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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

More Signs Towards A May Election

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 13th July 2007
The chancellor is expected to set out a mini budget in October which is ahead of when they usually announce it in November. If they put in some sweeteners into that (such as another 1p off income tax) as well, then I would say that an election in May will be [...]

So We’re Going To Increase The Supply Of New Houses Are We?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 12th July 2007
The new Prime Minister is definitely going for the headlines with this one. I think property is our nations favourite subject so this should help to keep him in the headlines and carry through the ‘good feeling’ factor.
He announced yesterday that he would increase the new building program from it’s current [...]

Do we really want to try and keep inflation at 2%?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 12th July 2007
This is opening up a can of worms
You know this obsession the government and therefore we ourselves have about trying to keep inflation at 2%. Well I’ve been wondering for some time now, and a lot more recently as to whether we really want to try and keep inflation [...]

Should the government do away with Tax relief on Mortgage Interest?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally posted 22nd June 2007
Hi,
There was an article in The Times the other day that went on about one of the possible solutions to rising house prices was for the government to take the tax relief away on buy to let properties.
The article went on to say how unfair it was that buy to let [...]

Hips fiasco continues

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 15th June 2007
Surprise, surprise there’s a loophole in the government regulations regarding HIPs. This is for the people who are left having to take up a HIPs pack, i.e. 4 bed houses and above.
Obviously every major body is trying to get the government to make a U-turn on this poor idea, but the [...]

The Apprentice

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 14th June 2007
I watched the final of the Apprentice last night and really enjoyed it. I don’t particularly like watching the candidates as they go through the tasks as I find them very negative at times, but I have to watch that bit so that I can evaluate Alan’s decisions. I think that [...]

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