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Diver Dan

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  1. Do any of these work on ASPC? I know you can check the published home report for the date and value of the surveyor's valuation or if you get the emails, check back through previous asking prices. There doesn't appear to be anything automated though.
  2. That was August above. I haven't done one of these in a while so here are some numbers I have compiled from Rightmove: September 2018: 331 October 2018: 348 November 2018: 316 https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detail.html?locationIdentifier=REGION^4&searchLocation=Aberdeen 5556 properties currently for sale on ASPC and 689 for rent. 985 places to rent on Citylets Will we see these numbers increase in 2019? Plenty of new build housing being constructed and the AWPR will be starting to allow commuters to stay further out which would affect the cost of city housing. Various reports from Registers of Scotland, ASPC, Citylets etc. should be appearing shortly too.
  3. Perfect for Harry Potter fans, if JK Rowling is looking for an Aberdeen bolt-hole though, she'd have been in touch before now.
  4. That's the type of house a relative of mine has, tall and narrow and quite impractical for families with young children because of all the staircases. A lot of the internal area is wasted on the stairwell and landings. Not much room for a dining/kids homework table either. But due to its smaller footprint than an equivalent two storey house the developer can squeeze a few more units into a development. Plus it's in the catchment area for Harlaw Academy and not Cults which is the other side of Pitfodels Station Road. No offence meant to anyone who went to Harlaw but stuff like this is probably a consideration for someone spending such an amount on a family home.
  5. How about taking away/reducing the single person discount from higher band properties?
  6. One that I sparred with recently assured me that the landlord would just move family members into the vacant properties instead of selling. They could not see the obvious problem with this, namely that the family member would have to come up with the rent in order to cover the costs. But I'm not an independent financial adviser [sic] so what would I know.
  7. Partner is a teacher who wants to do a PhD. Sounds to me like one of her sixth formers is going to have fun at university. Back on topic: I have a 15 year mortgage at 2.25% fixed for 5 years whose payments are less than a quarter my monthly income and I'm worried that I made a mistake. I dont know how some folk can sleep at night.
  8. Never heard of them either. Exactly what are their qualifications?
  9. I prefer to buy my music from the merch table at the back of a gig, that way I know that a decent percentage will go into keeping the band's smokey old Transit van on the road rather than fruitlessly trying to fill a hole in some company's pension pot.
  10. I didn't actually get him a self help books, that was a tongue in cheek statement. I actually got the boy an album of sheet music of tunes that I think he might enjoy playing on the piano or guitar.
  11. No problem This time last year the ASPC stock ticker was at 5293 and a few people doubted that it would pass 6000.
  12. I generally only buy gifts for my sibling' children and they generally only ever get bought books: E.g. "How To Win Friends And Influence People" for my clever but socially awkward 11 year old nephew. Never get someone cosmetics as a present because it's a bit an insulting implication that you think they are old-looking or smelly.
  13. Stagecoach are planning on running services between Peterhead and Montrose via Ellon Park & Ride, the airport, Kingswells and Stonehaven completely avoiding the city centre. Once they've completed the bit between Dyce and Blackdog obviously. The bypass will certainly make living in houses near former rat runs such as between. Cults, Kingswells and Bicksburn a lot more pleasant.
  14. That's only an increase of £350K in three years, obviously they're not trying hard enough!
  15. Taking in a lodger is completely against the rules of the HTB equity share scheme, so I hope DS (whoever that is, Donald Sutherland?) isn't being serious about it as a plan B.
  16. Or ' to have a side hussle' to cover up for the fact that a single job doesn't pay enough to make ends meet anymore.
  17. All very interesting about whether or not to get a BTL but currently my income minus expenses gives me only a few hundred pounds a month, not enough to put down a deposit on the bedsit in Rotherham of my dreams. Currently, I have standing orders into a stocks and shares LISA and ISA which are mainly focused on index trackers and some Blue Chips, plus a contingency fund in cash where any excess over a certain amount gets used to top up the ISAs before the end of the tax year. My rationale is that this is relatively low risk and liquid and if the markets go down, then my standing order buys more stock and if they go up, the money I invested already increases in value. Am I an idiot or should I be doing something different?
  18. Citylets Q3 is out with similar drops in rent compared with the ASPC's sales price drops: https://www.citylets.co.uk/research/reports/property-rental-report-scotland-2018-q3/
  19. The ASPC report for Q3 2018 is out now: https://www.aspc.co.uk/media/1629/third-quarter-2018.pdf ASPC currently has 6060 properties for sale and 680 for rent. Citylets has 1271 for rent.
  20. Also that's around the start of Right to Buy where council houses were being sold off and not replaced which reduced the supply of rental homes so the private landlords were able to just bang the rents up, innit.
  21. Rightmove Aberdeen 301 Sales in Aberdeen according to Rightmove: 6102 For Sale on ASPC and 690 For Rent 1279 For Rent on Citylets In contrast to what Aberdein and Considine were saying recently, the housing market activity actually seems to have been a bit subdued in August. Q3 reports should be coming in soon.
  22. This house in Kemnay was the subject of a two page spread in the Evening Express a while back. Now sadly being withdrawn: https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/property/dont-be-fooled-by-first-impressions150000/ Originally on for north of £150k. And back on again for £124,995 https://www.aspc.co.uk/search/property/372484/16-The-Glebe/Inverurie/
  23. Thanks for that. The report says basically that transaction levels have stabilised as sellers become more realistic about how much they can get for their houses and start to accept lower offers. Decent stuff priced keenly shifts faster than overpriced rubbish. Pretty much on the level of most of the other reports that have been published here recently.
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