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Roseland69

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  1. Here's the BBC's story on this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16499636 This sentence at the end: "The government has already signalled its intention to make tenants who earn at least £100,000 a year pay market rates" What The FECK Why are these people in council housing in the first place? And why "at least £100,000". That's a massive amount of money to earn in a year and well above the national average. Surely the cut off should be far less than that? The welfare state was set up as a safety net. Now I am not naive and knew people have been taking the piss for years. But unless I am not understanding it correctly, this is utterly disgusting that a high earner should be in a council property. It sickens me. Its all wrong.
  2. Reddit's average readership are in the main aged between 15-25 . They get it. http://i.imgur.com/cBPiV.png Says it all really. I really wonder if the older generation portrayed really understand just how much resentment is building up... Eventually, something has got to give. Edit to add the comments section. Interesting reading. http://www.reddit.com/r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu/comments/lxima/generation_rage/
  3. And the cost: (from Wiki) Prices As of 2010, a 328 sq ft (30.5 m2) studio (Ocean Studio 661) has a list price of USD $600,000. Ocean Residence 1006 (2 bedroom, 2.5 bath) list price USD $2,950,000. The World Suite 1108/1110 list price USD $13,500,000. Monthly homeowner dues range from $20,000 per month (for the smaller units) and up, and cover fuel, crew, maintenance and a meal allowance for the owner. Meh!! Edit to add - what exactly is "2.5 bath"?
  4. Not true. I am looking in Essex - Uttlesford area so Saffron Walden and villages around like Arkesden, Clavering, Widdington, etc etc. http://www.edp24.co.uk/lifestyle/uttlesford_is_uk_s_third_best_can_it_stay_that_way_1_871619 Really lovely area. Rural and attractive, quiet, safe, good train connections and good schools. Essex is a relatively large county and its not all chavvy towns, white shoes and ankle chains. Just saying!
  5. Thank you so much for that link! Good stuff.
  6. http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/9009262.WANSTEAD__House_prices_could_drop_if_parking_permits_introduced/ I mean, honestly.
  7. Yes, its not too far away from where I am now. Very pretty, lots of thatched cottages and a good pub. But this place just looks a bit silly to me, like something from Trumpton!
  8. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-18633024.html Its in a nice village I know, but still. I guess if narrow is your thing, its fabulous! Built on someone's driveway maybe?
  9. Well, they've had the thread deleted. The "advice" to drop the price clearly wasn't to their liking.
  10. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1458399 They bought it in 2006 to do it up and now can't sell. They also have £20,000 in debt and selling it will clear that debt. Here is the house. It has its own website. http://highlandhousebythesea.com/ Is MEW poster someone from here?
  11. Here's a cartoon from Japan showing how the nuclear reactor problem is being explained to younger children...
  12. All very well basing it on 2 people working - just don't go having any children.
  13. One for the Axe (minster)? They've got a Wilt on...
  14. The house we like has this on the details:. AGENT's NOTE: Plans have been passed to erect a garage. The council are unaware of any such planning permission however as we rang them to ask about it. Its good to do a bit of research. Husband ringing the agents now to find out what's going on. Someone's telling porkies somewhere... Christ, I hate all of the bull$hit.
  15. Found a place we like. On for more than we think its worth. A google search has shown the bloke selling it had it up for the exact same price 2 years ago. Saw it Saturday and offered 30K below asking (its on for £370K). He won't "accept less than £360K" according to the estate agent..... and "he doesn't have to move". I give up.
  16. And is post number 45 Eric Pebble?! The thread starter is an utter moron of course, complete Labour shill. But DS is one of the largest forums on the net, certainly in the UK. A wide readership then.... http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1428543
  17. Thank heavens wage inflation is through the roof!! Oh....
  18. The film "The Money Pit" springs to mind. Starting a family in the midst of a building site isn't a great idea either. Not just the mess but the stress of it all...
  19. Good work here by the Daily Mash! http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/celebrity/bill-bragg-has-absolutely-gigantic-house-201101063402/ Its in Burton Bradstock IIRC.
  20. I listen to quite a lot of music via Spotify these days... I cannot see the traditional highstreet shop selling music cd's lasting too much longer...
  21. Sorry to butt into your conversation, but a little anecdotal for you. My husband works in central London and was on the phone to me as he walked down Oxford Street last week at about 11 a.m. He saw no less than 10 black cabs go past him all with their lights on, all in a row. It was so odd he mentioned it - once upon a time you would never see one free taxi, let alone ten, all trying to find a customer. So if they're finding it tough in central London, I imagine its even worse elsewhere.
  22. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-26457193.html EDIT. Just seen the post above. Rats, there goes the idea for some nice UPVC windows and pebble dash.
  23. I am hoping this is just a glitch in their system!
  24. FWIW, I sent this: e: house prices. Surely the less money a household has to spend out on a mortgage, the more they have to spend elsewhere, thus boosting the wider economy. Most people just want a place to call home that is affordable. Anyone under the age of 40 hasn't much hope of that unless the cost of buying a house becomes more in line with historical levels. Its not about "getting the banks lending again". The banks ARE lending. To people who can afford to pay back the debt. The whole bubble grew due to lax lending; no checks being made on earnings and people lying to get their loans, come what may. People saying we need to go back to that are very very wrong. So in summary, prices must drop and lending must be tightened up to ensure a bubble like this cannot happen again.
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