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  1. For sure, you are correct many UK kids are put off, fees need to come down or even be scrapped as in Scotland. When I went to the graduation of my two kids I was amazed at how many other nationalities there were taking degrees. At my daughters graduation in Sunderland there were what seemed to be more than 60 % other nationalities. I thought this was wrong because our kids should be taking these places but with current governments it's all about making a profit. The point is that demand for universities has been high because of taking other nats but whether this will continue within the current climes remains to be seen.
  2. I was looking to buy one of these houses about 5 years ago but the the prices , even then were to high, and the possibility of building new halls of residence put me off. If I had the cash I would be interested now in doing the sums and as you would live in it yourself for four years it could be an ideal situation.
  3. Matt... We are all getting older, for sure. Once upon a time city pads had plenty of room to live in without feeling claustrophobic and we had bobbies on foot. I once parked my car in leeds on new years day [in the day time] in a quiet location and saw two hoods slinking about, I felt they were up to something so after walking around the corner I returned to the car to park it elsewhere... too late !! the low life had smashed the window and ran off with nothing other than my mobile charger. That was 7 years ago and friends tell me it is much worse now. Take a look at this flat and tell me where does one put their things, I dont see any wardrobes in the bedrooms and it would seem that one has to shuffle sideways to walk past the end of the bed. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property/233083...ilupdates_Aug08 The developers and city planning departments want shooting for allowing such rabbit hutches/future slums to be allowed. They must take the punters to be real mugs.
  4. Thats £85 a month and god knows what the maintenance costs are going to be especially when considering many maintenance contracts are ran by profit making organisations. I hope these buildings don't turn out be the re incarnation of the 'Polsen' nightmare of, was it, the 1980's. It will be interesting to see what these high rise blocks are going to be like in another 20 years.
  5. I couldn't agree more. I think it's about time to stop the rot.
  6. Nick, Agreed, for anyone young and working in the City theses flats would be ideal but no one can afford them. I think the prices will fall to what should be about 80 to 90 k before they are affordable. Actually my post today seems a bit out of place when you look around at what is happening today in the markets
  7. I find the price for city centre flats in Leeds to be crazy. I mentioned a long time ago that the planners in Leeds had got it wrong. It wouldn't be so bad if the flats represented good value but in most of them you couldn't swing a cat. Also, I wouldn't want to be walking back to my flat late at night alone as Leeds, like most cities, is not a safe place at night. Here is a typical example of city centre living. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property/106371...ilupdates_Aug08
  8. Digs, With all this turmoil going off at the moment why not be contect with just renting. There are so many holiday homes all over the world and because of this surplus, rents are cheap. Put your money in a high deposit account and sleep at night. Of course if your'e rolling in money no problems, just research well. Regardles to the theft situation, in my residencia of 64 house which was finished 3 years ago there were 13 houses broken into within the first 6 months. Most of the thiefs are either the builders or friends of the builders who are tipped off by the builders and they know which houses dont have alarms or grills fitted. It seems like the companies that sell you the houses know that this theft on new houses goes on and i think they should be made rsponsible for the thefts and put on extra security when people are first moving into their houses. But they don't because they dont give a stuff about your welfare once they have your money. Also there are many impromtu thefts around the towns and cities, particularly the ladies and elderly. Having denigrated the building trades and the theft problem , as long as your are aware of these problems it is a good place to live, far better than where I lived in uk with gangs of hoodies other other miscreants. Tony
  9. Hi Fella/feller, I think spain is a nice country to live and as you seem to know ticks all the right boxes, cheap to fly too, assessable by car, warm seas and good weather for most of the year. Coupled with civilised people [apart from the Estate agents and related professions] it makes a good place to retire too, if you dont have a job to come to then for most people forget it. Anyway my main point is that you should try to get to know an area first before buying and I think for most people it is better to buy in an established area and on not isolated, we have a lot thiefs here for sure the illegal immigrants unlike UK dont get state handouts so they steal instead, so its better to have the security of others around you especially if you are using your house as a holiday home. I dont think this theft is a new problem cos is seems like a lot of the older houses and flats in towns all have grills fitted form new. There are lots of houses for sale so there is no problem in undercutting the asking prices. Be aware that traditionally the estate agents would get 10% of the asking price so there is a large margin here that can be bartered for. Also make sure the house is legal and has no debts attached. Good luck and don't be in a rush, prices may reduce some more in the near future. Tony
  10. I'm just glad that this crazy over building in Spain has 'naturally' come to an end and at last some of the perpetrators are being taken to task. Hopefully in 2 or three years we can reach some kind of equilibrium. It has been the same situation in UK’s cities with the over supply of 'yuppie' flats, which wil become the slums of the future. At the end of the day I blame the greedy public servants, at the higher levels, who succumb to the bribes from the developers and have a total lack of vision.
