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As the sunshine has been blamed for the past 2 months by EAs for little house sales, no doubt this wet weekend will be a bumper sales weekend for the EAs.

On a serious note, I wonder how many sellers have been convinced that this, the last bank holiday until August, will be a frenzy of buyer activity? It will be interesting whether we see some serious asking price drops in the next fortnight once Monday has come and gone.

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As the sunshine has been blamed for the past 2 months by EAs for little house sales, no doubt this wet weekend will be a bumper sales weekend for the EAs.

On a serious note, I wonder how many sellers have been convinced that this, the last bank holiday until August, will be a frenzy of buyer activity? It will be interesting whether we see some serious asking price drops in the next fortnight once Monday has come and gone.

Bugger, didn't really clock it was the last one until August. How quickly they fly past.

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Like many potential house purchasers, my girlfriend is made entirely from Junior Disprin, and is therefore completely water soluble.

The slightest chance of rain on Monday, and we'll have to rent for another decade.

This is pretty bad for us, because her best before date runs out in July.

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I can already see the July Haliwide figures being blamed on the absence of a bank holiday.

Still in the absence of the "Spring Bounce" surely the market will take off this Autumn because of all the pent up demand.....

I await my local EAs trotting out the usual "The Summer is not a good time to sell a house as everyone is on holiday. Wait until September."

I give it 2 weeks max before the first one says it to me.

Sellers fall for it time and time again, they refuse to drop prices, Sept comes and goes and then the EAs are using the Autumn, Christmas, Winter as an excuse.

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As the sunshine has been blamed for the past 2 months by EAs for little house sales, no doubt this wet weekend will be a bumper sales weekend for the EAs.

On a serious note, I wonder how many sellers have been convinced that this, the last bank holiday until August, will be a frenzy of buyer activity? It will be interesting whether we see some serious asking price drops in the next fortnight once Monday has come and gone.

There's some new build houses in an ex pit village near to a mate's that have just gone on the market. Four x 3 bed 'town houses' i.e. terraces, crammed onto a plot that I thought would be big enough for 2 houses. They're on at just under £200k each on a local EA wesite! No gardens; one side opens onto a street, the other side has a shared paved area for parking, i.e. a tiny footprint per house, yer archetypal slave box.

In the same area (within 1/4 mile) are similar 10 year old terraces at 125k. In fact one of them has a notice on its web ad saying that 112.5k has ben offered, and would anyone like to better it.

I'm utterly at a loss as to why the developers/EA think that the former are worth almost 200k when similar stuff is going for 60% of tha nearby. The market is pretty stagnant as well. It does make me think that there's a way to go before reality sets in with developers and EAs though.

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Perhaps EAs are either the most deluded or most optimistic of jobs?

There is a big sign outside the terrace saying Four Luxury Cottages For Sale. Not sure if that's deluded or optimistic or both :lol:

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her best before date runs out in July.

she was born in 1990? ;)

edit - strictly speaking its the use-by that you need to pay attention to.

Edited by LJAR

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So the 'drought' in the UK is over?

I have had to laugh at the newspaper headlines over there,you guys wouldn't know the meaning of the word.

Still the issue is the same in alot of places , population keeps growing but they don't build new dams anymore due to the green lobby.

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Like many potential house purchasers, my girlfriend is made entirely from Junior Disprin

Junior Disprin? You perv. :o

(If in doubt, take 2 and call me in the morning.)

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