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Not sure if anyone else has noticed & posted this, but the BBC has curiously started

updating their house prices page again:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/in_depth/uk_house_prices/html/houses.stm

I was quite miffed that they discontinued this service whilst house prices dropped.

Although it's true that they did record the first drop, they very quickly decided that

only house price gains are worth reporting & stopped updating for at least a year.

I personally wouldn't have dared resume this service, for fear of being accused of

using it solely to ramp the property market, but it appears to have gone unnoticed,

as usual.

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Not sure if anyone else has noticed & posted this, but the BBC has curiously started

updating their house prices page again:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/in_depth/uk_house_prices/html/houses.stm

I was quite miffed that they discontinued this service whilst house prices dropped.

Although it's true that they did record the first drop, they very quickly decided that

only house price gains are worth reporting & stopped updating for at least a year.

I personally wouldn't have dared resume this service, for fear of being accused of

using it solely to ramp the property market, but it appears to have gone unnoticed,

as usual.

Times are desperate. Time to step up the ramping!

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I heard a labour M.P. accuse the bbc of being anti labour, right before the election, I nearly laughed my socks off.

18 percent, yeah right you muppets.

As to it being suddenly available again, that's absolutely mindboggling.

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I heard a labour M.P. accuse the bbc of being anti labour, right before the election, I nearly laughed my socks off.

18 percent, yeah right you muppets.

As to it being suddenly available again, that's absolutely mindboggling.

....the Labour MP dosn't recognise his own mouthpiece...what would you expect from these delusionists ...as for their HP data ...of course these public servants are all big on BTL ...time to turn them into a business and not a sponge on the taxpayers ...earning realistic salaries with realistic headcount....make them accountable .... :rolleyes:

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Yep went there the other day, didnt notice it went away so didnt post on it.

Either volumes are low or the data is just as 'quirky' as last time round

ie.

Cambridge £320,859 17.3% 21.9% 302

Fenland £136,350 -6.3% 4.5% 229

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I heard a labour M.P. accuse the bbc of being anti labour, right before the election, I nearly laughed my socks off.

18 percent, yeah right you muppets.

As to it being suddenly available again, that's absolutely mindboggling.

I think there was a collective jaw dropping over that. It seemed to be the liebour line - Campbell was going on about it with Boulton too wasnt he.

No, its not the cossosal debt, two bloody wars and casino banks Gordon presided over, its the media just being all cruel and nasty.

I thought ALL the media except some local press was disgracefully pro-labour. Watching BBC question time you'd have to be born yesterday to think otherwise.

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Not sure if anyone else has noticed & posted this, but the BBC has curiously started

updating their house prices page again:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/in_depth/uk_house_prices/html/houses.stm

I was quite miffed that they discontinued this service whilst house prices dropped.

As far I know, that BBC page never 'stopped' this page, I remember looking at it in January.

It just changes only every quarter. I think the data is from the DCLG, although it says Land Registry, so 2 months lagging.

Edited by deflation

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As far I know, that BBC page never 'stopped' this page, I remember looking at it in January.

It just changes only every quarter. I think the data is from the DCLG, although it says Land Registry, so 2 months lagging.

Land registry is not up 18% YOY. It's 7.5%. Thats the good old Blatant Bullsh1t Corparation for you.

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forget any of it..my area says -36% for the quarter with a +28% for the year......prices have fell here for the last 12months

write it off as a waste of a minute reading the crap.. bbc propaganda

Edited by geoffk

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This page hasn't stopped being updated but there is some very odd results on there, +18% LOLZ, no chance!

It say's there were only 121k sales in 3 months and in my area it was 196! How are the EAs still open!

Edit: I have noticed that in my area, more detatched houses were sold than flats (detached averages price is over 3x that of a flat) so I guess this will have skewed the figures.

Edited by Pauly_Boy

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The BBC makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the above information and accepts no liability (including for negligence) in respect of any of the above information.

I bet it doesn't. In fact, neither does the Sunday Sport

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Difference is, you don't go to jail if you don't want to buy the Sport ...<_<

Edited by Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond

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I personally wouldn't have dared resume this service, for fear of being accused of

using it solely to ramp the property market, but it appears to have gone unnoticed,

as usual.

