Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
jfk

Bbc Radio 4: Call You And Yours: What's Your Solution To The Housing Crisis Been?

Recommended Posts

Following on from the thread 'House Price Backlash' thread;
http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?/topic/225444-house-price-backlash/

BBC Radio 4 programme (apologies in advance for people's blood pressure, also, I've not listened to it but heard it advertised).

From the blurb ...

New research suggests that home ownership is falling, and it's not just a London problem any more. Figures are falling for Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and South Yorkshire. At the same time, the number of properties available to buy is falling and DIY sales are up. So what are you doing to cope with this housing shortage?

Has your family decided to mix several generations to make sure everybody has somewhere to live? Or have you done something more radical like the five Oxford professionals who've decided to become a housing co-operative so they can buy a home.

Property expert Kirstie Allsopp is going to be on hand to offer advice. She thinks the system for buying and selling houses is just too complicated. Have you found that? Maybe you've got an approved mortgage that then fell down when it came to the sale?

Maybe you own your home but can't afford to move to accommodate a growing family. Is that you? DIY sales are at the highest they've been since the downturn. Are you improving your home because you can't move? How has that worked out for you? How much improvement is it ever sensible to do - have you created a dream house that's way above the value of other houses on your street?

Or are you an older person who would love to downsize but just can't find the right property. Do you resent being expected to downsize in this way? A report from the International Longevity Centre report suggested the 500,000 increase in the numbers of middle-aged single people occupying multiple bedroom houses was keeping younger people from getting on the housing ladder. Is that fair?

Tell us your stories - email us at youandyours@bbc.co.uk and give us a phone number so we can call you back.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07m4cw2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sure i caught a bit of this, some woman had taken out a 45 year mortgage on a one bed house!

Cue krusty salivating telling her she should now stretch herself by remortgaging for a hundred years, knock down a wall to create a bijou open plan studio, let it out to a pregnant couple and lever up by death pledging a hypothetical grandchild to get 1/2 way to the next rung in a 1.5 bed 20sqm luxury flat built alongside the HS2 line.

Should be achievable with a "cheeky offer" 15k over asking.

Getting Allsopp to discuss how to solve the 'housing crisis' is akin to asking Jimmy Saville to supervise a birthday party for the comatose.

Edited by Frugal Git

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I caught the end of it. Krusty said something along the lines of... maybe it would be better if some people didn't go to university and end up in student debt while still getting the same $hit job they could have got straight out of school. :o

Reading between the lies... This would mean they could take out more debt to put against a house purchase rather than funding an education.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I caught the end of it. Krusty said something along the lines of... maybe it would be better if some people didn't go to university and end up in student debt while still getting the same $hit job they could have got straight out of school. :o

Reading between the lies... This would mean they could take out more debt to put against a house purchase rather than funding an education.

To be fair thats the first time she has said anything of logic in her entire life so don't mock her.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be fair thats the first time she has said anything of logic in her entire life so don't mock her.

Fair enough but I did put in the little :o face.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be fair thats the first time she has said anything of logic in her entire life so don't mock her.

Haha, quite true. It's a start they she can see the problem of students leaving uni with large debts. Now, she just has to move that logic on to these large and unsustainable debts on houses that she continues to think are a good idea!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be fair thats the first time she has said anything of logic in her entire life so don't mock her.

She didn't go to university either. But she did get a job in Daddy's auction house straight from school.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in

I've now done this.

Sri Lanka on my way to a job in New Zealand.

The ridiculous house prices in the UK and this feeling of being left behind definitely part of it.

i'm a surgeon, 49, on approx 100k per year and cannot afford to buy a decent house with sacrificing my discretionary spending for what's left of my life.

Well, F*^K that.

i've rented for 10 years waiting for the crash following a divorce which launched me out into the world at the peak of the last bubble .

Hugs xx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in

Sri Lanka on my way to a job in New Zealand.

The ridiculous house prices in the UK and this feeling of being left behind definitely part of it.

i'm a surgeon, 49, on approx 100k per year and cannot afford to buy a decent house with sacrificing my discretionary spending for what's left of my life.

Well, F*^K that.

i've rented for 10 years waiting for the crash following a divorce which launched me out into the world at the peak of the last bubble .

Hugs xx

Good bye and good luck. What a waste of talent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I`m out.

I live in a council house very close to Cambridge.

Income ? £75 quid a week in benefits.

There`s something wrong somewhere.

Btw wont you get bored by New Zealander`s pretty damn quick ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I caught the end of it. Krusty said something along the lines of... maybe it would be better if some people didn't go to university and end up in student debt while still getting the same $hit job they could have got straight out of school. :o

Reading between the lies... This would mean they could take out more debt to put against a house purchase rather than funding an education.

She only says that because she is bitter that she didn't go to University herself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

She only says that because she is bitter that she didn't go to University herself.

That is probably entirely true. But it doesn't stop her raising a good point for once!

(This from someone who went to a supposed top 10 uni and ended up so frustrated by the course direction he forced a complete restructure. If I had been paying for it, I'd have sued them.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • The Prime Minister stated that there were three Brexit options available to the UK:   32 members have voted

    1. 1. Which of the Prime Minister's options would you choose?


      • Leave with the negotiated deal
      • Remain
      • Leave with no deal

    Please sign in or register to vote in this poll. View topic


×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.