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No pity for first-time buyers

Pity the plight of the first-time buyer? Not a chance - Rosie Millard

To be a first-timer at anything is clearly nerve-wracking. Take first-time callers to radio phone-ins. How nervous and timid they seem. “Hello, first-time caller,” says the kindly phone-in host, an especially sensitive tone in his voice. Because, you know, the first time you pick up the phone and call your local radio station - let alone Five Live - is scary.

Yet nobody, not even people singing at the Royal Opera House for the first time, or MPs giving their maiden speech, has quite attained the “poor little moi” status of the First Time Housebuyer. First-time buyers. What a total pain those three words have become.

First-time buyers must - and I stress must - be treated with as much care and solace as ickle baby bluetits that have just fallen out of the nest. They have to face off not only the big bad birds that are already on the housing ladder, but the horrid estate-agent squirrels and the nasty tomcats of buy-to-let land, always ready to crush their hopes and feathery ambitions in their rapacious jaws.

God forbid that we should look at first-time buyers as lucky so-and-sos who have probably been living off the Bank of Mum and Dad while working in the City, and thus have a nice little deposit ready to slam down at the appropriate juncture. Or those who, up until about eight weeks ago, at least, could qualify for a 100% mortgage. Nor should we see them as liberated souls, sans housing chain, who don’t have to worry about moving near a decent secondary school, or free spirits for whom a house-price wobble is only ever going to be good, since they will never be in negative equity. We must always see them as people who must be pitied.

http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life...icle3589415.ece

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She's boring now. It was easy to hate her 6 months ago, but the tide has turned now and she's simply an irritating irrelevance.

Rosie Millard's new nickname should "Thrush".

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shes lost her reason.

comparing front of house nerves with a financial transaction????

She'll have a horse in her bedroom and sleep with her brother next.

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I guess this is the anger phase starting ;)

Working in the city and living off the "bank of mum and dad"... Time to step into the real world

The amount of shitty journalism masquerading as expert in the more respected titles is truly depressing. I thought she was history. The bile and hate in that article is truly breathtaking and as such should prevent her from being allowed to create property related articles. That is not an opinion in her column, it's a disgraceful rant, the cheap little tart, does no one check her ahem.."work?" Jeez, folk on here could shit her in the copy writing stakes :(

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No pity for first-time buyers

Pity the plight of the first-time buyer? Not a chance - Rosie Millard

To be a first-timer at anything is clearly nerve-wracking. Take first-time callers to radio phone-ins. How nervous and timid they seem. “Hello, first-time caller,” says the kindly phone-in host, an especially sensitive tone in his voice. Because, you know, the first time you pick up the phone and call your local radio station - let alone Five Live - is scary.

Yet nobody, not even people singing at the Royal Opera House for the first time, or MPs giving their maiden speech, has quite attained the “poor little moi” status of the First Time Housebuyer. First-time buyers. What a total pain those three words have become.

First-time buyers must - and I stress must - be treated with as much care and solace as ickle baby bluetits that have just fallen out of the nest. They have to face off not only the big bad birds that are already on the housing ladder, but the horrid estate-agent squirrels and the nasty tomcats of buy-to-let land, always ready to crush their hopes and feathery ambitions in their rapacious jaws.

God forbid that we should look at first-time buyers as lucky so-and-sos who have probably been living off the Bank of Mum and Dad while working in the City, and thus have a nice little deposit ready to slam down at the appropriate juncture. Or those who, up until about eight weeks ago, at least, could qualify for a 100% mortgage. Nor should we see them as liberated souls, sans housing chain, who don’t have to worry about moving near a decent secondary school, or free spirits for whom a house-price wobble is only ever going to be good, since they will never be in negative equity. We must always see them as people who must be pitied.

http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life...icle3589415.ece

Deeply sad........ Can't take the rough with the smooth........... Pathetic. Utterly PATHETIC.

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Rosie,

Stick to showbiz reporting. You clearly haven't the intellectual capacity required to discuss this kind of subject. This has been demonstrated time and time again, from your drossy newspaper columns and appearances on various property programmes.

I suppose your children will get a leg up onto the ladder from their overpaid, overrated, underqualified mother.

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Didn't know who this bitch was googled her and found this article. Haha, AAAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA :lol: AAHHAHAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reall explains it all:

Why Rosie Millard is flat broke

Tahira Yaqoob, Daily Mail

4 April 2005

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SHE is a famous name with a devoted husband, happy family and several homes. But Rosie Millard has revealed that she is £40,000 in debt and her bank account has been frozen.

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The former BBC arts correspondent, who once almost fell out of her low-cut gown while reporting on the 2001 Oscars, admits she is one of a generation of 'impoverished professionals' who struggle to curtail their extravagant lifestyles.

