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Superted187

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    Who here is 30-35 and lives in london

    I'm 31 and was born in London, but left when I was 25 because of living costs. I remember back in 2006 when I was working my first perm job after uni and talking about how house prices were crazy with my colleagues. Everyone agreed. Since then they have exploded! I was originally at home with my parents but desperately wanted my own space but didn't want to rent in London. I ended up getting a job in Reading on more money and rented a shit non purpose built ( and therefore noisy) flat that was very cheap. After 3 years in the shit flat, pay rises and plenty of saving, we found that we couldn't buy anything in Reading because prices were now too high there. We ended up moving again Worcester, which is where my partner is from. We now knock around a 4 bedroom house that we bought 2 years ago and both work in Birmingham. The pros are more space and a cheaper cost of living. Cons are less work opportunities, lots of the people being thick as shit, and the necessity to own a car to get anywhere. My advice to the OP would be to move to another major urbanised area that is diverse, has job opportunities, and has stuff going on. So yeah as someone suggested, Bristol, Brum or Manchester. When I go back to the southeast now I cannot understand why people pay a fortune for shit accommodation and shit public transport that is horribly overcrowded. There is stuff to do in London, but even buying a beer will cost you about £5 now because everyone has to meet the horrific cost base of the southeast.
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    London's Great Exodus

    My god. It's this kind of bigoted ignorance (shown by your insertion of the words "white English middle class" into the article) that is part of the problem. You think that because you are white and middle class that you deserve more than anyone else. You have a sense of entitlement and are part of the problem. You are entitled to nothing, just like everyone else. You probably walk down the street in London looking at non whites and assume that they are all migrants, and have in some way had a role in making you unhappy with your life. I myself am mixed race. Because I'm not white I'll bet that you would assume that I was a recent migrant to the country, here to inflate property prices and generally make your life worse. Think again. I was born in London and am also a victim of this property balls up. I left the city I grew up in years ago because I was priced out. Skin colour has nothing to do with it. And even if I was a recent migrant to the country. Do you think I'd be driving up property prices and generally screwing you over because I was buying up £500k rabbit hutches? Do you think Marek the Polish plasterer (bad example as he's probaby white) is buying 3 bedroom houses in middle class areas and keeping the "indigenous" English out? Are you pro whites or pro English? Or is your argument just b0llocks? You should do some research you ignorant misguided lightweight.
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    Rented Flat Being Sold - Opportunity To Get Money Off?

    I did. It was on the cork board in the main landing area of the flat. It got seen and it looks like it helped
  4. This situation is hilarious. Out of nowhere, the VIs and speculators have talked themselves into a property ramping frenzy. So suddenly, after a month or so of talking prices up, asking prices are up massively. Anecdotally, I see plenty of houses coming on at silly prices, only to get a minimum of 10% slashed off the asking price within a month. It is a new realm of delusion. The market still has so so few first time buyers. It's going nowhere.
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    Anecdotal - 2007 Is No Longer The Peak

    I think you mean abroad. If some sort of market shock happened somewhere in Asia, the whole London "Luxury" market would implode.
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    Right Wing Cps Think Tank Misses Elephant

    Why does the government not realise that they can slash the social welfare bill by bringing the cost of renting down?
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    Most overpriced Sh*thole

    How are you getting on in Reading mate? I lived there for 3 years in private rented. It was a nightmare. We tried to move twice and found the rental market was impossibly fast to keep up with. That and the biggest letting agents were crooks. Nothing else. It put us off the area totally.
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    Most overpriced Sh*thole

    No Parking Needs at least £50k of work Priced at £459k Could only be London
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    Rented Flat Being Sold - Opportunity To Get Money Off?

