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  1. I wrote a happiness survey on Monday for the "Sun" newspaper which will be published next week, and strangely it has quite similar results to this, even though the data is from a completely different set e.g. rightmove data V a social network data. Rightmove did it on 25k people and we used 20k people , I suppose when you get to that level of data it is quite accurate and does show the real feelings. Cheers Rossl
  2. There is a trend of ex. Londeners moving to bristol to change pace, down speed, downsize, have a familty etc, the problem is that the companys here don't need people who think they can change down a gear, we have to compete in the global market like everybody else, moving from london to bristol does not mean you have to work any less, its just a nicer place. Rossl
  3. I had a company Amex for 3 years, only place that seemed to take it was Amazon, gone to Visa now. Ross. http://moodpanda.com
  4. I know most of there parents, and i would expect 20+ years, god willing. Cheers ril
  5. From a straw poll of my friends, (30 Somethings) - 85% of them will be getting 200K + Cheers RIL
  6. There website says they are experiancing high call volumes, so instead of calling the 0845 number to close an account, i called the 0800 number for new customers and got straight through, then asked to close my account and was asked to call the 0845 number but warned it may be a long wait!!
  7. The way i see it, I must get an inflation payrise to stand still eg. 2.5% and any other on top eg 2.5% is because I have done a good job, If you don't get the inflation part of the payrise I would look for an other company to work for, as if the company can't afford the 2.5% its most likely going bust anyway.
  8. Those figures are the whole of bristol, so not much use as there is such a mix, I am looking in a small area that I want to live in, I currently rent there so know the market very well. And for the last year every house that has come on sale has started high dropped 5% then been snapped up straight away, there seems to be a level that people can afford, so to me in my area nothing has changed since 2001 house go up by 4-5% a year since then but so does my pay. As for the five years of static prices: Interest rates climb very slowly (Should drop prices), but people also get pay rises (people
  9. Looking @ the selling prices on houseprices.co.uk in detail for my area in Bristol, it seems that the big jump was in 2000-2001 (+ 40%) but since then for the last 5 years I am seeing only 4-5% a year gains in prices, and everything is now static with no change for the last year in prices, if this no change continues for an other 5 years we will be back on track as if prices rose 4-5% a year from 2000 -> 2011, this seems the most likely to me unless there is a big financial shock to the UK as people seem to be just staying put.
  10. Expats seem happy to sell there 2 bed's in UK for £200K but are now moaning about 5 beds in AUS are too expensive for them. http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=375243&pp=15
  11. I am working fine now as well, goodbye ticker
  12. the pop up is a good idea, then i can turn on my pop up blocker to get rid of the bloody thing
  13. It is the news ticker that is slowing the site down, takes ages to load here and I have a 4 meg link, i don't see what value it adds, if people want to see the news they can click on News Blog! It's not a server thing as javascript loads locally on your machine.
  14. Most of them are saving, so they can go home and buy a house outright, start a business etc.
  15. All the poles at my friends work place are payed the same as the Uk workers, he just prefers employing the polish as they have a much better work ethic, turn up on time, never sick, don't moan, good laugh, work hard and are fun to go out drinking with. What would you rather have for the same price? A 20 year old polish guy/girl with good work ethic and degree or a 20 year old chav with no GCSE's and thinks the world owes him a living and only wants to go on fag breaks ever 5 mins. ril
  16. The new 360 development of the pink and blue blocks of flats on the water front have now started to appeer on rightmove, there are currently 23 of them for rent!! and they are way overpriced (£850 for a 1 bed flat a month!!). They are going to fall in price big time http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-682...a_n=3&tr_t=rent ril
  17. I agree house prices are much the same as 2 years ago, the biggest difference is that 2 years ago house where going in days, were now they sit on for months so are more likely to drop there price. ril
  18. I have just returned from Southern Ireland (Ennis,Galway etc) and Drove about 800K's while i was there for 5 days. And it seems to me the whole of ireland is up for sale, every road you drive down has for sale signs, and not 1 or 2, more like 10-20 and new build flats are everywhere (Most seem half done). Looking in estate agent windows they are very over priced (London->Bristol prices). In the whole time I only saw about 5 sold signs and speaking to the locals everybody seems to either move abroad or be a property developer in Ireland. ril
  19. The one below has lost 5K->15K depending on what it sells for 05/05/2005 £145,000 Flat L/H Map St James Place, Flat 2, Bond Street, Bristol, City Of Bristol, BS1 3LU Asking £140k http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-676...pa_n=2&tr_t=buy and there still building 1 bedders in bristol !!
  20. Hi All, I have been looking around at house's in bristol and looking back to 2000 @ sold prices against current asking prices, and it seems that in historiclly expensive areas small houses/flats have not gone up much in the last 6 years as cheaper ares eg. 2 bedder in Area like clifton and Water front in 2000 was £130k Average asking price of same property now on right move £185k so thats a 30% rise in 6 years or 5% a year, which I think is about normal. but looking @ bedminster / ashton / Totterdown etc in 2000 a 2 bedder was £75k Average asking price of same property now on right mov
  21. All the mortgage rates seem to have gone up today? Nationwide 5 year fixed was 4.69% yesterday and is now 4.78%, and all the other lenders i have checked have done the same?? Do they know someting we don't
  22. This one has just dropped £20K !! Still very expensive. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-582...pa_n=9&tr_t=buy
  23. I have looked @ 3 property's in the last week and every one was a BTL selling up. ril
  24. They are protesting next to my office in Bristol, they seem to be trying to drum up support from passers by , but it looks like most people are telling them they can F*&k off.
  25. I took 16 months off to go travelling, then went back to the same IT company, and nothing in our department had changed, same code being used same DB's, same people and i went back in on a better salary than what I had left with.
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