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  1. Saturday browsing for bathroom suites at local and national outlets. Looking to refurbish 1 bathroom, 1 ensuite and a downstairs W.C. I'm based in the West Midlands. I saw the price of a toilet and basin built around cupboard of reasonable quality. Marked up at £799 and thought, yeah right. Asked the salesguy, who it turns out is the part owner of the local posh bathroom retailer said it really was £799. I was like WTF? So I ask how is business I ask? Reply - Very good. I ask at this end (high end) of the market? Reply - this is the mid range? The price does not include even include taps and the cistern. Our nearest Wickes has suites and shower cubicles marked up at crazy prices. I got a 3 piece suite, plain white, nice quality from a national retailer about 2006 for £180. Decent taps and all fittings included. What is happening? Am I getting old and doing the "I remember when a pint was £1" or are these retailers pushing up prices. Perhaps the sheep are no longer there with their plastic buying the shop at keeping volume high?
  2. Yes, I'm considering buying. While I'm down with the HPC gang I also need to provide shelter for me and her indoors. The target is a four bed detached house in an reasonably agreable area a few miles from Birmingham. Unsuccessfully marketed at £230k in '08. I'm now talking sub £190k. What I'm interested in knowing is if anyone has examples of valuations for new mortgages being materially less than offers they placed?
  3. If its got a damned HIPs selected juicy pages from the Land Registry will be included. This will tell you who the lender is. Else go online and get a copy of the Land Registry papers for the property.
  4. Bradford EA Black Horse Closed. I was in Bradford this week, its worse than Dudley..
  5. Just had the pleasure of recieving a call from Cheltenham and Gloucester asking if I'd made a move on buying. Yes I'm looking at buying to live in at the *right price*. Lady said January has been busy. Busy that is doing business not just making out mortgage promises.. This runs against the flow of publicly available information.. She said people are keen to buy as prices are so low now though prices are rising. When asked about where her information was coming from on prices 'rising' she said their valuers had been valuing stuff up for remortgages? What? WTF? C&G sell Lloyds mortgages. Is this really the stuff branch people believe? They have estate agent type outlook on the economy?
  6. You conveyancing solicitor is responsible for registering the sale with all the correct details with the land registry as opposed to the developer/seller. This is one of the standard things you will pay your solicitor to do. If the solicitor doesn't follow good practice in registering the correct price with the land registry after any incentives is a case for the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Did you get 50% off the 'real' price?
  7. Estate agent body hopeful of swift property market recovery in UK http://www.propertywire.com/news/europe/pr...0901022331.html
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