    Got another viewing booked in for tomorrow and I'm busy making the place look terrible. We did just get some gold from the council through the post. The owners of the building directly opposite our flat have put in an application for planning permission of what must be a big development. The letter is inviting us to the consultation. I've put the letter on display in the kitchen! Hopefully it'll have an effect!
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    Uk House Prices Since Peak

    Anyone got a graph of volumes of sales by region? I just cannot see where the money is coming from. With that in mind, the data outside of the South East must be totally skewed by a much lower volume of sales.
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    Discount On Property Where A Murder Took Place?

    Jesus Christ, I just read that whilst eating my lunch and I nearly wretched a few times. The bit about how he was discovered is gruesome. Don't read if you haven't got a strong stomach. So is anyone in the know about the EA's duty to reveal this information?
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    Anyone Selling At The Moment?

    My LL is selling our flat in Worcester and is getting nowhere with it. You can read about it here. http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=191631&view=findpost&p=909369900 Asking prices in Worcester are a mess. They are totally inconsistent. It's almost like people don't know how to price at all and are just guessing. Some houses that are in need to £30k of work come on the market at £300k. Some near perfect houses come on at £200k. It's just bizarre. All listings end up being reduced at least once.
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    Rented Flat Being Sold - Opportunity To Get Money Off?

    Well, our LL originally promised me that they were only going to offer it to investors, but I knew that was b0llocks as she would just sell it to whoever would pay the most. The rightmove listing says nothing about it being an investment or having tenants. The photos they are also using are about 5 years old and do not accurately reflect the current state of the flat. Incidentally, my MIL was around last night and speculated that she might buy the flat. I told her I'd be able to help her to engineer a heavily discounted price! The company owners are my Landlord's husband and some other geezer. Any ideas which sites list out beneficiaries? I've only used duedil so far.
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    Rented Flat Being Sold - Opportunity To Get Money Off?

    Thought I'd give you guys an update. So in over a month our flat has only had 1 viewing. It looks like that whilst the papers are talking up house prices a lot at the moment, the situation on the ground is very different. There just aren't any first time buyers in our area, and they would be the target buyers of our flat. Some more background I found after doing some research: Our flat is owned by a company. The company also owns one other new built flat in a nearby city. The company has a fair bit of debt and has 4 outstanding loans. With that in mind, my guess is that these mortgages are interest only, and our LL did not get the increase in value that she was hoping for. In fact, Zoopla estimates a £10k haircut - I think it'll be more. First time buyers in my area will struggle to buy a property for £150k, which is what it is being marketed for. When the Estate Agent phoned up to organise the viewing, I asked him directly if it was an investor or a prospective owner occupier buying. The unprofessional muppet told me that it was a prospective owner occupier, before asking if I was the tenant or owner of the flat!! Anyway, armed with this information I deliberately made the place look tatty. Left some bad magazines lying around, didn't do the dishes, had a nice pile of dirty clothes on the go in the bathroom as well as few other things. Didn't fluff the cushions either - which is Kirsty property spivving 101. I was also present during the viewing, sitting in my tatty office walking around in ripped up t-shirt and stained shorts (the stains were toothpaste, but I didn't tell them that). The lady that came to view the flat left within 5 minutes after deciding it wasn't for her Mission accomplished!
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    Estate Agent Just Called

    They are just totally unprofessional. Don't forget it's an unskilled job that any muppet could do. To add: Our rented flat has been put up for sale by out Landlord. The estate agent charged with selling the flat phoned me last Friday: "Hello? Is that Mr Superted187?" "Yes it is. Who is calling?" "It's Sally from Bumhole estates. Just to let you know we've got a viewing booked in at your flat tomorrow at 2pm" "Errr no. Sorry. You should have given me more notice. I'm busy tomorrow." "That's fine, I've just had a message from Laura to call you, that's all" "What do you mean 'That's fine'? And who the hell is Laura?" "Laura just left me a message, not to worry, it's fine" "Sorry, I don't know who Laura is. I'm busy right now and you can't come around tomorrow. Please give me at least 48 hours notice in future and I'll try to be available" "Ok, I'll let Laura know" "Ok, bye. Again, I don't know who Laura is."
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