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Originally Posted by robinsongreen68 View Post
yeah but this would cover pretty much anything at all 'creative'/academic, and indeed most things except financier or big time corporate dude. all of my friends who are senior/chief curators at major galleries, artists, fashion designers are being pushed out, it's pretty grim
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

p sure that was joke

This, but next time, I'll be sure to include a sarcasm meter.

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Back to rft.

@artishard116, I want to paint a pair of my nubuck gat's. You posted a pretty detailed DIY a while back... or was that @bows1? I just wanted to check in and see if you or anyone else has done it again more recently or if they've tried new/different paints and techniques.
post #106263 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Not necessarily I work in real estate and you can make a lot of money, if you do it full time in a short periode of time, if you know what you are doing.

Well, of course.  There is a ton of money to be made in real estate

 

I was only addressing the idea of homeownership as generally a good idea.  I think that there is no blanket answer.  It depends on the person and the circumstances.

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Originally Posted by robinsongreen68 View Post

it is ridiculous, a two bedroom house around the trendy (still fairly rundown) areas of east london is easily over a million GBP now. Estate agents are so lazy, they only do group viewings where like 40+ people show up, then it goes to sealed bids and invariably over the asking price for anything that looks good.
People have been saying the market will crash since at least the late 90s, hasn't happened so far. And with SWFs etc underpinning it doesn't seem likely.


With France creating a millionaire tax and the desirable tax benefits the UK has for expats, I think it's considered a safe haven, but with that said I think it's closer than ever.
post #106265 of 109053
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

It may sound cynical but... the house did not sell for 1m because it was worth 800k.   Over-pricing real estate and letting it linger for two years is the best way to kill it on the market - potential buyers just dismiss the nosebleed pricing and don't come back.  It's hard enough to get attention, it's nearly impossible to get people to come back after it lingers at a high price for too long.  It's a MUCH better idea to underprice the ask, get a lot of interested parties and let a price war happen.

Depends on the market you are in and the quality of the property you're selling. If you have a well-designed place in a 'hot' area you can pull it off. Especially if you've got things like housing shortage on your side.
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I posted before and after pics I think. Nothing much to it, just used white acrylic and kept the brush fairly dry. Works perfect.
post #106267 of 109053
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Originally Posted by TintoTerra View Post


Depends on the market you are in and the quality of the property you're selling. If you have a well-designed place in a 'hot' area you can pull it off. Especially if you've got things like housing shortage on your side.

It's just a matter of having the most desirable product like anything else, houses get sold even in a saturated market.


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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Well, of course.  There is a ton of money to be made in real estate

I was only addressing the idea of homeownership as generally a good idea.  I think that there is no blanket answer.  It depends on the person and the circumstances.

Yeah okay, but it's also a fairly safe one compared to so many other things.
post #106268 of 109053
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

This, but next time, I'll be sure to include a sarcasm meter.

didn't think asian dads joked about stuff like this smile.gif
post #106269 of 109053
I'm in an expensive market with horrible 80's construction. When the demo and rebuild wave really hits it will be brutally expensive.
post #106270 of 109053
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

Maybe stop making the poor life choices that make you poor (or not affluent enough.)

 

 

Does moving to Alabama count as a poor life choice?

 

To be fair, I could have lived somewhere cheaper, but the location was worth the extra money.

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cheaper than alabama how

post #106272 of 109053
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Originally Posted by iamacyborg View Post

 

Does moving to Alabama count as a poor life choice?

 

To be fair, I could have lived somewhere cheaper, but the location was worth the extra money.

Depends on whether you are Lynrd Skynrd.

post #106273 of 109053
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Originally Posted by robinsongreen68 View Post

all of my friends who are senior/chief curators at major galleries, artists, fashion designers are being pushed out, it's pretty grim

Do you live in an HBO show?
post #106274 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

The spanish market is a bit of a special case, which you can't compare to everywhere else, southern Spain (Malaga), was grocery overly developed from the 90's until the rescission hit, due to greedy investors and fraud and bribery on a government level, which resulted in a very large amount of vacant homes, including entire towns, the abandoned airport doesn't help either.

The spanish economy also crashed harder than most others, I heard that only one new production business was started in Q3 '13 in the entire country, that just shows how hard it was hit, I think the only countries hit harder was Ireland, Portugal and Greece.

I my opinion all of those countries had/has a grossly unsustainable economic policy and it's largely their own fault they are where they are, the fact that the pension age in Greece is 50 and you pretty much can't get fired from a government job is insane.

Each of the countries you mention have their own share of issues.

Retirement age in Spain is 68 now up from 65 pre-crisis. We also have a pretty average percentage of workers in the public sector, 14%, which is less than the UK (16%) and similar to Germany (13%), unlike Greece which I think has a completely unsutainable public sector.

We do have corruption in common with Greece, though.

If crisis hit Spain harder than other countries was definitely because of the housing bubble and corrupt/incompetent politicians which didn't see/didn't want to see where we were headed and kept inflating the bubble. Instead of stopping this nonsense and investing in industries which could create real, sustainable wealth, they just wanted to build more houses. But you can't just keep building more and more houses forever.
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post
 

cheaper than alabama how

 

 

I meant a cheaper location in London.

 

I left at a good time, no more Central line at TCR, I would have had to walk to Holborn adding a whole 15 minutes to my daily commute.

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