Miss Millard, a 37-year-old mother of four, said that every penny she earns goes toward repaying mortgages and credit card bills which have reached their limit. The family have even put their four-year-old Skoda up for sale to raise cash.

Their financial problems started when Miss Millard quit the BBC in late 2003 after it introduced a policy of banning broadcasters from freelancing for newspapers and magazines unless it could vet their words.

Since then she has continued as a columnist for the Sunday Times. 'On paper my husband and I are known in polite parlance as 'comfortably off',' she wrote. 'In reality we have no money.

'Anything that comes into Chez Millard goes out pretty much immediately on debt repayment. That, and paying the nanny so we can both work for more debt repayment.

'Both our current accounts have been frozen. Welcome to the world of middle-class debt. There are plenty of us out there.'

When Miss Millard almost parted company with her £800 strapless Vivienne Westwood frock during the 2001 Oscars, her colleague Michael Buerk mischievously referred to her 'best supporting dress'.After she left the BBC, she and her TV producer husband Pip Clothier ploughed £698,000 into a dilapidated Georgian house in central London, only to see their £100,000 budget for repairs escalate to £250,000.

GUIDES: How to get out of debt

Nevertheless, they decided to invest further in property by purchasing two buy-to-let flats and a Paris apartment. The move proved far from successful but their real downfall, Miss Millard admitted, was the emergence of credit cards which offer to take on debts of up to £10,000 interest-free for the first few months.

'We signed up for four. Of course, we are not alone. Nearly everyone I know is playing the plastic game.

Rosie Millard

FLAT BROKE: The mother of four spends all her income on paying off the mortgage and credit card bills

'As each interest-free period draws to a close, my husband and I spend a flurried few days furiously washing debt from all the old cards and finding new ones to plonk it on to.

'We have to be very careful not to leave the sum even a week over the limit for fear of monumental amounts of interest repayments.'

Despite this, Miss Millard says she cannot resist luxuries such as 'a decent haircut every eight weeks, Stila make-up and the New Yorker'. She added: 'There are people in our family with savings but they are all under the age of eight.'

Yesterday financial experts warned against people taking up more credit than they could afford to pay back.

Mark Maguire, a spokesman for internet bank Egg, said: 'These so-called impoverished professionals have emerged because we live in a 24-hour society where there are more opportunities for people to be exposed to attractive products through the internet and television.

'People see credit as enabling them to live the lifestyle they want to lead rather than spending years saving up as they did 50 years ago. People want to consume and consume now.

'There is nothing wrong with that as long as lenders make sure they can afford to repay their debt. Customers need to be given informed choices about what they spend on credit.'

AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!

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Didn't know who this bitch was googled her and found this article. Haha, AAAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA :lol: AAHHAHAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reall explains it all:

AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!

Priceless. :lol::lol:

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***********************BREAKING NEWS*************************************

Rosie Dullard, first showbiz luvvy BTL'er to spit dummy out. Others sure to follow.

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The thing is, some of the VIs in the press who have been guilty of ramping property are actually smart enough to have got out by now and have sold up the parts of their "portfolio" that are most exposed to price falls or low yields.

Rosie, on the other hand, has never been the sharpest knife in the cutlery drawer and is more than likely going to be subject to another "Rosie Millard, showbusiness correspondent, is broke" stories over the next 12 months. We shall shed rivers of tears.

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Rosie Millard - The Times' very own Phillipa Space, presumably paid by the column inch rather than for her insight.

"Will this do?"

No Rosie, ****** off and be (financially and morally) bankrupt somewhere else.

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Don't worry Rosie, any FTB's with half a brain are waiting for you and your mates to get repo'd !

Hehe. nice one. :lol:

I can't wait for retard Rosie to get put out on the street. Good ******ing riddance

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Didn't know who this bitch was googled her and found this article. Haha, AAAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA :lol: AAHHAHAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reall explains it all:

AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!

:lol::lol: Serve her right - stupid cow!

How dare she use a column to slag off folk, whose lives that she has helped to set back 10 years. :angry:

She is due for her time at the shitty end of the stick.

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Nice find, utterly hilarious. :lol:

The notion of the "Rapacious seller" is already a rather quaint idea from a now bygone age.

Kind of funny Whittaker makes his comments to the woman who has repeatedly tried to defend her frivolous expenditures in the press and on the radio despite a burden of debt.

Maybe she was joking though, she did say she "couldn't live without a decent haircut" when the pictures suggest she has managed absolutely fine...

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Maybe she was joking though, she did say she "couldn't live without a decent haircut" when the pictures suggest she has managed absolutely fine...

It was probably the stress of walking around looking like that that drove her round the twist. :lol:

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I'm not materialistic but sometimes I wish I had some serious wealth.

I'd make a 4% fix-rate remortgage offer to Millard and Ashworth on the basis they have to fight for it in a vat of custard.

I reckon they'd both be there waiting before the Bird's lorry had even turned up.

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