Britain is on the brink of a housepricecrash

letap73
letap73 Posts: 1,608
edited July 2017 in The cake stop
Overdone on the hyperbole most definitely, but usually the Daily Mail are more likely to be ramping the housing market rather than talking it down. We live in interesting times:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... lapse.html

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  • team47b
    team47b Posts: 6,425
    You're all doooooomed :D
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  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,878
    I'm not clear from that article if it is the presence or absence of migrants that may be responsible. Daily Hate is usually straightforward with that.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    They will print anything. If they'd said prices were rising you'd never have pointed it out ?
  • letap73
    letap73 Posts: 1,608
    cougie wrote:
    They will print anything. If they'd said prices were rising you'd never have pointed it out ?

    You correct I would never had pointed out if prices were rising because generally the Daily Mail ramps property prices - much like the Express. Bear in mind this is the paper which is famous for quoting the price of a house in articles where that information is irrelevent. In such interesting times - that article generally flies in the face of what the Daily Mail stands for.
  • slowmart
    slowmart Posts: 4,488
    edited July 2017
    "Could" "if"

    If my aunty had a penis she'd be my uncle.

    They'll probably print something about the weather next...slow news day
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  • meursault
    meursault Posts: 1,433
    It's always been boom and bust. Nature of capitalism.
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  • surrey_commuter
    surrey_commuter Posts: 18,867
    orraloon wrote:
    I'm not clear from that article if it is the presence or absence of migrants that may be responsible. Daily Hate is usually straightforward with that.

    More leaving, which is having an instant effect but less to build houses which obviously will take longer to feed in.
  • rjsterry
    rjsterry Posts: 28,145
    Slowmart wrote:
    "Could" "if"

    If my aunty had a penis she'd be my uncle.

    They'll probably print something about the weather next...slow news day

    Nah, the Express covers the weather.

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  • verylonglegs
    verylonglegs Posts: 3,977
    There has been a website and forum with that title since the early 2000's I think. I guess it's still going waiting for the event. I think cycling has brought a reasonable mix of people on to here but I can only imagine what kind of people spend their time posting on forum purely about house prices :?:
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    letap73 wrote:
    cougie wrote:
    They will print anything. If they'd said prices were rising you'd never have pointed it out ?

    You correct I would never had pointed out if prices were rising because generally the Daily Mail ramps property prices - much like the Express. Bear in mind this is the paper which is famous for quoting the price of a house in articles where that information is irrelevent. In such interesting times - that article generally flies in the face of what the Daily Mail stands for.

    I think you missed the point. You may buy the paper (god forbid) because of this headline or click on the link. It doesn't mean there is a grain of truth in it
  • Frank Wilson
    Frank Wilson Posts: 930
    Obviously this week there is no new miracle cure for dimentia / cancer to headline with.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,170
    ^^^^ Do not click ^^^^
    Waste of time in my experience.
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  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 15,152
    PBlakeney wrote:
    ^^^^ Do not click ^^^^
    Waste of time in my experience.
    You aren't a 2nd-coming Zarquonist then?

    Have faith.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,170
    Funnily enough, no.
    Do carry on...
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,750
    I remember being told I was brave to be buying before the looming house price crash when I bought my first house in 2000.
  • fat daddy
    fat daddy Posts: 2,605
    have you ever tried buying a house during a house price crash ... its impossible as no one wants to sell.

    best buy before the crash IMO ... houses move when the price is high

    I think I bought my last 2 houses just before the "crashes" ... as long as you are not selling the house in the following 4 years it doesn't matter ... just don't loose your job/wife/mind
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 15,152
    PBlakeney wrote:
    Funnily enough, no.
    Do carry on...

    Well if you wait long enough he'll turn up.

    Like a house price crash. Or the coldest winter in X years (where x = 1-20). Or high interest rates. Or an increase in a particular type of crime. All of these will come along once in a while so its helpful to have a stock of stories to run during the parliamentary recess.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,170
    You are the Daily Express editor and I claim my £5.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
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