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  1. Another Reddit sentiment indicator - it seems that most people are now dead set against BTL after the tax changes.
  2. Wow - what a fantastic transformation. Thank you for sharing, this is now one of my favourite pieces of property porn!
  3. You sound lonely, bitter and self deluded
  4. You sound like a miserable toxic old bastard
  5. Great piece on wolfstreet also - https://wolfstreet.com/2019/07/17/london-house-price-bubble-deflates-sales-at-2009-level/ I found this bit especially interesting Sales volume in the UK overall has plunged in March every year since the pre-Brexit-vote spike in 2016. According to the ONS, March sales data are transactions in March that closed and were registered by now. With 74,503 such transactions in March 2019, sales activity has fallen below the March 2015 level and has plunged: 47% from March 2016 20% from March 2017 12% from March 2018: I'd be interested in year on year comparisons - what are housing transaction numbers yearly from say 2007?
  6. What makes you think they'll sell when they die? They've probably already passed the houses onto the kids to avoid inheritance tax
  7. More than 600k millennials face homelessness when they retire as pensions will not cover the cost of housing - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jul/17/renting-millennials-homelessness-crisis-retire
  8. You don't think the political/media climate has turned against Landlords in the last year or two?
  9. https://www.indy100.com/article/landlords-message-board-renters-tenants-viral-tweet-9002701?amp More evidence of a clear shift in attitudes towards Landlords
  10. YOU corrected other peoples spelling and grammar?
  11. Couldn't the RM model move to copy Purplebricks a little more, and allow sellers/landlords to list directly with them and cut out the estate agents completely? It seems the logical step to me once income from remaining estate agents dips below a level where RM thinks it is no longer worth supporting them.
  12. Interesting article on the So-Called BBC website today that seems to reflect some of the ideas here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48903058
  13. Anyone who likes Sharpe will also like Hornblower - basically Sharpe at sea. Rome is a fantastic HBO series filled with sex, violence, intrigue, great characters and fantastic actors. It tells the story of Julius Ceaser. Shame it only lasted two series
  14. How can a company that makes no money be worth billions? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-48689313/how-can-a-company-be-valued-at-billions-but-not-make-any-profit