspect that Si1 has never even been to Harehills let alone lived there .... it isn't the poshest of places but it is not a "high crime" area. At 75K A couple can easily afford to buy a 2 bedroom house in Harehills, which must be better than living in a newbuild studio slave box, and they rent out for around £375 - £450 pcm.
  2. I think we are just starting to see money coming off the big stuff ..... Property Bee shows Savills have suddenly started hacking 100K off 600K+ and 50K off 450K+
  3. The 2 bed terraces should be affected less than flats and Bovis Boxes? Do you think the small stuff will go down more % than the 4 bed detacheds overall or are we just experiencing a time lag before the bigger stuff falls?
  4. I can see how the credit crunch could prevent people who don’t actually have careers from pretending to be rich and successful because they can’t put an Armani suit on a credit card any more, but that does not apply solely to women. Some of the more old fashioned / sexist posters on this site welcome the crash because they think that women or will lose their jobs due to recession or will be able to ‘give up’ their jobs because houses are cheaper, which will return us to traditional, idyllic, authentic 1950’s sitcom style social roles. A lot of people have commented on how awful it is that women are forced to work nowadays because couples can’t afford to live on one salary. Have you considered that a lot of women actually like having a job; do not want to be financially dependant on somebody else; would die of boredom, inferiority and lack of self esteem if they were stuck in the house all day and make a far greater contribution to the economy and society in general through interesting, productive careers than they would pushing a vacuum cleaner and watching daytime TV? The obvious answer for women who have been “jipped” by feminism, because they work full time and do all the domestic chores and child care as well, is to suggest that the other half does half of the housework (or find a less lazy partner). Perhaps women’s lib hasn’t gone far enough yet ..... Or maybe I just need to re-balance myself and regain my essential softness by de-compartmentalising my wardrobe ....... Fortunately, unlike the self-styled lifestyle gurus on this site, the Mail’s rambling nonsense does not go as far as to state that authentic women should stop working .... just smell a bit better and put on a frock occasionally.
  5. I might be mistaken but I could swear that we had a house price boom and bust cycle under the last Tory government ....
  6. ooops self fulfilling prophecy – 9 minutes Edit - sorry that was a cheap trick. I'm far more worried about the sexist, racist, homophobic and generally discriminatory agendas of some posters on this site, which have little to do with house prices, than I am about the Tories who caused the last house price crash .....
  7. Correlation does not imply causality - perhaps failure increases your risk of voting labour?
  8. Big can of juicy worms ....... In light of the fact that some people join forums with the sole intention of publicising their political views this is likely to descend into a “My favourite political party” thread. I do not count any of the posters so far in this category and I agree that housing is inextricably entangled with politics but I wonder how long it will be before we are subjected to:
  9. .... a donkey ...... preferably a loud, smelly one.
  10. £170,000 Why do you want to sell? If it's simply because you have realised that you are living in a rapidly depreciating asset then sell now rather than later - it will be worth even less next year. You may not have missed the selling boat because there are a few buyers out there but you will have to be realistic about the asking price. very realistic. and then knock some more off.
  11. http://uk.biz.yahoo.com/03072008/389/three...dit-crunch.html They save the best till last: "Mr Dampier (of Hargreaves Lansdown, the financial adviser) is also glad to see the back of the cult of property ownership at any price, which led young people with no savings to overstretch themselves to get on the ladder. "They felt enormous pressure from their peers and the media's obsession with property. Now they are forced to save a deposit, and prices should be lower when they are ready to buy." But individuals shouldn't take all the blame for the excesses of the past few years, says Mr Dampier. "Banks have been idiots lending money to people who shouldn't have had it. But now they are having to look carefully at what they lend. If the crunch brings some calm and intelligence to lending and borrowing and encourages people to save again, we can at least be grateful for that."
  12. Yup .... standstill .... stalemate. EAs keep trying the strange tactics though ..... WHB have half a window full of POA. If they won't put a price on them I am not going to wate my time asking! Haart are still trying 5% deposit paid by vendor but WHB have given up with their 10% deposit paid one and just knocked 10K off the price instead. Hawkins seem to be getting bored of "offers in excess of": http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-10512153.rsp 2nd Jul 2008 * Price changed: from 'Offers in Excess of £135,000' to '£128,000' ... and (copy of my earlier post) some of the big stuff has gone UP in price: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-20183375.rsp 27th Jun 2008 * Price changed: from '£595,000' to '£620,000' * Status changed: from 'Under offer' to 'Available' Sale falls through, price goes up. Fine & C****y annoy me so I have written my own little poem a la them: Property reduced - we couldn’t sell it: we’re starting to panic – can’t you just smell it? It’s overrun by mice, the décor is tatty, the owners are batty, but despite feigning posh, we need your dosh, so please buy an overpriced hice.
  13. .... yes you're right. How bizarre! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-20183375.rsp 27th Jun 2008 * Price changed: from '£595,000' to '£620,000' * Status changed: from 'Under offer' to 'Available' Sale falls through, price goes up. Typical Fine & C****y ...... their pretentious accents, nauseating poems and condescending attitude won’t help them now though ....... mmwwaaa ha ha haaah Edit: Just for a giggle I wrote my own Fine & Country style poem: Property reduced - we couldn’t sell it: we’re starting to panic – can’t you just smell it? It’s overrun by mice, the décor is tatty, the owners are batty, but despite feigning posh, we need your dosh, so please buy an overpriced hice.
  14. This one has a yellow box and a red "new price" sticker (not sure if it has gone up or down!) ..... and one of the key features states that it is * SERIOUSLY UP FOR SALE * (just in case you weren't sure what it was doing on RM) (although at 820K I'm not sure how serious they really are).
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