Wednesday, May 26, 2004 

Find a Property - Tories Target First-time Buyers Their big idea, unveiled yesterday by John Hayes, the Tory housing spokesman, is to give first-time buyers a leg up onto the housing ladder by introducing "shared equity" schemes.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Property 'can't replace pension': Britons hoping their homes will provide an alternative nest-egg to a pension are mistaken, a report has said.
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Monday, May 24, 2004 

Housing: Alan Greenspan's Second Bubble Survivors of the recent stock market crash should rightly be worried that a sharp drop in housing prices could deliver a second major blow to their retirement dreams.
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Sunday, May 23, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Rate hike 'needed to avoid crash' Interest rates will have to double to avoid the property market spiralling out of control then crashing, the Council of Mortgage Lenders has warned.
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Saturday, May 22, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Mortgage lending continues boom The UK's appetite for mortgage debt continued rising in April, but existing borrowers showed growing caution.
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Friday, May 21, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Mortgage lending continues boom The UK's appetite for mortgage debt continued rising in April, but existing borrowers showed growing caution.
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Sky News: Sainsbury's cut staff xmas bonus Their new boss, Justin King, has decided to cut the £100 bonus traditionally given out every Christmas for the past 25 years.
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Thursday, May 20, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | High Street sales remain buoyant UK retail sales rose again last month, official figures have shown, adding to the pressure for higher interest rates.
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BBC NEWS | Business | Mortgages lift Nationwide profits Surging mortgage sales have led to a big rise in profits at Nationwide, the UK's largest building society.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Bank debated higher UK rate rise The minutes of their talks also showed that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) considered going higher, to 4.5%.
posted by Webmaster  @ 11:00 AM 0 comments | How investors' mood swings move markets ....that suggests the widespread hope of a "soft landing" for the housing market, in which price rises will gently subside to zero, may be an illusion. It is certainly hard to find bubbles that have ended that way in the past.
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Guardian Unlimited Money | News | House price boom 'will continue' House prices are poised to rise at a "fairly firm pace" in the coming months, despite the Bank of England's attempts to calm the property market, according to a report out today.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - Housing market is just a bubble waiting to pop The Yanks are getting excited now about a house price crash and they are moaning about 40% rises.....try 400% guys and then you can really moan!!
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BBC NEWS | Business | Inflation up on higher fuel costs The UK inflation rate edged higher in April as surging oil prices pushed up petrol and heating costs.
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Monday, May 17, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | House prices rising ?1,100 a week The price of an average home in England and Wales is increasing by more than £1,100 a week, a survey by property website Rightmove has said.
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Reuters | Estate agents predict housing slowdown One-third of estate agents have predicted a "dramatic slowdown" in house price inflation by the end of next year as interest rates rise and the buy-to-let market cools, a survey says.
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Sunday, May 16, 2004 

More landlords opting for sales market A report from Hamptons International says that the increasing cost of letting is deterring some landlords and as the relationship between investment and return narrows, some landlords have commented that they are better putting their money in the bank
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All quiet on the news front. It seems that Iraq, the price of oil and Tony Blair are dominating the news scene. Don't forget, if you spot any interesting housing/economy news articles on the web that we haven't listed then send them to
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Saturday, May 15, 2004 

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Brown backs away from fuel tax rise The Treasury is likely to scrap a planned increased in petrol tax in September, it emerged yesterday, as oil prices hit a 21-year high.
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Friday, May 14, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Oil prices set new record highs The price of crude oil has hit a record high in New York and gained in London as concerns about supply and security persist.
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Thursday, May 13, 2004 House prices pose 'risk' to stability Robust consumer spending will push growth this year well ahead of other large European economies but house prices pose a "major risk" to stability, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned.
posted by Webmaster  @ 10:18 AM 0 comments of England Sees Risks to Housing Market From Landlords U.K. investors who bought residential property to rent it out may push the housing market into a slump, the Bank of England's network of regional agents said.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Jobless figure drops to new low UK unemployment fell by 48,000 in the three months to March taking the figure to its lowest since records began.
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BBC NEWS | Business | Inflation 'set to rise above 2%' UK inflation is set to move above the official 2% target in two years time, according to the Bank of England.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2004 

BBC:UK House Prices Check out house prices in your area and across the UK
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BBC NEWS | Business | North leads house price increase House prices in the north of England and Wales rose at more than twice the rate of the South East in the first three months of 2004.
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Monday, May 10, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Housing market shows modest riseThe UK property market only edged ahead during March, with prices rising by 0.2%, government figures have shown.
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Will the rising oil prices cause the housing bubble to burst? Have your say in the forum.
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Sunday, May 09, 2004 

The Guardian: Why we're out of step on interest rates Monetary policy committee's strategy may well turn out to be justified in a way the policy of its overseas counterparts is not
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Saturday, May 08, 2004 

Bank's action is unlikely to tame house prices The It is not the job of the Bank to decide what is an appropriate level for house prices.
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Friday, May 07, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | Further boost for US jobs market The weekly number of first-time claims for unemployment benefit in the US has fallen to its lowest level since October 2000.
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BBC NEWS | Business | New estate agent code criticised
Many home buyers are unhappy with their estate agent
Fears have been raised that a new code of conduct for estate agents fails to combat rogue operators.
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Thursday, May 06, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business UK interest rates rise by a further quarter percentage point as the Bank of England seeks to cool house prices and consumer debt.
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The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee is widely expected to raise the UK base rate today by 0.25% to 4.25%.

Check at 12:01 to find out if the economists were right.
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Wednesday, May 05, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | House price rise continues apace Britain's housing boom continued apace in April according to the Halifax, the UK's biggest mortgage lender.
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Tuesday, May 04, 2004 

BBC NEWS | Business | US interest rates remain on hold The Federal Reserve has - as expected - decided to keep US interest rates on hold at 1%.
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BBC NEWS | Business | UK borrowing continues to surge Consumer borrowing is showing little sign of slowing despite the prospect of interest rate rises, figures have shown
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BBC NEWS | Business | Firms' optimism signals rate rise UK business optimism and output are at their highest levels since the mid-1990s, a report has said.
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Monday, May 03, 2004 News - Scotland - New lease of life for soaring rental sector: HOME rentals are soaring as increasing numbers of young Scots put their dreams of property ownership on hold.
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Sunday, May 02, 2004 

Reuters | Shortfalls to hit most mortgage schemes: More than three-quarters of endowment policies taken out to pay off mortgages are unlikely to meet their target, the Financial Times says
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Saturday, May 01, 2004 

Reuters | House prices extend gains House prices rose by 0.7 percent in April, matching the rise in March and extending a series of strong increases this year, research company Hometrack says.

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