This is a collection of thoughts and statements about things that annoy me. I am a big, angry man. Hear me roar, or piss off and give me peace.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Buy, Buy, Bye!

What is with people in this country? You must own your own flat, or somehow you're not a worthy citizen? (He says, after buying a new flat himself).

The BBC have a report that tells us property prices in Edinburgh have risen 173% over the past 10 years.

Some guy from Shelter is quoted as saying:

"These figures show that the gulf between those who can afford to buy and those who can't is widening at an alarming rate."

Which begs the question - if you can't afford to buy a house / flat / whatever - why not rent one? Renting seems to work very well on the continent - it only seems to be us Brits who are bent on buying with vast mortgages. People need a decent house - they don't necessarily need to own it themselves!

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