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The Process of Buying a Property at Auction

The process of buying a property at auction can be an exciting way to secure your dream property, but it isn’t for the faint hearted. Things can happen very quickly in the auction room and you need to have done your homework beforehand in order to bid confidently and avoid paying too much. Good planning is key at this should start with an understanding of what will happen on the day.   Prior to the Auction   Find the property from the Auction catalogue or online. Once you have identified property that you would like to bid on, you should check it out legally. The vendor’s solicitors will have prepared legal packs containing (where applicable) special conditions of sale, title deeds, leases and searches to help you make an informed decision. If you need further legal information you should contact the vendor’s solicitor – the details of which are usually provided...
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Bank of England: UK Interest rates remain at 0.5%

The Bank of England (BoE) has decided to keep UK interest rates at the all time low of 0.5%, in a move that was widely expected. The committee has also committed to continue with the quantative easing (QE) that it announced last month would be increased to £200bn. The Bank recently warned that the recovery would be “slow and protracted” and that it would take months for the full impact of its policies to be felt. Read more at Bank of England News or news.bbc.co.uk
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Interest Rate unchanged at 0.5%, but extra £25bn for economy

Interest rates remain at 0.5% after the announcement today from the Bank of England, this being the eighth successive month since reaching the all time low in March. The Bank has decided to pump an extra £25bn into the economy via their quantitative easing (QE) programme, having already spent £175bn on it so far. The Bank of England said it would spend this extra money over the next three months, which represents a slowdown in the rate of putting money into the economy – in the previous three months it had been £50bn. In the Bank’s statement they go on to say that “A number of indicators of spending and confidence, however, suggest that a pickup in economic activity may soon be evident.” View the full BBC Article or visit the Bank of England website.
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Tool Review: Google Maps for the property entrepreneur

Google maps is not a tool that people would often associate as being useful for helping build their property portfolio or even just to help search for a new property to live in. However Google maps can be invaluable in taking a first look at a property before a viewing, reviewing a property and its area if you are not local, or identifying any potential issues in the surrounding area. I’m sure you will have used Google maps, or one of the various other map tools before. But if not it is very easy. Simply enter the Postcode or street name of the property you are investigating in the search box. So how can Google Maps help? The way to use google maps as a tool is to become a detective. You are looking at clues that will either give you a positive view or a potentially negative view about a...
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BoE and ECB Leave Interest Rates Unchanged, 0.5% and 1%

The Bank of England today announced it would leave the interest rates on hold at 0.5%, now the seventh successive month. The Bank also decided to continue with the quantitative easing (QE) which is likely to take another month to complete. – View full BBC Article Also today the European Central Bank (ECB) kept interest rates on hold at 1% and is expected to wait several months before raising then in order to help the eurozone economy. – View full BBC Article
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