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MSE News: Halifax - House prices rebound after fall

edited 8 April 2010 at 10:26AM in Debate House Prices & the Economy
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This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

"House prices rose in March after suffering their first drop in eight months in February, figures show today ..."

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These threads have been merged to avoid duplication. Thanks to Really2 for the original post.
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  • edited 8 April 2010 at 9:08AM
    Really2Really2 Forumite
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    edited 8 April 2010 at 9:08AM
    As above. Bit over forecast (0.6% was forecast)

    http://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/media1/research/halifax_hpi.asp
  • RinoaRinoa Forumite
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    Really2 wrote: »
    As above. Bit over forecast (0.6% was forecast)

    http://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/media1/research/halifax_hpi.asp

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    Really2 wrote: »
    As above. Bit over forecast (0.6% was forecast)

    http://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/media1/research/halifax_hpi.asp

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  • Turnbull2000Turnbull2000 Forumite
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    I predicted peak 2007 peak prices by autumn this year. London and some SE regions are probably already there, but how close is the national index?
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  • Pete111Pete111 Forumite
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    This won't do at all.

    Don't you know buyers are meant to be put of by the impending General election thus driving prices down?

    On the other hand, the 21st of March has now been and gone and I'm sure that was meant to be relevant too...

    It's all too confusing!
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  • edited 8 April 2010 at 9:45AM
    Turnbull2000Turnbull2000 Forumite
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    edited 8 April 2010 at 9:45AM
    Sky News leading with this strongly, after prices "suffered" last month. This could boost Labour's election hopes even further.

    I think the bears need to learn that nothing has changed. The media will continue to report HPI as cause for celebration. The public will continue to lap it up. The upward price movements will continue to feed into upward movement. And Labour or Tory, both will intervene if prices slip after the election.
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  • but what about the election - surely that alone will force down prices 60%
  • edited 8 April 2010 at 2:19PM
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    edited 8 April 2010 at 2:19PM
    Up more in one single month than most peoples pay rise in the entire year at the moment.

    Stamp duty savings wiped out within a single month.

    Some more people unable to save simply their deposit at the rate of HPI, whereby they save each month, but the deposit becomes less of a percentage required each month.

    Good for some, bad for some. But theres some serious issues being built up again at the moment.

    Turnbull2000 is correct. It's just a shame that we are steering smack bang into an even bigger disaster, while trying to tune the engine to make it go faster and faster.
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  • It's just a shame that we are steering smack bang into an even bigger disaster, while trying to tune the engine to make it go faster and faster.
    then it's a good time to start preparing to take advantage of those situations ahead instead of complaining about it on a forum :eek:
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