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FTB_73

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  1. Lucky him indeed! Those kinds of numbers are a bit alien to us...we'd love to buy a house for under £200k. Sometimes a shoebox comes up in Goldsworth Park but my husband isn't keen on the 'rabbit runs' lol What kind of house are you guys looking for? We seem to live in one of the bubbles, prices just don't go down much, if at all. I'd love to move elsewhere but DH works locally and we have a child with autism and too many of her therapists, treatments and all her fun clubs etc are local to us and it wouldn't be in her best interests to move. So I guess we're stuck renting for a looooooooooong while.
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    Well this isn't the Cotswolds but near me a terraced house I was looking at which sold last February for £190,000 is for sale at £232,000, hasn't done a thing to the house, in fact is using the same photos to sell it as were used when he bought it. Apparently he feels he earned a £42k salary in 11 months for doing diddly squat... http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=35977148&sale=45297401&country=england Its sickening...
  3. In my neck of the woods property is still selling fast sadly and still 20% overpriced for our budget. This house last year was almost within our reach: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=35977148&sale=45297401&country=england apparently, its being sold right now on rightmove (you can see the link to the new listing in the link above). Apparently its gone up by 20% in 11 months, incredible...the greedy f**k you bought it didn't even bother to take new photos and is using the exact same ones the estate agent used when he bought them. What chance have we got with people like this around? Oh well, another year (or 5) of renting...
  4. We rent a 3 bed terrace near Walton on Thames, one sold around the corner for £240k last month. We rent for £975, mortgage would be £1470.
  5. I'm guessing most high street banks are itching to get back to lending, they can't be making anything at the rate they're going now...so which high street bank do you think will cave first and when? I'm guessing by next Feb/Mar most will be offering these again although I still doubt it will have much of an impact on house prices. These seem readily available to anyone in the U.S. with provable income and their house prices still haven't stopped dropping. What do you guys think?
  6. Can someone explain to me why in America, where supposedly they are in the same mess we are with house prices crashing still, huge unemployment etc the banks are still lending? I have friends who have bought with 5% some even slightly less with no closing fees, like nothing has ever happened. Yes, they have good solid jobs and references (as do we) but I don't understand how the Bank of America can offer you a 30 yr fixed rate of 4.79% for a $220,000 house with only an $11,000 deposit. I'd buy a house tomorrow if I thought I could get 4.75% fixed for 25 years with a 5 or 10% deposit - well maybe not tomorrow but this time next year for sure ;-) Can someone explain to me why our banks are being so tight fisted when presumably they are in the same mess as out in the U.S.? I don't pretend to be an expert at all on these things so would be grateful for any insight on this.
  7. Less than £10k, my lovely family and a banjo. My husband's pretty hot too so it makes being relatively poor a heck of a lot more bearable
  8. You people have waaaaaaaay too much time on your hands
  9. Yup, definitely Hague I'd also be willing to have a crack at it
  10. You need to speak to an expert about this, try debtquestions.co.uk and click on the 'ask the expert' section, the person there is named Simon and he can answer any questions you have in relation to this and/or point you in the right direction.
  11. £144,000 give or take. I also predict I still won't own my own home by next December.
  12. LOL! You're hilarious Liar Loan guy, you remind me of that girl from American Pie, the one who keeps going on about 'Band Camp' ;-) (I mean that in a nice way)
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