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Archive for April, 2009

Weekend Paper Review – 27th April

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 27, 2009

Hi Everyone,

Sorry but I was away last week and nowhere near a computer to give my thoughts on last weeks news but there were some good stories this weekend, though conflicting. Please see my audio guide to the left of your screen.

Comment includes – The UK market picking up on the back of figures from the US property market. The Turkish property market going upmarket and the Spanish Golf Resorts having a mixed time.

Some articles that i have been commenting on can be found here:

http://tinyurl.com/cpnhyf – Turkey going upmarket
http://tinyurl.com/cwrvv6  – Indian market
http://tinyurl.com/ccseho  – Student buy to let market

I hope this helps everyone,

Best wishes.

James

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My thoughts about Social Media after my first month.

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 27, 2009

Introduction:

I first heard about Social Media over a dinner table about how the business world was evolving and it intrigued me. It was discussed about how LinkedIn was changing my friends way of networking in the world of Recruitment. This interested me as my business is all about communication and networking. However, I also was finding this the hardest area to penetrate due to the international nature of the business that I am in. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekly review of the UK papers…..

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 14, 2009

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a good Easter. There are two reviews of the papers on the Audio Guide to the left of your screen ready to download and listen to. Topics discussed in the first audio guide are:

  • UK housing market and reasons for optimism
  • Montenegro and Brazil Housing markets

The topics in the second audio guide are about Cyprus and Spain housing markets which show quite  a positive slant.

Some of the articles covered are below:

Cyprus – http://tinyurl.com/cyf6cn

Spainhttp://tinyurl.com/cfauzg

I hope it is happy listening. Best wishes everyone.

James

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Why is the Turkish property market doing so well?

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 9, 2009

Currently we, at Atlas International, are seeing one of the real winners of the Property Market in 2008 and 2009 being Turkey. In this article I will therefore summarise THREE major reasons that, in my humble opinion, are reasons for this to be the case and shall try to provide useful resources that support these facts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Reported Buy to Let troubles in the UK market….

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 8, 2009

I remember distinctly when the Local Housing association introduced the new legislation dictating that Housing association tenants would be paid rent directly rather than it going straight to the landlords. I remember thinking that this would all go horribly wrong. This report in the Telegraph only supports this fact. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekend UK Newspaper Review…..

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 6, 2009

Hello everyone and welcome to a new week. On the “Box Net” application to the left of your screen you will find my first “Review of the Weekend Papers”. I hope that you will find this useful as this is mainly going to be distributed for all of my sales people across the world to keep up to date with the latest news. Maybe it will also be useful for you as well.

I am going to try to keep it to just 10 minutes long each week but I may pass comment on some of the articles that I have read and go on my own experience so you will have to excuse me if i go on a little bit longer but I will definately not be speaking for more than 15 minutes because I respect you are all busy people.

Feel free to comment on anything that you would like me to change or expand on.

Best wishes all and hope you have a good week.

James

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Property Market Returning Part Two……

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 2, 2009

Further to my post yesterday, there has now been a news story released today from the Nationwide.

“House prices rise for the first time since March 2007”

Read the rest of this entry »

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Property Market Returning?

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 1, 2009

Could this be the moment that we have been waiting for? There have been silent whispers for the last few months around the figures released from the RICS surveys each month – these have clearly shown a decrease in the rate of price falls in the UK Domestic Property market while also reporting that client numbers are increasing (have now been increasing for the last four months in a row……)

There are now even more figures, from other sources that are starting to stick their heads above the parapits Read the rest of this entry »

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