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  1. I'd imagine they'll come up with some generic posh-sounding name for this development, if that's what they do. A George Street address is not exactly a selling point!
  2. Then people should stop being galled by utter scaremongering ******** that they hear from the bloke down the pub (or the online equivalent). Frugal Git's story is probably closer to how later life will play out for most people sensible enough to save for retirement.
  3. Not taking advantage of the massive tax breaks to save for retirement because you might have to pay for a care home for the last year or so of your life (and plenty of people never go in to a care home at all!) is absolutely mental. IMHO.
  4. I'm calling BS on that. What he puts on his self-assessment (if he even bothers doing one) and says in his woe is me bleat to the local paper versus the reality are probably quite different. Otherwise, he just bought another flat to rent out for no profit? Very charitable, if it wasn't horseshit, which it clearly is.
  5. Funnily enough, 8% "guaranteed return" is the number commonly promised by unregulated investment scams aimed at parting greedy idiots from their hard-earned cash. Of course, I'm sure that's just a coincidence in this case.
  6. "A study by the Centre For Real Estate Research (CRER) at the Aberdeen University Business School earlier this year found house prices in the city had risen around 5% during 2020. However, they were still down around 4% on what they had been in 2016." LOL. A couple of minutes more research into the prestigious CRER indicates that their "Aberdeen House Price Index is based on transactions data provided by Aberdeen Solicitors Property Centre (ASPC)." Nah, yer arite. I think I'll stick with https://landregistry.data.gov.uk/app/ukhpi .....which gives a figure of 18% from June 2016 to Feb 2021.
  7. Yes, the Talksport ads, plus the shirt sponsorship at Forest and QPR, seem to be getting quoted by some of the victims as key reasons why they thought the company was legit and trustworthy. As if commercial radio stations and football clubs conduct some kind of financial and ethical deep dive into their sponsors and don't just accept money from anyone. Idiots.
  8. https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/aberdeen-residents-hit-out-following-consultation-process-for-new-homes/ I liked this quote: “More homes are not required. At present thousands of homes are being built in Aberdeen. Even before downturn in oil, high street etc there were too many being built in Bridge of Don. People are now picking up new builds for £10s thousands under valuation as they just aren’t selling. This in turn is devaluing all properties in Bridge of Don.”
  9. My guess is that the motorhomes, or at least some of them, never existed.
  10. Unsurprisingly, these numbers don't look right when compared to the HPI reports. Eg. October 2020 - average price £136k down 8% from October 2019. Still, it keeps the readership reasonably happy and that's all that matters.
  11. It's baffling. House prices in Aberdeen have gone down by 30% in five years and still more and more houses are getting thrown up. Are they going to start knocking tenements down soon? Do people think the city is going to bounce back or something?
  12. Spotted on ASPC, a one bedroom flat on Portland Street that sold for 213k in 2013. Now fixed price 150k. 30% drop, if it sells for that - oocha!
  13. ASPC is at 6248 for sale today. Exactly a year ago (I went back and checked) it reached 6000 for the first time.
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