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Oh Happy Days!

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 3rd November 2007
This is a good time to be a buy to let investor, or should I say it is a good time to be an informed buy to let investor

Doom And Gloom Mongers Are Enjoying Their Day In The Limelight

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 25th October 2007
BBC News 24 is one of the three news channels I watch daily and there was a guy on this morning from the business House Price Crash

Are They Going To Cut Rates Next Month

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 23rd October 2007
Please Note the questions says are they going to cut rates not should they cut rates!
The BoE’s minutes from the meeting were out this week, and one person out of nine actually voted for a rate cut. So it’s not looking good is it?
I’ve been having a discussion with my Economist [...]

House Prices Are 40% Overvalued According To The IMF

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 18th October 2007
I’m having a debate with an economist at the moment regarding how I think these guys and the Bank of England can’t predict the property market, because of several different reasons: -

The Money Program – Buy To Debt

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 15th October 2007
The money program last week featured an episode asking is this actually the start of the buy to let bubble bursting. I saw this advertised on the BBC so I thought I had better watch it as I knew I’d be asked to comment.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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