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Richmond Upon Thames- Arguably the definition all that is wrong with the past ten years. Think £200k studio apartments. Think egregious city money and 'Yummy Mummies' doing lunch in Carluccio's at midday on Tuesdays. For a while the only estate agent boards that were up round here were the ones that the local private school PTA's used as sponsored adverts for their firework/summer/christmas party fundraisers.

I digress, but suffice to say Richmond is everything that this forum has ever rallied against.

Anyway, I pop into the Tesco on Richmond High Street on my way home from work each evening. Traditionally, all that is stocked in this branch is the Mid and Finest ranges.

Well now in the ready meal fridge, the 'Tesco Value' range has reached Richmond Upon Thames. I actually laughed out loud when I saw it, things must be hard!

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Richmond Upon Thames- Arguably the definition all that is wrong with the past ten years. Think £200k studio apartments. Think egregious city money and 'Yummy Mummies' doing lunch in Carluccio's at midday on Tuesdays. For a while the only estate agent boards that were up round here were the ones that the local private school PTA's used as sponsored adverts for their firework/summer/christmas party fundraisers.

I digress, but suffice to say Richmond is everything that this forum has ever rallied against.

Anyway, I pop into the Tesco on Richmond High Street on my way home from work each evening. Traditionally, all that is stocked in this branch is the Mid and Finest ranges.

Well now in the ready meal fridge, the 'Tesco Value' range has reached Richmond Upon Thames. I actually laughed out loud when I saw it, things must be hard!

Are they selling Sackcloth + Ashes (BOGOF) in the 'Tesco Value' clothes range? A best seller for sure... :rolleyes:

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Richmond Upon Thames prices are still bloody going up though! I've been looking to buy there for the past few months but there's no point when there's a 20% increase on 2007 prices. Are people paying those prices? Not sure but the houses are certainly completing and the EAs aren't accepting my low offers.

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Richmond Upon Thames prices are still bloody going up though! I've been looking to buy there for the past few months but there's no point when there's a 20% increase on 2007 prices. Are people paying those prices? Not sure but the houses are certainly completing and the EAs aren't accepting my low offers.

I had no problems getting a table at Fishworks tonight, and I see one of those silly designer kitchen/bathroom shops in The Alberts has just closed down.

Give it time, Richmond may hold on longer than East Sheen, but it won't be immune.

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Don't be too sure about that.

If you can find it someone posted a clipping from last crash, london by borough.

IIRC it averaged about a 0.2% drop (so london is immune) but with 50% falls in places like Brixton and 50% rises in places like Knightsbridge.

Would be worth pinning if someone knows where it is.

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Just a personal opinion here, but I despise Richmond upon Thames with it's London prices but almost Wales-esque journey time to central London, the sloaney inhabitants, the bizarrely high number of mail-order brides, the weird way that everyone ignores the REALLY low flying aircraft every 2 minutes and the fact that every sh1tty chain restaurant in the country has a branch there.

Fortunately, planes don't often crash on highly populated areas. However, I take some comfort in the fact if it were to happen, there's a higher probability that it will happen to Richmond.

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I had no problems getting a table at Fishworks tonight, and I see one of those silly designer kitchen/bathroom shops in The Alberts has just closed down.

Give it time, Richmond may hold on longer than East Sheen, but it won't be immune.

Me too last night in Cote. I'm always wary of eating in Richmond Upon Thames because the night is usually ruined by loud Richmond brats and their even louder mummies but quiet last night, wonder of wonders!

Schuey..prices ARE crashing in Richmond. I have a "contact" in one of the EAs there who admits things are dire in the sales department "nothing selling" I'm told.

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Me too last night in Cote. I'm always wary of eating in Richmond Upon Thames because the night is usually ruined by loud Richmond brats and their even louder mummies but quiet last night, wonder of wonders!

Schuey..prices ARE crashing in Richmond. I have a "contact" in one of the EAs there who admits things are dire in the sales department "nothing selling" I'm told.

But what type of deadbeats would live in Richmond?

A Yukki place.

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Just a personal opinion here, but I despise Richmond upon Thames with it's London prices but almost Wales-esque journey time to central London, the sloaney inhabitants, the bizarrely high number of mail-order brides, the weird way that everyone ignores the REALLY low flying aircraft every 2 minutes and the fact that every sh1tty chain restaurant in the country has a branch there.

Fortunately, planes don't often crash on highly populated areas. However, I take some comfort in the fact if it were to happen, there's a higher probability that it will happen to Richmond.

Couldn't agree more. I was offered my first job their after leaving Uni. Went for the interview and had a good look around the place. They offered the job, but I turned it down. Glad I did, as the company closed down a couple of years later.

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But what type of deadbeats would live in Richmond?

A Yukki place.

I think parts are absolutely lovely. I'm thinking about buying or renting in Kew as we speak. So I guess that makes me a deadbeat?

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Schuey..prices ARE crashing in Richmond. I have a "contact" in one of the EAs there who admits things are dire in the sales department "nothing selling" I'm told.

Are you able to say which EA it is? I know of a couple that are struggling but the larger ones seem to be doing okay. I would really love to see £200k-£300k wiped off some of the properties I'm looking at but they seem to be down by about £30k. The way I see it is places like Richmond, as during the last crash, won't be immune but will hold value pretty darn well. I would love to be wrong!

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I think parts are absolutely lovely. I'm thinking about buying or renting in Kew as we speak. So I guess that makes me a deadbeat?

Kew is a bit closer in to London than Richmond for commuter purposes, but Kew and Richmond are indeed widely regarded as nice areas to live.

That said, I'm glad I saw this thread - I was beginning to think it was just me who couldn't understand the ridiculous property prices in Richmond. There's a serious aircraft noise issue and it's difficult to get to the City of London (although not so bad for west and Waterloo area). I think a factor maybe that if you are retired and wealthy (i.e. don't need to commute) and want to live in hailing distance of London, near to water and parks, Richmond ticks a lot of boxes. (When we go to the theatre in Richmond we are always struck by how much older the audience is than in central London theatres - but maybe that's true of a lot of out of London theatres.)

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Are you able to say which EA it is? I know of a couple that are struggling but the larger ones seem to be doing okay. I would really love to see £200k-£300k wiped off some of the properties I'm looking at but they seem to be down by about £30k. The way I see it is places like Richmond, as during the last crash, won't be immune but will hold value pretty darn well. I would love to be wrong!

Schuey - don't want to name it as the guys might get a grilling! It's one of the upper end of market ones/international and not easy to miss. Hope you are aware of the real aircraft noise problem over areas of Richmond/East Sheen/Kew? It can be absolutely horrendous. We rented in East Sheen and had to cut our losses and bail out after 2 weeks. Our life was a complete misery for those 2 weeks and I was in tears of frustration/lack of sleep/desperation. I was totally naive about the problem as the twice we had viewed the property there was no noise (aircraft on a different route those days).

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Well now in the ready meal fridge, the 'Tesco Value' range has reached Richmond Upon Thames. I actually laughed out loud when I saw it, things must be hard!

Ah but remember the value range at supermarkets isn't what most people buy. They make the packaging look as naff as possible so that you feel better about buying the 'nicer' better packaged and more expensive food. Some years ago I believe Ford spent more making the base model Escort look cheap that they did to make the Ghia model look expensive...

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