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jethro

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  1. I posted today and failed to check the date of the post I was replying to. Bad form! Sorry about bringing a dead post back to life, I'll just take my coat and beat a hasty retreat..................
  2. No big crash is going to happen until the banks start repossessing and/or interest rates go up. Lack of mortgages hasn't sent prices plummeting yet. Prices are going to drift about as they have been doing for the last couple of years. Some months prices go up, some they go down but nothing really to get excited about. Big crash? I can't see it happening for a while yet. Maybe if the Eurozone finally decides to fall apart. As to buying a council house, why not? That is luck, along side buying a house in 1996. Wouldn't buy a house with an old lady though. If you felt like taking advantage o
  3. "I was aged 17, and on income support/housing benefit due to my lack of parental support." I said that in my second post. My wife says that these days 17 year olds get put into care, I got a bedsit after getting no help from anyone. I got into all sorts of situations about homelessness by the time I turned 18 and it is not nice. By the age of 22 I was really fed up of being messed around with regards to housing, and that was when I I got a decent job. Done the no address thing, got around that by blagging my mate into letting me use his address while I sofa surfed. I have done the whole
  4. I was aged 17, and on income support/housing benefit due to my lack of parental support. I managed through good management of my very small finances. I have been through the mill of looking for a home while low on money, but prior planning and good financial management is required, a lesson I learned from an early age. Living within your means, that is a choice. Taking drugs/drink and becoming an addict, another choice. I have been booted out at short notice once, one weeks notice and found myself a flat while on income support. (I was studying A levels at this time.) Getting into debt, t
  5. If you are homeless, than it just means you have rubbish self management. No sympathy what so ever for anyone who gets homeless, there is enough help out there to prevent you from sleeping under the sky.
  6. I am currently debating going back to uni and was looking into financing it. I have a job at the mo but I do not like the travel that goes with it. Long months away, its rubbish, feel like doing something else, and uni is one of those things. Okay, Plymouth Council has a housing benefit calculator, Inland Revenue has a tax credit calculator. http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/benefitcalculator Now IF I bred like a rabbit and churned out four kids, I'd get around 5200 quid child tax credits, on my wife working 15 hrs a week at 6.6 quid an hour, and me on 4100 student loan. I'd pay no council tax
  7. margam boy said: As for the USA it is a totally different and comparing with the UK is hard, It is far larger and people can move from state to state with ease, ....We are an island and land is limited, its not so easy to cross the border into another country. isn't japan an island? shortage of land? house prices dropping for years? big bubble years ago? hmmm hmm............ public perception changing and a spot of credit tightening and the slide begins, its happened before, but thats right, its different this time........................
  8. over the last week, i've been thinking, yes yes, here we go! i was watching blomberg last night with interest, they had a bit on about the sub prime mortgages in the usa, saying how much shares in these are tanking............. today, i saw the markets rise a bit, i've read bullish and bearish things, and i am left thinking i'll never afford a house. i've read about hips, these could send prices up (or down, or neither, cos they'll be scrapped) Interest rates needing to go above 6%, how? oil seems to have crept up, not enough for inflation to go bonkers.. its not even good enough to sav
  9. I Like The Forum And Some Of The Advice, But if many had not taken the advice given......................... advice is a wonderful thing, it is one person's opinion(or many, as in this case....), you don't have to take it. as me gran said, there is no point in crying over what if's..........
  10. I know i've got the points for Oz and Canada, would absolutely love to leave Blighty, but the trouble and strife, she say NO! Something about missing her family. :angry: My uncle moved to the states, his wife refused, 15 years later (good going really), they divorced. They used to see each other 2 or 3 times a year......... How many other people have been stopped from leaving because of their other halves wanting to stay?
  11. When I buy a house, i'll die in it. I hate moving with a passion, its the curse of the renter. when you lot go on about renting being good at the moment, you never really discuss the drudgery that is shifting boxes of boll**ks your wife won't let you sling, from one rented house to another. My wife wants to move rented house, she wants a 3 bed, so the in laws can stay. Totally off topic I know, i just wanted a whinge.
  12. why get so wound up over that curry woman? she had it away with the most boring bloke in the universe. http://www.critpsynet.freeuk.com/NewsoftheWorld.htm Obviously, the woman has no taste or any sense. Wasn't she in government the last time house prices went tits up?
  13. the wooden box being a coffin? harsh, but fair........hehehehehe
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