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  1. "Cine Valley" Looks like Reading could become a major hub for the film industry over the next few years. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-berkshire-56526051
  2. I've uploaded the latest figures for you 🐵
  3. Hows this prediction looking now. In fact in the real world houses are being built faster than ever, getting snapped up faster than ever, landlords and tennants all reasonably happy and the jobs market pretty good all things considered.
  4. Hey long time no speak. Hows that little prediction going nearly a year on? In fact I can tell you whats happening in the real world, its all moving along nicely, the tenants are happy, the landlords are happy, houses being built left right and centre to meet demand. The job market is a little subdued but still plenty out there. Imagine what will happen once lockdown ends ;o)
  5. Nah, don't think that's the reason, they are building from scratch, any other reason? "would see the construction of a film studio complex and high-tech cinema. "
  6. Sure, just a handful of contractors ?. To be honest the exact amount of employees is pretty irrelavent, the fact they picked Reading speaks volumes.
  7. Yes Houdini, think you've hit the nail on the head, you clever bugger. I should have realised film studios tend to pick really run down, poor, no money areas...doh
  8. Don't worry about Pinewood that will look like a 2 bit studio compared to this giant. Looks like the government have been helping Blackhall pick a location. I wonder why the government/blackhall have decided to pick a dump of a town that has "no money" and is full of immigrants, very strange. "There has been a rush by commercial companies to build more studio space in recent years but this one is unusual in that the British government has been working with Blackhall Studios over the last year to help secure a site."
  9. Reading.....the UK's Hollywood Rodeo Oxford Road Drive oh and another 3000 jobs................. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-51545931
  10. I wonder who will replace them, exciting times......https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/business/berkshire-towns-named-top-business-16477755
  11. It doesn't matter what you or the other cranks think the facts speak for themselves, plenty of articles around stating this. hi5lo5, you have backed up my point with houseprice.io data that only goes up to mid Feb, I said that recently I have noticed lots of properties turning to SSTC or under offer, have a look at those houseprices.io figures in 6 months time. "The south east and London market peaked 2015/2016 so what you are saying flies in the face of reason...unless Reading is some kind of shangri la hot spot swimming against the current" Strange but It must be because I am just looking at a RG6 house on Zoopla and it looks like its dropped 0.5% over 3 years whereas if you do the same with parts of London and South East its nearer 10%. Very very strange, I wonder if its because London and the South East have micro property markets and I wonder if some parts of the South East are more attractive because they have plenty of work, excellent transport links, biggest digital hub outside London, Crossrail coming, excellent schools, I dunno Sherlock waddya reckon? "Reading....you can keep it ? " Thanks I will and plenty of others moving here will as well?
  12. Whats wrong with walking about town on a Saturday or Saturday night, I do it often, D-d-do y-y-you m-m-m-mean t-t-t-theres s-s-s-scarey b-b-brown p-p-people or-s-s-sscary b-b-beggers. Keep it up Spyguy only a few cranks agree with you now, its a long time since you ran away. Reading on the skids? Its funny after checking my areas of interest daily I am noticing lots of properties under offer or SSTC even the 600k - 1.2 ones seem to be flying off the shelves, its like 50% of properties listed sold, haven't seen that since 2015/16. Could be Spring and 3 years of coiled spring effect I suppose ,I dunno the market here just seems to have that whiff of 2012-2013 about it, no rush lets see.
  13. looks like that coiled spring is about to go pop, similar to 2012ish
  14. Surely not, how is this happening :o( https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/reading-named-the-best-place-for-first-time-buyers-in-the-uk-2019-89xtwqvlh
  15. Best micro city in Europe, such a waste of 800 million on the train station considering the town is going to be deserted in a few years https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.getreading.co.uk/news/business/reading-named-best-city-europe-4230259.amp
  16. Oh no, does that mean yet more people are going to want move to Reading and the surrounding areas because of the untold amounts of work here? By the way what has Honda's closure got to do with brexit?
  17. Few and shrinking, hows that? Are the people also leaving these few and shrinking places as well? I tell you what Reading and the surrounding areas are going to be like something out of the film I am Legend in a few years time, still should be able to pick up a bargain or two.
  18. What the f$ck are you on about, you an half talk shite. So Reading/ Bracknell haven't got any nice expensive areas? How far we going out Sonning? Wokingham? Twyford? Wargrave? Henley? Ascot? Binfield? Hurst? What do you think the average Northerner lives in? You couldn't afford to live here and f$cked back upt north.....get over it
  19. It really doesn't matter if you don't feel the town is well off or what irrelevant link you post, the fact is Reading is growing big time economically and financially and will continue to do so, its no good going against it, get used to it.
  20. Yet it keeps growing and attracting investment, strange
  21. Ahh I see, you have definitely done the right thing then if you want to move up. Trying to find something around here when you need to sell yours first is a nightmare, when you eventually find something nobody wants yours and when you get an offer on yours there is nothing on the market! Renting isn't great but if you can find something within a year or two you might be quids in, it would only take a 3% drop per annum on a 400k house for you to not be any worse off, you might have timed it to perfection!
  22. Could be a good decision but in hindsight late 2015/early 2016 was probably the time to sell. Is it going to fall much further, maybe, but history has shown around here at times of uncertainty people try their luck kite flying and if they don't get the price they want they simply take it off the market. When things look rosier you get the coiled spring effect where there is limited good stock and prices jump again i.e 1997 and 2013 onwards. You maybe right about the amount of new builds keeping prices down for older houses, I have noticed older houses going on for say 725 then 699 and then to 675 within a few months and then either selling or being taken off. Having said that most new build semi's are pushing £500,000 - £600,000 on the Shinfield/Spencers Wood, Jennets Park/ Cantley new build estates. Anyway good luck I hope you get what you want.
  23. Wow, in the top two towns for the 7th year running, https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/17203760.reading-in-top-two-for-growth-for-seventh-year-running/ In fact GVA growing faster than London https://www.businessmag.co.uk/features/reading-uks-no-1-city-growth/ Doesn't sound like the tumbleweeds hitting the streets anytime soon
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