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Market Correction? Remember the Ace Up Your Sleeve

As of market close on 10/17, the S&P 500 is still only off less than 6% from its high on 9/18. Consequently, we still have a ways to go before we touch the “correction” mark. Of course, we have no idea whether the drop will reach 10%, but why not mentally prepare ourselves by exploring what has traditionally happened to stock prices once that 10% decline is crossed?

The Help to Buy Debate: Is This Why Home Price Averages Are Climbing?

Many like to criticise the Help to Buy scheme, alleging price increases result. But others disagree: most buyers are outside of London, new to ownership.

A Cheaper Way to Live and Get Ahead – Own a Recreation Vehicle (RV)

A cheaper way to live. Own an RV, Recreation Vehicle. Live for less, get ahead where in a few years you have the option to own land, or a home that can be paid for and continue to live easier.

Portfolio Diversity for Family Offices

The trend amongst many family office managers is to participate in direct investments rather than managed third party investments. This global trend implies an increased workload for the family office and an opportunity for an highly skilled consultant to fill a void.

LPAs Running Behind in Plans, But Approvals Are Up

Two years into the streamlined NPPF, more development proposals are winning planning appeals. It means more homes for Britain, but not everyone is happy.

LPAs in Slow at Writing Development Plans in the UK

Two very important changes in how residential properties are developed in the UK have been implemented in the past few years. First, the Localism Act of 2011 enabled local communities to have a greater say in what is and is not built in their neighbourhoods.

Black Box Trading – Good Value For Money Or A Rip Off?

Every investor is always on the lookout for the best stock trading strategy, one that will provide maximum gains in the shortest period of time while also guaranteeing the least amount of risk. If you are one of them, you must have come across the black box trading strategy. The name does not sound very promising on the surface. To add, a few reports you might have come across sound too good to be true.

Why Land Banking Is a “Myth,” According to the Home Builders Federation

A popular idea in the United Kingdom holds that the housing shortage is due at least in part to developer and homebuilder “land banking.” In the strictest sense, this is when people or a company hold un-built land like a financial security, anticipating the price will go up.

The Hidden Homeless of the House-Short in the UK Impacts the Broader Economy

People are making do with what shelter is available. But so many renters, flat-sharers and home-with-mum-ers all indicate the need to build more homes. Some call it “generation rent,” but the situation goes deeper than that. The shortage of housing in the UK by more than one million homes means that people are finding all kinds of ways to cope with the dearth of affordable housing.

The Agricultural Building-Conversion Rules – Effective at Increasing Housing?

Converting agricultural structures to homes will provide additional housing in rural and suburban areas. But a true dent in the housing shortage will come by other means. Then Planning Minister Nick Boles announced in March 2014 that owners of redundant agricultural buildings will have an easier go at permitted development of those buildings into residences.

How Much More Housing Is Needed Outside of London?

Districts outside of the capital city – including the North and West – are seeing private industry growth. But without housing for employees, that can’t continue. Where it comes to both the rising price of housing and the shortage of it, London gets all the attention.

Growing Up With Frugal Parents

My parents taught me about frugal spending. It has become a way of life for me and my family.

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