Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:45 PM
1. Storage. Where will you put vacuum cleaner, ironing board, lawnmower, clothes drier, washing basket, bicycles, tools, books, dvd's & cd's, etc? Is there an airing cupboard?
2. Access to shops and public transport?
3. External tap/power point?
4. Appropriate number of bathrooms for number of bedrooms? WC's against external walls with windows, or internal with fan?
6. Plus second votes for things previously mentioned, south or west facing garden, decent sized kitchen/diner, broadband access, privacy, check for local planning permissions for nightmare developments like half way houses or Wetherspoon pubs!
1. No party can achieve a majority in the May elections, still less the 325 or so seats needed for a reasonably stable working majority. So two predictions, first there'll be another coalition. And secondly, despite the new fixed term parliament legislation, there'll be another election before 2020.
2. Base rates will not exceed 1% in 2015.
3. Nominal UK house prices won't move up or down by more than 2% during 2015.
4. The US dollar will continue to strengthen.
5. FTSE dominated by Eurozone developments in 2015. If Mario Draghi prevails with meaningful QE then the FTSE will top 7000, more likely he won't and the FTSE will fall below 6000 on fears of a Euro exit and subsequent break up.
6. Despite oil prices increasing in the second half of 2015 inflation will remain well below the 2% target.