However, in order to take an educated stab, you must first look at the prospects for the economy, as this dictates the countries mood and how much money people have to spend. Doom and gloom headlines in the press or a rosy outlook can have a significant impact on consumer confidence and this can directly impact on how house prices will perform. [···]
It is Chancellor’s Philip Hammond first Autumn Statement on Wednesday, so I thought I would do a little crystal ball gazing and also perhaps give Mr Hammond some hints and tips on what he might include to boost the housing market and provide some early seasonal cheer for beleaguered house sellers, buyers and landlords.
With New Zealand and Australia set to go head to head for the Webb Ellis Trophy at Twickenham this Saturday afternoon and the accolade of being the first team in history to be crowned rugby world cup champions three times, the stakes couldn’t be higher! Therefore it seemed like an opportune moment to draw a parallel between top level rugby, team sport in general and business.
Recently I attended a live event organised by a Twitter group I contribute to, Stockporthour – #hours are the online equivalent to Networking events where users contribute to a discussion group using a relevant hashtag. However being slightly old fashioned, I still like to meet real life people face to face so thought I would get out from behind my keyboard! [···]