Archive for January, 2022

Maintaining Optimism

The release of December quarter CPI numbers this week has once again focussed attention on what is now considered to be the very real potential of official interest rate rises sooner rather than later. That prospect usually sends a shiver of fear down the spine of the residential property market, but I wonder if we really do have reason to worry. The numbers tell an interesting story. The Consumer Price Index rose 1.3% in the last three months of last year and 3.5% up for the full year. And I think everyone is really feeling it. The rise in prices of everyday items feels more... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 27th January, 2022

Word on the Street: Thornton – January 2022

It’s a new year and there are exciting plans in place to bring theThornton community together again in a COVID-safe way. Word-on-the-Street-Jan-2022Download View article »
Posted in Community on 21st January, 2022

Pragmatic Predictions

Happy New Year, although I’m not sure exactly what’s so new about it! It might be January, but it feels depressingly like we’re facing the same challenges as the last year, perhaps with some new ones thrown in for good measure. It begs the question - is there much to look forward to in the year ahead?  Of course, everyone will have a different opinion but despite the rough start I still hold high hopes for a positive year ahead. Yes, I acknowledge that it could be wishful thinking, but I’ve always been a ‘glass half full’ kinda guy and whilst I have never... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 19th January, 2022