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Very strange newspaper review on BBC News 24.

Anchor: "this is the story about a Russian buying the most expensive house in Britain"

Newspaper reviewer: "Yes, it's the FT using this excuse to engage in a bit of property porn" (chuckles, hand over mouth)

Anchor: "even with so much money, if it was me I wouldn't buy it for one penny"

etc.

Perhaps I've inadvertently smoked something, but the whole exchange was so hpc I thought I was dreaming.

Highly amusing to see the two of them nonchalantly slagging off the housing market.

:D

Perhaps there's hope for the BBC after all.

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I think that now we've had the riots, the social cost of national debt laid bare, now that we have not had the recovereh, now that we know banks simply cannot spare the cash to prop up house prices and why should they, now that we know neither can the govt; and we know it is morally necessary to spend our efforts on the future not on propping up baby boomers' assets, now that we know people are dying in the street because of our nations moral decay, now that we know house prices are not important in comparison, now that the cobwebs have been cleared and the cupboard is unarguably bare

...now everyone knows...

house prices

are

f*cked

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The penny will now have Dropped with all these ******* in the media that theyre only 200 yards from the nearest estate, even in Holland Park. Just like youre only 10 yards from a rat.

In Holland Park et al with all that nickable stuff?? :unsure:

The last 2 weeks have been the most important in Britain since the war in my opinion. Absolute game changer.

The whole nation has seen what its citizens are capable of.

We crossed a very big line for HPC.

Do i want a £1000 a month flat in zone 5 now? Or a £250k slave box in Hendon????

Do i ******, i'll commute on a non stopping service to the shires and to hell with them all.

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Cafe in St Johns Wood was also attacked, shopping trolley thrown in and they tried to set a car on fire. There are the disenfranchised just 100 meters from the High Street.

This is not the thread for this but this is an anecdote I've been meaning to share. Last day of school before the summer holidays. A park in Fulham, kids playing etc.

Two groups of three kids in school uniform meet in the park and immediately get into a fight. It's as if they'd arranged it 'football hooligan' style. At some stage a man intervenes to stop 3 of the kids from kicking one lying on the ground. As he does one of the kids doing the kicking pulls a knife and sticks it in the man's leg.

The kicker: the kid who did the knifing was from one of the top notch [highly disciplined] catholic schools in the country. I got this first hand from several people who witnessed the event.

I know a couple of parents with kids at that school. Very distinguished top of middle class types, looking very respectable, 4X4s, luxury watches, designer handbags, etc. They are among the biggest hypocrites and vicious people I know, I wouldn't trust them for the world. Unsurprisingly I am told that rough kids are a problem there.

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Very strange newspaper review on BBC News 24.

Anchor: "this is the story about a Russian buying the most expensive house in Britain"

Newspaper reviewer: "Yes, it's the FT using this excuse to engage in a bit of property porn" (chuckles, hand over mouth)

Anchor: "even with so much money, if it was me I wouldn't buy it for one penny"

Must be a HPC reader?

If you're on TV can you do a secret handshake-signal like placing two fingers on the left eyebrow please? We're a cult but have no way of identifying each other.

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Must be a HPC reader?

If you're on TV can you do a secret handshake-signal like placing two fingers on the left eyebrow please? We're a cult but have no way of identifying each other.

:D

That's a really good idea. I often wonder if some people I know are hpc readers.

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I found a random picture of two fingers on the left eyebrow:

f2.jpg

with a kilo of gold cunningly concealed in the form of a bicycle helmet

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I think that now we've had the riots, the social cost of national debt laid bare, now that we have not had the recovereh, now that we know banks simply cannot spare the cash to prop up house prices and why should they, now that we know neither can the govt; and we know it is morally necessary to spend our efforts on the future not on propping up baby boomers' assets, now that we know people are dying in the street because of our nations moral decay, now that we know house prices are not important in comparison, now that the cobwebs have been cleared and the cupboard is unarguably bare

...now everyone knows...

house prices

are

f*cked

Let's hope so.

Here's a comment posted over on EA Today by someone who would clearly never let their personal circumstances get in the way of their professional opinion:

Rising house prices benefit......

-Millions of people whose next move will be to downsize

-Millions of people with a mortgage who can get a better renewal rate for a lower LTV

-Millions of people who wish to leave something to their children

-The two million or so second home and BTL investors

-Millions of people whose pension funds have invested in property related companies or investments

-Millions of bank shareholders and pension funds, whose income is enhanced through a booming property market

-Millions of people who either work in construction, manufacturing and sales of home components, furnishings, renovations, etc

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Let's hope so.

Here's a comment posted over on EA Today by someone who would clearly never let their personal circumstances get in the way of their professional opinion:

They do (almost) have a sense of humour on that site.

Q. What do you call HPC'ers locked in a basement?

A. A whine cellar.

:lol:

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I found a random picture of two fingers on the left eyebrow:

f2.jpg

Looks spookily similar in style to that one of the kids playing with the "Armageddon" bricks that we had a thread about a while ago.

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They do (almost) have a sense of humour on that site.

Q. What do you call HPC'ers locked in a basement?

A. A whine cellar.

:lol:

Q. How many estate agents does it take to change a lightbulb?

A. Why would they change it, they can add another £10,000 to the price by calling it 'mood lighting'

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The penny will now have Dropped with all these ******* in the media that theyre only 200 yards from the nearest estate, even in Holland Park. Just like youre only 10 yards from a rat.

In Holland Park et al with all that nickable stuff?? :unsure:

The last 2 weeks have been the most important in Britain since the war in my opinion. Absolute game changer.

The whole nation has seen what its citizens are capable of.

We crossed a very big line for HPC.

