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  1. R4 news at 1 today thought it was worth repeating the Nationwide figure today though...
  2. My friend sold her studio flat 3 years ago when she met her boyfriend and they bought a house together, both worked and to them it made sense to buy, they now have 2 kids and live off one wage. I didn't mind lending them money recently and their mortgage holiday has certainly helped...
  3. A letting agent in Dundee is naming and shaming people who are not paying their rent by placing a "rent dodger lives here" sign on their windows. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/taysid...ral/8142882.stm
  4. My bet would be they allow residential property in SIPPS.
  5. I have looked and yes there is loads of positive news in 2007: Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, which publishes major data on the British housing market, warned that there was just a 1 in 10 chance of a significant drop in house prices and that prices were likely to remain flat until next year. in 2008: The RICS's chief economist, Simon Rubinsohn, said: "2008 will prove a difficult year for the housing market, but with falls likely in the base rate, the housing market should be provided with a stable platform.
  6. I will admit I am cynical of "New Tory", I think it didn't help when I found out that for the leadership contest David Cameron received a large cheque from an 'interesting' landlord with a few hundred properties. I just hope every FTB does their research before voting at the next election.
  7. I did say in my opinion. So in your opinion what do you think they mean when they say: "In so doing, we will end the uncertainty Labour have created about investment in private renting, re-establishing confidence and so encouraging the provision of much needed private sector housing for rent."
  8. Clear enough imo "In so doing, we will end the uncertainty Labour have created about investment in private renting, re-establishing confidence and so encouraging the provision of much needed private sector housing for rent." http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/tax/article741863.ece "You recently said you still believed that people should be able to invest residential property in SIPPS after Gordon Brown’s recent U-turn. How did you see that working? As someone who believes in freedom, I thought there was an argument for allowing people to use pensions to invest in property. However,
  9. Sorry for bumping but: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highla...nds/8004672.stm "The developers of former offices in Inverness have gone into liquidation. Reading-based Waterbridge Group transformed the building into 33 luxury residential apartments and a 60-seat restaurant, Peat by the Bridge. BBC Scotland understands that almost a third of the apartments on the site next to the River Ness remain unsold. "
  10. If you even consider a btl to make money, you are a c**t. imho
  11. You don't even need a job! "The think tank believes people who "genuinely" try to find work could be rewarded with an increased stake in their property. " http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7759810.stm
  12. http://www.ros.gov.uk/aboutus/pressreleases.html "The all-Scotland average house price for the third quarter (July to September) of 2008 showed an increase of 0.1 per cent over the same period in 2007. Whilst the average price of a residential property in Scotland increased by 2.9 per cent in the third quarter (July to September) of 2008 when compared with the second quarter (April to June), the months of August and September decreased below the previous year’s monthly average price* for the first time since 2001. These figures were issued today by Registers of Scotland." *"Averages for Augu
  13. You don't get housing benefit if you rent and have more than 16k savings, and from next year you get the interest paid on your mortgage after 2 months unemployed i think. us savers and renters are indeed fcuked.
  14. "POLAND'S CONSUL general has warned Scotland's honeymoon with hard-working Polish workers is over unless they can be offered wages comparable to those in their homeland." "Aleksander Dietkow said dramatic improvements to the Polish economy, reformist prime minister Donald Tusk's election last year, and the zloty's strength against the pound have meant Polish salaries are now similar to those in the UK." http://www.sundayherald.com/news/heraldnew...stem_exodus.php
  15. "The Inverness-based housebuilder Tulloch Homes has announced plans to cut 40 jobs across its Scottish operations. Tulloch has already paid off 18 staff this year to cut costs and said the latest job losses were due to the downturn in the housing market." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highla...nds/7496372.stm
  16. "Housing bubble could be on brink of bursting" "There was fresh evidence last night that the north-east housing bubble could be about to burst as new figures pointed to a huge slowdown in the market. The Press and Journal can reveal that the number of properties for sale across the north-east has almost doubled over the last year, from 1,559 on June 15, 2007, to 2,933 yesterday. And over the same period, the number of properties available at a fixed price has more than quadrupled, from 154 last year to 726. The figures were calculated using the Aberdeen Solicitors Property Centre (ASPC) li
  17. 15 August 2007 "House prices across Scotland continue to rise, but the latest quarterly figures show a very mixed picture across the country, according to the latest Lloyds TSB Scotland House Price Monitor. In the three months to 31 July 2007, the quarterly price index for the average domestic property in Scotland rose by 1.7 per cent to give an average mix adjusted Scottish house price of £162,779. On an annual basis, Scottish house prices have risen by +13.2 per cent. Average prices have now risen steadily for 78 consecutive months." http://www.easier.com/view/House_Prices/article-133598.
  18. Having just checked their website it was a mistake, maybe not too late for us after all "Scots calling personal debt solutions company newtomorrow.com have an average of £30,334 in unsecured debt – with some owing more than a quarter of a million pounds." http://www.newtomorrow.com/debt_picture_in_scotland.aspx
  19. "PERSONAL bankruptcies in Scotland have jumped by a staggering 309 per cent in the past ten years, spurred by spiralling house prices and "a culture of hedonism". According to official figures analysed by Scottish debt solutions company Newtomorrow.com, there were 4,465 sequestrations – the Scottish term for bankruptcy – in 1998, compared to 13,814 in 2007. In that period, the average house price north of the Border increased by 260 per cent, from £67,355 to £175,955 while average wages went up by only 138 per cent from £261 to £360 per week. John Hall, chief executive of Newtomorrow.com's
  20. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4238744.stm http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/ind...showtopic=60113
  21. We have this regulation in Scotland since last May. Most large extensions to ground floor need to include accessible bath/shower room too.
  22. Download works fine for me, full text below "Scottish residential property prices show small decrease in final quarter of 2007 The average price of a residential property in Scotland decreased by 1% in the last quarter (October to December) and is now £158,360, according to figures published today by Registers of Scotland. This small decrease is in line with how the housing market has operated in previous years for this final quarter of the year. The average house price has increased by 10.7% since the same period last year. The volume of transactions also showed a small decrease of 1%
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