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Sold up in 2004 - very happy / surprised at the ridiculous sum of money buyers were willing to give us. Watched prices fall 2004 and 2005 then GB cut rates and the whole thing seemed to take off again, much to my amazement / annoyance. Stunned at stupidity of buyers and depressed by the now absurd asking prices we moved from the area ( there were other reasons too) . Old friends of ours visited in the Spring time and seemed to take great satisfaction in showing us that our old house was back on the market but for 25% more !!! We felt - stunned / amazed / bewildered / angry etc. Managed to adopt a philosophical take on the situation. Anyway just heard they failed to sell , had no interest at all and have now taken it off the market. Can't tell you how much better I feel . Of course this would have shown up in raised asking prices data - probably accounted for the jump in the Rightmove index in Spring on its own !.

This is a Victorian semi in Berkshire -, they were asking 1/2 million - can you believe it ?!! That would buy a chateau in France I mean FFS what planet are people on ?

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Sold up in 2004 - very happy / surprised at the ridiculous sum of money buyers were willing to give us. Watched prices fall 2004 and 2005 then GB cut rates and the whole thing seemed to take off again, much to my amazement / annoyance. Stunned at stupidity of buyers and depressed by the now absurd asking prices we moved from the area ( there were other reasons too) . Old friends of ours visited in the Spring time and seemed to take great satisfaction in showing us that our old house was back on the market but for 25% more !!! We felt - stunned / amazed / bewildered / angry etc. Managed to adopt a philosophical take on the situation. Anyway just heard they failed to sell , had no interest at all and have now taken it off the market. Can't tell you how much better I feel . Of course this would have shown up in raised asking prices data - probably accounted for the jump in the Rightmove index in Spring on its own !.

This is a Victorian semi in Berkshire -, they were asking 1/2 million - can you believe it ?!! That would buy a chateau in France I mean FFS what planet are people on ?

You pay your money and you make your choice, I did back in 2002. Sold up in Surrey and moved to France. Yes my old house has gone up in value, but I have invested what I made from the sale in rebuilding a wreck of a house here in France. Not that it really matters, but I can now live mortgage free, in a house worth double what my old house is currently valued at. And the sun shines every day; now that makes it all worth while.

It's not what you can/could have earned, it's what you make of what you have. God, I sound like a smug b*$t*rd, trust me I'm not, I'm just trying to get along like everyone else... :rolleyes:

Edited by leftalongtimeago

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I should just add that apparently they had absolutely no interest not a single enquiry. Apparently the owners are the laughiung stock of the street and have been keeping their heads well down. Funnily though my wife rang the EA about a month back when she noticed it was no longer on the EA's web site. The agent said it had been sold -- lying b'stards - do not trust these people to them lying is like breathing it's instinctive.

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