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  1. Hmmm... as a long time lurker on this site I must say I think some of the people posting on here are beginning to ruin it for everyone else. No offence intended to Young Goat, who joined 11 Oct 05, but just because you've made 297 posts since then, what makes you able to start a new thread as a "VIP" and for me to remain a newbie as I prefer to only make occasional contribution to a topic ? This "proposal" was suggested yesterday and is already in place ? Why? I'm sure that new people will lose interest if they can't start a topic, shame as I did enjoy reading the forums on this site. This use to be a much more interesting place to visit. And what is all this "troll troll troll" business anyway? Surely they'll get bored and go else where next week.
  2. Hi again, I have noticed a previous thread about the new build apartments around Chelmsford (after I started this new thread, opps, next time I'll add to the older thread!..) but any info specifly on houses would be great Cheers!
  3. Hello Am interested in hearing if anyone has been following the market in Chelmsford over the last year or so. I have noticed that the 3 bed houses here seem quite reasonably priced compared to other areas i have looked. Does anyone know whether property has been shifting, especially near the station/ old moulsham area? All comments welcome.
  4. I was going to post about something similar yesterday. Several estates agents on Rightmove in N21 keep posting the same properties on, so they keep appearing as new, but they are also already listed as sold or under offer. I guess if you don't tick the box to view these types you won't even notice. Is this a EA cunning way to cheat the figures ??? I can't say I've noticed which EA's are guilty of this. I don't trust the articles using rightmove data now though as I'm sure the EA's are fiddling them! Also on findaproperty I've seen a few sold properties from over a year ago still listed !!
  5. Hey Interesting data. I might be taking a job in Horsham, but I think that I would have to live nearer to London for the SO, and commute there. Been thinking somewhere like ewell might be good, do you follow the prices of this or other surrounding areas as well? I've noticed in ewell there seems to be a lot of houses on the market, but not many recently put on the market, but I suppose it's getting to that time of year as well perhaps. Cheers, Jo
  6. Yesterday received this circular email from an EA I contacted fairly recently, and have never arranged any viewings from, it made me chuckle..... Hello, we're creeping towards Saturday, and my diary is quickly filling up. Please look through any details I have recntly sent you by e-mail, and if any are of interest I will be happy to arrange a viewing for you. There are some great properties, (including recent price reductions, a fall through and some new proerties), and we're reaching the last safe moment if you want to move by Christmas (yes, it can be done!). So, please give me a call and get to see what could be your next home. I look forward to hearing from you, kind regards .........
  7. Hey teddyboy Yes I agree am fed up with this "young prof couple" description as well. I watched abit of property ladder but turned over, i'm not sure where the house was, if it was near london? You might get a shock with solictor wages in london though! In the city, even a newly qualified gets a very decent wage. But if working in a town you might be more on the mark with starting wages I think it depends on what area of law they are practising. i'm not a solictor btw, my bf is thou.
  8. Thanks for the info. I wasn't really aware of all that! Althought there does seem to be more and more houses built everytime I visit my family in this area. I know the stansted expansion is happening, but I still think that they'd be better off building somewhere else (I don't mean nimby either!!) as most people who fly from stansted think it's a pain to get to and get home from, in particular if you live further north, not sure how you get back really in the middle of the night! All important things to consider though, thanks!
  9. Hi all, Although I've been looking at a few areas to buy, one place that has interested me recently is Bishops stortford. I am considering a job in Cambridge, and my partner works in london (city area), so this would i think be an ideal place between the two. It's also close to my family and other stuff. Compared to where I've been looking previously it's very affordable. We would only consider a 3 bed house close to the station, but inital impressions is that these are available, with stock of period props as well as modern. Any one been following the market and could offer advice on prices, and if they are falling? Many many thanks
  10. We live well within our means and have been saving for years (feels like forever!) my partner and I have >40% of income saved.
  11. Recently I've been focusing my house search on the Twickenham area, and there was the odd 2 bed house I was eyeing up before I went on holiday, just got back from a 2 week break and most of them have been removed from the EA websites and sold ! what is happening, Anyone else noticed the market picking up?
  12. I remember a while ago a thread on the most ridiculous house, does this one qualify? http://www.findaproperty.co.uk/agent.aspx?...3&photo=1#photo
  13. Hey sllabres I'm sorry to hear about your uni course and the promises they made about work prospects afterwards. I'm a freelance 3d artist, and work in film, broadcast and games for about 6 years, although more recent work has been focus on film stuff. I can only really comment on the art side and not so much programming. But It's really tough to get into these industries (as many other industries of course ), when i started there was only a few courses in europe, I went to Bournemouth uni, but these days there is a course at every college/uni/etc promising you a job afterwards. In general, a small proportion of graduates get jobs in the industry to begin with, I think given the vast quantity of new grads that seem to pop up every year there is just too many of them, and hardly any positions that need filling. You best bet is to become a teacher instead ! Games do seem to treat their staff better than film/facilities (in general) but don't expect high wages, those days are over. Expect wages to start low if you don't have the required experience, but don't lose heart, i know it's a difficult road, and as you say a circle of needing experience even for junior roles, but there are jobs out there and always a need for good programmers , artists, etc Hope that helps alittle... just have to keep trying.... experienced programmers get paid a very good wage too, and always seem to be in demand ps. Working time what? I've been doing 6 day weeks lately don't get a choice at all..... but am looking to escape soon !!!!
  14. yes its good advice, but life is too short for me to wait forever as well..... if I can get a deal I'm happy with. Where does surbiton end and tolworth begin thou? I've seen some interesting stuff around fishpools open space area, is this a part to avoid?
  15. Hey FTB1 thanks for the info, better late then never!! I've not even booked any viewing in the SW yet, plenty of time as not in a rush. Very interesting info thou. Particularly about Epsom. It's always risky moving to an area you don't know.. I'm keen at the moment on Twickenham, and the bit thats near the green and strawberry hill. The worse thing is the fact that it's still insultingly expensive to buy a very humble house, with no entrance hall, parking or a proper garden. Sometimes I find it very depressing.. you work so hard but stil can;t afford a modest home Although I will investigate surbiton as well, sounds interesing, Cheers!
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