Archive for January 23rd, 2010

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Just One Reason Why The UK Will Not Crash In Prices

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 16th June 2008
There are a lot of people quoting parallels between the US and the UK property market and citing Spain as a warning of what there is to come. There is also the declining market in Ireland which again, after its rapid price correction, is now not really much of a surprise [...]

Is There A Property Market At The Moment?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 11th June 2008
The BBC brought out a wonderfully useless statistic yesterday and used it for their main headline, whilst they had struggled all day with different ways of presenting the info and different editors thinking maybe they were getting it wrong, therefore resulting in changing the figures several times, e.g. “1,000,000 in negative [...]

Why Investors Are Now Selling And How You Can Avoid Being One Of Them

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 19th May 2008
In times of market rises and easy money all you have to do is be ‘in’ something to profit from it. However, I see some of the basic risks that the uneducated have gotten wrong which is why in times of uncertainty they seem in a rush to protect their money. [...]

How Do I Know The Credit Crunch Will Be Fixed?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 12th May 2008
I’m going to cover first how and why I know the credit crisis will be fixed and then I’ll go on to cover why it will continue to be such a great time for the contrarian investor.
How Do I Know It Will Be Fixed?

Political Change Could Be What’s Needed For HIPs

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 6th May 2008
I saw that the Conservative Party has called for the abolition of Home Information Packs (HIPs). The packs were supposed to be designed to provide key information to home buyers and speed up the buying and selling process, ha!
They have been strong critics of HIPs since their inception and have promised [...]

Two Ways The Beginner Can & Will Still Win In Today’s Property Market

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Hi,  I was reading an article this morning and Barry Hall, who is the spokesperson for RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), said a couple of things that are really useful if you can spin them to your investment strategy:
“While banks remain cautious about offering loans, demand for rental property will continue to increase [...]

Does The Credit Crunch ‘Stop Play’ For The Property Investor?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 23rd April 2008
The simple answer is ‘Only if you don’t know what you are doing!‘
I said in my book that my strategy would work in a rising, static and falling market. So why is it then all of the agents we buy from (without exception) say we are the only buyers of flats?
They [...]

Could This Be The Piece Of The Puzzle That Fixes The Credit Crisis…Or Is It Just A Licence To Print Money?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 21st April 2008
Well , I was honestly shocked this week to read that the Fed have finally moved the goal posts to support the banks affected by the credit crisis. I mentioned in an earlier article how the Central Banks following the Latin debt crisis of the 70’s allowed the banks [...]

The US Government Comes Up Short Yet Again!

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 21st April 2008
I’m sitting in Cyprus at the moment and writing articles on the information that is coming to me via newsletter, as I have no news over due to the satellite dish being blown off axis (apparently). So last week I predicted some intervention by the US government and before I could [...]

What If Interest Rates Go Up?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 14th April 2008
This article is taken from my reply to a question which was asked on the forums recently. I have included it in this section so that other site members can also benefit from it.
Question: What If Interest Rates Go Up?

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