This is very odd, they are claiming a rise here in Edinburgh of 18% over the 12 months to March 2010 that is even more optimistic then even the most optimistic press relase from the ESPC (Edinburgh's main source of property ramping).

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V olumes for my area; Halton, are far too low and 36 detached houses completely skew the figures. 34% increase yoy - no chance. More like -10% like for like. I'm guessing that the headline figures are comparing apples with pears across the country./

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Not sure if anyone else has noticed & posted this, but the BBC has curiously started

updating their house prices page again:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/in_depth/uk_house_prices/html/houses.stm

I was quite miffed that they discontinued this service whilst house prices dropped.

Although it's true that they did record the first drop, they very quickly decided that

only house price gains are worth reporting & stopped updating for at least a year.

I personally wouldn't have dared resume this service, for fear of being accused of

using it solely to ramp the property market, but it appears to have gone unnoticed,

as usual.

It can be quite a lovely service but it sadly lacks much in the way or reflecting the true state of the market. The data it relies on does not include auction sales and ignores cost of improvements. Thus, if Nigel and Timmy are stimulated by a Krusty proggy on Tele and they buy a dilapidated terrace in Hackney for 500k and put 300k of improvement into it and sell a year or so later for 700k the registry will show this as a 200k profit. As many got involved in flipping houses like stocks and shares during the Brown bubble years there will be many sales, if not a majority, where improvements are ignored in the data.

It is also helpful to bear in mind that when sales have crashed the few houses that are changing hands tend to be more expensive homes thus skewing the data even further.

Edited by Realistbear

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What planet do these f*cking idiots live on?

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Errr, the same one I live on. Where I live property did dip 15%-20% and has gone back up again over the last year.

I'm guessing it hasn't where you live. We have a real divergence in the market now - London is bonkers again, South East has recovered to 2007 levels, South West never seemed to go down much and is pretty static - whereas some parts of Wales , the Midlands and the North have seen sizeable falls with no sign of recovery.

Mark my words, the next thing will be another spate of property buying, by Southerners, of property in the North.

6 or 7 years ago I knew people buying in places like Wigan. They'll be buying again soon.

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I heard a labour M.P. accuse the bbc of being anti labour, right before the election, I nearly laughed my socks off.

18 percent, yeah right you muppets.

As to it being suddenly available again, that's absolutely mindboggling.

I guess they would argue the BBC is a news service. No point publishing news no-one is interested in. No-one (I'm using 'their' thinking) is interested in property prices going down, property prices going down is a bad thing for the chattering classes - including BBC journalists, property prices going down is self-evidently a bad thing and a self-fufilling prophecy so - no point in publishing news no-one is interested in.

Property prices going up, on the other hand ... is massive news that 'everyone' will welcome.

It's how they, and about 95% of the country, think.

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I guess they would argue the BBC is a news service. No point publishing news no-one is interested in. No-one (I'm using 'their' thinking) is interested in property prices going down, property prices going down is a bad thing for the chattering classes - including BBC journalists, property prices going down is self-evidently a bad thing and a self-fufilling prophecy so - no point in publishing news no-one is interested in.

Property prices going up, on the other hand ... is massive news that 'everyone' will welcome.

It's how they, and about 95% of the country, think.

95%? Do you have a link to where you sourced the nation's thoughts? :rolleyes:

Or is the source "your brain"? ;)

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95%? Do you have a link to where you sourced the nation's thoughts? rolleyes.gif

Or is the source "your brain"? wink.gif

No, I just observe the world around me. Perhaps you should try it. Even in their wildest imaginings, I have never heard anyone on here argue against the self-evident fact that the vast majority of people think that rising property prices is a good thing.

You have a site like this, with a couple of dozen insanely active members, and a couple of hundred occasional contributors - set against millions upon millions of people who want their house price to go up.

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Sigh.

We have done this to death over the years.

The BBC calculations use a simple average and divide the total value by the number of sales, so it is very easily skewed by a change in the proportion of larger or smaller properties being sold.

It is not biased, just crap.

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