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Everyone’s Taxes In The UK Are Going To Have To Go Up Full Stop!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

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Originally posted 22nd June 2009
An Unsustainable Trend in Debt
Basically, we have spent too much and we will be spending far, far more to get out of the current crisis. At some point this will need to be paid for and the only way to pay for it will be simply to create more revenue. So [...]

The US Housing Market Problem And How It Will Effect Us

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

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Originally posted 15th June 2009
The Coming Mortgage Crisis
The US housing market is still very much in a slump and when you start to dig deeper you start to see just how big the problem will become. When you look at the American market you see that as a portfolio they are 70 – 80% geared and [...]

No New Instructions Coming On

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 5th May 2009
In our constant chatting with estate agents, we have noticed that without exception they are all saying that they are not getting any new instructions coming on. Obviously this is an exaggeration as they will be getting some, but they are not coming on at the rate they need to in [...]

Persistence Is The Answer

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 22nd April 2009
I was chatting with Greg yesterday about how it is going finding properties for clients right now and he was explaining the problems that we are facing currently. The biggest problem we are having is the one that I mentioned would happen a few months ago.
That is, the first time buyers [...]

How 99% of Property Investors Are Avoiding Making Future Gains And How You Can Avoid Being One Of Them

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally Posted 25th November 2008
The Bank of England has been asleep at the wheel for a long time now as my long time readers are well aware and for those who doubt this they only need to consider that just two months ago they actually considered raising interest rates…and one member actually voted for it! [...]

Where The Hell Should We Be Putting Our Money? And Why Is It That 99% Of People Are Always Listening To The Wrong Advice?

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally Posted 19th September 2008
As you know I am fairly well wired in to the credit crunch. I am finding it fascinating to watch and at the same time awful to see. Being over in Cyprus at the moment I am of course not getting the info as quickly as I would like and after [...]

Interest Rates Are They Coming Down?

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally Posted 18th September 2008
A few months ago when the inflationary pressures looked to be at their worst and the world seemed to think that the prices were only heading one way, I said that oil prices and commodities in general would fall sharply. I think oil was at $145 and still heading up at [...]

My Opinion On The Bank Of England’s Inflation Report

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 14th August 2008
As Mervyn King said, “The British economy is going through a difficult and painful adjustment, and we’re going to do f**k all to help!”
Well, he actually said the first part of that in reality, the second part was added by me as I felt that this is basically what he said [...]

Negotiating A £20,000 Discount from the Estate Agent Does Not Necessarily Make It A Good Deal

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 5th August 2008
Last year people were in a way protected because they did not think they could find a deal. This lack of knowledge prevented some from making mistakes as they didn’t think they had a deal. It also prevented some from acting as they didn’t know what a deal looked like so [...]

We’re In The Silly Season Where Supply And Demand Fundamentals Are Ignored

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 16th July 2008
We’re In The Silly Season Where Supply And Demand Fundamentals Are Ignored
The good fight that the Bank of England and the ECB are fighting against inflation to the detriment of the economy could very well all be just a waste of time that actually keeps the economy in a recession for [...]

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