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Saving For a Space Ship

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  1. Their ebay feedback rating is a bit low at 95%, I think general cocensus is that anyone below 98% is best avoided. Its curious that selling/buying cars has been a massive success on ebay whereas property has been less so.
  2. In around the 1850's, a man looking like Isambard Kingdom Brunel in his top hat is standing with his son next to St. Pancras Station, looking across Kings Cross. He turns to his son and says 'One day my son, this will all be whores' ---------------- (courtesy of a old Private Eye cartoon)
  3. The so-called 'regeneration' industry in poor areas or more accurately named 'regentrification' is all about the creating the 'Appearance' of regentrification and box ticking, so you can get the next amount of funding, not actually doing it. The areas soon return to being high in crime/poverty as the fundamentals problems are ignored/patched. If these orgs. don't get enormous amounts of funding, they move on straight away calling everything a success, so they can duplicate it in othe poor areas. The Orgs. involved in these areas are notorious for forming cartels and are riddled with corruption, I was working in depressed areas of S. London, so came across these scum/vultures and sued some of them. It is very difficult to know what is going on in these areas from the outside, as the orgs are very secretive and councils cover it up as they look bad for supporting these orgs. What gets me is that these people deprive and decieve the poorest people, probably the only way to dent them is to send in 'ghost squads ( very secretive, undercover investigators ) and make examples of them. :angry:
  4. This bit of the article is interesting, as I thought the big Government plans were undermined by the fact that the 120,000 homes in east London were in the thames flood plain, which is severely under threat by rising sea levels and the fact the thames barrier is inadequate. I think this was according to the Environment Agency, making the homes uninsurable, therefore unbuildable. 'A number of Irish investors have recently bought parcels of land in the Thames Gateway region east of London. The move into the area came ahead of expected government plans to spend massive sums on infrastructure in a 40-mile ribbon development on both sides of the River Thames. This will pave the way for more than 120,000 homes to be built and see the value of land surge — providing healthy profits for investors who have bought potential development sites.'
  5. Sorry its imaginatively called 'How to Buy a House' and is at http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0...9275819-6826036
  6. Has anyone posted a review ? As fellow poster Dames suggested posting reviews to Amazon on Phil/ Kirstys book in my previous post re: the HPC banner ad. IT AT : http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0...9275819-6826036 This review below is the only one to have appeared in November. My review did not make it, and if anyone else did, its not on there. Who reviews then - Kirsty herself? The comment ' By the way, don't worry too much about the prophets of doom, we have ignored them consistently and done very well from housing. With full employment and low interest rates we won't be seeing anything like 89-94. ' seems to adds fuel to the 'talk the market up conspiracy theories' Customer Reviews Avg. Customer Review: Write an online review and share your thoughts with other shoppers! Worth a tenner, November 7, 2004 Reviewer: Steve Moran from London United Kingdom We've bought before, so we're not new to the game, but we certainly found a few golden nuggets in this book which I think justify spending the money on it. Generally well-written and clearly set out. Rather too many photos for my taste, but I guess that's inevitable for a TV spin off. By the way, don't worry too much about the prophets of doom, we have ignored them consistently and done very well from housing. With full employment and low interest rates we won't be seeing anything like 89-94.
  7. Sure is, makes you proud to be British ...not! Crap Towns book 1 was a massive suprise success so they updated it with book 2 and expanded it with Crap Jobs and Crap Holidays see www.Idler.co.uk the books available most everywhere, read for free in Hmv etc.
  8. I'm glad your enjoying Felixstowe, CrapTowns.com disagrees with your comments http://www.craptowns.com/html/frontsection...0_5/england.htm To be fair the review sounds like many other crap S. Coast towns ( I lived on the S.Coast for 25 years & experienced many of them mainly from Portsmouth to Brighton) I'm enjoying living in Chester, but it's just been nominated no. 50 in the Crap Towns 2 book. Just don't go out at night, unless you like dishing it with the boob tubed or short sleeved shirt binging hoards.
  9. Yeah, talk about major greed in action, escape by the skin of their teeth, through skimping Health & safety, recycling and hard work, then aren't happy with a 34% profit according to beany.
