View more on these topics

I found the meaning of property value in Florida

From Dave Rogers

I think it uncharitable of Mole to suggest that David Bennett is a tight-wad for holidaying with easyJet (Mortgage Strategy January 8).

I am sure Bennett is equally frugal when travelling on business at shareholders’ expense. Unless, of course, Mole knows different.

On another matter, I’ve just returned from Florida. Despite my lowly income we flew Virgin and very nice it was too.

The villa we rented had five bedrooms, three bathrooms, three living rooms, a kitchen-diner, heated pool, huge patio, hot tub, double garage and a garden. Yours for 155,000, or about the price of a two-bedroom terrace in Blighty. It’s good to be home.

Dave Rogers


Victoria warns of rate rises on the high street

High street lenders will waste no time in passing on the Bank of Englands base rate increase to borrowers, warns Victoria Mortgages.The lender says the rises will come despite mortgages being largely funded by stable customer deposits.It believes the rise will materialise even though sub-prime lenders, which rely on the wholesale securitisation and swap markets […]

HIP website falls victim to net cull

The official Home Information Pack website is to be scrapped just a year after it was launched as part of a major government website cull. There are 951 government websites in existence but the Cabinet Office announced last week that only 26 will remain operational. The government has earmarked 551, including uk, to be […]

Former NAEA president rallies industires against HIPs

Trevor Kent, former president of the National Association of Estate Agents, is calling for a meeting of all of those in the property sales industry to present any problems concerning the introduction of Home Information Packs to the government. Kent says: “As of this moment there are just 94 working days before the government is […]

AIFA welcomes financial capability scheme

The Association of Independent Financial Advisers has given its support to the governments financial capability scheme, which will see the launch of a national generic financial advice service. Chris Cummings, director general of AIFA, says: Any move to improve financial understanding and capability among the general public is a step in the right direction.“We believe […]

Burnett: what needs to happen for value to start performing again?

Value stocks have significantly underperformed growth stocks in Europe in the past decade. However, Rob Burnett, manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund, believes we are now approaching an inflection point. Watch the video below to find out more. In the video, Rob discusses: How low inflation and loose monetary policy since the global financial […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up