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B B C Breakfast With Declan Curry Tues 1 July 7.50am Rate Topic: -----

#1 User is offline   Killer Bunny 

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:10 PM

Nationwide stats (I know them but embargoed...) and comment from moi

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This post has been edited by Financial Planner: 19 August 2008 - 10:21 AM

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:13 PM

View PostFinancial Planner, on Jun 30 2008, 01:10 PM, said:

Nationwide stats (I know them but embargoed...) and comment from moi


Thanks FP, I'll watch with a cup of tea, I should think. Rooibos, probably.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:26 PM

Good luck FP. Can't wait to see you telling Declan how it really is. :D

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:28 PM

View PostFinancial Planner, on Jun 30 2008, 01:10 PM, said:

Nationwide stats (I know them but embargoed...) and comment from moi


I think its safe to have a guess at what they might be indicating then if they asked you to go on :lol:

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:28 PM

View PostFinancial Planner, on Jun 30 2008, 01:10 PM, said:

Nationwide stats (I know them but embargoed...) and comment from moi


This will be a good one!

Will Melanie Bien be there again? She was cannon fodder last time you two met on TV.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:28 PM

I know you can`t say, but I hope the figures are so bad that you hardly have to say a word !

(Not that I dislike hearing you on national TV, FP !).

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:28 PM

I am gonna watch it with a coffee, no South African tea for me.

I think it will be a great result for us. Possibly -10% yoy, those last few summer boom months in the figures are slipping away.

FP, If Declan says that all this is bad for first time buyers (as is the media line) tell him I will be putting my foot through the TV and sending him the bill!

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:43 PM

Will be up bright and early for it. Weren't these figures supposed to have come out last Friday though???

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:53 PM

View PostFinancial Planner, on Jun 30 2008, 01:10 PM, said:

Nationwide stats (I know them but embargoed...) and comment from moi


I'm going on holiday tomorrow, could you let me know now?
I have nothing to say....

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:20 PM

If the figures are anywhere near as bad as last months, I would expect Declan to be really annoyed and blaming the likes of you and all on HPC.co.uk for "talking down the market". The 'doom-monger' argument.

If accused of this, maybe a good reply would be "Well the media weren't afraid of 'talking up' the market for over a decade with property porn shows etc... Maybe if they hadn't done that we wouldn't be in this mess. And besides this market doesn't need talking down, it's doing it all by itself."

But if you do say that, get ready to duck when Declan throws his clipboard at you.

Good luck and good work!

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:23 PM

View PostPhoneyMcRingRing, on Jun 30 2008, 01:28 PM, said:

I am gonna watch it with a coffee, no South African tea for me.

quite agree with you, we should refuse to buy any products from all countries that support mugabe, maybe then they'll stop their hero worship of him and take notice at this outrage

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:25 PM

View PostKhayl, on Jun 30 2008, 02:20 PM, said:

If the figures are anywhere near as bad as last months, I would expect Declan to be really annoyed and blaming the likes of you and all on HPC.co.uk for "talking down the market". The 'doom-monger' argument.

If accused of this, maybe a good reply would be "Well the media weren't afraid of 'talking up' the market for over a decade with property porn shows etc... Maybe if they hadn't done that we wouldn't be in this mess. And besides this market doesn't need talking down, it's doing it all by itself."

But if you do say that, get ready to duck when Declan throws his clipboard at you.

Good luck and good work!

declan's generally only interested in hot air ballooning and cakes, in that order (obviously has to be in that order)

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:34 PM

I think it's time for a new tactic from you now, FP; anyone with half a brain must surely know now that the crash is very much locked and loaded (borrowing figures tell us that).

Rather than repeat the true but already stated facts about how screwed the market is, I reckon you should capitalise on the credibility they now realise you have. Tomorrow morning I dare you, in fact I double dare you to say;

"but these figures are no surprise to Fionaula; a simple trend analysis of her company's published data in March would have told her that today's figures were to be expected. However, if she had admitted this at the time the Nationwide would have had to write down their asset book further, which is why their predictions should always be taken with a pinch of salt in a falling market"

Go on, scaredy cat!
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:37 PM

You probably will only have the chance for 1, perhaps 2, soundbites so rehearse a couple of 5 or 10 seconds phrases on points that you wish to get across and then, like all politicians and celebs, just say them no matter what question you are asked.

Personally, I would used "Doomed! We're all doomed! Well, not me because I sold to rent but all you greedy so and sos... Doomed! You're all doomed!" (Practice your best Private Fraiser accent.)

And then quickly add that you new book on surving in a credit crunch will shortly be out in W. H. Smith for 4.99

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:39 PM

View PostThucydides, on Jun 30 2008, 01:13 PM, said:

Thanks FP, I'll watch with a cup of tea, I should think. Rooibos, probably.

Ohh, i think Ill brew a red one up now, fancy one?
I have bought a newish (5 years) house in November 2006. I talked the vendor down 30% off peak 2004 price am am paying less than the 2002 price. I feel prices will continue to drop down to the 2001 price but saving for 5 years hopefully means i wont be stung. The price i am paying isn't much above the price the vendor paid for the place when it was new in 2000. However some idiot is trying to flog an identical house on my road for 55k above the price i paid, one month later!?!?! The housing market is frothy, no-one ever knows what the value of a house is, the value is what someone is willing to pay, make sure you pay alot less than the asking price.

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