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  1. https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/3919232-House-prices-and-when-to-buy-Feeing-fed-up Another one. Anyone would think they’re obsessed!
  2. This one is still going round in circles. I’m guessing WeaselKnickers is calling in from here too.
  3. Ooh, it’s really got going this morning 😂.
  4. So sales being agreed now (at say 8% discount) should hit the land registry figs around October?
  5. https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/3917005-To-think-most-property-owners-don-t-understand-how-hard-it-now-is-to-buy-a-house Some of this one is a fun read too.
  6. I hope this is a harbinger of things to come.
  7. I’ve just posted this on another thread. I know it’s only one example and I don’t know where it is or what the asking price, pre lockdown agreed price was but builders don’t have control over the 2nd hand market, well apart from those reliant on help to buy. https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/3917010-Help-my-buyers-have-reduced-their-offer
  8. I think I’ve still got an account from when a few posters from here joined to discuss house prices with the part time EAs on there. Might log in to tell them to man up and grow some. See how quickly I get banned 😂. Their founder, Justine, was on the news last week defending all those threads with “these are the nation’s mothers, of course they’re going to be prepared”.
  9. They seem to be having a virtual corona party, although missing the point of a chicken pox party 😁. A corona party was mentioned on one thread but the poster was shouted down because “everyone is going to die if we don’t lock down schools now”. A lot of them seem keen on school closures and lockdown, they can sit at home getting Ocado delivered, crafting (this one is really popular) and watching Netflix.
  10. Preppers are still being mocked, mainly because most mumsnetters don’t seem to know the difference between prepping and panic buying.
  11. https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/coronavirus 41 pages of threads, solely dedicated to coronavirus, over on mumsnet. Anxiety is very high indeed over there.
  12. That’s an interesting angle, one I hadn’t thought of but will watch with interest.
  13. Purple Bricks in the Sale / Altrincham area are shockers. Went to view one through them, on at 350k, apparently had 2 asking price offers. Said I didn’t think it was worth 350k so wouldn’t be offering, vendor May as well go with one of those. Month later, price dropped to 325k, then disappeared off the market for a bit. On Rightmove again now for 300k with a different agent. Whenever I see anything on with Purplebricks now, I just assume it’s 50-75k overpriced.
  14. I sold a city centre flat about 18 months ago with a view to buying in Sale. Currently renting in Sale. Was put off buying last year due to Brexit. Glad I sold CC flat as there seem to be loads on the market (for all the reasons often discussed on here) but strangely the asking prices haven’t gone down. I’m struggling to find somewhere in Sale - I’m a no chain buyer with a deposit and finances in place but EAs piss me off. The asking price hikes are all down to them competing for business and then being unable to manage the vendor’s expectations downwards - I see so many houses being taken off the market because they don’t get the price the EA originally said they would. They clearly aren’t worth the asking price that they EA said they’re worth, as no one is biting at that price. I don’t understand it - if they don’t sell at all then the EA gets no commission at all, so surely the EAs should realise that this strategy isn’t working. That said, I haven’t seen any EAs go bust in Sale yet.
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