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I have an idea for a game. We allot scores to key-words that are mechanically rolled out in VI press releases and then grant the article in question a VI Bingo score.

This may take a while to devise but could be fun.

I'll start it off with some suggestions for scoring.

1 point for:

Stabilise/Stability

2 points for:

"rent is dead money"

3 points for:

"house-prices always go up"

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more 1-ponter:

"trough"/"market trough"

2-pointer

"bottomned out"

If this takes off I will collate the list in a week and we can pin this as a game. We could then analyse which papers regulalry top the VI Bingo table,

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"Still low unemployment" - 2

"Mortgage approvals up" - 1

"Bargains to be had" - 2

"It's a buyers market" - 3

"Spike in activity following cut in interest rates" - 1

"Interest rates expected to be cut soon (because the economy is stuffed)" - 2

"New way of measuring mortage 'affordability' at x8 income" - 1

"Flurry of interest following [insert inane event]" - 1

Edited by BuyingBear

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I have an idea for a game. We allot scores to key-words that are mechanically rolled out in VI press releases and then grant the article in question a VI Bingo score.

This may take a while to devise but could be fun.

I'll start it off with some suggestions for scoring.

1 point for:

Stabilise/Stability

2 points for:

"rent is dead money"

3 points for:

"house-prices always go up"

Surely there must be points for "there has never been a better time to buy" or "now is the best time to buy"

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...TOP OF THE SHOP......(19).....NINETY

two fat bank-managers (19)......EIGHTY EIGHT

...etc..

I don't remember bingo numbers going beyond 90!!!!....is that an omen??

.....if they did they might go something like this:

STUCK IN A SLUM........91

FEELING BLUE......92

HAND IN THE KEYS.......93

DIVORCED BY THE WHORE.....94

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Also

"soft landing" - 2 points

"propertyfinder survey" - definately 3 points

I presume you can only score each item once in the same article.

Here they are in alphabetical order (sad I know!):

Too impatient, I think we're ready, lets go!!

"Bargains to be had" - 2

"Bottomned out" - 2

"Buyers market" - 3

"Controlled" - 2

"Different this time" - 3

"Flurry of interest following [insert inane event]" - 1

"Fundamentals still sound" - 1

"House-prices always go up" - 3

"Interest rates expected to be cut soon" - 2

"John Wrigglesworth" - 3

"Low unemployment" - 2

"Miss the boat" - 1

"Mortgage approvals up" - 1

"Mortgages have never been cheaper" - 2

"New way of measuring mortage 'affordability' at x8 income" - 1

"Never been a better time to buy" - 3

"Propertyfinder survey" - 3

"Rent is dead money" - 2

"Spike in activity following cut in interest rates" - 1

"Stabilise"/"Stability" - 1

"Trough"/"market trough" - 1

"Worst may be over" - 3

Here's my contribution from the 12th September:

http://news.assetz.co.uk/articles/2189.html

"Leaves fall, house prices rise

House prices seem to be set for a return to their recent form as the doom laden predictions of house price crashes voiced in recent months have been proved untrue, says research from website [Propertyfinder = 3].

Both buyers and sellers house price expectations seem to be coming to a happy medium after a summer of mutual antagonism, as sellers drop some of their wilder requests. House price expectations are now split almost down the middle, with 48 per cent predicting a rise and 45 per cent expecting a fall.

Buyer confidence is above the average of the last six months, and both confidence and activity are expected to pick up following the traditional lull of the summer, despite a slight easing of confidence through August.

"The dip in housing market confidence this month which we predicted in July results from negative economic news, such as the rise in oil prices and the weak retail market, and has also been affected by the seasonal slowdown that occurs at the height of summer, when people are on holiday and supremely uninterested in the stress of moving home," Propertyfinder managing director Jim Buckle told This is Money.

Mr Buckle admitted that while the economic repercussions of oil prices have forced the group to downgrade its most optimistic predictions, he remained highly confident of an autumn house price revival.

"With house hunters expecting broad price [stability = 1] in housing market there is no disincentive for people to move house and with [interest rates having peaked = 2], there is [no need to fear sharp increases in mortgage costs = 2]."

The largest house price increases of the past three months have been seen in the south east, south west and Wales, with Yorkshire, Humberside and the north and north west witnessing the sharpest backsliding on house prices, said additional research by SmartNewHomes.

August saw the seventh consecutive month of house price decreases in London, but the region remains strong in comparison with much of the country, with house prices still high. Three monthly changes, often more indicative of long term market trends, show a possible blossoming of positive house price inflation, however. House prices over the period have been continuously rising by increasing increments through the last seven months and now stand at a 2.1 per cent increase, the highest this year. "

A SCORE OF 8 (not bad but I'm sure you can do better!)

Edited by KickThemInThePant

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