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NAEA predicts a stable housing market for 2005

The National Association of Estate Agents is predicting a stable housing market for 2005.

NAEA figures show at the end of 2004, house prices on average will be 6 per cent higher than the previous year.

But is is not expecting there to be any significant drop in prices. If anything, the NAEA says activity is likely to pick up in early 2005 when buyers begin to return to the market and see prices stabilise once more.

NAEA chief executive Peter Bolton King says: “In short, once again the housing market is set to disappoint those anticipating the fireworks of a crash. Stabilisation is the most we can expect, with 2005 more likely to see a more sensible house price growth of around 3 per cent.”


Review of 2004: Politics

The year in politics saw pensions rocket to the top of the political agenda. The Pensions Bill saw the creation of an industry-funded compensation fund for wind-up victims and a pension regulator.

Opra launches guide to DB schemes for employers

Opra has launched a guide for employers sponsoring DB schemes explaining how best to reduce risks to members.The publication, which can be ordered through Opra’s helpdesk, also examines how the Pension Protection Fund and the new pensions rgulator will work and provides guidance on compromises of statutory debts agreed between trustees and employers.

Harris Associates' view on the UK’s vote to leave the EU

By David Herro, Partner, Deputy Chairman, Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of International Equity at Harris Associates Britain’s vote to exit the European Union has led to significant uncertainty across global markets. We believe market impact of this uncertainty, though severe, is more of a shorter-term phenomenon which will provide an opportunity for long-term […]


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