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Neighbour threatened to knock me out...

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by LeeUK, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. LeeUK


    Joined: Mar 1, 2008

    Posts: 4,995

    Location: Northumberland

    Back in the boom years before the credit crunch, the house prices went way up. Now nothing is worth more than £60K in my street now. There are 2 similar houses up for sale on my street at the moment struggling to sell for under £70K.

    This is the lovely north east where house prices are low.
  2. MrPotato

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 5, 2017

    Posts: 1,022

    Location: Cambridge

    Probably the barking is worst than the biting.
    My other neighbour has some overgrow plants and I love the fact that they complement my garden. Much better than the bare wooden panels. Mine is a new garden. Will take some time for the bushes to grow, and my only worry at the moment is to see him at some point and ask to not trim the bushes, as my garden would lose the extra features.
  3. montymint


    Joined: Jul 29, 2006

    Posts: 2,998

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    I know that feeling, My house bombed from 125k to 90k overnight in 2008. It's only just managed to get back to 115
  4. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 32,843

    anyone who bought a new build cala in 2007/2008 overpaid massively and not just in my area all around Glasgow.

    I know people who paid £490K and their home today is worth £390K and if they spent £5-£10K on it could get £410K.

    There is another which is offers over £450K and has been on the market since before 12/10/2016 when the price was reduced on it to try and sell. I think they paid £550K to £600K for it. It's worth maybe £420K now IMO which is why it hasn't shifted in the past 3+ years.

    Some people who just didn't have a clue about buying houses or the values of them just went off what other clueless people were prepared to pay for them.

    When speaking to my mate he said at the time they had a queue out the door and there was a 3 month waiting list to get one. It was a dangerous combination of new build, severely overpriced and not in a premium area. So the prices will likely never recover in their lifetimes anyway. People were desperate to buy new builds just before the crash. It's the same now new builds seem to be massively overpriced around here still. Better off buying a second hand home that was built within the last 5-30 years.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2019
  5. wedrum


    Joined: Aug 11, 2016

    Posts: 4,958

    Location: Cheshire

    OP not been seen for a day, the neighbour must of whipped his arse with his gucci belt.