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Key Points Of Today’s Property Market

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 15th July 2008
What is today’s market?
Stated another way the question is – ‘Is there really a property market?’
The media would have you believe that ‘THE MARKET’ fell by a X percent last month and it has fallen by X percent since this time last year. So what does that actually mean? It means [...]

Will they raise the base rate? Part 2

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally posted 3rd July 2008
These people know what they are doing so if you are going to America shortly then I would change your money before Thursday at 12.00pm as it stands at $2.015 for just £1. Me, if I was a betting man would be looking at putting a short in place on the [...]

Will they raise the base rate? Part 1

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally posted 2nd July 2008
There’s a hell of a lot of chat about interest rates this week. I’m left undecided as to which way they are going to go, but my best guess is at the bottom. I think there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. Before I go into them though [...]

Limits on workers migrating from Eastern Europe may end

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally posted 25th June 2008
The cap that the Home Secretary put on levels of immigration last October may be relaxed or end altogether shortly.
If this happens then this will increase the upward price pressure on property and provide a low cost work force that will help the economy grow.
However, they are thinking of coming up [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Will 2008 Be Looked Back On As Worse, Or Much, Much Worse Than 1929? Part II

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 27th March 2008
Ok, following on from yesterday when I said, ’so what does all that mean for us on the other end of the scale borrowing money?’
If you are active in the mortgage market at the moment then you can’t help but notice how the mortgage rates are being pulled seemingly every five [...]

Will 2008 Be Looked Back On As Worse, Or Much, Much Worse Than 1929? Part I

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 25th March 2008
There has been so much going on recently in the Credit Crunch that I think I could spend 200% of my time writing about it and still not explore all of the probabilities, let alone the possibilities. I also considered not saying anything about it as sometimes the truth can be [...]

“…Worrying about inflation at this time seems like fiddling while Rome burns.”

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 4th February 2008
For those who have followed my comments for the last few months I have often mentioned David Blanchflower as the only person on the Bank of England’s Monetary policy committee that seems to understand and is actually even capable of looking at the economy of this country and reaching the right [...]

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