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Penny For Your Thoughts

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  1. Hi Gus Thank you for the compliment which was greatly appreciated, particularly after niceathome's distasteful post! Yes, some British vendors are a mystery to me too, particularly those making their way up the property ladder. I read an article recently (it might have been on this website) where a person made a low offer on a property he was interested in but when the EA asked him if he would consider lowering the asking price on his property, he refused. Unfortunately, what you said about the unusual house on a quiet country lane in Herefordshire i.e. has been on the market for over a
  2. Hi not so niceathome, Has anyone ever told you, you should never assume? It only makes an ass out of you not me! Firstly, the EA is in her early thirties, therefore you can hardly call her a kid and secondly, I am a happily married heterosexual. Furthermore, it is not in my nature to patronize. The EA is a lovely lady whom I have developed a good professional rapport with. It is just so sad that she is being manipulated by such an unprofessional bunch of idiots at her office. Secondly, why shouldn't I make such a big deal. I am absolutely delighted at purchasing a 10 year old property t
  3. 'Bidding war' for homes to rent http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11796277?dm_i=4AK,BO8L,381TJT,WYG5,1
  4. Hi All Unfortunately, mrpleasant the reputable EA does not operate in Cardiff. I am reluctant to put the EA's name or the office in print for fear of exposing the lady's naivety. She has been in the job for less than a year. Sadly, with experience she will probably end up like the rest. This was evident when I missed out on a property I was interested in by one day. The property was on the market at 70K and the vendor had accepted 60K. As the offer had been accepted the previous day, mindful that the person had probably not instructed a Solicitor at this point (I am not completely heartless
  5. Well this is certainly a step in the right direction but still, I don't think it is enough! http://www.themovechannel.com/news/d5943259-d587/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily
  6. http://www.lovemoney.com/news/make-good-property-decisions/mortgages/the-secret-clause-in-your-mortgage-contract-10381.aspx?source=1000421
  7. http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/11/15/rural-homes-record-a-huge-rise-in-value-91466-27658970/
  8. Spending cuts will slash house prices in these towns http://uk.biz.yahoo.com/27102010/389/spending-cuts-slash-house-prices-towns.html
  9. Excuse the pun but I think you have hit the nail on the head!
  10. Hi Mrs Bear Yes it was a repo and I agree with all that you have said. However, having dealt with a considerable amount of Estate Agents, I have found that the majority have been less than honest. In fact, there is only one office out of a chain that I would not hesitate in recommending to friends and colleagues. They are professional, have excellent customer service skills and who I have found to be completely honest and up front. Don't get me wrong, I am aware that Estate Agents should act in the best interests of the vendor to obtain the best offer, have targets to meet and a crust t
  11. Hi Expat and Darwin Thank you for your replies. Yes, this auctioneer is a bit more efficient than some others and updated their website soon after the auction. I noted the purchase price not long after posting. Ironically, they got less at auction than a prior offer (that is if you can believe anything that an Estate Agent says). I just hope the purchaser knows what they have let themselves in for!
  12. I now understand why over the last few years, there has been a decline in the number of Estate Agents. I am now convinced that it is not on account of the economic climate, it is due to the lack of business acumen. One such Estate Agent has just had less for a property at auction than what they would have had from me. The Estate Agent in question informed me that they had already received an offer of 6K above what they eventually got for the property at auction. In the event that the Estate Agent reads this post (you know who you are). Let me just educate you on the current economic climat
  13. Hi to all. Did any of our members happen to attend the Harman Healy property auction today? I was just wondering if they had much success with Lot 36. Would be grateful for an update!
  14. Thanks Masked Tulip, I will do as you suggest! Regards
  15. Hi Masked Tulip Sorry I did not include you in my last post. I only saw your post after I sent mine. What you said is interesting as the properties I have spoken about are in Swansea!
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