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1 hour ago, MrPB said:

175 houses on the market here for over £900k according to Zoopla. 

https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/property/isle-of-man-county/?price_min=900000&q=Isle of Man&radius=0&results_sort=newest_listings&search_source=refine

You can guess that pretty much nobody is looking to move up the chain!  

That's everyone property with every agent so quite a few are shown multiple times on there.

But there have been a large number of properties over 900k on the market for over 10 years now. It's not a new phenomenon. 

Property market still very brisk and well supported sub 450k.

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7 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

Zoopla trawls estate agent sites. There might be 175 listings, there are not 175 houses. Lots of them are repeats. Its really fucking simple.

There aren’t that many repeat listings. But if you want to be picky fine. There is still a very significant amount of property for sale here over £900k and those buyers aren’t looking to go up the ladder. They’re looking to either sell out or downsize. And as the above poster says some of those houses have been on the market for years and years as there is no demand to buy at anywhere near those prices. 

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8 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

Zoopla trawls estate agent sites. There might be 175 listings, there are not 175 houses. Lots of them are repeats. Its really fucking simple.

thats just how the government count job vacancies so it must be ok.

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I suppose there aren't many people with over £1m to spend.  Those that have may prefer somewhere with good shops, restaurants, roads etc.

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3 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

The front page of this week's Examiner would appear to supply some information.

Which is interesting because if you venture past the sensationalism of the headline the story has very little substance.  By their own admission they have no evidence of an exodus.

They has to load of their story by listing the houses for sale of two dead people.

They also seem to confirm that neither Morphett nor that other chap with the 30m house are leaving the island.

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4 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

No, because I don’t breach the confidence of those that I speak with.

My findings are that there is a general frustration with the administration, which goes with a reluctance to listen to good counsel. Transport links, lack of entrepreneurial understanding also an issue. 

It’s a beautiful safe and secure place to live. Beyond that it’s competitive edge is being eroded

Ain't that the truth. Frustrating, but the idiots in charge don't realise it's the entrepreneurs that keep the island's economy going which in turn keeps them in a job.

Having just got back from the middle east on business, where they positively encourage entrepreneurship, it's depressing to come back to the rock and the brain numbing government culture which is dragging it down.

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33 minutes ago, Lxxx said:

Having just got back from the middle east on business, where they positively encourage entrepreneurship, it's depressing to come back to the rock and the brain numbing government culture which is dragging it down.

It’s how a lot of people feel. It’s depressing to see what is happening to this Island. 

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40 minutes ago, Lxxx said:

Ain't that the truth. Frustrating, but the idiots in charge don't realise it's the entrepreneurs that keep the island's economy going which in turn keeps them in a job.

Having just got back from the middle east on business, where they positively encourage entrepreneurship, it's depressing to come back to the rock and the brain numbing government culture which is dragging it down.

Yes, because the Middle East has such progressive governments with cultures that don't drag society down and keep most of their populations stuck in the Bronze Age. Once the oil stops being exported, what are they going to do fund all the infrastructure they've built? They're far worse than the Isle of Man when it comes to "big government"; Saudi Arabia has an unemployment rate of about 13% and most of the rest are either imported cheap labour from East Asia or directly employed by the state. Sure, some of the Gulf states promote entrepreneurship but they're in a central trade hub of the world.

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2 minutes ago, Rushen Spy said:

Yes, because the Middle East has such progressive governments with cultures that don't drag society down and keep most of their populations stuck in the Bronze Age.

Plus as per the documentary shown last night. If you’re renewing your passport and you find yourself standing on a plastic sheet you have a bit of a problem with the authorities. 

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3 minutes ago, Rushen Spy said:

Yes, because the Middle East has such progressive governments with cultures that don't drag society down and keep most of their populations stuck in the Bronze Age. Once the oil stops being exported, what are they going to do fund all the infrastructure they've built? They're far worse than the Isle of Man when it comes to "big government"; Saudi Arabia has an unemployment rate of about 13% and most of the rest are either imported cheap labour from East Asia or directly employed by the state. Sure, some of the Gulf states promote entrepreneurship but they're in a central trade hub of the world.

When the oil runs out they'll be ok because they have invested trillions in other countries property and businesses etc.

I agree there is no comparison to be made though.  Dubai is doing well largely because it has told the OECD and U.S to piss off in relation to FATCA and CRS.

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9 hours ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

Property market still very brisk and well supported sub 450k.

I don’t agree with that. Sub £300 maybe but not sub £450. 

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23 hours ago, Rushen Spy said:

Yes, because the Middle East has such progressive governments with cultures that don't drag society down and keep most of their populations stuck in the Bronze Age. Once the oil stops being exported, what are they going to do fund all the infrastructure they've built? They're far worse than the Isle of Man when it comes to "big government"; Saudi Arabia has an unemployment rate of about 13% and most of the rest are either imported cheap labour from East Asia or directly employed by the state. Sure, some of the Gulf states promote entrepreneurship but they're in a central trade hub of the world.

Comes to something when the likes of Saudi have more open and progressive systems of government than the Isle of Man

Who actually benefits from our present system?

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1 hour ago, Donald Trumps said:



Who actually benefits from our present system?

those that change would upset.

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On ‎10‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 12:34 PM, Rushen Spy said:

Yes, because the Middle East has such progressive governments with cultures that don't drag society down and keep most of their populations stuck in the Bronze Age. Once the oil stops being exported, what are they going to do fund all the infrastructure they've built? They're far worse than the Isle of Man when it comes to "big government"; Saudi Arabia has an unemployment rate of about 13% and most of the rest are either imported cheap labour from East Asia or directly employed by the state. Sure, some of the Gulf states promote entrepreneurship but they're in a central trade hub of the world.

Clearly someone who hasn't spent any time in the UAE and picks up their worldly knowledge from Google.

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3 hours ago, Lxxx said:

Clearly someone who hasn't spent any time in the UAE and picks up their worldly knowledge from Google.

He will have been there, he's been just about everywhere else...

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