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  1. Twigs in vases alert for Salisbury.. Massive ones in the dining room and bathroom... And not only actual twigs, also glass ones on the wall.... http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-37339912.html?premiumA=true
  2. Me, mrs Forres and baby Forres have outgrown our first home that we bought all-too-hastily in 2006 in our early twenties (we were suckered in by the hype I'm afraid)... And ideally we'd sell and be into a more substantial rented place by next Xmas. Really don't want to buy for another year or two at least, for a mixture of reasons including the hassle, economic outlook, as well as work circumstances. As a fairly inexperienced poster on HPC, for what it's worth I'd be quite content with a significant "loss" on our original purchase - I share a bearish view and would be quite happy to see 50% falls on prices across the board. Having heavily overpaid our mortgage we could weather a fall of this magnitude this without going into negative equity. Anyway, my post is not so much about prices as timing. In others' experience, when would usually be the most active months in terms of the numbers of transactions/enquiries? I know, I know, if it's cheap enough it will shift faster, but all things being equal, once we do go forward and proceed with the faff of estate agents, viewings etc., we'd rather give ourselves a fighting chance of having things over and done with as quickly as possible. I understand it, in most years there is a peak of Land Registry transactions recorded in the spring, suggesting that to get the place on the market c. March might be a better idea than say going ahead in Jan, or conversely waiting until May/Jun and then hitting any summer lull Grateful for any suggestions or to be shot at! JF.
  3. Opinions on this, anyone? http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-23481420.html Seems like a lovely spot, my favourite at this budget at the current time in Salisbury area, although parking is probably a nightmare. Could be a liability in upkeep and flooding risk. Would be tempted though once the "offers over" words are deleted from the ad.
  4. Agree plenty of sites around there, but for me anything beyond Oxford won't wash as a London airport or hub for SE...I think the point I was trying to make comes across better with the map at this scale http://www.streetmap.co.uk/idld.srf?x=464860&y=199620&z=130&sv=464860,199620&st=4&ar=y&mapp=idld.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=620&ax=464860&ay=199620&lm=0 Might try and buy a ransom strip!
  5. I live in Salisbury. Tip if you come again: free all day parking on Wordsworth Road, under 10 min walk from centre.
  6. 5 mins with a road atlas, and I reckon the new proposal site will be here: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/idld.srf?x=464930&y=199035&z=120&sv=464930,199035&st=4&ar=y&mapp=idld.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=616&ax=464930&ay=199035&lm=0 Good for m4, m40, flat, existing airfield and just about the sparsest spot between Oxford and London. Any other bets?
  7. Connells just dropped by the 30k.. Obviously just slower on RM... But a nice encouraging drop all the same.
  8. Can anybody hazard a guess as to why Connells would market the same property at 30k more (over 10%) than McKillops? http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-38114396.html http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-35277340.html?premiumA=true
  9. My first entry from the Salisbury area : http://www.rightmove.co.uk/new-homes-for-sale/property-20107644.html Asking price maybe 75% over the equivalents elsewhere just for breaking an innocent Victorian terrace into 4 pokey dives?
  10. Remember the House That Looks Like Hitler in Swansea? Well, we have a contender in Harnham, only it's another dictator, albeit I can't put my finger in exactly who. You decide: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-33293941.html
  11. That seems like a nice little corner of town, perhaps, if you're retired or can walk to work, and the house is pretty nice. but parking a nightmare, not sure about the rowdiness of the 2 nearby pubs on either side, and parking as others have pointed out is more or less nonexistent. Compares poorly with this one: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-37951523.html. Which has similar floor space but better location in many respects and more scope for parking, plus starting asking price 20k less... This one caught my eye and has been on a while... http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-34829470.html . Again better value by far
  12. Hi Mr T Returns, what films are this clips from? I don't seem to get the full YouTube links, just pop outs. Love them!
  13. Decided not to sell up in the end. Market in Salisbury seems to have recently had a spike of 3 beds in the 160-200k range, equivalent to mine, and there is no possible reason to think there is a surge in buyers to match. Looks to me like there is quite a fall going on after a modest Spring bounce, with the summer recess slowing things still further. EAs I have spoken to have made no attempt to disabuse me of this notion. I will be very happy to sell below the 2007 price I paid, but I don't particularly want to "trade up" in a falling market, doubling my debt to boot! suppose selling to go into rented might be a good idea though whilst the Euro slo-mo car crash continues. Seems to be a bit of a price war at the moment in the Wyndham Park area, I've noticed several instances of similar properties undercutting One another in rapid succession. Any interesting anecdotals experienced/ spotted in Salisbury recently?
  14. Going by the floorplans that must surely be 2 flats knocked into one, and if so is the place sound? They could lose 2 bathrooms, what is the point of loos outnumbering bedrooms?! with a zero knocked off the asking price I might think about it ..
  15. My tips:- Install the superb Mosaic UK app from Experian. Very informative socioeconomic classification down to street level. Same data as upmystreet I think but in a very accessible form especially on iPad. Check out your local council's SHLAA ("strategic housing land availability assessment"). This provides a short list of potential deveplopment sites that planning officers consider to be suitable for further consideration when new zoning plans are prepared. This is not tantamount to a planning application let alone a permission, and hence it won't appear on official searches. However, it could indicate that the nice green field behind your dream house stands a good chance of development in 5 or 10 years' time, and there could even be indicative maps showing accesses etc.
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