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  1. The State we're in was published in 1994, and was essentially a criticism of the capitalist excesses of the Thatcher/Major years. I picked a copy up recently in a charity shop, and having read the opening chapter so far , it reads as though it was written only this week. Very strong criticism of unregulated financial markets , explosion of debt (in 1994 ! ! ) and the murky world of bankers and global money markets . Very spooky reading for 1994 vintage. That is probably why he's flavour of the month with the media, he identified the sick patient (UK plc) spotted all the right symptoms
  2. Wishful thinking in Bedford - Example 1. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-224...=1&tr_t=buy 15 New build apartments, 3 "reserved", 12 still for sale. The whole on the market at £2m. True price in today's market - about £750,000. Wishful thinking in Bedford - Example 2 http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-212...=1&tr_t=buy 5 bed Semi on Bedford's own boy-racer Santa-Pod/Silverstone track (The Embankment). On the market at a mind-bogglingly £870,000. true price in today's market - about £400,000. Wishful thinking in Bedford - Example 3 http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetail
  3. Was on at £2,250,000 (overpriced) for last three months, now changed to £20,000,000 What's the agent playing at? Should it be £2,000,000 . House is worth about £1m tops, if you could ever find a buyer with that sort of cash these days. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-955...=1&tr_t=buy Offers in Region of £20,000,000 A magnificent 1906 built country mansion in a private and secluded location within the heart of the beautiful north Bedfordshire countryside. The property is found off a long single track no through carriageway up to an impressive gated entrance. (contd...
  4. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-866...17&tr_t=buy £334,950 ASK ABOUT INCENTIVES Offering fantastic room sizes, a study, two en-suites and double wardrobes to two bedrooms. The private generous driveway is to a double garage. Situated on the edge of Bedford in a peaceful setting with extensive future parkland planned. (contd...) More details, photographs, floorplan and map available Save property Contact the agent Marketed by Taylors Estate Agents, Bedford - New Homes. Telephone 0845 402 6991. (BT 4p/min) History dateevent9th May 2008 Pr
  5. Here are the quotes from the blog. Some are quite funny (even for americans!) Anonymous said...he US blew up first, now its the UK and spain that are starting to go down. Cant wait for things to unwind here in Belgium. we cant be that far behind. we're still in the "house prices will remain flat for a while" stage. April 09, 2008 9:39 AM The Man said...Oh please oh please let the UK pound stay strong until the end of June. It can go to hell after that. Need to get my money out of sterling asap. April 09, 2008 10:40 AM Afterthought said...Building one's house on sand: th
  6. Here's the Beano's (AKA The Daily Express) attempt at the news http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/40679/...sis-say-experts Sad to think this was once a great newspaper, now its just a joke - about on a par with Viz.
  7. That website is so crass it looks as though it's an April fool joke, or was devised by a 14 year-old in his bedroom. A website is a marketing tool and in the first instance should instill confidence in the reader. If I was forwarded a link to this outfit I'd run a mile. The "about us" page wouldn't pass a GCSE in English, and the other pages appear somewhat amatuerish as well. Whatever discount we get you, we take 10% - BIG DEAL - oh, and they can also introduce you to a "mortgage broker" as well WOW, WHAT SKILL ! Can anyone still be daft enough in this day and age to fall for this C**P?
  8. Was that the infamous Melanie Bien, Director of Savills Private Finance. Her entire job comprises of being a "rent-a-quote" for every article in the media. She pops up like clockwork in every piece, spouting the same rubbish. She's obviously paid to provide "damage limitation", but will be as effective as King Canute was with the tide. Never a day goes by without me spotting one of her "pearls of wisdom" analysis - alongside that other commenting automatom, Ray Boulger. In fact I sometimes wonder if they aren't really one and the same person - perhaps someone could investigate.
  9. I think extrapolation as defined by the vested interests within the property, media, and financial sectors can best be defined by the following graph.
  10. You then appear in the weekend papers about 12-18 months later to claim you've been ripped-off by the company and its sister offshoot. You were sold a clutch of overvalued rabbot hutches that are now worth at best 75% of what you paid for them but more likely 50%. Non have tenants and you're bleeding cash month after month. You did no due dilligence and was just another lamb to the slaughter, adding to their profits at your expense - in reality you're as thick as pig****. That's the epilogue of Inside Track, and its suprising that they're still around, and also suprising people are still ask
  11. Why go to the trouble of starting a business to make serious money when he could just contact Liam Johnson of NatWest Bank and be a multi-millionaire within days. If he does make contact then £4.5m is just waiting for him (well according to the following email I received today from Liam). The guy on TV looks like he might be up for it - he's already made a complete fool of himself in front of the nation. Attention, l am Liam Johnson,Exchange Director of Natwest Bank In London.Mr Gerald Stone deposited 15m GPB with our Bank before he died.I promise to give you 30% of the total funds trans
  12. In January NR had a Fixed Rate Access Bond (Issue 1), paying 6.9% Gross. Same terms as above. It was pulled at the end of the month. Issue 2 was at 6.5% (I think), but only lasted 13 days - 1st -13th February. The Rock is now on Issue 3, effective 14th February onwards, but for how long before it's replaced by Issue 4 at 6.1%? Who knows? I managed to get some cash into Issue 1, and later tried to get some into Issue 2, but it had closed by the time I sent off the signed form. For anyone 50 or over they have their silver saver online, currently 6.49%, but the rate is not guaranteed and wil
  13. Please contact agent for seller's addenda prior to writing offer. Please have your buyer pre-qualified with lender known to agent. Free credit report and appraisal if buyer obtains and closes financing through lender known to agent. Property to be sold in "As-Is" condition. Min $1,000 EMD held by listing office. Purchaser must sign ACR with City of Detroit prior to closing date. Could Bardon, or indeed anyone, explain what this means. What are the buyers obligations if the property is supposedly being sold for only $1?
  14. I wonder if Northern Rock would offer a 125% mortgage on this pile of s**t bricks being referred to as "Art"? Well you can't go wrong with Bricks n' Mortar, so the saying goes http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BANKSY-ORIGINAL-on-P...1QQcmdZViewItem Also not sure how the sucessful buyer might keep his picture intact when he dismantles the wall. Looks to me like he might just end up wilth a pile of coloured dust
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