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Why are stairlifts so slow?
On 20/6/20 7:01 am, Rod Speed wrote:
"Commander Kinsey" wrote in message
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:39:02 +0100, Xeno
On 19/6/20 4:57 am, Commander Kinsey wrote:
On Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:17:50 +0100, Xeno
On 15/6/20 8:52 am, Clare Snyder wrote:
It was an
advantage for the folks selling our house when we bought - it
transferable mortgage at 6 1/4% when the going rate was 20-22%.
Wow!* When was it that high?* I thought mortgages had always been
* Early 80s they peaked at about 24%
Only about 18% here for home mortgages. Business mortgages were
How on earth could that work?* At under 5% people can only just afford
to get one.
That may be the case in the UK. I started with a mortgage of 13%. Not
long after I took it on, the interest rate went to, in my case, 17.5%.
Heady times indeed.
According to https://www.worldometers.info/gdp/gdp-per-capita/ Aussies
aren't much richer than Poms.
That's not a measure of richer, stupid.
But then you have more land per person,
What matters is the size of the house block of land, stupid.
so I guess houses are cheaper.
Its much more complicated than that, stupid.
We still had a mortgage on the house we moved out of too, but the
in house#1 allowed us to pretty much pay cash to the existing
mortgage. We payed off that mortgage before buying a gallon of
to do any redecorating.
So you bought a house worth less than your old one?!
No, we sold a $50,000 house to buy a $67000 house. What equity we had
We paid $67,000 for our first house with a loan of $56,000, sold it
$300,000 about 18 years later. Paid $365,000 for for the next and
borrowed a mere $75,000 to get into that one. Sold it for $600,000
years later. Because we did a sea/tree change, this house cost less
we sold our previous for.
Double the price in 9 years is some profit.* Mine has almost doubled in
20 years.* Sid you deliberately buy something you thought would be
more later?* And I've no idea what sea/tree means.
Nope. I bought in order to *get into the market*. With house prices
rising that much over a relatively short period of time, people found
themselves in a position where even being able to save up the *deposit*
was difficult. Set a target and it's moved out of reach by the time you
achieve it. As an example. The house I sold 7 years ago for $600k,
located a mere 16 kilometres from the heart of Melbourne, doubled in
price over the next *5* years. That's insane price rises in anyone's
Around here, people have a sea change if they move/retire from the city
to a seaside town. People have a tree change if they move/retire to a
rural town. I did both in the same move. I now live in a small rural
seaside city where where we are surrounded by farms but the nearest
beach is 5 kilometres distant. In other words, it's a rural centre and a
beachside holiday resort.
It amazes me that the houses in nicer places cost less.
Yes, you actually are that stupid.
I wouldn't live in a city even if I could afford it.
Most do that for the jobs, stupid.
Indeed. That was my motivation, a career move to Melbourne in 1980.
Nothing astonishes Noddy so much as common sense and plain dealing.
(with apologies to Ralph Waldo Emerson)