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sandster

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  1. sandster

    Aberdeen, Aspc Stats

    It's made the commute out of town a lot easier as well. Nipping to Costco you could see all the heavy goods vehicles that would have been clogging up Anderson Drive/Brig O' Dee. Glad it's finally here.
  2. sandster

    Aberdeen, Aspc Stats

    Top bear food on the radio this morning. New A & C report out showing negatives for City & 'shire. Can't find it on their website though. Tried to spin it as the market bottoming out but now that the peak selling season is over means this isn't the case.
  3. sandster

    Aberdeen, Aspc Stats

    Looks like the banks are taking the hit then. Good bit of research.
  4. sandster

    Aberdeen, Aspc Stats

    That's brutal! Selling price just went on Zoopla for the house across the road from me. Went for what ours was valued at in 2009 when we bought. We offered under.
  5. sandster

    Aberdeen, Aspc Stats

    Would prefer Pittodrie being redeveloped. There is space, the footprint of the new development fits nicely on a map of the driving range. Being in the town center is also a major plus. The idea of waiting for buses to get back after a midwinter midweek game just fills me with dread.
  6. sandster

    Aberdeen, Aspc Stats

    So the house opposite is on sale at what I'd guess is about 10-15% over what it will go for. I reckon it'll go for about 5% more than I paid for mine in 2009. Interestingly since I first posted in this thread we've bought and paid off the mortgage, doing up the bathroom in the process. Been plenty pressure to 'move up the ladder' but thankfully it was resisted and she can see that prices are dropping. I've been a member of this site for over 10 years now
  7. sandster

    Aberdeen, Aspc Stats

    Talk around here is of a marginal business going forward rather than the oil industry we once knew. I can't disagree with that theory. How many will be still afloat and adapt I'm not sure. Not many I fear.
  8. sandster

    Aberdeen, Aspc Stats

    Having bought at the bottom of the last slump I'd agree we can't be be far off those prices now. That's a over a year since the first tranche of lay offs. There will be a summer levelling off but the trend will remain downwards. Especially as those who couldn't get on the ladder when it was offers over will now be out of the system.
  9. sandster

    Brown Pants Time For Morthercare

    Pampers even?
  10. sandster

    Aberdeen, Aspc Stats

    He's now Dubai based iirc. Don't think he could walk into many pubs here these days without receiving some sort of abuse. His ex-staff that I know don't have many good words. Sure he'd say 'don't blame the player, blame the game!'
  11. 40 due to my savings earning nothing
  12. sandster

    Aberdeen, Aspc Stats

    Been on here since mid 2006, lived in Aberdeen since end of 2000. Bought in 2008 (documented on here) after silly increases whereby I could have bought a friends flat in early 2002 (which had doubled in the subsequent period) but would have had to get a 110% mortgage to afford furniture as I had to pay off student debts. Low interest rates have allowed prices to rocket here especially for new build flats which are shocking value imo. Spent the past few years getting grief for not wanting to upgrade until finally sense prevailed as the oil price started to drop. Paid off the mortgage this year since savings were earning little. Like everyone both could be facing redundancy. Thankfully due to the above decisions rather than continued speculation and extravagance it could be a fantastic opportunity rather than a time of extreme stress.
  13. sandster

    Aberdeen, Aspc Stats

    Ops budget at my work cut by 15% for next year. Will mean another round of severe cuts. Where I don't know.
  14. sandster

    Aberdeen, Aspc Stats

    That's pretty much how I see it too. Thankfully we've never moved up the ladder (3 bed terrace) even though it has been suggested a couple of times.
  15. sandster

    Aberdeen, Aspc Stats

    I mentioned in a different thread that AC&Co had laid off 10%+ of their staff. Would guess they've also got record inventories.
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