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stripycat

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  1. Just to clarify I had 2 IDs. Only one was used regularly. The other was used once or twice to post something which could in conjunction with the other posts identify me. (not recently at all) So in general I used only one ID. (not a large number of multiple registrations) Again a flatmate is a fellow HPC user, I also pointed a few workmates to the site. So after one or two bullish postings and work colleagues / flatmates sharing an IP address. I am classified as a troll. Again I realise that as I indeed had more than 1 account that the moderators are indeed correct in trolling me. But my
  2. Oh well you have the high moral ground then.
  3. That seems rather convenient. A good way to ensure that bullish posters are banished to Troll city. I did not draw attention to myself. I simply said that what I see around me does not match up with what people here are saying. I do not think that having multiple IDs is trollish behaviour. Please! This is an internet forum discussing house prices.
  4. No. My point is that when I look at the house market near me I see stagnation rather than falling prices (which are commonly reported on HPC). I do not see falling prices and wanted to raise this as an issue for discussion. Are there regional variations? But rather than discussing this I am simply labeled a troll. Suddenly my multiple accounts become an issue. For six months I have had exactly the same number of accounts. This has not been an issue when I post a bearish viewpoint.
  5. b]BTW my post was not a wind-up post. [/b] It was my own appraisal of the market as I see it which conflicts with the view commonly expressed on HPC in which prices are falling. I do not see this and wanted to raise this as an issue for discussion. Are there regional variations? But rather than discussing this I am simply labeled a troll. Suddenly my multiple accounts become an issue. For six months I have had exactly the same number of accounts. This has not been an issue when I post a bearish viewpoint.
  6. Just to clear-up any confusion that occurs when reading this thread. The first post in the thread was not intended to be part of this thread. It was posted on the following thread: http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/ind...showtopic=21292 However as I am now a troll the moderators did not add the response to the intended thread but added to the beginning of another thread which I started.
  7. It appears to me that the multiple ID policy is only enforced when a users make a bullish post. This approach seriously threatens the credibility of the site and undermines any use it might have as providing honest anecdotal evidence of what is happening on the ground.
  8. I find it odd that it is only when I make a bullish post that the moderators choose to label me as a troll.
  9. Is it really so easy I am honoured indeed
  10. I cannot see any evidence of falling prices here. In fact as far as I can see asking prices (on average) seem to be going up but the range seems to be staying constant. I think that the estate agents are generally inflating the asking prices to allow for the buyers to put an offer in (as all sensible buyers are now aware that its a buyers market) 4 Bed Detached 474 - 275 (307 avg) March 05 4 Bed Detached 474 - 289 (354 avg exc new build or 366 not exc newbuild) Dec 05 2 bed terraced 199 - 169 (177 avg) March 05 2 bed terraced 199 - 169 (184 avg) Dec 05 3 bed semis seem to have disappe
  11. House prices are unlikely to fall sharply next year, but will again fail to match growth in average earnings, according to the most prominent property market forecasters. The two lenders that produce house price indices – Halifax and Nationwide – expect growth of no more than 3 per cent next year; the consensus among independent economists is that earnings will grow by 4 to 4.5 per cent. But an interesting last sentence Conventional wisdom has it that the time to sell is when everyone is buying; another signal, perhaps, is when the last pessimists turn optimistic. Just because the market ha
  12. In the long-run I feel that prices will fall but I cannot see any evidence of price falls here in the berkshire area. Asking prices are still the same as asking prices a year ago and in some cases more. So on the ground I cannot see any of the falling asking prices which some are reporting. Houses are still selling (definitely taking a while though) but it seems to me as if there is a stalemate. There aren't that many houses for sale so those on the market do seem to eventually sell. I think there needs to be more forced sales by BTLs before we get any price falls.
  13. Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. previously owned home sales declined in November to an eight-month low, leaving the number of homes on the market at the highest level since 1986. Home sales dropped 1.7 percent to a 6.97 million annual rate, the National Association of Realtors said today in Washington. Purchases have been slowing since they reached a record pace of 7.35 million in June. ``Housing activity has peaked,'' said David Lereah, chief economist at the Realtors group. ``Inventories continue to rise. I see the housing market continuing to soften.'' http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p
  14. The press are frequently negligent in their reporting. Before xmas the BBC reported that the extraordinary scottish house price growth was simply scottish prices catching up with england. I find it is quite shameful that they can say this. They are simply luring more vulnerable into potential negative equity.
  15. http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/051223/economy.html?.v=13 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new homes plunged in November by the largest amount in nearly 12 years, providing the most dramatic evidence yet that the red hot housing market over the last five years is starting to cool down.
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