Report Why Flats Look Dodgy For 2006 in House prices and the economy Posted January 8, 2006 Bubb, you right in saying that it was easier in a sideways market and it is even easier in a rising market but the discussion isn't about how easy profits are, it's about whether they can be made. And they can and will. I could probably make much easier monet by learning to trade but It's whether I would enjoy it. Property is enjoyable. I'm sure you have continued to trade markets where the profits were not as easy as they once may have been but you had a certain liking for the particular market and so continued to trade? Regarding the contamination from the fall in prices of CC2BNB. They will fall first but will also fall hardest. Just as in other markets, as they fall, there will come a point when they actually start to appear cheap and despite the warnings of impending doom on here, you can bet that there will be huge amount of professional investors waiting in the wings to take theses super cheap properties of of the overstretched newbie investors by the blockfull. The market as a whole needs to adjust but just as it rose by different amounts in different areas, so will it fall. It's not a question of hiding, its a question of looking at your position and establishing whether you feel comfortable. My opinion is that there will be an adjustment but some properties will be affected way more than others. My chosen properties will fall less, if at all, than CC2BNB while at the same time providing a modest income. And shock horror, I believ that 10 years from now the properties will be worth more than they are now And so the story continues. In 2016 I may have a different view but there you go. Casual Observer. Your right. When I say working like a mug, I mean like those that work, work, work just to buy the latest plasma and keep up payments on the X5. We all have to work in some form or another, It's just that some people cut back on spending on crap in order to enable them to work less. Badlad1967. What an outburst To be honest I am offended. Dispicable person? Why? Because I have a view that differs from yours. Re working. See above. I do my fair share to feed money into the economy by paying my bills and taxes. It's just that I like to set things up so that I work less hours than most people. Very arrogant to make such assumptions. And why on earth am I selfish. Methinks it is you that is blinkered and morethan a little bitter.