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sandster

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  1. Of course, it at least opens the discussion.
  2. Plus Aberdeen-Heathrow/Reading can be easily done a day return trip.
  3. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/financial-planning/want-comfortable-retirement-thatll-cost-305000/ Does anyone have a Telegraph subscription that they could access this article and cut & paste it here? I think it would be relevant to the topic discussion.
  4. Well done to you πŸ‘ as someone who has been on this site for a similar length of time and documented the buying and subsequent paying off of the mortgage I agree that the posts on here have helped too. Now it's all about early retirement.
  5. One of the Scottish national chains just had their busiest month ever.
  6. It's been freed, now to move it out of there. Still not moving though.
  7. The Virgin Pendolino used to be perfect Aberdeen-Lockerbie via Edinburgh so no changes. That was just over 3 hrs. I think it went all the way to Penzance. It would have been needing a clean by the time it got there.
  8. I can do my parents house to my house with a good wind in 4hrs. That twice a week is still a days worth of travelling plus delays. I would feel that Aberdeen is still too far away to be taking on that sort of journey after a full days work.
  9. Might book a meeting in my calendar tomorrow for 2:30pm just to watch πŸ˜„
  10. Never crossed my mind but that makes sense. Not sure if the local shops could afford the rent though.
  11. And that's going into winter not getting it on the market for spring (unless they're early for 2021).
  12. I see what you mean about a factory unit at first glance! Quite like it, the finish looks excellent.
  13. So a nigh on 30% drop in real terms since 2015 sounds about right. I wouldn't call the bottom just yet but even if it was it's going to be a very long one at that. A lot of people are going to be in a lot of negative equity for a long time. Remortgaging not be an easy process.
  14. Quite a few mates have been furloughed. I would be surprised if they all had jobs to go back to. That's across all sector from QSs to Graphic Designers to Pub Managers.
  15. And it's go for less so 2009 value like we've been saying ?
  16. As someone who bought right at the start of this thread in 2009 at the bottom of the previous slump I'd say we'd be lucky to get what we paid then. This is with upgraded kitchen/bathroom/front & back garden. Not that I want to sell as I like the area/neighbours. My mate just bought a 1 bed and took into account the factors mentioned above. He has his own front door and garden etc but only paid what the previous owners had paid before they upgraded the kitchen and bathroom. The sellers were happy enough too as they were moving somewhere bigger and were getting a similar deal. So I'd say prices will level out at circa 20-30% less than 2009 prices unless new kitchens and bathrooms allow a property to tread water.
  17. As long as people can get a receipt it's preferable to staying in a hotel?
  18. Also the sales figures are misleading. People buying new builds and trading their house in against it (I forget the term) counts as 2 house sales rather than 1 + 1 on the market. Edit: Part-exchange?
  19. Chinese oil demand has slumped by around 2 million barrels a day due to it and car manufacturing is halted for another couple of weeks so there's definitely going to be a slump in GDP for the year.
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