  11. I'm a realist. The reason house prices or anything else rises is because capitalism demands a profit and those people in charge are greedy bastards. All right house prices got ahead of themselves going by rule of 3,4 or 5 times annual saleries but how long do you think it will be before wages start to inflate massively, not long i would say. We as a country have been taxed to hell and are now seeing the start of a wages revolt. I would think in two years time the wages/ house prices balance will have caught up especially as house prices will have reduced by some 10 to 30 percent depending on the area. If the above isn't true then I think we are in the shit bigtime!
  12. Jedi.... I think your solution is a no brainer, take a hit with your 6000 deposit and then sit back and relax because you will have done you and your wife a big favour. Prices here will continue to fall for a least a couple of years and most importantly it is necessary to rent some where first, for a least 6 months, for you both to see the realities of living in Spain and if you like the area you are in. There are so many empty houses for rent that long term rents are going to be cheap so just 'explica a su mujer' that it makes a lot of sense to rent first and possible on a more permanent basis. The only other option would be to offer the seller possibly 15 to20% less than present and then you would be future proof to some extent. Personally, I would personally give buying a miss until the markets picks up and after you've rented somewhere for 6 months. I have a house on the costa blanca in a nice urbanisation and have been here for a couple of years and like the life. Tony
  13. What affect will the East Leeds link road have on the Richmond Hill, Cross green area? I understand some of the worse terraces in cross green are being demolished to make way for a park, the old big church is being refurbished as office blocks and the new retail parks and other projects along the route of the link road should bring investment into the area. Personally i think the properties in this area will buck the trend we are seeing in the 'better' areas of leeds.
  14. --> QUOTE(simon b @ Jan 12 2007, 05:21 PM) 524682[/snapback] Hi to you all.Im looking to add a couple more offplan investments to portfilo in 2007, but with such a choice it is hard where to know where to invest next. So far I have invested in Bulgaria(pre off plan) and Morocco (off plan) in 2006. I am in the process of developing my current uk properties and selling them off over the course of next five years. Any Sugestions Simon Simon, I have just found out that Ryanair are flying to Sharm el Sheik this year , here is the link.. I asked permission to post this on here. Ryan Air signed a contract with the Sharm El Sheikh airport just before Christmas with a view to start flying this year. Have flights starting from as little as 49 GBP. www.redseaflights.comAlso The Sharm aiport is going to give all tour operators a 2 year tax free incentive as soon as the expansion is finnished which is forecast in the next couple of months. With the increase in tourism, flights becoming cheaper and lots of residential developments completing this year, everything is falling in to place for the short term/holiday letting market to start. We do have a very strong long term rental market already. I hope that this is helpful for you. Kind regards Barry Barry Aldridge Real Estate Consultant South Sinai - Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt Pioneer Property for Investments and Real Estate Office: 002 0 693 660 625 Fax: 002 0 693 662 239 Mobile: 002 0 106 103 816 [email protected] www.pioneer-property.co.uk If this happens then it should help the rental market at sharm and increease the property prices. I hope that it wont be long before the budgets fly to Hurghada as well
  15. I have just found out that RyanAir have plans to fly to Sharm el Sheik.... Here is the link.. Ryan Air signed a contract with the Sharm El Sheikh airport just before Christmas with a view to start flying this year. Have flights starting from as little as 49 GBP. www.redseaflights.comAlso The Sharm aiport is going to give all tour operators a 2 year tax free incentive as soon as the expansion is finnished which is forecast in the next couple of months. With the increase in tourism, flights becoming cheaper and lots of residential developments completing this year, everything is falling in to place for the short term/holiday letting market to start. We do have a very strong long term rental market already. I hope that this is helpful for you. Kind regards Barry Barry Aldridge Real Estate Consultant South Sinai - Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt Pioneer Property for Investments and Real Estate Office: 002 0 693 660 625 Fax: 002 0 693 662 239 Mobile: 002 0 106 103 816 [email protected] www.pioneer-property.co.uk
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