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Classic.

It's much easier to point the finger than to examine why house prices are falling
I only wish that the show I present was as influential as some have been claiming. If it was, people might have taken notice of a campaign we have been running on Location, Location, Location, asking for a review of stamp duty, a tax that without doubt has contributed to the drop in the number of house sales.

Ahem.

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people might have taken notice of a campaign we have been running on Location, Location, Location, asking for a review of stamp duty, a tax that without doubt has contributed to the drop in the number of house sales.

The woman's barking!

Exactly the same rules, rates and thresholds were in force when house prices were rising by the highest percentages in history.

Yet now the collapse in transactions is down to stamp duty!

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the biggest omission that she gives out in her little rant is when she says that Jamie Oliver and the like aren't responsible for people being such fatties, since they always tell people to eat sensibly.

unfortunately for her, if Jamie Oliver told people that if they mashed their peanuts, then those that were allergic wouldn't have reaction to them, and millions across the land went into anaphylactic shock after trying his "advice," I'm pretty sure he would be held pretty responsible in the court of public opinion (and most likely the real courts for damages).

she touted the prices only ever go up line over and over, helping to convince people to put their life into a lethal dose of MEWing and overbuying, and now as that turns out to be just another bit of sunshine, I think it's very appropriate that she gets held accountable.

Edited by Mr Nice

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There's a nugget of truth in the impact that Stamp duty has. While prices go up, it's possible to pay the tax via 'equity' or extra debt. As soon as prices flat line or start falling, the tax has to be paid out of real money. It therefore serves to put a brake on transaction volume, and becomes a highly visible extra cost. I reckon therefore it will help make the current crash faster and more severe than in a no tax scenario.

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There's a nugget of truth in the impact that Stamp duty has. While prices go up, it's possible to pay the tax via 'equity' or extra debt. As soon as prices flat line or start falling, the tax has to be paid out of real money. It therefore serves to put a brake on transaction volume, and becomes a highly visible extra cost. I reckon therefore it will help make the current crash faster and more severe than in a no tax scenario.

This is very true, another example of MEW

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What she is, is a rich bint born with the silver spoon inserted full on down her big gob, and what she has been doing is having a big party, her job is a hobby and to the likes of her and her 'Well everyone I know drives a roller' family/friends the whole housing market is just a diversion, something for a girly to do till she settles down with Mr ''mansion in Knightsbridge and a tiny spread in the Cotswolds'' as we all inevitably do in the long run.

What she is missing is, ''the big picture'', whereby for the rest of humanity, buying a house is a lifetimes commitment to drudgery, especially at the insanely hyped up prices of today. In other words, what is just a jolly day out for her and chums has drawn many people into believing that a £100K either way is just a little flutter, just have the banks and 'financial advisors' etc have, they have all contributed in their own way to the current mess. And as Ive said before, the old saying is 'If you dine with the rich, you will probably end up footing the bill' and that will hold true re the property bubble/crash

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There's a nugget of truth in the impact that Stamp duty has. While prices go up, it's possible to pay the tax via 'equity' or extra debt. As soon as prices flat line or start falling, the tax has to be paid out of real money. It therefore serves to put a brake on transaction volume, and becomes a highly visible extra cost. I reckon therefore it will help make the current crash faster and more severe than in a no tax scenario.

EXCEPT that by her accounts prices would never flat-line or stall, so it shouldn't have been an issue.

if prices only ever went up like she said, stamp duty would never have been an issue, unless it went to %50 of the price of the home or something.

Edited by Mr Nice

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"Some of the recent gloomy headlines make me suspect that all the journalists in the country have sold up and are doing everything in their power to cause a property house price crash so that they can buy at rock bottom."

She really is a stupid, stupid cow isn't she? Daddy will have to find her a new job, maybe ramping food prices so this time around she can starve half the people to death. :ph34r:

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Guest KingCharles1st

I'd rather blame (and convict) her for a crime against humanity...

Did someone see her breathe... Shes a WITCH!

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The woman's barking!

Exactly the same rules, rates and thresholds were in force when house prices were rising by the highest percentages in history.

Yet now the collapse in transactions is down to stamp duty!

And we KNOW she comes on here and reads this stuff!!

