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A Guide to Staying Safe at The Cash Point


Did you know that millions of pounds are stolen at UK cashpoints every single year? £36.7 million to be exact. Nowadays, when you intend on using a cashpoint you need to remain vigilant at all times – scammers are bringing out clever, advanced new schemes every week to try to take your hard earned cash! Cashpoints are the easiest, most

OAP Spies Undercover At Care Homes


The treatment of residents in care homes has long been subject of scrutiny by the general public and state health care officials. We regularly hear about the mistreatment of residents in many care homes around the UK. For example, there was a recent article that reported on the abuse of residents at the Orchid View care home near Crawley in West Sussex,

Police Stop Terrorist Attack in London


Under the Terrorism Act 2000, metropolitan police officers successfully managed to arrest four men earlier this month whom they believe had plans to perform a terrorist attack in central London. Since the 7/7 bombings things have been quite quiet in the capital, but this could have changed dramatically had police not acted on intelligence when they did. Allegedly, MI5 had

24,000 People Will Die This Year From Rising Fuel Costs


This week the national media have been reporting how Britain’s biggest energy firms have announced fuel price increases, at a time of year when demand is likely to rise due to the colder weather we are having as we approach winter. A sad state of affairs Most people in the UK, like myself, have no choice but to fork out

How The Property Market Has Fared Since The Financial Crisis

gg The first sign of the economic crisis happened when Lehman Brothers collapsed and filed for bankruptcy in September 2008. Many in the financial sector knew that there were problems, but for most ordinary people it came as a bolt from the blue. Those watching events unfold from foreign countries had no idea that the collapse would have worldwide consequences. Suddenly it became apparent that there were other banks around the globe that were also in dire straits. It appears that in October 2008, the UK was only hours away from a complete financial meltdown when investors decided to withdraw their money. There was a run on many banks as savers tried to get access to their cash before, they thou Continue Reading Story >>>

4 Incredible Ways To Promote Your Property Online

online searching When you’re selling a property, you want to give yourself the best-possible chance. With everything now online, you needn’t limit yourself to advertising in property magazines. In fact, there are many new, exciting ways to market your property. The emergence of social media and popular blogs mean that the internet  is an incredible marketing tool. Likewise, advances in technology have made way for new means of promotion online. Internet savvy marketers are now taking advantage of all the world wide web has to offer. If you are in real estate, then it can’t hurt to add an extra avenue to your marketing plan. By taking some of your business online, you expand your audience a Continue Reading Story >>>

Advantages Of Apartment Life That You Might Not Have Considered

gg Most people thought that living in a flat back in the 1960s would be a fantastic experience. There were many estates under construction and queues of people waiting to move in. Many of them found that life there was not all they expected. The places were often cold due to lack of insulation and metal-framed windows, and there was no central heating to make up for it. Livings standards are high today. Modern technology has enabled us to convert those icy council flats into modern apartments that are comfortable and chic. No longer are they the last resort for desperate people, they are now desirable pieces of real estate that command high prices. Those close to metropolitan city centres can c Continue Reading Story >>>

A Guide to Buying The Property of Your Dreams

9504759046_7d7dda8443_b If you want to buy the property of your dreams, you might not know where to start. It can be hard knowing what makes a property great if you have never bought one before. In any case, there is no need for you to feel confused. You will come to learn that finding the property of your dreams is, in fact, a relatively simple task once you know what to look out for. Decide on Your Budget Before you do anything, you must figure out how much you are willing to pay. Once you know how much you want to spend on a property you will then be able to make all your other decisions. Your budget is going to determine where you live and what you live in. If you are not sure how much you need to budget, look Continue Reading Story >>>

Will More Stringent Mortgage Qualification Rules Lead To Another Crisis?

gg (2) “Boom and bust” is an apt phrase to use for the housing market over the last thirty years. Nigel Lawson was responsible for the boom era back in the 1980s when he was Chancellor. It ended up with interest rates going through the roof as house prices began to soar beyond all expectations. When the effect of the rates kicked in, prices slumped, and new owners found themselves in negative equity. The financial crash presented a different set of problems. The cause of the problem was irresponsible lending and short-term profiteering by the banks. When people could not repay the loans, banks went to the wall. Luckily the conservatives came into power and figured out ways for the poor to shoul Continue Reading Story >>>