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Impatiently Waiting

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  1. Not long now. Hopefully we can join the EU and get the Euro in Scotland too. I feel sorry for the decent folk in England and Wales that will be left under Tory rule for eternity but what can you do? Scotland and England in particular are poles apart in political terms these days.
  2. I’ve said it a few times on here but house prices in central Scotland have gone crazy. It really is mania time. Houses are going to closing within 7 days of listing. New build homes have 6-9 month waiting lists. Previously it was a slog to sell them in all but the best areas. Up until about a year ago houses were staying on the market for around 3-6 months. Only the best houses were selling within a month. This is honestly the craziest house prices have been in this region since 2007.
  3. Where in Scotland? In and around Glasgow it’s insane. Houses go to closing with the week and for substantially more than 2019 prices.
  4. House prices here in central Scotland have gone mental the last 6 months. Houses are selling within a week and going for substantially over the home report value. This is the hottest the Scottish housing market has been since before the financial crisis.
  5. House prices up 4-5%. Vaccine rollout to over 50’s completed in Scotland and Ireland well ahead of England and Wales. Boris resigning end of February. Rushi Sunak elected as new Prime Minister. Euro 2021 held in all nations except England to 30-40% capacity. Wembley games behind closed doors to much gnashing of teeth. Brexit proving to be both a political and financial disaster for the UK with SNP & Green Party securing an overwhelming majority at Holyrood to secure a mandate for a second independence referendum. The unification of Ireland edging closer and closer with polls indicating almost 2/3 of folk in the North support full unification. Bitcoin back down to about £10k.
  6. I’m also in central Scotland and that’s really not what I’ve seen. There’s been a mini boom here with a lot of houses for going to SSTC in a few weeks for over the home report. If I put into right move a local area and go to newly listed then most houses listed from about two weeks back are under offer.
  7. King hell. I don’t know what’s worse, that you’ve made us all read that nonsense or that you actually believe it to be true. This is the problem with the internet. You can spot a nutter in the pub or out and about very easily. “That’s plenty” and away you go. Not so easy on the internet, sadly. On here for example you can’t tell until you’ve had the misfortune to read the muck they’ve flung on the wall. They must be sitting there clapping their faeces smothered hands together with a delirious look on their face. Conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers, flat earthers, 5G....blah, blah. Mutants. The whole lot of them.
  8. Glad you posted this, thanks. It means I can mark you down as a fool and ignore the rest of your drivel. To think I could have wasted my time reading any more of your nonsense on here. It would be good if more nutters could make it this evident from the onset. Thanks again.
  9. As I said earlier, where I am in central Scotland it has gone a bit mental. Houses are SSTC in a week or two at higher prices. I don’t think anyone is seeing an increase in pay to justify house prices increasing. However they’ve just experienced lockdown in a property they quite possibly find too small, lacking a garden etc and are willing to spend more to get something better. Plus they’ve factored in that’s there’s no holidays abroad for 2-3 years, no city breaks, no nights out, no extravagant shopping in the high street or trips to restaurants. Most folk have saved a fortune during lockdown. I know I have. Plus borrowing is ridiculously cheap at the moment. I’ve just signed up to a 5 year fix for 1.59%. It’s mental. I’m honestly not surprised prices are increasing just now. Once furlough ends and folk can’t pay their bills then things should change.
  10. Anecdotal evidence only but here in central belt Scotland houses are going to closing within a week or two and going for a good bit over home report. It’s crazy. A neighbour’s house went to closing in a week and sold for well over home report. That’s not really that normal here. £5-10k over is more in keeping. One of the folks that missed out on the property wrote a letter and posted it through all the letterboxes of the surrounding homes asking if anyone wanted to sell. I’m honestly not 100% sure what’s causing it. I wonder if folks being stuck indoors due to lockdown and now a lack of things to spend their money on would rather a nice home with an excellent sized garden in a great area. No holidays, fancy clothes and nights out etc. Plus really cheap borrowing. I’m delighted I bought back in 2016 to be honest. I was renting a poxy flat back then. It would have been torture with the four of use in a flat with no green space and one toilet. I had been waiting since 2008. Been browsing this site since then and feels like just when you think the madness can’t continue it somehow does.
  11. Imagine it was Norwegian Wealth Fund v Scottish North Sea Oil. We can only dream sadly.
  12. From the experience of September and October in my work, I can certainly agree with this post. We’ve just had the best month for Order Intake (October) that we’ve had in almost five years. We’ve noticed a substantial change in enquiries from O&G companies.
  13. SNP are the biggest party in Scotland and got 37% of the vote. They got a bloody nose for indyref2 but still have a lot of support. Interestingly a lot of people that support SNP don't support independence. They like their policies apart from independence and are happy to vote for them normally. Last nights result would have been very different if indyref2 hasn't been announced a few months back.
  14. Sorry but I've read a lot of nonsense (and plenty of good stuff) on here but this is right up there with the worst of it. Is that JC that wants to nationalise various industries, increase corporation tax and the higher tax bracket? Yet you have him down as being in with the "rich and powerful". Honestly take the tinfoil off. I've heard it all now when JC is being called a figurehead for the rich and powerful that are somehow pulling the strings for TM to **** up the election. They probably also ensured TM didn't appear in last nights debate, produced a horrendous Tory manifesto and ultimately ensured that she looks like they've dug up Thatcher (spit) and stuck her in Vivienne Westwood to keep the kids away from the TV.
  15. People on here have their heads stuck somewhere. Putting in offers massively under the listing will just piss everyone off. 10% success rate is a nonsense as well. No way will 10 out of 100 low ball offers succeed. Just check your local sold prices and see how many went for 20,30 or 50% under listing price. I'm in Scotland where house prices have been pretty static since 2007. I've been looking at rightmove near enough everyday for my area and also check sold prices when it is updated. In all that time I don't think I've seen more than a 5% difference.
  16. Is it foreign money in Northern cities? Glasgow is still very cheap in comparison to South England. £90-100k houses that rent for £650-£700 per month.
  17. Eh Aberdeen council is a Tory and Labour coalition. It has nothing to do with SNP.
  18. I don't disagree with you. I'm just questioning the term home owner. If you have a 10% deposit and 90% mortgage are your really a home owner?
  19. Home owner?! Surely they mean a home with a mortgage? Quite a big difference. Plenty on here could easily have a home with a mortgage. Owning the home is a bit more difficult due to the disgusting prices.
  20. I'd change that from prices to mortgage repayments. When mortgage repayments reach untenable levels.....
  21. Of course they are still mental. Mental when you look at average salaries, employment rates and size etc. They are however cheaper to finance than in 2007 due to the criminally low interest rates. So in terms of affordability they are cheaper.
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