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  1. I must say I do find it incredible that wood burning stoves' smoke is seen as 'green' and acceptable by all, but car pollution, bonfires and ciggy smoke etc. is seen as a menace. In the winter months I can walk thru the residential area near where I live and find large areas (a few streets) are very unpleasant due to the smoke from, I guess just 1 stove. You walk to the next street and the air is clean and fresh, before entering another smoked out street. It is not just unpleasant but agitates the throat.
  2. The Dow is now back above 17000 on the futures market and the FTSE100 should open slightly positive, up 10 points or so.
  3. I work in the Tate & Lyle factory in Silvertown and of the hundreds of workers there only a very few live anyway remotely local, and most of them have been there for many years so probably have family/friends in the area making them less likely to consider a move. There are lots of new build flats in the Canning Town/Silvertown area but cannot see how someone would actually consider buying one to live in, it is such a depressing area. Having said that, I can see property values rising faster than average due to good transport links.
  4. That is quite a transformation though! I though it was a new build
  5. Indeed Gidea Park is one of the nicer areas of Romford. My brother lives near Woodfield Drive and I often walk along Stanley Avenue that runs parallel to that road. All the font gardens are very well kept and the houses all semis of a good size. Only problem is that they all have shared drives to the rear, something I would always avoid. Some recent sales of large detatched houses in that area have gone for 500k or less and I suspect their sale price was supressed in a large part by the stamp duty bands. If you were looking for this type of house this area would be worth looking at IMO.
  6. House down my road, 3 bed mid terrace, STC on 3rd April after being listed 21st March. This house was previously on for £225k, then £215k, back in 2010 but failed to sell. The price this time round is a guide price of £250 to £270. The seller has lived there for 50 years. In the past few months many of the types of houses in RM7 that were priced at a ceiling of £250K for the past few years now popped to 275K and above.
  7. Interesting. I think dividends must be giving the footsie a reasonably solid base. I hold a few high yielders as the income from them is so must better than elsewhere.
  8. I prefer Blink (BLNX.L) for potential. Super growth company with a good trading update just released and results on 13th May. Seems to be being held back to some disappointing news over a year again and maybe assocation with Autonomy (this company was spun off from Autonomy). DYOR and I do own some
  9. I wonder have much it cost be buy/convert, anyone see the programme? Also for 6.5m I would want some ground space, does not seem to be any at all! The very open living room on the first floor is very close to a pathway, and there appears to be a road just to the right of the building (for access to garages in the flats opposite).
  10. I know it is not right but I have always wondered why people that are desperate for shelter don't just break into a shop or stay after it closes by hiding. When you are caught you have shelter in the police cells. Do it enough and you get shelter in a jail. I am being a bit tongue in cheek but you get the idea,
  11. My advise would be not to buy an overpriced flat with money you don't have
  12. The views are good Would be interesting to know the psychology of the price going back up, also odd that price is back to exactly what it was before not say £425K. Maybe it is an estate agent change or error.
  13. Have you tried the Havering/Romford (e.g. RM7) area, lots of decent sized homes in the price band you can budget to? No idea on the schools though so you would need to do some research. Good luck.
  14. I remember thinking a few years back when NI prices were in a steep climb that it must have had something to do with the end of the troubles....looks like that was not the case, or maybe just fed the bubble.
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