Thursday, May 26, 2011

It’s those Rotten Royals fault ;-)

Number of home buyers plummets 'as people were distracted by Royal Wedding and Easter'

The BBA partly blamed the drop on the Easter and Royal Wedding bank holiday weekends in April, which distracted people from the property market as they made the most of the time off work. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1390754/Number-people-buying-homes-plummets-people-distracted-Royal-Wedding-Easter.html#ixzz1NRdmpmUw

Posted by happy mondays @ 09:23 AM (1945 views)
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13 thoughts on “It’s those Rotten Royals fault ;-)

  • happy mondays says:

    Comment taken from paper , Some here might familiar with – The writing’s on the wall; HOUSE PRICE CRASH.
    – Newton, Chichester

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1390754/Number-people-buying-homes-plummets-people-distracted-Royal-Wedding-Easter.html#ixzz1NReUGpTS

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  • Any excuse – other than the fact that house prices are too high and not worth the money.

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  • The 2012 olympics just around the corner.
    A little bit more chicanery will stop people focusing on how much [little] their house is really worth.

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  • Austerity measures have never been so generous. Horray, what’s his last name?

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  • I made a decision to buy a house last year, but with all this cold weather, snow, Xmas, more snow, fine weather, Easter, bank holidays and the Royal wedding, I just haven’t got around to it!

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  • What excuses will they dream up to explain the next dismal figures?
    – House buyers distracted by Obama’s visit?
    – Elevated pollen count forcing house buyers to stay indoors?
    – Olympic ticket sales distracting families from the question of where they should live?

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  • wdbeast – I envy you. I made a decision years ago not to buy a house but somehow I have managed to do just that. The wifes fault – goddamit.

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  • ~ Males often get confused between a house and a nest.

    Nest eggs are another story.

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  • No Debt - Not A Penny :) says:

    Journalists with connections to the property market have an endless supply of excuses. No doubt they will blame Harold Camping’s “false apocalypse” for the “unexpected” drop in May!

    Let them grab at straws – they are trapped in 2007.

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  • This headline takes the cake.

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  • But according to Rightmove, in April the number of new houses coming onto the market was 9% up on last year and 28% up on 2009. Funny how it was only buyers that watched the wedding and did egg-hunts…

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  • Rental John says:

    Please delete as applicable:

    ‘It was the XXXX what done it!’

    XXXX =
    snow, wrong trype of snow, no rain, hot April, May frost, extra bank holidays, royal wedding, volcanic ash, price of petrol, falling pound, rising pound….

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