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BBC news tonight have run a quick statement saying

2/3 of people expect prices to rise in the future

Highest confidence in the housing market since 2004

VI SPIN BULLSHIIT

Would that be the same 2/3 that own houses then!!

So if they rise how are we going to get money to pay for them??

Grow it on trees!

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BBC news tonight have run a quick statement saying

2/3 of people expect prices to rise in the future

Very vague statement by the Beeb. Even bears expect prices to rise in the future. Depends on the timescale you want to pick. Will house prices br higher than now in 5 years, maybe not. In 25 years (short of a major change to our way of life) I would expect them to be quite a bit higher.

Why do the "public service" BBC love to ramp up house prices, that's the real question here.

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Why do the "public service" BBC love to ramp up house prices, that's the real question here.

there must be a reason. this spin doesnt just write itself and get itself onto the news for nothing.

at some point the buck stops with someone. who is it authorising these headlines ?

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Why do the "public service" BBC love to ramp up house prices, that's the real question here.

Could be just because they like to be liked, and most of their viewers believe it's in their interests to see house prices inflate.

Perhaps the BBC should ask whether their viewers think there will be hyperinflation, whether 50 pound notes will become useless as toilet paper, whether they will have to go begging at farmhouse doors to get something to eat because they don't have a means of exchange.

It's the logical consequence of ever inflating property prices.

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the bbc need the government to keep their licence fee going so will usually when they can do propoganda in favour of government policies. This is what I believe anyway.

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When you pay your DJ's 700k a year to put on a couple of DVD's for four hours each day for sure you are going to be detached from reality.

I expect the BBC will be reporting that the average wage in the UK is 500k soon given that is the average wage in the BBC now.

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It's true because, quote "a financial provider" unquote told them so. That could be bank of mum and dad, or Joe Bloggs, because he's "a financial provider" to the taxman. It later turned out to be some sort of mortgage provider - but they didn't tell us that till about 5am (still rather vague).

This is just the sort of stuff my in-laws take as fact, and will make sure i know that that is going to happen! I think this report would have been better fronted by Mystic Meg with her crystal ball as it would have sounded more convincing!

Maybe i'm wrong - maybe they can see into the future.

If they replaced the word "people" with "idiots", and it said "two thirds of idiots think house prices are going to rise - (in the near future), according to some bloke down the pub." - now that does sound far more realistic, and would be equally or - if not - a darn sight more accurate!

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The BBC even mentioned the dreaded IR rise this morning. She didn't sound too happy with the thought of it...

:unsure:

I noticed that. It had all been super-positive "boom" talk before then.

They also explored "problems" in HIPs. Claiming that 7000 new surveyors will be needed, and as of yet there are only a few hundred qualified.

Billy Shears

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I noticed that. It had all been super-positive "boom" talk before then.

They also explored "problems" in HIPs. Claiming that 7000 new surveyors will be needed, and as of yet there are only a few hundred qualified.

Billy Shears

On the positive side this is a good employment opportunity, headline of "6,500 new jobs to be created" anyone? :unsure:

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http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article...551A0?source=PA

House confidence highest since 2004

20 May 2006

Confidence in the housing market has reached its highest level since the summer of 2004, new research has revealed.
Just under two-thirds of people think house prices will rise in the near future, the highest proportion since July 2004,
according to Yorkshire Bank
.

Biased opinions are of no value as reliable sources of information.

A closer examination of the "confidence" level reveals that:

But despite this potential buyers are more cautious than they were, with
just 16% of people saying they would be willing to offer above the asking price
straight away, compared with 21% at the end of last year.

84% not willing to offer above asking price demonstrates caution rather than confidence. A drop in confidence level 20% (from 21% down to 16%) suggests a weakening trend among potential buyers.

It seems odd that the BBC use an article from a VI paper that no doubt relies on EA advertising as a national news story. It either suggests the BBC are biased or lazy, or both.

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On the positive side this is a good employment opportunity, headline of "6,500 new jobs to be created" anyone? :unsure:

Problem is, how long will the HIPs last? Willl they actually get off the ground, or wiill the government backtrack? The conservatives are already saying that they would get rid of them. How much does the training cost and how long does it take? I wouldn't want to invest too much time or effort into something that might not be a long lasting career option.

Billy Shears

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BBC news tonight have run a quick statement saying

2/3 of people expect prices to rise in the future

Highest confidence in the housing market since 2004

VI SPIN BULLSHIIT

Would that be the same 2/3 that own houses then!!

So if they rise how are we going to get money to pay for them??

Grow it on trees!

they became very bearish :lol: - 1/3 or 33% (I think it's a very high number) of people expect prices not to rise in the future :lol:

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\ Rant

The BBC is nothing more than a leftwing propaganda machine. Simply don’t watch it. The BBC is full of immigrants, gays, do-gooder’s, lovies, peace protesters, nimbi’s and generally people you wouldn’t have a drink with down your local.

