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christhpc

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  1. Wow. Staggeringly overpriced. Big LOL at the one on Portland Road. Above a shop on a corner plot and next to a social club. Bijou living indeed at < 30m/2.
  2. Please stop it, guys. Best Regards, An aforementioned lurker and former poster.
  3. Ah well, this has helped me decide who not to vote for next month. Just sent a message to my local Conservative MPs advising them what a vote loser it is: https://www.writetothem.com PS. Hi everyone. PPS. For the person who asked: Mumsnet thread for old time's sake http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/2354882-So-now-the-Tories-are-bringing-back-the-Right-to-Buy-scheme-Anyone-else-think-theyre-losing-the-plot
  4. Fairly central? Okay I guess if you work on one of the industrial estates and not too far from Aldrington Stn. as mentioned... Unless you mean it's in about the most central place inbetween the two main arterties onto the Old Shoreham road. Or any of the A roads... Wouldn't call that a benefit though, rather a pain in the ****. Aaanyway yes, while we're in Brighton fairytale-land they're about 300 grand too much (although in a sane world 500K too much)
  5. Yep, sucks don't it. Talking to one colleague on a sub 2% interest rate, with an IVA and really harsh budget. Another friend on 2.xx%, although she did put down a 40% deposit. Still these fantasy interest rates won't be around forever. And knowing that I sure sleep easier at night knowing I don't have a big fat debtpile hanging over my head.
  6. I bet their partners had fun getting to their London jobs after the Brighton to London line was closed all of yesterday: http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/9268242.Haywards_Heath_trains_suspended_over_tunnel_safety_fears/ And winter is typically even less fun. With decreased funding on the lines I'm sure this isn't going to get any better any time soon... So glad I don't have to make that awful commute any more.
  7. Ahhh cheers for that Merv and chums, £ to yen now below 120, even lower than the depths of the 2008 crash ... below 120 for the first time ever?
  8. It is for five of those things but I agree, massive ripoff.
  9. I looked at that thing and wondered, 'why is it on for 330 grand?'. Then I looked at the location, 'oh it's in Brighton...' Nothing more to say. Actually no let's have a few more sentences. It's not in Brighton main, it's practically in Peacehaven. Convenient for nowhere, not even the Lidl or the Marina... Not that you've anywhere to put the car, no garage, driveway or even on-street parking...
  10. Hello Aquaman. I have kinda good news for you. You won't have been charged anything like RPI over the course of your loan so far: From: http://www.slc.co.uk/media%20centre/news_views.html#newsitem14 "The interest rate on income contingent loans will be 1.5% from 1 September 2011 across the UK." Rates from 2007: http://www.slc.co.uk/statistics/facts%20and%20%20figures/previous_interest_rates.html Student loan rates have been 2% of less since 2009. Well okay, 2007/08 was pretty shitty at 4.8% but you'd only have had a third of your loan accumulating interest right? More from: http://www.
  11. Looks like the data entry clerk hit a 4 when they meant a 2? Although even 200 grand seems excessive though when you can't even park outside your house... Or have a garage. Or a driveway. Or a garden with any features whatsoever. Or a gap between your house and one of your neighbours. Or anywhere to put your wheelie bin and recycling boxes... Oh my...
  12. The Halifax have managed to balls up my transfer in and put me on a 0.5% rate (ISA Saver Direct) for a month. Told them to sort it and they said they would and with back-dated interest, just wait two weeks. That was three weeks ago. I've just written them a letter; man that's probably a less than 50% success rate on my ISA transfers, bloody useless (Halifax and Lloyds being the worst offenders so far - Abbey were pretty shit too) </cathartic internet moan> Edit: Now they appear to have voided my ISA and converted it to a 0.05% interest bearing Liquid Gold account. Gotta love dem sta
  13. Yes you can 'drip' money into them. Until they stop accepting new money on the issue (which I imagine will be soon). They send out a certificate each time you buy more of an issue. Sure makes calculating the interest more of a headache when you've multiple certificates of varying values from varying dates though.
  14. That's not how they work... If RPI is negative you get the +0.50% AER but not the index-linking. I'm sure if RPI was -10%(!!) normal savings accounts would not have positive interest rates, thus these beating them again. Inflation or deflation, for those in sterling, these things can't be beaten.
  15. They added some Twigs In A Vase™ to the kitchen which added £25K of value, then two years later got another one for the bathroom which added another £20K... Can't explain the £15K drop though... Maybe the twigs are in need of some updating now?
  16. Well wives tend to be right often enough in my experience. Like when my wife suggested we buy Yen when the exchange rate was £1 to 250 yen. Normal average is around 200. I didn't buy in any great volume, 'we can get 6% on instant savings with sterling!!' and look at it now. BoE knew what they were doing and it's all a big show to keep the international markets happy. Which is fair enough from a macroeconomic point of view, but of course us savers got screwed. So those of us with cash deposits need to grab what we can - I'm going to get some of these just as a hedge (as I probably said fou
  17. Wow these new ones are pretty crap. Still, at current RPI, 5-6% is more than double what you'll get in the best instant access savings account after tax.
  18. *gasp* Hahahahahahaha!! Ah, that's tickled me. Nice find.
  19. Nice anecdote. £290K in London road area..? There's one born every minute. Sorry to hear that your friend got suckered into the dream though. Oh and: Yup there were. Flat I used to rent off Lewes Road was bought in 1999 for about £55K. In the height of the bubble the basement flat was bought for £230K. Well, EAs still seem to be listing them not far off that price but whether they achieve anything like asking is another thing entirely. Land Reg says £150-175K for the last two recent sales
  20. I'm sure the EU will rule against these things in the end. And SAGA accounts for the over 55s If that's what you really want? In my case, even as someone eligible for this Santander account they can shove it, the bunch of thieves.
  21. The new issues are going to be munched within a day of being announced. You mark my words</Fast Show SA woman> Anyone interested had best have the cash available in their current account for the big day...
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