Do i want a £1000 a month flat in zone 5 now? Or a £250k slave box in Hendon????

Do i ******, i'll commute on a non stopping service to the shires and to hell with them all.

Now I know why they don't want money spent on a good, efficient, economical, fast train service...far fewer will want to live there so affecting their house price. :unsure:

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Very strange newspaper review on BBC News 24.

Anchor: "this is the story about a Russian buying the most expensive house in Britain"

Newspaper reviewer: "Yes, it's the FT using this excuse to engage in a bit of property porn" (chuckles, hand over mouth)

Anchor: "even with so much money, if it was me I wouldn't buy it for one penny"

etc.

Perhaps I've inadvertently smoked something, but the whole exchange was so hpc I thought I was dreaming.

Highly amusing to see the two of them nonchalantly slagging off the housing market.

:D

Perhaps there's hope for the BBC after all.

Even the stupid money is out of BTL now.

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IIRC - scenes of rioting students late last year had very little impact on house prices. Will it be different this time?

a) depends where it is.

B) depends on demand to live there (sentiment) quality of life.

c) depends on available credit/cash.

d) depends on the value of the pound.

e) depends on what else is available to invest in.

f) depends on yields and risk.

g) depends on interest rates.

h) depends on confidence of future trends.certainty or uncertainty. ;)

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This is not the thread for this but this is an anecdote I've been meaning to share. Last day of school before the summer holidays. A park in Fulham, kids playing etc.

Two groups of three kids in school uniform meet in the park and immediately get into a fight. It's as if they'd arranged it 'football hooligan' style. At some stage a man intervenes to stop 3 of the kids from kicking one lying on the ground. As he does one of the kids doing the kicking pulls a knife and sticks it in the man's leg.

The kicker: the kid who did the knifing was from one of the top notch [highly disciplined] catholic schools in the country. I got this first hand from several people who witnessed the event.

I know a couple of parents with kids at that school. Very distinguished top of middle class types, looking very respectable, 4X4s, luxury watches, designer handbags, etc. They are among the biggest hypocrites and vicious people I know, I wouldn't trust them for the world. Unsurprisingly I am told that rough kids are a problem there.

<Removed the school name>

Fulham? Catholic School? I went there (seriously). Got any links to the story?

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The penny will now have Dropped with all these ******* in the media that theyre only 200 yards from the nearest estate, even in Holland Park. Just like youre only 10 yards from a rat.

In Holland Park et al with all that nickable stuff?? :unsure:

The last 2 weeks have been the most important in Britain since the war in my opinion. Absolute game changer.

The whole nation has seen what its citizens are capable of.

We crossed a very big line for HPC.

Do i want a £1000 a month flat in zone 5 now? Or a £250k slave box in Hendon????

Do i ******, i'll commute on a non stopping service to the shires and to hell with them all.

Yep - big game changer for many. Especially in those edgy fringe areas

I can remember a few years ago certain media types in London slagging off Paris for the riots over there, how inner London was more mixed and less thuggish and as a consequence had far less social problems :rolleyes: Essentially they were deluded souls who were ignoring how London had evolved into a ghetto for the rich and the poor over the past 25 years, ignored the gun crime, crap schools and seemed to be ignorant of the fact that the 80%of residents in between have been pushed out.

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I wouldn't be surprised if they've been advised to sell their property portfolios until a crash happens, at which point they'll pile back in - so they're perhaps trying to accelerate to the bottom.

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IIRC - scenes of rioting students late last year had very little impact on house prices. Will it be different this time?

mate - the student riots were like a gay couple arguing over interior design compared to the ones we've just seen

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Yep - big game changer for many. Especially in those edgy fringe areas

I can remember a few years ago certain media types in London slagging off Paris for the riots over there, how inner London was more mixed and less thuggish and as a consequence had far less social problems :rolleyes: Essentially they were deluded souls who were ignoring how London had evolved into a ghetto for the rich and the poor over the past 25 years, ignored the gun crime, crap schools and seemed to be ignorant of the fact that the 80%of residents in between have been pushed out.

the money that has been supporting London has been international money, on the basis that London property was a safe haven during the economic storm

I am interested to see if this sentiment takes a knock; the opinions of middle class london dwellers are a side show

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IIRC - scenes of rioting students late last year had very little impact on house prices. Will it be different this time?

Many of the students probably didn't live in London, were only there for a day or so and didn't seem to be indiscriminate in their violence (what little there was).

Those affected by this week's events have now had their eyes opened to the fact that many of their neighbours see them as perfectly legitimate targets for violence, murder, robbery, burglary and arson - if the police aren't physically there to stop them. You can't even rely on the neighbours who didn't take part - chances are that they will hoovering up any stuff you dropped, videoing the attack on their phone for uploading to YouTube later or too terrified to leave their flat.

Any sense of local community is a complete illusion.

I think it would be understandable if there was mass middle and working class flight from London and other cities over the coming years. I met a lady on the train on Tues who planned to put her flat in Streatham on the market that day.

I am a regular visitor to London and it's a great city but two terrorist attacks, a life threatening mugging, various other crappy encounters with the thuggish tendancy and regular verbal abuse was enough to convince me that perhaps it wasn't a place I wanted to live anymore. Life was, I reasoned, too short for this sh*t.

The very rich will be OK (merely rich is not enough to keep the crap bits of London away from your door) though.

Edited by StainlessSteelCat

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mate - the student riots were like a gay couple arguing over interior design compared to the ones we've just seen

:lol:

True and I wouldn't be suprised to see white flight as a result. As someone living outside though I just hope they don't push the prices up elsewhere bidding their stupid london prices. My main hope is that London now looks a lot less safe to those foreign investors who have apparently been propping the london market up.

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