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  1. "Front the campaign" ??!! What the fekk are you talking about ? What do you think is going to happen . . . Sarah Beeny, a woman who's made an awful lot of money buy playing the upward surge in property prices in at least 2 cycles, is gonna be set up as HPC.co.uk's mascot, is she ? Even if she was stupid enough to allow that (she obviously isn't), what do you think she'd do ? Tour the country stirring up support from ordinary folk at rallies to lobby the BoE to induce a crash in house prices ?? For our benefit ? You're an idiot !
  2. I don't recall the last crash taking any cues from public sentiment. I do, however, remember cold, hard economics being spotted lurking in the vicinity . . .
  3. Hmmm . . . missing the point, eh ? Ok, I'll humour you . . . No I can't show you papers with that exact headline but i can show you plenty with the type of bearish headlines that no one calls "bold and sweeping" in a negative context . . . but the minute the Times says something the bears don't like, there's an uproar . . .
  4. erm . . .except when they're writing statements like "House price crash imminent"
  5. I don't think IVAs are Labour's attempt to hide the extent of debt . . It's just an opportunity to avoid bankruptcy and the effective shut down of all your financial dealings for 6 years. What's wrong with that ?
  6. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6623465.stm Seems creditors aren't playing anymore . . .
  7. Well hang on a sec. RB loves the Telegraph, doesn't he ?
  8. erm . . well, yes he is. The bears on here have dedicated a hundred HPC threads to the US sub-prime issue and have held it up as some sort of mascot to their cause. "If it's happened in the US, it must happen here" they trilled even when it was clear to anyone in the real world that it was always unlikely that it would spill over into the wider economy in general or the Alt-A mortgage market in particular.
  9. It is puzzling, is n't it ? I mean RB's even got the guy's quotes in his signature. The bears rate Buffet unreservedly and yet, here he is, bold as you like, tellin' it like it is . . . "Sub prime ain't gonna be a wider economic problem". Suddenly he's an amateur, a chump, a bum no less.
  10. You dismiss the notion of equity as irrelevant but I'd be surprised if it's had no hand in underpinning what is a fairly smug, self satisfied tone . . . despite alluding to the fact that your husband's job is very secure . . . what if he chucks you ?
  11. Just in the same way that BTL used to be a good idea when prices were low(er) and yields high(er), STR is a good idea . . . at the moment but sooner or later, a lot more people are going to hear the penny drop.
  12. He hasn't exactly "ruined the lives of millions", has he ? Reading a little more into the tone of the article, it's clear that it is those who subscribe unwaveringly to the notion that a true Brit has to own his own home who are, effectively, the architects of their own "misery". A change in thinking and a general purge of the obvious superficiality tied up in status anxiety would be welcome. Nothing wrong with renting and so what if you're paying a landlord's mortgage - you do get shelter in return, do you not ? Why should what you pay for shelter double up as an investment fund ?? Yes, the
  13. I'm STRing and intend to hold fire and rent for for 6 months then bin the City recruitment job and piss off travelling for 3, 6, or 12 months depending on how things go. Really wanna go back to writing songs and, with the internet, I can collaborate with other songwriters, upload audio files and share ideas from anywhere in the world. Always knew my reluctance to settle down, get married and breed wasn't entirely based on just wanting to shag other birds
  14. I heard that she STRd a coupla years ago along with a few of the unfortunates on here so I can't see her telling people they're crazy to do the same . . .
  15. Things still stupid in North Kensington, Notting Hill, Holland Park, Kensington . . . I'm exchanging contracts real soon
  16. Friend of mine bought flat in mansion block in Bayswater. Service charge is £3600 a year I begged her not to go for it. I mean, another £300 a month on top of a large mortgage. She went into arrears with the service charge and had to make arrangements to settle the amount owing on a separate agreement PLUS paying the new demands as they come in. Still, the gaff's worth £70K more than she paid in '05 . . .
  17. Each to their own and all but doesn't anyone else think that it's kinda sad that these people are prepared to leave their home, get another job in a foreign country just so they can save a few shekels to come back and buy a pile of bricks ? There IS more to life than owning a feckin' house . . . but if you MUST own then why chase the prices up when you can chase 'em down ? A bit of patience is good
  18. You what ? Money more important to you than human life, is it ?
  19. Oh I dunno . . . when she's lookin' good, I swear to God I'd lock us both in a room for a month with nothing but a bed, some lube and a toolbox . . . She hasn't necessarily set out to become a role model. It's just the way she's presented to the world. I don't think she could have forseen how huge she would become when she first started because let's face it, for every supermodel, there are 10,000 mediocres that, whilst beautiful, will work for a while and then disappear without a trace. Ok she got caught doing a bit of chang . . . so bloody what ? Lots of people do it on a weekend and get on
  20. Maybe it's all true and everyone's rushing to market with their properties but, I'm sorry, there's nothing like that going on in my manor. London is virtually immune . . . I must say though, how can the reporter expect readers to believe that anyone would be so f***in' donkey-stupid to put their home up for sale because an estate agent reckons they can save £400 by avoiding HIPS ?? I think any increase is more to do with the traditional Spring property selling season
  21. I really don't think we're going to see as much of this as you think. You cannot sell if you're in negative-equity and i do think that many more BTLers than you care to admit will actually hang on in there especially as most of them only have the one BTL property. I think a lot more of them actually know what they've let themselves in for as regards long term property investment . . . and the bears don't appear to have much of a track record when it comes to predicting trends . . .
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