A new property recession?

A new property recession?

Writing in The Times yesterday Tom Knowles pondered the state of the housing market as we head into the Election next week. He was kind enough to include a comment from me as well as some reaction from the likes of Johnny Morris, head of research at Countrywide and Bricks & Mortar editor Anne Ashworth. As always, it’s never easy (or sensible) to generalise about the […]

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Help to Buy

Help to Buy

Research published this weekend has shown that 4000 households using Help to Buy earned over £100,000 and that some 20,000 were not first time buyers. This follows some more detailed work undertaken by BBC News itself in February which showed that just 10 homes had been purchased in Hammersmith & Fulham under the scheme which between them had cost £1.9m. The media was very keen to […]

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Today program – 8th Dec 2016

Today program – 8th Dec 2016
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You & Yours – 21st Nov 2016 – Are landlords being persecuted?

You & Yours – 21st Nov 2016 – Are landlords being persecuted?
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An listener writes..

An listener writes..

One of the pluses of radio is the instant reaction one can get as listeners respond – usually of course to enquire why the broadcaster has invited me on! After a 15 minute chat with Vanessa Feltz on BBC London this charming response from an agent who had been listening in.  

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Wake up to Money 16th Nov 2016 – The Redfern Review

Wake up to Money 16th Nov 2016 – The Redfern Review
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BBC London 15th Nov 2016 – Calls to amend Stamp Duty

BBC London 15th Nov 2016 – Calls to amend Stamp Duty
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Interest rates cut to 0.25%

Interest rates cut to 0.25%

The Bank of England have cut interest rates to their lowest in 368 years. Base rates are now at 0.25% and a further £60bn of ‘Quantitive Easing’ was also promised with the suggestion that rates could be trimmed yet further by the year end. Some economists suggest that this is needed and welcome, others are less sure but on Radio 2 I was asked for […]

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Early interviews

Early interviews

I found this compilation of radio and tv interviews I had stitched together using Apples clever iMovie software. Some toe-curling moments but useful perhaps for anyone scratching their head wondering how to get invited onto the airwaves. Don’t be afraid to push – at least you can see how low the bar is and how desperate the broadcasters must be! Click to start!

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A million homes by 2020?

A million homes by 2020?

In a BBC1 Inside Out program housing minister Brandon Lewis ‘aspires’ to build a million new homes by the end of the Parliament. Media goes crazy and swiftly describes it as a pledge. I speak to Sophie Long about the chances of hitting this target, the reasons we need to and the implications of not doing so.  

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