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BlueRat

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  1. As Spyguy mentioned: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39987106/labour-working-on-a-state-backed-mortgage-scheme
  2. More "help" on the way! http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39987106/labour-working-on-a-state-backed-mortgage-scheme
  3. BlueRat

    Getting Ready For The Spring Bounce....

    I've seen this happen with houses that were under the 250k stamp duty limit. Now that has gone they're asking nigh on 300k. Greedy t.wats.
  4. They'd have to be forced into it at gunpoint. It's all about the status . Who needs a 4 bedroom house at their age? Look how pleased they are with themselves!
  5. Lodgers?! "We both grew up in detached homes. It's hard to explain without sounding like a huge snob. We were just used to having our own space."
  6. BlueRat

    How To Tip Ea Sentiment

    I used to send a few "you're having a laugh" messages anonymously on the RM enquiry forms. Can't muster up the enthusiasm lately though.
  7. BlueRat

    The Corbynomics Thread

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3185592/Corbyn-suggests-Blair-face-trial-war-crimes-Iraq-Comments-set-fuel-tensions-leadership-battle-hundreds-flock-rally-South-London.html Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for council house building Full PDF on the link: http://www.jeremyforlabour.com/housing
  8. The film adaption of Filth was excellent. Getting stuck into BTL when you're already very wealthy is pretty disgusting though. Like old Cherie buying those flats.
  9. BlueRat

    Asking Prices Vs Sold Prices

    It just shows there is no shortage of morons ready to spend as much borrowed money as they can get their hands on, and no shortage of greedy sellers looking to keep prices ever-rising. I've lost hope really. I used to check Rightmove every day or two but I barely look at it now. When I do look at it and see asking prices pumped up even more, with absolutely no good reason for it, it just makes me feel ill. The kite-flyers are just providing price anchoring for the ones that do sell. They're all on another planet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchoring
  10. BlueRat

    Labour Pledges Stamp Duty Help For First-Time Buyers

    That woman about 20 minutes in was fuming about being called greedy by the first caller, an estate agent who said sellers demanded the highest valuations. Hilarious, she was banging on about how hard she'd worked for her highly priced house and how poor landlords were being picked on, and if she could afford it she'd have a BTL too. That's what we're up against. Henry Pryor did a reasonable job of pointing out it's the availability of credit that actually sets the prices, and that any of these government subsidies just bump up the price. Nicky Campbell feigned misunderstanding of this to get Pryor to explain it twice for the hard of thinking. I've got about 10 mins left to listen but I don't think they had an outright HPC'er on, Pryor was about the closest. Mostly a load of dim landlords and frustrated tenants, rather Down The Line.
  11. Went to a Sainsburys petrol station with a small supermarket bit today. Under orders to get a few things, I bought a 4 pinter of a milk (a quid, same price everywhere?), a big tub of natural yoghurt (55p, not bad), and a loaf of Hovis wholemeal (80p, I was expecting a quid or more). I've been going to Morrisons more these days, they are dropping their prices but Aldi are still bloody cheap for many things. Stone baked veggie pizza was 79p, cheese & onion rolls were 89p, 600g of parsnips for 39p (85p in Morrisons), cat food pouches 1.75. It is too busy though, barely worth going in the day anymore.
  12. I considered that one when I was looking for accounts at the end of last year. My spreadsheet notes were "Need to park 25k in crap account to open". Then whip it out again I suppose. I did open one of those Progressive accounts, they soon restricted it to existing customers only then NI only.
  13. BlueRat

    Help To Buy Isa

    People will swallow it. Like the MFI never-ending sale.
  14. BlueRat

    Help To Buy Isa

    Definitely all about sentiment, the hot blast of rectal gas that powers the wind beneath the kite-fliers wings and muddles the thoughts of the average buyer.
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