There may be a WITCH much closer than you think, the next post, the next thread, the next name on the members list, but somewhere, there lurks a WITCH

Lets EXPOSE her- muhahahahahahahaha

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"Some of the recent gloomy headlines make me suspect that all the journalists in the country have sold up and are doing everything in their power to cause a property house price crash so that they can buy at rock bottom."

She really is a stupid, stupid cow isn't she? Daddy will have to find her a new job, maybe ramping food prices so this time around she can starve half the people to death. :ph34r:

I reckon she's right. After all, we all 'knew' they were landlords ramping up their portfolios with their articles. She's probably just jealous that no-one told her to sell before now.

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Just as Twiggy was the icon for the 1960's "pop" revolution, Krusty was the icon for the last decade's greed driven property bubble. She may not have single handedly "caused" the crash but her ramping most certainly contributed to the conditions that led to it.

It would be a good thing if the PM-in-waiting quietly dropped her as a party consultant.

Edited by Realistbear

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I think when Kirsty Allsopp writes a column in the Times denying that she has responsibility for the crash, and actually uses the word "crash", it's time to pop the cork on something nice and reassuringly expensive.

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We wouldn't dream of blaming her for the crash.

If someone had caused the crash then we would credit them with causing it, as the crash is a good thing.

Its all in the language. ;)

She is however, a property-ramping, potato crop consuming witch and her career is about to go the way of that other fat bird, the dodo.

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But remember this: - we are all slaving down the mine and estate agents are the canaries.

Haha :lol:

Slaving Kirsty?, I doubt very much if she has any experience of real work in any way shape or form, its much easier being a property ramper and TV luvie on daddys cash than actually working for a living. How dare she try and obtain sympathy from the very people she and her VI chums has shafted year after year with HPI and its promotion!

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We wouldn't dream of blaming her for the crash.

If someone had caused the crash then we would credit them with causing it, as the crash is a good thing.

Its all in the language. ;)

She is however, a property-ramping, potato crop consuming witch and her career is about to go the way of that other fat bird, the dodo.

now now, "fat bird" and "witch" are a little strong aren't they?

just because she likes her pie, and has 666 tatoo'd under her hairline doesn't make that bad does it?

besides, witches can do useful things like cast spells and eat bad children, what has she done lately?

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incredible - i was just reading the comments, and a number of them just disappeared, i swear.. suddenly 2/3rds of them weren't there

there was one classic, something like "you don't see Jamie Oliver suggesting you eat two meals", then it disappeared. poof!

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incredible - i was just reading the comments, and a number of them just disappeared, i swear.. suddenly 2/3rds of them weren't there

there was one classic, something like "you don't see Jamie Oliver suggesting you eat two meals", then it disappeared. poof!

I saw that too!

Edit: they published my comment

Edited by stuckmojo

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Looks like Kirsty got her chinless cousin from Suffolk to write in...

This venom is absurd. People who are already thinking of buying (usually after searching for some time) ask Kirsty and Phil for help. They help get a house within budget, often well below the asking price, demonstrating important bargaining skills to help lower the price. Hardly sinister.

Paul Williams, Ipswich, UK

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I agree with much of what she writes: I don't think property programmes had any influence on HPI, or if they did, it was negligible. Property porn was a symptom on the housing boom, not a cause. But we'll never prove it one way or the other. The fat jokes are pretty tedious though.

Edited by pablopatito

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What she is, is a rich bint born with the silver spoon inserted full on down her big gob, and what she has been doing is having a big party, her job is a hobby and to the likes of her and her 'Well everyone I know drives a roller' family/friends the whole housing market is just a diversion, something for a girly to do till she settles down with Mr ''mansion in Knightsbridge and a tiny spread in the Cotswolds'' as we all inevitably do in the long run.

What she is missing is, ''the big picture'', whereby for the rest of humanity, buying a house is a lifetimes commitment to drudgery, especially at the insanely hyped up prices of today. In other words, what is just a jolly day out for her and chums has drawn many people into believing that a £100K either way is just a little flutter, just have the banks and 'financial advisors' etc have, they have all contributed in their own way to the current mess. And as Ive said before, the old saying is 'If you dine with the rich, you will probably end up footing the bill' and that will hold true re the property bubble/crash

Well said! She has abused a position of trust, leading the gullible and untutored into the quicksands. Why should she challenge the fact that she is seen as a "Judas goat". <_<

Edited by AuntJess

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