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Bank of England - Bank Rate remains at 0.5%

The Bank of Englands Monetary Policy Committee today announced that it had voted to keep the Bank Rate at the all time low of 0.5%, along with maintaining the size of the asset purchase programme (quantitative easing). It was widely expected to remain at 0.5% especially with the current uncertainty due to the failure of the British people to clearly vote one party into power, and the European and Euro issues. For more information visit: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/news/2010/041.htm
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Escape Election fever, New Expert - Glenn Armstrong, Estate Agents embrace Lease Options, Super Conference DVD

April 29th 2010 Welcome once again to the closing newsletter for April! We have had a great response to our survey, to those who have already replied - many thanks. If you have not yet had a chance escape the election fever and help us improve the site AND win £20s M&S vouchers. The winner will be chosen next week! Complete our survey to provide your feedback. Updates We are really pleased and excited to have a new expert on the site, Glenn Armstrong has agreed to write for Just Do Property. He will be providing articles for the Estate Agents section. Glenn has a personal portfolio of 192 properties worth over £30 million and also provides a Free 5 part guide "How to Profit from Property" "Estate Agents embrace Lease Options!" - we held a very successful meeting with some local estate and lettings agents with Mark Jackson. The response was VERY positive and since then we have two...
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Do you REALLY need an Estate Agent?

BreaWhat do I have against Estate Agents? Good question! I was an Estate Agent for some time and I know some of the tricks they get up to which do not benefit you or the purchaser. A favourite one that Estate Agents use is to take your house on to their books at a higher price than you were expecting. Suppose you were expecting to get £200,000 for your property. The typical Agent will visit the property and after a cursory examination will ask you how much you are expecting for it. (Note, he has no idea how much it’s worth!), When you say £200,000, he will say ‘No problem, I think it’s worth more than that. We could try for £225,000’. Naturally you will be overjoyed and you will agree to let him take it on his books. The next thing that happens is that you probably will get no...
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Top Ten Buy To Let Rates

Zoe Cairns our resident Mortage Advisor has provided us with a up to date list of mortages available on the market: Interest Rate Max LTV Product Detail Completion Fee ERC’s 2.99% Tracker 60% Variable tracker rate of BBR + 2.49% until 31/05/2011 then reverting to the lenders standard variable rate which is currently 4.99% for the remainder of the term. This product is available up to 60% LTV and there is a rental calculation of 125% at a notional rate of 4.99%. An application fee will apply. 3.5% (min £595) 3% of amount being repaid until 31/05/2011 3.39% Fixed 70% Light refurbishment scheme for minor improvements to be carried out within 3 months of completion. Fixed rate of 3.39% until 31/05/2011 then reverting to the lenders standard variable rate which is currently 4.99% for the remainder of the term. This product is available up to 70% LTV and there is a...
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Bank of England Interest Rates remain at all time low – 0.5%

The Bank of England (BoE)today announced they would keep the interest rates at the all time low of 0.5%. Interest rates have now been at this level for 13 consective months. This decision has been widely predicted and is of no surprise to most analysts. Indeed it is expected that a rate rise would not occur any time soon while the economy continues its recovery. They also agreed to maintain the size of the Asset Purchase Programme at £200 bn, aka Quantitative Easing (QE), therefore not pumping anymore money into the UK economy. For more information read the Bank of England announcement: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/news/2010/037.htm
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