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  1. The "region" is down 2.7% in five years? Nah, unless by "region" they mean Shire and not City, which is certainly not how it reads to me. City of Aberdeen - May 2016 £178120 May 2021 £143045 - down 19.7% Aberdeenshire - May 2016 £195483 May 2021 £189924 - down 2.8% My numbers above are taken from here (average sold property price, includes all types of residential properties): https://landregistry.data.gov.uk/app/ukhpi/
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. "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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.”
  10. My guess is that the motorhomes, or at least some of them, never existed.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. 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!
  14. ASPC is at 6248 for sale today. Exactly a year ago (I went back and checked) it reached 6000 for the first time.
  15. There is now a decent looking one bedroom flat in a nice part of Rosemount on ASPC for under 400 quid a month. Has the rental market pretty much collapsed? (ASPC to buy 5639 to rent 708)
  16. Definitely not lying on a beach in Goa, recovering from his facial reconstruction surgery ?
  17. I had a look back on this thread - looks like peak was 6231 in late August this year.
  18. An old favourite for good reason. Just had a look at the property questionnaire completed in October 2017... "how long have you owned the property? Three years". Home report at the same time put the market value at 1.1m. Last sold price according to Registers of Scotland was 1.415m in October 2014. Ouch!
  19. Blimey! I never realised it was such a major project. Did they build a tunnel?
  20. Following up on an earlier discussion, I spotted some actual demolition at the weekend - the two blocks directly looking on to Great Northern Road opposite Evans Cycles at the Haudagain roundabout are just a pile of rubble now. My taxi went down the Drive and left at the roundabout so I got a good view of the other houses round there. Lots of doors / windows boarded up but a few signs of life (washing hanging over balconies etc). Pretty grim part of the toon though.
  21. Funnily enough, I was browsing through the new properties on ASPC (still creeping up, 6228....) and I spotted a flat at 45k FP. Valued at 70k in the HR. Ouch. I can see the council having real problems with old tenements drifting even further into disrepair. Unfortunately the nature of private ownership means it's really difficult to get a whole street or block emptied so you can knock it all down.
  22. Still going up, 6062 for sale on ASPC now (checking back this thread, Diver Dan announced 6000 nine days ago).
  23. 5992 now.... surely it'll get to 6000 this week (today?).
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