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Who's The Biggest Property Ramper - Express Or Times?

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Who's worse when it comes to ramping - The Times or the Daily Express?

The Express will every so often do a sensationalist front page ramping spread, but the time on the other hand has an almost constant stream (just follow Newsnow.co.uk/Property) of subtle and not so subtle property propaganda. I choose the Times. This is the paper that ran a front page and editorial praising BTL. I stopped buying it from that day.

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The times, only because the express is more of a comic than a paper.

Exactly...no one takes the express seriously, whereas the Times is read by people who are supposed to be smart (I don't buy it or any other Newspaper, they've all got their own little agendas...I just want the news)

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The Times, they come out with some good stuff on property Bull and Bear, but some of the Bull articles are even worse than the Express

just for their patronising attempt to look unbiased along with terrible straw man arguments.

5 minutes work.

House prices have collapsed and the clever money is moving back into property, is it too late to snap up a bargain?

We read a press release from a VI who comissioned a report into the fear factor keeping the wimps on the sidelines.

The clever money is in cash, although some commentators say it's too early ,pointing out a flat bottom is common

in every market. But a new report commisioned by a VI could be the news we've all been waiting for.

While researching my Chelsea friends as to who is suffering the most and accepting house prices have fallen, the report

presents several staggering facts.

Migration will require 100,000 homes each month in 2011 putting the myth of supply to bed

Government support for homeowners under a new mortgage scheme is up 400% in one month

The FTSE index has moved up the fastest since the last two major recessions during a bumpy ride

House prices in London could rise 40% by 2013 and a staggering 200% if conditions are right.

While none of this is new information it does present a glimpse of a massive boom where ordinary

buyers can pick up bargain properties for 50% of their true market value.

A one bed studio flat in Brixton previously with Foxtons for £750,000 is now only £400,000 although it does require

some work. Other examples include a three bedroom terrace selling for under £2,500,000 and that was just at auction.

Indeed auction houses are where the first wave of new buyers are moving in.

Is the house price crash over and have the doomsayers been proved wrong?, only time will tell but as a close friend

who works in the city said to me last weekend, the smart money always goes in first and property is no exception.

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Exactly...no one takes the express seriously, whereas the Times is read by people who are supposed to be smart (I don't buy it or any other Newspaper, they've all got their own little agendas...I just want the news)

When I read the Sunday Times, and on the odd occasion the MoS I always feel poor. Even though I earn a good wage, everyone one featured seems to be minted.

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When I read the Sunday Times, and on the odd occasion the MoS I always feel poor. Even though I earn a good wage, everyone one featured seems to be minted.

Yes the Sunday Times in particular seems to target a typical demographic of families with joint incomes well over £100K, who use private schools and spend £30-£50K on the family motor without a second thought. Given that there can't be sufficient number of these folk to make a profitable paper, I guess the aim is to advertise goods which people on everyday salaries of less than £50K will aspire to own, and mew like bug gery to own.

Nasty little pseudo - intelligent materialistic property ramping rag. Funnily enough I stopped buying it recently for this reason. None of the papers fit my views - the observer too liberal leftie, times too crass, telegraph too old stuffy and 'aristocratic' rightwing, independent too smug.

sun - comic. mirror - comic. star - porn mag/comic. mail - hate sheet, express - hate sheet / comic.

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Who's worse when it comes to ramping - The Times or the Daily Express?

The Express will every so often do a sensationalist front page ramping spread, but the time on the other hand has an almost constant stream widdling incontinence (just follow Newsnow.co.uk/Property) of subtle and not so subtle property propaganda. I choose the Times. This is the paper that ran a front page and editorial praising BTL. I stopped buying it from that day.

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Biggest rampster is The Times. It knows the art of stealth ramping

You think you are reading an article about a tasty Bordeaux, but actually, the vinyard is attached to an 18th century chateau which just happens to be on the market with Knight Frank for €2 squillion. Who would've thought?

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I voted Express. Never read it - just seen their front page banner headlines in the newsagents.

On this basis alone, the Express wins.

Mind you. Diana's [who she? Ed.] death is still debatable.

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If you read tabloids, this is what you expect to get. The Express will very soon headline Diana having Jacko's lovechild. You heard it here first by the way. Like all printed press. The era of the newspaper is long overdue it's death. Who buys the porno ones like the sun or sport anymore? You get free tits and jailbait porn on the internets ffs! Who buys the express or times anyway? They serve no purpose. The only possible reason might be for having the crossword to do whilst on the crapper. Even so, there are better options honestly. In fact, if you are inquisitive, you may find your own "news". Still, sudoku and a shit clearly still sells for the majority.

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I hate the people that chop down the trees to make the paper.

I hate the paper manufacturers.

I hate the journalists.

I hate the ink-makers.

I hate the printing machine man.

I hate the delivery driver.

I hate the newsagent.

I hate the paper boy.

I particularly despise the reader.

In short, I hate The Express.

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