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74% of brokers predict a good year for the market

A whopping 74% of Mortgage Strategy Online readers predict a buoyant year for the housing market in 2007. Just 26% of readers expect a downturn. Whether the number of pessimists will rise as a result of last week’s base rate increase remains to be seen.

This week Mortgage Strategy asks: “Will the housing market dip in 2007 as a result of last week’s base rate rise?”

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Em launches free legals on SPML

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MAB expands sale force

Mortgage Advice Bureau has expanded its sales force with the appointment of a regional sales director for the Midlands and two area sales managers for the south of the UK. David Pearce has joined MAB as the regional sales director for the Midlands and is responsible for overseeing all sales operations from Gloucester to Liverpool. […]