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  1. I feel where you are coming from. I am a single parent too, decent job and not been able to put a permanent roof over the kids heads yet. Pay packet has been squeezed for a decade. I will take any party over this current spineless, consultation obsessed lazy sh***.
  2. “True: it had a strong 2017, and there is something arbitrary about the definition of a recession (two successive quarters of contraction). But it is disappointing news nonetheless.” Read this on sky news, regarding manufacturing. Gave me the feeling that definition of a recession may be changed in future to ‘avoid a recession’. Haha
  3. But we still have growth, that’s a boom woohoo let’s borrow like mad. 0.01 growth is still growth yay!! The govt are quite happy with it.
  4. House of Fraser calls in administrators https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45140874 How much longer is this “growth” charade going to continue!
  5. I had a chat with an ex colleague who is now working for an estate agent. He said they are receiving “lots of silly offers” at the moment, for example on a £450k house, (which was reduced from £500k) they received a number of offers around the 375k area. He said vendors wait for months and will eventually receive a “realistic offer”. This particular house one offer of £440 was eventually received and accepted. So I said “you eventually find a muppet then”, he kind of laughed it off. I was dead serious. When we run out of muppets who can get hold of cheap credit that’s when the tide will turn. So yes, people are putting in cheeky offers and from this sample of one agent it suggests you would be joining many others.
  6. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44992836 UK pension companies may be harbouring billions of pounds of losses from home equity release loans, according to research seen by the BBC. Under equity release, homeowners borrow money against their house's value and don't repay anything until it's sold. That's fine for the borrower, but there are fears lenders have underestimated how much these loans could cost them. At least one firm assumes house prices will rise 4.25% a year. If they don't, firms face losses - or even bailouts.
  7. If this was true, they would “attempt to reduce by 5%” and then call that a success. Tories are the party for boomers, that will not change.
  8. This what I am seeing too, new builds with box rooms everywhere, signs for new developments also. In my town two spanking new large office builds have the signs “to let” on them, no takers. They were completed over a year ago. I did think about the Ireland effect too, I think we may well be heading in that direction.
  9. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6939381/britains-2-5million-buy-to-let-landlords-could-face-stamp-duty-rate-hike-in-the-autumn-budget/amp/ It is the sun so little credibility, but a headline of Cry to Let
  10. https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/04/super-rich-cash-in-london-property-prices-billionaire-bargains?__twitter_impression=true Super rich billionaires picking up bargains in London But at the very top of London’s so-called “super-prime” property market – properties valued at more than £10m – business has picked up. The number of prospective buyers registering interest in that top price bracket was up 7% on 2017 levels in the first three months of this year. Liam Bailey, Knight Frank’s head of research, said because sterling was relatively weak against other currencies, foreign buyers could make savings, with 60% of super-prime buyers coming from overseas, especially Europe, the Middle East, Russia and India. super stupid
  11. https://news.sky.com/video/carney-interest-rates-rise-the-right-call-11457825 Carney suggests we would not be going back to rates of 5% Love crystal ball statements like that, always backfire.
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