The land registry figures out yesterday show a house price rise of 0.1%. This is significant because land registry is the only major index that tracks government data and in particular the contract prices of property sold. While other indexes track only mortgage applications, this is the only index that ...

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Things are going from bad to worse . . . Just thought I would throw my 2p into the Northern Rock discussion because there's always more to a story than meets the eye. Stats out today confirm that Northern Rock's gone from bad to worse. The bank has lost £724 ...

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Working more for smaller state pension . . . You may have heard of the fabled state pension crisis. This fast-approaching event is irrespective of the current economic situation but has everything to do with demographics. Originally, when Lloyd George introduced the foundation of our basic state pension in 1908 ...

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Pension fund decreasing? Catching your pension as it falls If you are like most of our clients, you receive your pension statement every half year or so summarising your investment. It arrives in the mail, you unfold the A4 size statement, and your hands begin to sweat as you notice ...

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Property Investment News – plus some exciting new investments As the market fluctuates and uncertainty about how the government wallet can tame recession still holding back property investors, we've found some great opportunities overseas with both capital and rental guarantees for added security. We'll continue with last week's topic on ...

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Book for Entrepreneurs: Working IN or ON a business? It's probably not really what you would expect a property expert to be doing, advising you on how to run your business, but bear with me and you'll see the method in the madness through this book for entrepreneurs. Many years ...

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Well, it appears that my shouts and disgust about the creation of large banks and not of small er banks(such as Lloyds Group) that undermine competition are not falling on deaf ears. Now I don't think for a minute that anyone in power is actually listening to my rants but ...

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Ground Floor apartments, I just thought I would post an email that Karen wrote about the past couple of developments that had ground floor apartments. I have known this for quite some time about the ground floor, and I have a number of them in my own investment property portfolio. ...

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Lenders on mortgage companies still cutting the fat It's an unfortunate truth but it seems that investment news on mortgage companies are making more money than ever in the recession. ...

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Hey guys, The unfortunate truth about stock The time has come to accept that it just isn't worth buying stock units unless you are prepared to put in a huge chunk of deposit. Changes that have taken place today in the Lloyds Banking Group have stopped remortgaging any properties that ...

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