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caught this program last night, It looks 100% up to date but ramping of prices and everyones a millionaire and no, £400K is not an unreasonable sum for a 3 bed semi and so on. The whole thing seems to deny the current state of the World Property Market.

no dates, no warnings, the program has an uptodate website, no date info, and there are more episodes in the current series coming. It all looks like Todays Program.

the whole thing just looked wrong....total optimism, better decide now as this place has just come on the market and itll be snapped up and you'll lose it, properties come up here very rarely.

Then into france, same thing, a town occupied 50% with brits, prices booming, rare, snapped up, youll miss it.

then, if you scrutinise the fast moving credits at the end, just as most rise to put the kettle on, there it was, the date of prices......SUMMER 2007.

Explains it all.

This program, put out like this is either going to damp your enthusiasm as you feel, why bother, its all out of reach, or make you annoyed as you cant sell your second home and these twerps go on about a shortage and buyers snapping up. It also could engender a feeling that a boom is here, clearly encouraging people to go out and get investing.

not only should there be date info included where they show prices, but a health warning too. IMHO.

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I think that these continued property ramping progs are shown deliberately. It'd be interesting to find who's behind the scheduling and see what VI they have. It's like they're sending out subliminal messages........ "buy a house ......look i'm cheap...........you'll be a squillionaire in 5 years tops.......if you don't you'll miss the boat......." :ph34r:

I wonder if anyone is still being suckered in by them, or if everyone just laughs and swears at the tv now.

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A couple of years ago these 'property porn' programs were very popular, Place in The Sun, Groundforce, Changing Rooms.....etc etc

Don't suppose they are quite so popular with the threat of repossession hanging over so many..

I do wonder what the viewing figures of these property porn programs are? (now)

By way of analogy its probably like a big football match (say England); millions watch them live, if you missed the game but heard that England won you might watch the repeat but would you bother to watch the repeat if you heard England had lost?

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She spins even the direst news into a new false bottom. This leaves people confused because many say "If its in the newspapers or on the telly then it must be true".

There is a whole industry devoted to ramping and keeping house prices high , these bustards will fight the downturn every step of the way , clutching at whatever straws they can to say the market is bottoming or stabilising ........

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I felt the same disbelief at this programme - I was only half watching it by the end, so I missed the date. At least the woman put in an under-asking offer on the French house and then walked away when it wasn't accepted.

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not only should there be date info included where they show prices, but a health warning too. IMHO.

I wholeheartedly agree with that!

The program was September 2007 - peak mc peak.

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Its quite deliberate. Houses sell debt and lots of it, which in turn keeps the City/Wall Street leviathon in bonuses. This monster needs constant feeding, or they will flounce off and take their skills elsewhere ( to a tax haven).

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If that annoys you try watching Homes under the Hammer.

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If that annoys you try watching Homes under the Hammer.

Should come with an FSA investment warning. Though no one looses on Homes under the Hammer.

Edited by rover2000

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The worship of the greed ethic that these programs display is Blair like in it's zealous intensity.

It is pure propaganda. The VIs are playing on societies basest instincts. I cringe when I see the joy of the Brit who cannot believe how cheap a property is in say Cape Verde, a place he had never heard of 5 years ago, when relative to local wages it is more out of kilter than a £250,000 London slave box to a person on minimum wage.

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Its in the newspapers too. In NI we have the Belfast Tele and a particular writer Helen Carson who continually ramp the market even though we have a 40% fall in prices. She spins even the direst news into a new false bottom. This leaves people confused because many say "If its in the newspapers or on the telly then it must be true". HPCers constantly post on the comments section of her articles to point out that she is advertising houses for sale not giving out any reliable news but it continues on.

I would like to see property rampers in court for giving out financial advice without qualifications.

Everybody is at it. A friend of mine received a leaflet through his Brighton shoebox door on Friday saying

"The sound of champagne corks popping resounded through Hove last night as our May 2009 survey revealed that BN3 had been left more or less untouched by the credit crunch. Our survey revealed that interest in Hove property has remained high and transaction levels are almost back to normal. In fact a recent survey by Hometrack revealed that the area is set to hit the big time once again as the green shoots poke through. blah blah blah ............"

Published by a local estate agent and just pointless ramping....but within hours and the whole of Saturday I spoke with 5 people I know who live in Hove, 4 of them home owners and one waiting to buy. The homeowners generally smug with one posting on Facebook "Looks like it is going to be a great weekend, the sun is out and my little flat is soaring in value again according to Hometrack". The guy I know who is looking to buy (95% mortgage) has been waiting but mailed me yesterday to say that he thinks prices are about to rocket again and is going to "make the leap".

Just goes to show you how a completely unsubstantiated piece of obvious ramping can actually change perception and viewpoints.

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Now let me think about this.............Hmmm

Who owns the media and has influence at World Government Level and owns a newspaper thats views have predicted the next UK Prime Minsters since time in memorial ?

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what really got my goat about this particular show, is that they have a web site to back it up.

The web site is TODAY, instant, in writing with current references, a schedule into next week, a comments section and so on.

If you are interested, you can check the properties with local EAS, (websites attached) telephone numbers and everything you need to make the enquiry.

It all LOOKS CURRENT.

Its not even described as a repeat, well if it is, its well hidden.

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