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sofargone

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  1. sofargone

    Quatermile

    Shared ownership is different to council flats Housing associations are not council flats and even if it were ....so what?? What this city needs is to get a grip of herself and accept that we all live side by side, cheek by jowl and there is no place in a modern city for inverse prejudice masked by house price snobbiness. When we moved here we were told to stay as far away as possible from Oxgangs. Pffff......what - there are no people with issues in expensive houses? It's long been recognised that a mix of tenure offers cities the best balance in their housing stock and contributes to healthy social relationships! Edinburgh, on the other hand, prefers to separate and partition and worse still, make judgments and look down her nose at those with less money....... Rant over.
  2. I'm hoping to be able to sell a bungalow in greenbank due to job relocation.....what's the feeling out there about the area? Seems to be a few on the market but I just noticed one's gone to a closing date after just 3 weeks...should I get my hopes up for a good sale? I don't mean greedy mega bucks, but not left with something unsold for months and years like the two I have seen stay on the market forever. it's all very nerve-wracking
  3. :::: aghast::::: just read the previous posts.......honest officer I'm not a troll (though I dont know what that means!!) nor am I meaning to spread optimistic stories then p*ss off having stirred it up. I was merely mentioning that from where I stay, 3 bed conversions in what I would call a fairly densely populated area (Craiglea/Comiston Drive/M'side Grove) that I am used to seeing going for 250K in The Mean City are going for over £400K; can hardly believe it but I will check net houseprices after a few months to see if they really sold for that figure.
  4. I think I am in the right thread! I am pretty confused with the situation here in Edin, I have not long moved from Glasgow where house prices are down, down, down (personally saw £80K fall off the price of my property in 7 months) but in Morningside in the last two weeks I have seen not inexpensive lower conversion flats, sell in days One marketed by Pagan Osborne on Morningside Grove One by Hunters on Craiglea Drive (offers around 425 000!!!!) Is this what Morningside is like or is this the spring bounce the regulars have been talking about?
  5. sofargone

    Edinbugh Latest

    Sticking with the property theme.......... Greatly Soiled Carpets Generally Sagging Ceilings Gallus Sixties Curtains Gorgeous Sanded Cupboards (nah, that sounds too Estate Agenty)
  6. sofargone

    Bought!

    wow, well done guys - I know now which one - it did go on espc on the monday and as we had bought the week before we looked online out of nosiness (we would have had to get the attic converted) and yes, looked in great nick bar a few cosmetic things. Really big garden if I remember right and great, great location. Can't remember if it was 2 or 3 bedrooms. We've bought a 4 and 3 for a good bit more........we're on the main road.
  7. sofargone

    Bought!

    Oooooh am totally flummoxed now. This is a bit like those riddles that go "my first is in snake but not in crawl, my second is in tumble but not in fall" etc. I thought I knew the road from your descrip (and I would have been not that far away) but no, I don't, as the two I saw were (1) in a state and (2) badly modified Therefore you either bought AGES ago or through a private sale! :-) Glad you have got settled. I worry slightly that, having bought, we will lose out if prices fall more but then the house we sold would have fallen more in value too (it took 7 months to sell) so it works out as evens in my mind. No doubt someone more economically attuned will correct me! But I'm a homebody and my kids were desperate to put posters up/put pins in the wall and so on and we have a landlord who stresses me a little so am looking forward to the move.
  8. sofargone

    Bought!

    Oooooh am totally flummoxed now. This is a bit like those riddles that go "my first is in snake but not in crawl, my second is in tumble but not in fall" etc. I thought I knew the road from your descrip (and I would have been not that far away) but no, I don't, as the two I saw were (a) in a state and ( badly modified Therefore you either bought AGES ago or through a private sale! :-) Glad you have got settled. I worry slightly that, having bought, we will lose out if prices fall more but then the house we sold would have fallen more in value too (it took 7 months to sell) so it works out as evens in my mind. No doubt someone more economically attuned will correct me! But I'm a homebody and my kids were desperate to put posters up/put pins in the wall and so on and we have a landlord who stresses me a little so am looking forward to the move.
  9. sofargone

    Bought!

    Congrats roblpm. Like you, we faced exactly same issue - rent money v interest in the bank v need for a home Think you quizzed me sometime ago bout where we'd bought. Is yours a dooer-upper? and in a cul-de-sac or on the main road? wishing you many happy years in your home!
  10. sofargone

    Edinbugh Latest

    <<As for students’ parents, they may have been keen to buy flats in the area when prices were rising and they could easily MEW against the values of their own homes, but when the students come to graduate (and sign on the dole), and the flats they bought for 320k are now worth 250k, will they be so keen to hold on to them and become long-term, long-distance student landlords? And will the parents of new students be keen to buy flats for them now that prices (and rents) are falling and MEWing is more difficult?>> this is probably a stupid question (being new an all) but what's MEW/MEWing?
  11. 1. Ummm, you aren't? 2. No. 3. Jings, crivvens, help ma boab, glad to hear it!
  12. oh-oh, have i come to some investor heaven where house prices are discussed here purely for exciting LTV dreams and average yields? Time to get my rocking chair out and get me baking some home made chocolate brownies...... (if only you knew!!)
  13. Sorry if my story got a bit lost - a visitor came to the door mid-post and its only polite to open some wine Bought a month ago for a good bit under a fixed price in the EH10 area....as I am not from Edinburgh I suspect the house would have gone for 50K more a year ago so I think we may have got a bargain but to be honest we needed a home and looked at it that way.
  14. yeah, absolutely agree with you. We didn't even go and see this house in our search area as we had been to see a lovely one in the same street at 325K - and could not reconcile the price difference for an end-terrace with an extra room.
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