Friday, July 30, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | UK house prices '30% overvalued' UK house prices are 30% above their long-term sustainable level, according to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).
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Thursday, July 29, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | UK consumer debt hits ?1 trillion The Bank of England (BoE) has said that consumers owe more than £1,000 billion pounds on cards, mortgages, and loans.
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Reuters: House prices could fall sharply House prices are overvalued after a recent boom and could fall sharply, a Bank of England official says, also signalling that interest rates will probably have to rise further.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 

Independent: Buy-to-let disaster looming, warns A&L chief The chief executive of Alliance & Leicester yesterday warned that investors who have ploughed money into specialist mortgages such as buy-to-let deals could be heading for "disaster".
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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Pay rises now trailing inflation While UK pay increases have stayed at 2.9% for the past three months, headline inflation is now 3%, said analysts Industrial Relations Services.
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Monday, July 26, 2004 

Times Online - Britain: Property prices fall as interest rates bite
HOUSE prices have fallen across many parts of the country this month, triggering a small drop in the average national price for the first time this year.
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Sunday, July 25, 2004 

Scotsman.com News - Opinion - House-hunters' woes go through the roof I COUNT myself lucky that I bought a flat when I did. If I was, say, five years younger (I wish), I’d still be so saddled with student debts that I’d be struggling to buy a fox-proof rabbit hutch.

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Thursday, July 22, 2004 

"_blank"> The Motley Fool UK: Fool's Eye View 20/07/2004 Blah, blah, blah! Do you ever ask yourself how useful all these surveys and house price indices are?
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BBC NEWS | Business | DTI plans estate agent crackdown Estate agents will have to join an industry wide ombudsman scheme the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has proposed.
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Mirror.co.uk - FIRST-TIME BUYERS EXCUSED STAMP DUTY STAMP duty for first-time buyers is set to be axed.
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Wednesday, July 21, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Bank unanimous on freezing rates Members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously against a third successive rate rise at July's meeting.
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This is London: Homes unsold as investors lose nerve After a 10-year bull run, the big agents are all reporting sales significantly lower in the past month. Many of the lots are going unsold as investors take a more realistic and cautious approach.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2004 

This is Money: Buy-to-let landlords rush to sell Thousands of buy-to-let landlords are poised to sell, threatening to tip the entire housing market into a devastating collapse.
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BBC NEWS | Business | UK mortgage lending rises sharply Mortgage lending rose sharply in June, figures from the British Bankers' Association (BBA) have shown.
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Telegraph | Money | It's a buyer's market as rate rises begin to bite Further evidence of a slowdown in the housing market will be revealed this week with the publication of two influential housing surveys. They claim recent interest rate rises have cooled property inflation, creating a "buyer's market".
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Monday, July 19, 2004 

Headline news from Sky News - Witness the event The booming housing market is beginning to show signs of slowing down as the impact of four interest rate rises begins to bite, new figures suggest.
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Sunday, July 18, 2004 

Headline news from Sky News - Witness the event Plans that could treble council tax for people in the most expensive houses in Britain are set to be announced this week.
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Friday, July 16, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Climbing China's property ladder As far as Yang Xiang is concerned the best thing about his new home is that he has chosen it, and everything in it.
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Thursday, July 15, 2004 

ThisisLondon: Brits hike foreign house prices BRITISH families are exporting the property boom to Spain and France as they chase the dream of a holiday home and the good life.
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Wednesday, July 14, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Rise in UK's unemployment figure Unemployment increased by 6,000 between March and May to 1,432,000, according to official data.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | UK inflation continues to climb The UK inflation rate edged closer to the Bank of England's 2% target in June, rising to 1.6%.
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Monday, July 12, 2004 

Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | If this bubble bursts it will be the bears' turn to smile: The chancellor will radiate optimism today but that could change rapidly if the central banks are off-target
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Sunday, July 11, 2004 

ThisisLondon: Househunters expect price falls: MORE than one in three househunters believes that house prices will fall in the next 12 months. Their pessimism has been triggered by four interest rate rises since November, according to a survey by national property website assertahome.com.
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Telegraph | Property | In the know: home improvements cost us £6,000 a year The popularity of "improving not moving" does not just show itself in the excessive number of television programmes about turning a horrible old place into a palace.
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Saturday, July 10, 2004 

Headline news from Sky News - Witness the event Interest rates would have to rise to a 12-year high before the housing market slows down, according to a new study.
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Friday, July 09, 2004 

ic Wales - House prices show signs of slowdown: BOOMING house prices across Wales are showing their first signs of slowing for more than three years according to figures from Wales' biggest mortgage lender.
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Thursday, July 08, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Bank keeps rate unchanged at 4.5% Rates were left unchanged despite warnings from Bank of England governor Mervyn King that rates may have to keep rising to cool house prices.
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Interest rate decision TODAY at 12pm - We'll post up the decision as soon as it's announced.
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Wednesday, July 07, 2004 

The Monetary Policy Committe announces its rate decision at 12pm tomorrow, but will they be cautious and go for a hold or step up the pressure on homeowners by announcing a 0.25% increase to try and cool the booming housing market?
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BBC NEWS | Business | Fresh forecast of home price fall Economists at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) warned that house prices were overvalued and could fall by between 10% and 15% by 2009.
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Tuesday, July 06, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Bank warning 'hits house market' The number of people who believe house prices will fall this year has doubled since a recent warning on the market from the Bank of England, a poll says.
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BBC NEWS | Business | UK industry in 'dramatic' decline About 750,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost since Labour came to power, a Trades Union Congress report has said.
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Monday, July 05, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Experts play down rate hike fears Economists are playing down what many homeowners and businesses fear - a third consecutive interest rate rise.
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Sunday, July 04, 2004 

HousePriceCrash.co.uk gets a mention in The Times Fewer homebuyers are vulnerable to a downturn

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HousePriceCrash.co.uk gets a mention in The Times Fewer homebuyers are vulnerable to a downturn

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Saturday, July 03, 2004 

Find a Property - HBOS Halts Buy-To-Let Lending The specialist HBOS subsidiary, The Mortgage Business, which focuses on buy-to-let and self-certification loans, has suspended all new lending.
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Friday, July 02, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Housing demand 'curbed' in June UK house prices rose by 1.2% in June, the smallest gain since November, according to the latest survey from the Halifax, the UK's biggest lender.
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Reuters | BoE can't ignore booming house prices
The Bank of England cannot and does not ignore the effect of booming house prices on consumer spending, the central bank's deputy governor Rachel Lomax says.
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Thursday, July 01, 2004 

FT.com: King repeats warning that house prices could fall Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England, has repeated his warning that house prices could fall, telling homebuyers not to assume they would go on rising forever.
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