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The Three Little Pigs

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  1. The fragrant Miriam Clegg and her shag-adventurous beau, Nick, live south of the river. in Putney. In a semi. Nowadays various coppers freeze their bits off guarding Clegg Towers. The other half of the semi put it up for sale at 2.8but as soon as the coalition was formed reduced it to 2.6. Just walked by and Savills is saying under offer - we will see what it trades at. ( Those fools who got involved in the Ocado IPO will be pleased to hear there was a large delivery of jamon, boquerones y patatas fritatas going into Parkfields.)
  2. Welcoming the world’s downtrodden and giving them everything they might need seems not to have gone down too well in some quarters and much the same reaction is forthcoming towards the local feckless and lazy. In the March budget changes to housing benefit were announced by the last government – this fact seems to have been completely forgotten not only by Polly “final solution” Toynbee but also every other media outlet.. In the emergency June budget the proposals were amended and the Tories softened Labour’s proposals – yes, softened them. Want to take a guess at how many households this
  3. In H&F we boast more than our fair share of the types of people who thoroughly upset the Great British Public. Our dramatis personae includes the greatest ogres of the contemporary cast .; In the blue corner we have Lion houses full of prop traders, hedge fund managers and pirate equity boosters, whilst In the red we present clans of recently arrived immigrants living in very expensive housing. Add to these two groups of charmers our now almost indigenous Sloane Ranger and you can see why H&F is such a popular and costly place to live. Should there be reading this, any offspring
  4. On occasion the thread may have cast doubt on the accuracy of the Rightmove survey. Concerns about its volatility, bias towards higher value properties and lack of seasonal adjustment should now be cast aside: H&F Average Price August 2010 £747,033 H&F Average Price September 2010 £685,263 Monthly Loss £61,770 Monthly movement Minus 8.3% The country’s biggest faller – makes you feel proud to be a resident,doesn’t it? (A rare post but couldn't resist posting these numbers)
  5. H&F has turned.Prices fell according to the latest Land Reg figures. Not by much admittedly – indeed by the smallest percentage the index can record, -0.1%. Translate that into pound terms and the fall equals £459. The average H&F property was worth a paltry £494,730 in May 2010, yet just a few weeks previously commanded a magnificent £495,189. If this is the turning point, and there are few reasons tobelieve it isn’t, then it can be confirmed H&F never regained its peak. Feb 2008 remains the top albeit with its ever changing result – this month the Feb 2008 peak is recorded
  6. Interesting James, interesting But then you did also say in Aptil of this year: ":We have just finished our quarterly update and the figures have shown Fulham house prices have reached a new record high. January 179, February 204 and March 194 with the previous peak being in May 2007 at 190. This, together with our other indices, will shortly be available on our website under Surveyors and Publications." So far no sign of your new high in the Land Reg figures. Indeed latest Land Reg figures say prices have fallen a smidge for recent completions ( see following post) And according to the L
  7. The Land Reg Feb HPI data was publtshed today and whilst I am not doing the full update I did think it was worth noting what has been going on with the H&F peak figure. The timing of the peak according to the Land Reg has remained the same since it was announced - Feb 2008 - but now the peak figure is more than £5000 below the peak peak figure. Look through previous posts on the thread and you will see peak figure of more than £515,000 - now the peak is recorded at £510,186. I have no doubt this is Ed Balls's doing; he personally applies quarterly smoothers to the H&F figures. Balls
  8. Just started Sebastian Faulks' new one "A week in December" - it's cast includes a hedge fund manager, tube driver, jihadist and lawyer together portraying fin de siecle London. On the very first page is this brief gem of a comment on the new Westfield centre: "This was not a retail park with trees and benches, but a compression of trade in a city centre, in which migrant labour was paid by foreign capital to squeeze out layers of profit from any Londoner with credit". Aaah - it's always the artists who have the distance to create the commentary that lasts.
  9. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/robertpeston/2010/02/tories_withdraw_support_from_t_1.html Today's Pesto-wire considers Cameron's motives for softening his position on the pace and depth of cuts: "The innocent explanation is that it is a response to growing and widespread fears that economic recovery in the UK is far from robust or entrenched - so Messrs Cameron and Osborne would not want to be seen to be killing off the buds in a sharp frost of public-expenditure reductions and tax increases. " TLP prefers the concluding paragraph: "Now if you were a conspiracy theorist, you woul
  10. Follow link and then register to download McKinseys "Debt and Deleveraging" report - the latest key credit crunch text. Highlights include: UK is the world's most indebted country and economies take 6 to 7 years to reduce ratio of debt to GDP by 25%,
  11. New Star - anyone lose any money with these over-advertised charmers? http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard-business/article-23631947-henderson-grabs-ailing-new-star-in-tuppenny-takeover.do The City at its worst.
  12. Well there’s been three months between my posts and few additions by others. (Thanks to those that did keep the topic alive.) This lack of activity, on this thread and others, suggests bear food has been scarce recently. So what do the numbers say? Today the Land Reg released its results for November recording 0.9% growth nationally with H&F chalking up 1.3% growth. This latest figure comes on top of September and October rises of 2.1% and 1.3%. The cumulative effect has been to ameliorate the annual rate of change from a stonking minus 16.9% in May of 2009 to 0% now, In other word
  13. "Wherefore art though Three Little Pigs?" It’s an interesting question. If I remember my Shakespeare Juliet is not asking the whereabouts of Romeo ( he’s behind you Jailbait! Look under the balcony) but why oh why is he called what he is? The Montague surname rather than the Romeo moniker being the problem due to the long running feud between the families. Her quandry is better conveyed by the “what’s in a name” line. So wherefore art though Three Little Pigs? Still expecting house prices built of straw to be huffed and puffed away – and many of those made of wood too. Still living
  14. Land Registry Report released end September 09. Average House Price August 09 - £430,995 Average House Price July 09 - £423.933 Average House Price July 09 as reported last month - £418,511 Average House Price June 09 - £420,157 Average House Price June 09 as reported last month - £420,393 Average House Price May 09 - £412,583 Average House Price May 09 as reported last month - £414,132 Average House Price May 09 as reported two months ago £416,548 Monthly movement - Plus 1.7% YoY minus 11% Peak figure of Feb 2008 adjusted up from £514,300 to £514,992. Bull Food- Up 1.7%
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