Open The Door And Close The Sale

Here’s the thing; the chances are when asked ‘So, what are you doing this weekend?’ you’ll answer from one of three – 1. Working (at home or at work) 2. Nothing much, or 3. Shopping.  And here’s the thing - I wrote a blog after reading the excellent Shutting Up Shop: The Decline of the Traditional Small [...]

Bank Of England Survey

Q1 is through, and the Bank of Englands' Agents’ results summarise a mixed bag from robust growth in goods exports having tightened capacity, improving profit margins and strengthened investment intentions to evidence of financial distress in retail and leisure. The mortgage market has remained highly competitive with activity dominated by remortgaging in anticipation of further [...]

Drifting In Business And Marriage

Welcome January - The month where bad things are put to bed and good things can be hoped for. The month that follows festive activities which are sometimes joined at the hip with pressure and stress, and consequently the month where I hear about at least one relationship breakdown and resultant property or family home [...]

Insight – May 2016

"According to......." According to @enf  collecting data about housing costs is a worthwhile exercise. Kudos. 1979 was the year that San Francisco’s Mayor imposed a rent control, 70 years later, data inspection shows an average 6.6% increase (mostly year on year since 1956) – rent control or not. Eric Fischer cites ‘It would take a [...]