Archive for January 23rd, 2010

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Get The Basics Right Before You Start

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 15th October 2007
I had the TV on the other night and I was sort of watching one of the Property TV shows. There were these two women looking for a flat which I think was in Glasgow.  They had not found anything suitable for 2 – 3 weeks then up came this flat. [...]

The Market Update

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 30th September 2007
I was watching Bloomberg the other day when the 3 month property prices were released and they were surprised that despite the financial problems with Northern Rock, the prices had actually gone up.
I mean think about it, the Northern Rock crisis hits the week before, and do they really expected house [...]

Buy To Let Landlords Are Enjoying The Fastest Rent Rises On Record

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 21st September 2007
Guess what? The prediction I made a few years ago is becoming a reality. I predicted that we would start to see upward rent rise pressure that would out perform the historical rates. It wasn’t a particularly difficult prediction as I knew that rents were already lower than they should be [...]

The Banks One Size Fits All System Is Racist

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 20th September 2007
Just using the word racist stirs up emotions and makes it uncomfortable for me to write about; this is just in case I say something that is politically incorrect, but then I’ve never really been politically correct anyway and I just say it the way I see it. Anyway I think [...]

Northern Rock, Was This Fun To Watch Or What?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 19th September 2007
First off I’ll cover why I think it happened, what the fallout will be and I’ll cover why you can make money thanks to this. I will also cover the events that caused this and why it may help to bring about changes in the future.
On a personal note this was [...]

Why The Chinese Change of Diet Means We’ll All Be Paying More For Our Mortgages

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 13th September 2007
Even though I don’t agree with the government’s policy on trying to keep to a 2% inflation figure, their way of pulling the reigns of the UK economy by the means of interest rates, really does have a quick effect on the property market. It’s a shame their clever economists can’t [...]

It’s No Good Building Too Many Homes In The Wrong Area

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 25th August 2007
The government is trying to build enough homes now; well they think it’s enough anyway. And what they are going to do is let people build properties in the wrong areas, believing the Kevin Costner comment that ‘People Will Come’. I think they are right, Buy to Let Investors will come, [...]

Is This Shortcut The Long Route In Disguise?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 25th August 2007
A common question I am often asked is, would I buy a new build property or would I recommend that someone else did? Firstly I’d say no I don’t, but that doesn’t mean to say I wouldn’t.
I think when some people make the choice to go into property investment I think what [...]

Is The Obsession With Inflation That Good For The Health Of The Economy?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 2nd August 2007
I wrote the other week about how I think that the government are wrong with their efforts to keep inflation at 2%. I agree it should not be allowed to get out of control, but I don’t believe 2% is close to where the long term trend should be and by [...]

Continuing On My Thread That There Will Be An Election Called Next Year

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 30th July 2007
I was amused to see in the paper yesterday that there was even talk of a snap election in the autumn because of the recent excellent poll ratings.

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