Right who was the Pin member on “Irelandam”, on TV3 at 7.25approx this morning?
There were two guests, some blond girl on from Privateseller.ie who was cringeworthy listening to her, and some guy who was very clear and concise about how the Government’s home choice loan scheme was creating a subprime market.
The girl from privateseller was furious, when he said that, she was No, thats not true, its an excellent scheme, and its untrue that its for subprime, because you are still vetted on your income, albeit after you’re turned down by every other bank.
He was saying what does a County council know about credit risk, she was answering that people wanted to borrow and the country needs more buyers.
The EUR 2 billion injection into developer bank accounts (via first time buyers->the banks->the Government’s injection of EUR 7 billion of taxpayers taxes paid into the banks), she was saying how this is a good thing because it spreads the level of default from only a few large borrowers to a larger number of borrowers. Lets not put her in charge at a time of an outbreak of the ebola disease.
He was a representative of the labour party. He did well at the end by getting the last word. Something like:
“Ask yourself, is it better to rent at 10,000 for the year or lose 15,000 on the value of the house you buy”
That blonde was a real big lover of the sub prime scheme. I nearly lost my appetite for breakfast.
It looks like the media has been rebroadcasting public relations handouts from the property VIs, because the same message has appeared on the RTE main evening news on Monday, The Gerry Ryan show and TV3 in recent days.
The message seems to be “For f*$ks sake FTBs borrow more money!, now is the time to get on the ladder, interest rates are low and others are doing it, don’t worry about loosing your job” or translated “some sheep have jumped the gap in the ditch, you should also follow”.
People will buy when the time is right for them, simple as that there is no need to generate mass hysteria to get on the ladder. Of course there is no mention that ladders can also go down.
I’ve also noticed a strong correlation between the phrase “getting on the ladder” and “here’s a 2 bed apartment I want to sell you”. Any right thinking FTB will skip the 2 bed apartment and go for a 3 or 4 bed house, now that prices have fallen.
Who in their right mind wants to get involved with malfunctioning management companies when you buy an apartment? The legislation promised two years ago, still has not been delivered? yet subprime loan schemes like the HCL get through no problem.
Reading that page on Staging (sorry, I mean Staging™), is it actually more than, well, cleaning the house for sale? Is an ability to place items into boxes all it takes to be a property expert these days?
there was some lady recommending 2-3 websites for different purposes,
one of which was the propertypin for those INTERESTED in buying property at the minute, and how the prospective buyer can check for house price drops in the area before purchasing. there was more than that, but thats the one thing that stood out in mind memory. I’m sure it will be on their website later today to view.