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MSE News: Nationwide: strong house price growth in January

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Former_MSE_Natasha
Former_MSE_Natasha Posts: 672 Forumite
edited 29 January 2010 at 11:25AM in Debate House Prices & the Economy
This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

"House prices started the year on a strong footing, rising by 1.2% during January, figures show today ..."
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These threads have been merged to avoid duplication. Thanks to Treadmill for the original post.
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  • Treadmill
    Treadmill Posts: 1,102 Forumite
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    Well Well Well
  • Dan:_4
    Dan:_4 Posts: 3,795 Forumite
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    What happened to the long, cold winter months of siginificant falls that the 'bear's spouted about all summer?

    1.2% for a January is massive. Anyone expecting house prices to fall below the bottom of Feb 09 are completely deluded.

    You can't beat a bad 'bear' day!
  • doire_2
    doire_2 Posts: 2,275 Forumite
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    I look forward to the figures when Liebour stops doing all they can to prop up a housing market with money they haven't got. :beer:
  • System
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    edited 29 January 2010 at 9:47AM
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    "Unless there is a fall in property values in February, annual house price inflation is likely to move into double-digit territory next month for the first time since May 2007. "

    Who's going to be apologising to Hamish in his "double digit HPI ahead" thread if this happens then?
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=2114467

    Rough maths, a 0.8% drop will still lead to double figure YoY figure.
  • Really2
    Really2 Posts: 12,397 Forumite
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    Land Registry out later also.
  • Jonbvn
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    Dan: wrote: »
    What happened to the long, cold winter months of siginificant falls that the 'bear's spouted about all summer?

    1.2% for a January is massive. Anyone expecting house prices to fall below the bottom of Feb 09 are completely deluded.

    You can't beat a bad 'bear' day!

    Dan:

    You need to update your signature!:cool:
    In case you hadn't already worked it out - the entire global financial system is predicated on the assumption that you're an idiot:cool:
  • mr_fishbulb
    mr_fishbulb Posts: 5,224 Forumite
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    Dan: wrote: »
    What happened to the long, cold winter months of siginificant falls that the 'bear's spouted about all summer?
    To be fair, bulls are bears alike were predicting at least some drops over Christmas.
  • Batchy
    Batchy Posts: 1,632 Forumite
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    To be fair, bulls are bears alike were predicting at least some drops over Christmas.

    Makes the figures ... REALLY believeable then hey! must be the excess of GDP over expectations that did it!

    Oh I mean, as long as houseprices are going up or the stats are pointing that way, then everythings ok then?
    Nothing to worry about?
    you have no worrys?
    You are lucky!
    Plan
    1) Get most competitive Lifetime Mortgage (Done)
    2) Make healthy savings, spend wisely (Doing)
    3) Ensure healthy pension fund - (Doing)
    4) Ensure house is nice, suitable, safe, and located - (Done)
    5) Keep everyone happy, healthy and entertained (Done, Doing, Going to do)
  • inspector_monkfish
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    Final proof that all the numbers are fudged and clearly made up.
    Please take the time to have a look around my Daughter's website www.daisypalmertrust.co.uk
    (MSE Andrea says ok!)
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