Friday, January 15, 2010

Why does it take so long for the stats info to be updated?

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I have viewed this site for several years, and deem it to be an excellent source of factual, and very diverse information from many participants and industry sectors, giving insight that I would not normally be exposed to. Although the debates continue to please, I am a little frustrated as to why the site info is not being services/supported as it should be. Leaving me to feel that the site has lost/is loosing its professional edge. I hope I am showing unnecessary concern, and I can continue to value the site in the way it was intended.

Posted by markj69 str05 @ 09:40 PM (2329 views)
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22 thoughts on “Why does it take so long for the stats info to be updated?

  • I agree

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  • markj69 str05 says:

    I hope you agree with my frustration (And not ‘frustral ted’ – typo).

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  • no

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  • markj69 str05 says:

    no?

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  • My inaugural ‘devo’s quote of the day’ award goes to lethemfall for the pithy comment:

    “it looks more and more as though we are at an economic impasse”

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  • cynicalsoothsayer says:

    We had all the excitement of credit being stopped and banks going bust, now we’re just waiting for the election and house prices to become more affordable, both of which are inevitable.

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  • does anyone still view hpc in the way it was first intended?

    i discovered this site in 2007 when i realised something was very wrong with the global economy

    a post by lvmreader resonated and i’ve been here ever since in one form or another

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  • I haven’t noticed what is not being updated?

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  • markj69 str05 says:

    Yes. In a way. I have always and still use the site to inform myself of common theme stories/factors/issues. It’s a single point contact for factual info from all main HPI publications (Front page, when updated), a variety of ideas, reasonings, and interesting arguments from people and industries i would otherwise have no involvement in. Some excellent intelligence (And some poor – ‘Greenbay’ springs to mind).

    I’m not sure what the sites original ethos was – except to bring to mind the possibility of the growing bubble and pending HPC. The economy has changed vastly since then. I guess the idea was there was up, and there was down. But I doubt very much anyone could have imagined the ‘fiddling in the middle bit’ equating to £200B, due to near collapse of the banking sector.

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  • devo,
    “in one form or another”

    lol!

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  • @devo

    “does anyone still view hpc in the way it was first intended?”

    When I first came across HPC, I was just frustrated about house prices. Since then, I’ve learned a little about economics and investments which are required to understand the property bubble so my perspective on the whole property thing, including HPC predictions, has changed accordingly.

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  • For example;
    As I have mentioned before in the forum the hpc graph has not been updated since July 2009, the market has moved since then, the data behind it has been published on a monthly basis, but the graph has not been updated.
    This makes the whole website look unprofessional and shabby, like some kind of place for economic doomsters to wallow in pointless despair rather than a place for intelligent informed debate.
    I am very disappointed
    HM

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  • little professor says:

    Don’t think I’ve ever relied on – or even used – the stats on the homepage here.

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  • I agree and I want my money back at once.

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  • tenyearstogetmymoneyback says:

    “does anyone still view hpc in the way it was first intended?”

    Its still a bit like being a member of the Flat Earth Society.
    Not the sort of thing you can discuss in public.

    However, the site does sometimes have the intended effect. Imagine my delight
    in discovering that my Neighbour (at my previous rental) had Sold to Rent
    after lurking around here for a while. I saw him a few months ago and he was really
    enjoying living his rental overlooking Christchurch Harbour.

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  • I’ve been following HPC for donkeys years and I think I’ve leart quite a bit. Its good to have a bit of debate from people but the relentless doom can get a bit depressing and I don’t like the discussions on technical analysis or the Mayan calendar (actually haven’t heard about that for a while).

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  • happy mondays says:

    does anyone still view hpc in the way it was first intended?

    Not sure how it was supposed to be intended, that to me has been lost in the depths of time, i stumbled across this site about 2006 – 7 i was obviously looking for answers about the economy & hp’s that i would not know my self & as everybody else i seemed to know we’re frantically looking for something to buy or had already bought & was in the frenzied shark attack stages of seeing £ signs in front of them or fear of not having a house & nothing else, i did feel a little bit isolated to say the least..
    Finding this site did bring back some clarity & sanity to world that i belonged too..
    So on that note i thank you guys for your input, knowledge, & determination (stubborness) for not giving in to popular demand by the Vi’s & masses..
    Here’s to you all.
    Inc, Glorious sunshine, bless him..

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  • I to found the site in 2007 trying to understand what was going on in the housing market I think it obvious to all the contributors at that time and now that the fundamentals of housing market just do not add up. The comments are always informative I would say I am a fan of Devo’s comments he is always strait to the point.

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  • Mrs Doff thinks that the followers of this website (including yours truly) are actually rather sad. It has therefore become a less frequent diversion for me – a bit like my other vice of having a fag behind the garden shed.

    PS. Until HPC resumes and prices head south, the likes of Greenbay and Glorious Sunshine aren’t looking so stupid.

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  • Having been around for longer than some (most?) posters, and having watched the housing market contortions since the ’60s I find the ability to access the range of disparate measures of house prices and trends, together with the interpretations of numerous interested parties to be of enormous value. Picture if you will the position of an ordinary househunter between the ’60s and the mid ’90s, unless you were widely travelled you were at the mercy of the estate agents for any ‘informed’ view of the true value of the millstone you were buying, local comparisons were at best difficult, comparisons between like cities or counties nearly impossible. As for the trends in prices up/down, this would have been the holy grail.
    As yet again the need for a house move has coincided with a time of housing turmoil I have found this site, and a few others, to be of great value. As for being sad or doomladen…..think again!, for the first time I don’t have to rely solely on gut instinct.
    Carry on HPC, long may you prosper.

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  • tenyearstogetmymoneyback says:

    p. doff

    Be carefull. Rapant House Price Inflation and HPC.co.uk were definitely a factor in ruinning
    the relationship with my Ex Girlfriend.

    The figures speak for themselves.

    When I moved in with her in 1999 I had £59K from the sale of a previous house.
    She had a property worth £130K with about £100K equity.

    By 2007 I had saved another £100K but her property was now worth £330K so
    at no point could I actually afford 50% of the property. In fact by this time the property
    I had sold for £70K was worth about £180K so I was actually worse off than ten years
    before. By this time I was cheering every slight hint that prices might crash, which Miss
    Property Tycoon obviously didn’t want to hear.

    To me this is what HPC.co.uk is all about. I have only changed my user name once, which was
    to reflect what actually happened to me between 1989 and 1999. This is something I preach to
    everyone property owners or not.

    How many people who bought in 2007 will be stuck in the same houses in 2017 even if they hate them ?

    :- Duncan

    Bought 1989 £65500, Sold 1999 £70500

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  • markj69 str05 says:

    OP.DOFF… you are not alone… MrJ also has reservations, and would jhave liked to have set roots some years ago. We sold early 05 thinking it would be 2 or 3 yrs before the fun started. No one could see the external influences from a blinded gov’t and BOE. The financial system is must have had some hold then, and now – Too big to fail – wow, and they expect bonuses! I just do not get it. Too many people live a blinkered life, how wonderfully bliss nievety must be.

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