TV Property shows


J

John Smith

Hi,

Watching theseTV property shows that seem to be on every channel these days
of people going to Sunny climes and buying huge houses, loads of and, pools,
etc for about tuppence made me wonder... I wonder if there are TV programmes
in the US, Spain, Greece, Oz, etc where those fed up with sunshine, cheap
house prices, etc, dream of coming to wet, grey UK and buying a ridiculously
over-priced house!??

Nah, thought not.

1.1% fall in November.... Hmmmmmmm....


John/
 
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P

Peter Saxton

Hi,

Watching theseTV property shows that seem to be on every channel these days
of people going to Sunny climes and buying huge houses, loads of and, pools,
etc for about tuppence made me wonder... I wonder if there are TV programmes
in the US, Spain, Greece, Oz, etc where those fed up with sunshine, cheap
house prices, etc, dream of coming to wet, grey UK and buying a ridiculously
over-priced house!??

Nah, thought not.

1.1% fall in November.... Hmmmmmmm....


John/
There may be TV programmes in Albania, Africa, Russia, Iran, etc. with
people dreaming of coming to the UK!
 
J

John Smith

ROFLOL!!! No doubt with 'How To' Guides voiced by Government Ministers.


Hi,

Watching theseTV property shows that seem to be on every channel these days
of people going to Sunny climes and buying huge houses, loads of and, pools,
etc for about tuppence made me wonder... I wonder if there are TV programmes
in the US, Spain, Greece, Oz, etc where those fed up with sunshine, cheap
house prices, etc, dream of coming to wet, grey UK and buying a ridiculously
over-priced house!??

Nah, thought not.

1.1% fall in November.... Hmmmmmmm....


John/
There may be TV programmes in Albania, Africa, Russia, Iran, etc. with
people dreaming of coming to the UK!
 
R

Richard Faulkner

John said:
Watching theseTV property shows that seem to be on every channel these days
of people going to Sunny climes and buying huge houses, loads of and, pools,
etc for about tuppence made me wonder...
If you look into the prices, I am sure you would find that the
programmes were made a year or two ago.

I saw one a couple of weeks ago and with the credits was a statement
saying that prices were based on exchange rates in July 2002.

I also recall one sometime early last year which prompted me to get onto
the internet and find the developments in the show, and buy one, or
some.

Prices were actually double those quoted in the show!!

Not really anything to do with the thrust of your post, other than the
perception that properties are tuppence, (what a quaint old word <g>)
 
M

Mogga

If you look into the prices, I am sure you would find that the
programmes were made a year or two ago.

I saw one a couple of weeks ago and with the credits was a statement
saying that prices were based on exchange rates in July 2002.

I also recall one sometime early last year which prompted me to get onto
the internet and find the developments in the show, and buy one, or
some.

Prices were actually double those quoted in the show!!

Not really anything to do with the thrust of your post, other than the
perception that properties are tuppence, (what a quaint old word <g>)
Lots of the adding value to your house programs are fairly current
though and are probably contributing to silly price increases.

Also tv property developing - property auctions etc. theres just loads
of it. That million pound house challenge was quite mad to watch.
 
J

John Smith

I seem to recall at the height of the share boom that you could not watch TV
without switching on some programme or other about share prices, share
clubs, etc. TV is actually a good indicator of when an economic 'boom' has
come to an end or is about to. By the time the TV luvvies have cottoned onto
something and get round to making programmes on it then it is surely too
late.

I find it quite funny that for the last 2 years all these home make-over
shows have been telling everyone to pain everything beige... now they are
going into homes and telling people that beige is awful and go back to the
loud purples, greens, reds, etc.

Apparently, in my home city of Swansea house prices rose an average 36% last
year - no doubt buoyed on by the local paper seemingly running a story each
week quoting some local estate agent saying how fast house prices were
rising and how they would keep going up and up.

J.
 
S

Snowman

Hi,

Watching theseTV property shows that seem to be on every channel these days
of people going to Sunny climes and buying huge houses, loads of and, pools,
etc for about tuppence made me wonder... I wonder if there are TV programmes
in the US, Spain, Greece, Oz, etc where those fed up with sunshine, cheap
house prices, etc, dream of coming to wet, grey UK and buying a ridiculously
over-priced house!??

Nah, thought not.

1.1% fall in November.... Hmmmmmmm....


John/

There may be TV programmes in Albania, Africa, Russia, Iran, etc. with
people dreaming of coming to the UK!
They're called "Who wants to be an Asylum Seeker" !
 
A

Andy Pandy

John Smith said:
Hi,

Watching theseTV property shows that seem to be on every channel these days
of people going to Sunny climes and buying huge houses, loads of and, pools,
etc for about tuppence made me wonder... I wonder if there are TV programmes
in the US, Spain, Greece, Oz, etc where those fed up with sunshine, cheap
house prices, etc, dream of coming to wet, grey UK and buying a ridiculously
over-priced house!??

Nah, thought not.

