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Solitaire

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  1. In my search area, around 5 mile radius Guildford there has been a large number of good, solid properties put on the market since mid December. They are around £350k to £800k price ranges, mostly needing renovation. Some look like an elderly person went to the shop one day (about 10 years ago) and never went home again, others are empty or are partially furnished and are chain free. There have been very few of these sorts of properties on the market since around 2007/2010 and there has been upwards of 50 appearing in a short space of time. Looks like someone's off loading in the area, maybe a
  2. Some info on the benefit cap mentioned half way down page. http://www.24housing.co.uk/news/committee-launches-double-benefits-inquiry/
  3. + 1. Currently relatively asset rich (because of huge hpi round my way) and cash poor. I've got four years till retirement age so it would give me the option of living elsewhere in the country and having a pile of cash to see me out. But I'd rather a large correction in the market so my son and his friends can afford to buy, settle down and get on with their lives. I'm also concerned that by the time they reach retirement age there will be a very high cost in housing and other benefits that will need to be paid by their children (assuming the welfare state survives that long). I can see real t
  4. Blimey, that's enough to make anyone out themselves. Ex-council property too by the look of it. Welcome btw.
  5. Me too. Quality of Life should come into all Parliaments decision making. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/dec/01/bhutan-wealth-happiness-counts
  6. Hi mathschoc, hopefully Guildford will follow suit. My son is hoping to buy if prices come down a bit. The prices really are shocking. I originally come from Woking so look at that area sometimes. I've just seen a 3 bed terrace on Barnsbury Estate sold at 400k plus
  7. Mark Carney could quit his Bank of England role within DAYS after his 'Project Fear' predictions were repeatedly proven wrong http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3884860/Mark-Carney-quit-Bank-England-Governor-DAYS.html
  8. Ok, I've tried that Satch but it makes no difference Apologies GreenDevil for going off your topic but I need some help here.
  9. The only good news I have is that I've finally been able to access the House Prices and the Economy forum, but the bad news is that I can't access any other including Off-Topic :angry:
  10. You local Council should have a register of interested parties for plots of land that they should be releasing sometime to self-builders. It's a scheme that was mooted some years ago but the Councils are apparently still waiting for proper 'guidance' from the Government. My local Council say they are expecting some progress with the scheme later on this year. Might be worth you enquiring about it.
  11. My son recently phoned around to see how much of a mortgage he could get. As he's self employed and his 2014/15 profit was lowish due to changing the direction of the business he was only offered 60k mortgage. As it happens that would be enough as he's got a huge deposit but he phoned a mortgage broker to see if he could achieve more and the broker suggested going the BTL route. Not sure of the costs of doing it this way, nor how it's structured but yes, I guess it's possible seeing as the broker suggested it.
  12. I get to state pension age in 4 years and was fully aware that pensions would take a hit and I would be poorer in retirement if we left, I voted out.
  13. Could it be a global reset? or is that TFH stuff? Personally, I don't know much about it so I'd better get reading. http://www.alt-market.com/articles/2758-the-global-economic-reset-has-begun
  14. http://www.friendsofeurope.org/security-europe/10-steps-for-a-safer-world/ https://europa.eu/globalstrategy/en/news#news-319
  15. Just had a friend on the phone seeking reassurance that he did the right thing in voting leave. He is reassured What Billybong says ^.
  16. Nigel Farage at EU parliament this morning, from 10:24. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbcparliament Farage certainly has had some b*lls over the last 20 odd years.
  17. So Jeremy Hunt is thinking of standing for PM on a renegotiation with the EU and a second referendum. I'm now expecting the Conservative membership to increase dramatically. Solitaire Hotel California.
  18. They're not just ridiculed though, they are punished by the UC and JSA system.
  19. I felt a bit wobbly at the result - an understandable reaction I think; sadness really that I had to vote leave because of the EU's intransigence on reform, concern for Gibralter and sorrow for hurting Greece but not a doubt that I'd made the right decision for us as a country. Yes. Yes ^. This is unforgivable. Due to the glaring lack of leadership Cameron needs to go now.
  20. If the author of the 'Reaction' article above is right it might play into Leave's hands as remainers might not bother to vote if they think it's already a done deal.
  21. I think it's the only time I have actually stood up and applauded a question in my life* (when the woman says if we vote to leave a general election should be called - she gave very sound reasons why) Not heard that angle before and I totally agree with her.
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