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    rambleon
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    ok everybody … here’s the deal …

    my husband + i are buying our very 1st flat (apartment) and we are currently waiting for a decision from the mortgage man … so we need all the positive thinking + crossed fingers that’s possible from everyone around here …

    thanks :D

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    Rich
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    You got it from me, good luck

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    fata morgana
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    Good luck, Rambleon! Probably a good decision in these times of gentrification and rental theft to own your own apartment and become your own landlord, if you can afford it. 8)

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    Annastefka
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    Hey, Rambleon, after getting your message the other day about the Atlanta, Smith’s show recording, you mentioned your situation, and we have been praying for you (Sheila) and your husband (who we don’t know, but live in London, is how my youngest daughter says it) I just know that it will work out for you.

    Please send prayers our way as well, my husband is wanting to take a teaching job that will have him home (not working) during the summer. Although I have a baby that is only six months old, I have been offered an interesting job, that pays well, so we have alot of decisions to make.

    One really is blessed by praying for others, I have seen thiswork in my life.
    So everyone, if you are into this kind of thing, please do say a prayer for Sheila and her husband!!!! You may find yourself blessed as well. :D

    and never hesitate to ask for prayers, we would love to talk to Great Spirit for you anytime.

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    AGAP
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    "rambleon" wrote:
    ok everybody … here’s the deal …

    my husband + i are buying our very 1st flat (apartment) and we are currently waiting for a decision from the mortgage man … so we need all the positive thinking + crossed fingers that’s possible from everyone around here …

    thanks :D

    Huge purple cloud of positive thoughts being sent your way, everythings crossed that can be…good luck :mrgreen:

    Same deal for the stefka family… :idea: :wink:

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    Robert
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    I’m crossing my fingers so much that I need help eating, getting dressed and let’s not forget how hard it is to type these words with my fingers crossed !

    #109341
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    rambleon
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    thanks everbody :D no news yet, but apparantly in this case – no news is good news …

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    Good luck, Rambleon! Probably a good decision in these times of gentrification and rental theft to own your own apartment and become your own landlord, if you can afford it.

    yes, if the rental market here was more of the long-term norm as it is in germany, then we would have no hesitation in renting … but the fact is, that it costs a hell of a lot of money to rent here and you don’t get very good value for your money either, so you might as well buy if you possibly can afford it …

    however … b/c we live in central london, we can’t really afford it :!: … so that’s why we’re actually partly renting and partly buying in a scheme over here which is called ‘shared ownership’ … it is designed to help first-time buyers to get onto the housing ladder … otherwise, like i said, no one would give us a mortgage for the astronomical housing prices in london now … :shock:

    i guess we figure, even if we never own the whole of the mortgage outright, at least this will set us up with very low rental payments into our old age … :idea: :D

    and annastefka …

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    Please send prayers our way as well, my husband is wanting to take a teaching job that will have him home (not working) during the summer. Although I have a baby that is only six months old, I have been offered an interesting job, that pays well, so we have alot of decisions to make.

    good luck to you too … and let us know how it goes … :D

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    fata morgana
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    Hmm, shared ownership… That’s an interesting concept… 8)

    I wanted to create a housing co-op for musicians and artists, but now, I think it’s too late and I’m kicking myself for it because I know one of my friends wouldn’t be in the situation she is now. :(

    And GOOD LUCK ANNASTEFKA, to you and your hubby! 8)

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    rambleon
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    why is it too late?

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    fata morgana
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    "rambleon" wrote:
    why is it too late?

    I don’t think I want to move back to Montreal. The price of housing is now excrutiatingly exhorbitant. The first apartment building I was looking into, has been bought and renovated by a very patient man (it took them over a year to renovate due to extensive fire damage, because [add name of person here] had tried to burn the place down and thus… in the landlord’s words:"Someone left these two gas canisters on the kitchen counter…") This is my present friend’s landlord. He has kicked both tenants (both my friends) out of their apartments to "accomodate his son" who had also almost accidentally burnt the apartment building down when he was living there previously. Lovely.

    The next place I was looking into has now become a Condo complex or is still under speculation, thus gentrifying a working class neighborhood that previously had affordable rent.

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    Robert
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    "fata morgana" wrote:
    it took them over a year to renovate due to extensive fire damage, because [Dave Matthews Band] had tried to burn the place down
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    rambleon
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    oh, i see what you mean now …

    yeah, they’re doing that here too … almost all of the new apartment complexes that are being built/renovated are ‘luxury flats’ … ugh …

    which wouldn’t be so bad if the housing market prices hadn’t jumped so much within the last 10 years …

    basically, the average london flat is now £280,000 … and in this area you won’t get a one bedroom for much less than 180,000 … and if you do it’ll probably be a bit of a dump … and if you consider, the average london wage is about 24,000 it doesn’t take a degree in economics to figure out you’d either need a VERY large deposit, or well, forget it really …

    so like you’re saying … all the people who earn regular/modest wages are completely priced out of the market and usually end up moving to unsafe areas of london … or even worse to the suburbs :wink: :lol:

    … thus changing the character of the area forever … :|

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    fata morgana
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    "rambleon" wrote:
    so like you’re saying … all the people who earn regular/modest wages are completely priced out of the market and usually end up moving to unsafe areas of london … or even worse to the suburbs :wink: :lol:

    … thus changing the character of the area forever … :|

    :P :P 8) :?

    Where I used to live, we would be able to apartment hop from one to another–move every year, if we wanted to, because there were many apartments available… Not anymore–the last apartment in Montreal I had was a rent-theft dump where it rained more inside than out. :? :x Plus, let’s not forget the cockroaches…

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    FlyingCloud
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    all good luck with this!

    [img]http://www.cmbdg.com/blog/content/wp-content/i/fingerscrossed.gif[/img]

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    rambleon
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    wow … i can’t believe this was posted so long ago!!!! :o

    well, my husband + i finally moved into our new flat about 5 weeks ago …

    suffice to say, the dust is still settling ;) … but it’s just so great to have our own place …

    so thanks for all that positive thinking everyone :D

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