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  1. What qualifies as brownfield? Can I buy an old dump in the country, say an old industrial unit, and build a house on it?
  2. Depends really. If you're wealthy enough to have a house and BTL property, I'd venture you were close to, if not over, the 40% mark. I'm sure this will leave a good mark on 70-80% of BTL peeps. It's a start and one thing we know about the government, is when they find a golden egg, they like to make bigger and bigger omelettes with them...
  3. Here's a picture of Greece's finance minister at the London Conference of 1953, signing a treaty agreeing to cancel 50% of Germany's debt. Because it was the right thing to do. -Under the London Debts Agreement of 1953, the repayable amount was reduced by 50% to about 15 billion marks and stretched out over 30 years - Repayments were only due while West Germany ran a trade surplus - Repayments were limited to 3% of export earnings !!!!!! - Some of the agreement included debts to be paid after the reunification of Germany
  4. I have lived in Sydney, Vancouver, Cape Town and Boston and it's only Boston that would come out second to London. Been to many other places that p**s all over London too. We sold our house in London 2010 to move West. Sold our 2 London investment properties in 2013. Could have stayed longer, made some more money, but we'd made enough and had enough. I sold our place here in 2014 and made a bundle on that, in rural Somerset. It's what made me realise the country was truly fecked, as when a place near Cheddar has 3 bed semis on offer for £500k, ones that 5 years ago were £300k (even then
  5. I actually think they're playing this well; the bureaucrats don't seem to have a clue what is going on, so will find it hard to plan against it. T & V are charismatic politicians who will be persuasive over the coming weeks that No doesn't mean a Grexit (although in probability it will). It seems he's doing well among the lower to middle classes and losing above that. I don't think they're idiots. I actually think we'll see a No vote; even those who were at both No and Yes rallies couldn't genuinely be convinced of calling who were the bigger louder voices, although the weather played
  6. I don't think for a minute this isn't part of some grand plan; I do not think anything they are doing is off the cuff, unplanned. I think they actually have a plan. They are acting completely unpredictably and I genuinely think the EU is going to wear this one on the nose.
  7. IN all fairness, I believe something like this has been on the tables since day 1 i.e. they've always said there is money, if certain conditions are met. What we're not aware of, is whether these are palatable to the greeks.
  8. I don't see an issue; in the 90's, I moved to London after travelling and lived in a 3 bed house in Hammersmith with 20 people, mostly Aussies and Kiwis. Was a ball, if you like 24/7 partying and any receptacle being used as a lavatory, any space as a bed and ownership of food/cigarettes/booze a debatable rather than physical item. I actually had a cracking time, also kept the rent to a manageable figure, although only the most adventurous of girls would ever come back....
  9. Now you've made me sad haivng grown up in a small 3 bed with 9 of us... People are less flexible than years ago. Some of the hardships my kids have to go through (no ipads or TV before dinner) make me think they'd baulk at what most of us had to do as kids.
  10. What's interesting is how the Greek in the street sees this not paying IMF deal as. If it's bad news, the withdrawal of funds will become larger, possibly leading to a run on them. Anyone ehard anythign re the greek banks today?
  11. Some parts of the south west, like Wedmore, racing ahead, it's as though nothing has happened, or is going to. Madness.
  12. That's why we'll never leave. Business owners will address their employees and state your job isn't safe if you vote to leave, most politicians will say the country is at risk if you leave. I don't even see the vote as being close.
  13. Concilitory words from Yannis or desperation? http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/speech-of-hope-for-greece-by-yanis-varoufakis-2015-06
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