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  1. Arable land per capita might be more interesting.
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    This sale indicates a distinct lack of confidence in in the market IMO http://www.loantalk.co.uk/newsstory?id=931&type=newsfeature&title=_5bn_uk_property_bank_up_for_sale
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    The rightmove index is ridiculously volatile. Best Ignore it.
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    Seems that City job losses are to blame... http://www.rman.co.u...ondon-5848.html Perhaps the great financial services show finally over and Britain will have to get making things again! (but not houses!).
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    Two articles giving a very different picture for London.... http://www.home.co.uk/guides/news/story.htm?selling_your_home_beware_unrealistic_asking_prices_says_london_agency http://www.home.co.uk/guides/news/story.htm?uk_landlords_should_consider_a_reduction_of_15_20_per_cent_off_current_rent_asking_prices_warns_age Rents and prices too high? This is the agents talking.....!
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    More realistic market commnetrary from Home.co.uk http://www.home.co.uk/asking_price_index/
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    Hmm no downturn in sight yet... http://www.home.co.uk/asking_price_index/ "Supply of homes to market has fallen and was 7% lower last month than in June 2011. Asking prices for homes on the market in England and Wales continue their steady rise, up a further 0.2% since last month. Average UK asking price rises to highest value since Nov 2008, but some regions continue a downward trend. Supply to market of properties for sale down 7% year-on-year. Annual change in asking prices: +2.1% 6-month change: +2.7%" Surprising stuff....
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    BTL has been propping up the market thus far... Perhaps not for much longer: http://www.home.co.uk/guides/news/story.htm?more_tenants_in_serious_arrears_with_rent_payments
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    Prices going up up What a bizarre (financial) world we live in. http://www.home.co.uk/asking_price_index/HAPIndex_JUN12.pdf Property the new gold? Ha ha.
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    Far from it. Rentals are now booming.
  11. Prices up according to Home.co.uk http://www.home.co.uk/asking_price_index/ All supported by low volume of property on the market and booming rentals. I guess we have to wait for mortgage rates to bite before we see real price discovery.
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    HYPERINFLATION

    Ben's Secret Inflation Plan http://www.forbes.com/sites/investor/2012/04/04/ben-bernankes-secret-inflation-plan/
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    HYPERINFLATION

    http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/07/03/2012/131788/Unsettled-weather-causes-feed-prices-to-soar.htm Interesting article. The reasoning behind the price rises and the frantic buying of soya by China is all wrong of course but IMHO it shows that we are not far from Hyperinflationary disaster. Protein is as vital as the air we breath. Dr Bubb: I think you have shot yourself in the foot. Losing Goldfinger is a poster on this blog is a disaster. Somehow, I'm reminded of the drummer that quit Genesis and missed out on the whole adventure. I guess I'm posting here out of habit rather than preference. I need to find another forum.
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    I think the '5 degree' you mention is to do with the increase in tilt of the earth's rotation axis and not temperature (if its in relation to Ann Walker's book).
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    Interesting predictions from Ann Walker's book: http://www.saveourearth.co.uk/soe_article.php?id=48 Major crop failures in England in 2012.
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    Up go mortgage rates.... Halifax second lender to hike rates http://www.home.co.uk/guides/news/story.htm?halifax_second_lender_to_hike_rates Well perhaps finally here comes the second leg down.
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    GOLD

    Goldprice suggests Gold is UP $54 today.
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    HYPERINFLATION

    The japs lost control when they went for ZIRP. Remarkable how long they could perpetuate that. However the asset bubbles it stimulated around the globe were monumental. We are now suffering the consequences AND its ZIRP for all!!
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    Could be the last straw for the UK property market.? http://www.home.co.uk/asking_price_index/HAPIndex_FEB12.pdf
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    GOLD

    Nice post Quiff
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    Organic food business model

    We did the same. i.e. used gold and silver to increase our buying power before we bought the farm. (by 3x as it turned out). Fortunately we still have some in the rainy day fund. I can certainly recommend organic farming if you like a challenge. Steep learning curve but all very worthwhile... even if you don't get much sleep.
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    Organic food business model

    If you want to now about the quality of land management and animal husbandry, you must visit the farm. Rubber stamping is no substitute for this. Our farm in France has recently been certified organic. The clients seem happy with the meat (beef and lamb) sold direct. However, there are always some whinging types. For instance when you divide up a bullock between 14 client boxes (ca. 10 kg) they get bit of every cut: both the premium cuts and the stewing stuff. Hence some customers moan and ask why they can't have it all as steak! Perhaps we should do some premium boxes and some economy ones. It's really a question of ability to cook. Any fool can singe a bit of nice sirloin but it takes skill to make good oxtail soup.
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    Not sure the Chinese will like London when the riots flair up again inevitably.
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    UK House prices: News & Views

    I think that these two articles some up the UK property situation time bomb... http://www.home.co.uk/guides/news/story.htm?one_million_desperate_households_resort_to_payday_loans_to_cover_the_rent_or_mortgage http://www.home.co.uk/guides/news/story.htm?pressure_builds_on_uk_banks_to_pass_on_property_loans_gone_bad
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