1.1% fall in November.... Hmmmmmmm....
The only reason I'm sat here in front of my computer reading your post is that
my wife in watching one of these crappy programmes now.

I hope property prices crash soon, I'll be worth less but it'll be well worth it
just to get all these shitty programmes off the TV.
 
R

Richard Faulkner

John said:
Apparently, in my home city of Swansea house prices rose an average 36% last
year - no doubt buoyed on by the local paper seemingly running a story each
week quoting some local estate agent saying how fast house prices were
rising and how they would keep going up and up.
It has got bugger all to do with what any estate agent, or group of
estate agents may say - they, (we <g>), are one of the least trusted
sectors of society, (aren't we?), so why should people all of a sudden
believe us, without question, when we tell them that house prices are
rising quickly.

The fact is that it is all to do with supply, demand and
current/perceived future "cost of ownership".

In my patch there is nothing for sale, lots of buyers, so prices are
increasing. If, all of a sudden, everyone decided to sell their homes,
demand would be satisfied at a stroke, lots of houses would be left for
sale, and prices would plummet. These are the extremes, but it is how it
works.
 
J

John Smith

LOL - but then all the 'Share Club' programmes would make a return in 2 or 3
years.... Aslong as you buy your shares in beige! ;-)
 
M

M Holmes

John Smith said:
LOL - but then all the 'Share Club' programmes would make a return in 2 or 3
years.... Aslong as you buy your shares in beige! ;-)
Or gold.

FoFP
 
N

Neil Jones

John Smith said:
LOL - but then all the 'Share Club' programmes would make a return in 2 or 3
years.... Aslong as you buy your shares in beige! ;-)
Debt management/how-to-bankruptcy shows, anyone?
 
M

M Holmes

Debt management/how-to-bankruptcy shows, anyone?
I'd expect some service to that market. However, these game show types
tend towards the positive and don't sell well on the doom'n'gloom front
- just look at the way viewing numbers for CNBC ("Bubblevision") dropped
in the US after the tech bubble burst. I doubt there'll be "Who's the
Most Bankrupt?" gameshows.

It's typical that at the peaks of bubbles, there's lots of media
interest. There were newsletters both for and against tulip speculation
during the tulip bubble (and even one epic poem on the evils of tulip
speculation was distributed). The coffee shops famously had their
pamphlets during the South Seas Bubble. Radio shows concerning stocks
were popular in the latter half of the 1920's in the US. Once the
revulsion stage is reached however, public interest and the media
involvement serving it, usually vanishes as fast as the riches.

What's popular after a bubble bursts is usually anything that gets
people's minds away from everyday life. Not only will we see the back
of Get Rich Quick shows, but I'd bet that Reality TV will vanish with
it. On current form I suspect that Fantasy stories and movies are in
for a boom, and that westerns, musicals and historical romances will
also make a comeback. As far as TV goes, a reduction in consumerism
means I'd bet on a boom in gardening, cooking and DIY programmes.
They're cheap to make and they involve people doing stuff at home
instead of going out to buy things.

FoFP
 
G

gspark

Debt management/how-to-bankruptcy shows, anyone?
No, no, no ! That's when people traditionally switch to escapism & comfort TV
and try to become at one with the environment and say (without a hint of irony)
that family is more important that wealth......

It's all happened before and it'll happen again.

Daytona
 
M

M Holmes

On 15 Jan 2004 03:52:39 -0800, (e-mail address removed) (Neil Jones) wrote:
No, no, no ! That's when people traditionally switch to escapism & comfort TV
and try to become at one with the environment and say (without a hint of irony)
that family is more important that wealth......
It's all happened before and it'll happen again.
Indeed. Mr. Howard must be happy though: people flirt with left politics
during bubbles when they feel rich enough to be generous, but shift back
to conservative politics when things go south. I wonder what'll happen
with music? Out with the half-naked teenage nymphets singing rubbish and
back to the good old values of drugs and rock'n'roll?

FoFP
 
P

Peter Saxton

It has got bugger all to do with what any estate agent, or group of
estate agents may say - they, (we <g>), are one of the least trusted
sectors of society, (aren't we?), so why should people all of a sudden
believe us, without question, when we tell them that house prices are
rising quickly.

The fact is that it is all to do with supply, demand and
current/perceived future "cost of ownership".

In my patch there is nothing for sale, lots of buyers, so prices are
increasing. If, all of a sudden, everyone decided to sell their homes,
demand would be satisfied at a stroke, lots of houses would be left for
sale, and prices would plummet. These are the extremes, but it is how it
works.
Must be something to do with supply and demand!
 
P

Peter Saxton

No, no, no ! That's when people traditionally switch to escapism & comfort TV
and try to become at one with the environment and say (without a hint ofirony)
that family is more important that wealth......

It's all happened before and it'll happen again.

Daytona
You're such a romantic!
 
J

John Smith

Interestingly, some research was done in the US a few years ago and
discovered that during Republican Governments Hollywood commissioned, not
produced, more fantasy & adventure films but during Democratic terms they
commissioned more comedies, romance ideas.
 
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