It is sickeningly politically correct to the point that they daren’t say anything about any story in case they offend someone. It stopped being the "BRITISH" Broadcasting Corporation many years ago.

Don’t pollute your mind with their filth.

What’s worse of all is that the lefties force you to pay protection money to fund it. Think protection money is too stronger word for it ? Well if you don’t pay a gangster protection money you get beaten up. If you don’t pay the BBC protection money you get sent to prison where you probably get beaten up. Same thing but at least with the gangsters you get to recover in your own home, if you can afford one that is !

This site will show you the real BBC and it’s protection money business.

http://www.tvlicensing.biz/

\ End Rant.

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Why dont the just have a headline

"Your all going to DIE!!!"

Stating the f*cking obvious, but so is house prices are going to rise!!!

TB

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there must be a reason. this spin doesnt just write itself and get itself onto the news for nothing.

at some point the buck stops with someone. who is it authorising these headlines ?

I'm not sure that there's a media conspiracy as such, which implies some kind of knowing deliberation, as a massive act of self-deception and some very powerful social mechanisms that prevent people from pointing out the reality of the situation. It's really fascinating. The media is largely managed by middle-class 40 and 50 somethings - they think that what is good for them is good full stop. Last week Jeremy Paxman ended an interview with an economics bod - a scottish bloke - about the markets and whether what's happening could affect house prices by saying 'should we be worried?', meaning, 'should we, the propertied class, be worried that house prices are going to fall'. That spoke volumes, I thought. They forget that anyone else exists - it's just assumed that everyone wants prices to stay high. It also indicated what a worry it would be for the class in charge if prices did fall - how many of them own a btl or two as a bit of a side pension? And then housing issues are all covered within the paradigm created by their interests. There's all kinds of wriggling on the hook about key worker schemes and tinkering with the market and it's nothing short of a taboo to say that prices are high and they've got to come down - nobody says it and so nobody says it - it's unthinkable - it's the elephant in the room that nobody's mentioning. It's some kind of nation-wide group-think and no real information gets in. I'm astounded by the continued consensus. I now just keep my lip buttoned about housing when socialising because you are regarded as a combination of a spoilsport and a nut if you talk about the market crashing; most bizarrely, by other non-owners, too! A friend of mine is looking in earnest at 2-bed flats for around the 300 grand mark - 300 bloody grand for a 2 bed flat! - and I'm not saying a word about the market because it feels like I can't. It's amazing that such a taboo has been created and maintained. It really is a (thankfully relatively harmless) example of mass delusion.

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I'm not sure that there's a media conspiracy as such, which implies some kind of knowing deliberation, as a massive act of self-deception and some very powerful social mechanisms that prevent people from pointing out the reality of the situation. It's really fascinating. The media is largely managed by middle-class 40 and 50 somethings - they think that what is good for them is good full stop. Last week Jeremy Paxman ended an interview with an economics bod - a scottish bloke - about the markets and whether what's happening could affect house prices by saying 'should we be worried?', meaning, 'should we, the propertied class, be worried that house prices are going to fall'. That spoke volumes, I thought. They forget that anyone else exists - it's just assumed that everyone wants prices to stay high. It also indicated what a worry it would be for the class in charge if prices did fall - how many of them own a btl or two as a bit of a side pension? And then housing issues are all covered within the paradigm created by their interests. There's all kinds of wriggling on the hook about key worker schemes and tinkering with the market and it's nothing short of a taboo to say that prices are high and they've got to come down - nobody says it and so nobody says it - it's unthinkable - it's the elephant in the room that nobody's mentioning. It's some kind of nation-wide group-think and no real information gets in. I'm astounded by the continued consensus. I now just keep my lip buttoned about housing when socialising because you are regarded as a combination of a spoilsport and a nut if you talk about the market crashing; most bizarrely, by other non-owners, too! A friend of mine is looking in earnest at 2-bed flats for around the 300 grand mark - 300 bloody grand for a 2 bed flat! - and I'm not saying a word about the market because it feels like I can't. It's amazing that such a taboo has been created and maintained. It really is a (thankfully relatively harmless) example of mass delusion.

Great post! B)

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The media in many respects tends to mirror the thoughts of the population, not all ways but when it comes to house prices why do people expect them not to be under the same delusions as the majority, of course prices are going to come down by quite a bit more than the oft quoted 40% but would you like to headline with that, you can't give an exact date when it's going to happen

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The BBC even mentioned the dreaded IR rise this morning. She didn't sound too happy with the thought of it...

:unsure:

RIGHT. Next time anyone hears the bbc mention IRs, if its a talk back, ring up all cheery about it and your own good fortune while everyone else moans :lol::lol: but remember, don't get angry for any reason. smug is best. if the presenter doesn't sound very happy commisserate... then tell her that unfortunately some people win and some loose in any economic scenario!

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