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MSE News: House price rise predicted by MoneySavers

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  • Snooze
    Snooze Posts: 2,041 Forumite
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    edited 4 September 2009 at 6:18PM
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  • StevieJ
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    Looks like they passed the 70% club by, remember not so long ago -20% would have been a raving looney HPI merchanticon7.gif

    3% think there could be a 20% crash (see the full House Price Poll results)
    'Just think for a moment what a prospect that is. A single market without barriers visible or invisible giving you direct and unhindered access to the purchasing power of over 300 million of the worlds wealthiest and most prosperous people' Margaret Thatcher
  • Graham_Devon
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    StevieJ wrote: »
    The site also has a higher proportion of the financially astute than the general population, even on the debts boards the people are turning their lives around like born agains.

    Well I knew you would disgaree with me Stevie :p

    If I said the users of this site were mainly the financially astute who know whats going on in the economy, you'd have said no they aren't, look at the bank charges board.
  • StevieJ
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    Well I knew you would disgaree with me Stevie :p

    It is a moneysaving site :p
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  • Turnbull2000
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    People will believe what they're told. If the media and local estate agents proclaim that prices will rise, people will believe that prices will rise. If the media and local estate agents say that prices will fall, people will believe that prices will fall. The vast majority can't think for themselves when it comes to the economy and housing.
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  • StevieJ
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    Snooze wrote: »
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    They should have asked them if they had at least 'A' level economics :confused: then again have you seen some of those economics gurus forecasts over the last year :eek:
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  • chucknorris
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    edited 4 September 2009 at 6:45PM
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    StevieJ wrote: »
    Looks like they passed the 70% club by, remember not so long ago -20% would have been a raving looney HPI merchanticon7.gif

    3% think there could be a 20% crash (see the full House Price Poll results)

    What odds will you give me I can name the one person that voted for Increase over 20%. (boom)? at face value it should be over 9,000/1 (what odds can I have it was Hamish?).

    EDit just realised it was probably 1%, after checking yes it was 1% and 117 votes, what odds can I have that Hamish has 117 extended family members then?
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    What odds will you give me I can name the one person that voted for Increase over 20%. (boom)? at face value it should be over 9,000/1 (what odds can I have it was Hamish?)

    I didn't vote.

    But my position on price rises is clear, somewhere around 3% up in the next year, around 5% the year after, and around 7% the year after that.
    “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.

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  • chucknorris
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    I didn't vote.

    But my position on price rises is clear, somewhere around 3% up in the next year, around 5% the year after, and around 7% the year after that.

    I hope you are right but my guess would be stagnation with prices only 5% higher in 3-4 years time, then higher rises to follow.
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  • Cleaver
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    abaxas wrote: »
    71% of people on MSE are happy for their children not to get a good start in life.

    What a bunch of sickos.

    The survey stated that 71% of the people asked thought that prices would rise or hold. The survey said nothing about their opinion of whether this was a good or bad thing, so why the comment around people not being happy for their children to get a good start in life?
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