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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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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