  10. As I work from home and turn the tv on occasionally, I am appalled at the amount of housing related programming, which is mostly repeats. There has been talk on HPC before about the BBc talking up the housing market in their news, but this is ridiculous and terribly misleading as the age of the progs is only relevant to a rising market, anyone following their advice in todays market, could be heading for neg equity or bankruptcy. I think Hpc posters should complain on mass to the BBC - rant over. BBC 1 TODAY 9:15 am Beat the Burglar ( new I think & arguably a good idea, although presenter is a twit, we had to suffer him every morning in another poor 'find a house' prog thats series has ended) 10:00 am Homes Under the Hammer - RPT. 11:00 am Trading Up (rpt I think) 11:30 am - 12.15 Houses Behaving Badly Rpt I think 8:00 pm DIY SOS 3:50 am Changing Rooms IF that wasn't enough there is Small Town Gardens 11:00 am on the other side in Wales region, which is a repeat of a roof terrace prog and then pm 3:20 pm The Flying Gardener 3:30 pm Escape to the Country (rpt) This is years old & has the most patronising presenter. ----------------- BBC1 tomorrow 9:15 am Beat the Burglar 10:00 am Homes Under the Hammer 10:45 am The Nation Remembers (not housing, but only 20 mins.) 11:05 am Trading Up 11:30 am Houses Behaving Badly ------------- BBC1 Friday Same as above ---------------- Next Monday 10:00 am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 am Builders Sweat and Tears 11:30 am Houses Behaving Badly 12:00 pm Cash in the Attic ---------------------
  11. Jump EA's with a website called www.JumpNow.co.uk ! This should have been on the inappropriate named EA thread, particuarly as the debt is starting to strangle people. Someone mentioned the increased divorce rate in a crash, any idea what the increase in the suicide rate is ?
  12. I question the ethics of selling booze (ie addictive substance), I used to know an off license owner myself, and the trail of poor alcoholics in for their special brew/ white lightening cider was depressing and dangerous. Why not argue the case for heroin dealers and hitmen, they kill less folks than off licenses do and the moneys better.
  13. The BBc seems to still be talking up the market with selective stats. as mentioned before on HPC. I saw the BBC 1pm news yesterday afternoon and they were quoting Land Registry figures showing house price rises of 16%, no mention of current slowdown. The local NW England/N. Wales news after was worse, talked of Anglesey in Wales where prices had doubled. Also said Wales had become a property hotspot.
  14. Navigator, you can still say 'nads' if it makes you feel any better
  15. It's an Ad for Amazon, so I guess no one can control what they put on there. I assume a website with 'house' in the name attracts book ads of the same subject. Devilish clever these website chappies.
  16. Super Ironic or what ? just spotted it. I assume it isn't a cruel wind up. Just checked price, and they are giving it a 40% discount
  17. Will my HPC fridge magnet lead me there ? Seriously, its a bit short notice, so cannot guarantee it. but will attempt to rearrange schedule.
  18. Good idea COAB, i haven't seen Spellbound, but i was touched a while ago by the passion and honesty in 'American Movie'. A while back I bought the 'guerilla film makers handbook' but have not had time to read it. Do you have any links to a definition of what guerilla film making involves. I was about to put a post together for HPC on pros/cons of house sitting/caretaking which is an option to buying /renting I have taken on and off for the last decade. I can't remember seeing an HPC post or link on this subject before.
  19. That was a brilliant doc. from memory, i think they said 'it went right to the top' ie the Halifax/Bank of Scotland, who were the biggest lenders at the time. They appeared to be turning a major blind eye.
  20. Webmaster, are you sure we have only 614 members, I made the jest below to member 666, Property Master and just checked the post to confirm it was not my mistake on his no. Maybe its like car number plates and you are reserving the first 50 or so member numbers. for auctioning off at a great profit in the future as your pension, or are they for vips! ------ Hello Property Master, member 666 (hope that is not a bad 'omen') someone seems to have hit a nerve with you. Please don't make sweeping generalisations of people on this site. There is a wide variety of types/views of posters and some excellent humour that I have seen. Thanks for taking some time out from your charity work in your early retirement to give us your view. http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/ind...?showtopic=2211
  21. Someone else a while ago posted on HPC the view that many immigrants coming to the uk will live with many people sharing one room, so normal rental patterns such as no. of immigrants vs houses/rooms required or rented apply.
  22. i actually saw a uk tv prog on these power tool accidents, I think it was called DIY DISASTERS. particularly nasty was a guy who had a circular saw go into his groin, in an upwards direction, thankfully they saved his nads.
  23. Hello Property Master, member 666 (hope that is not a bad 'omen') someone seems to have hit a nerve with you. Please don't make sweeping generalisations of people on this site. There is a wide variety of types/views of posters and some excellent humour that I have seen. Thanks for taking some time out from your charity work in your early retirement to give us your view.
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