just a word on flipping. When we went on our inspection tour, the biggest thing the agents were pushing was flipping. So much so, they even bought along a well known snooker pro (now regular snooker TV commentator) to help. At the time he, along with the agent, loosly spoke about buying several properties, with the ‘ how can you go wrong’ attitude. The lady who worked as secretary for the agent and her husband also signed up for two properties on the trip.
With these two examples, those who wouldn’t sign up were treated as mugs and over cautious. Hard to believe now, but with rocketing prices and celebs’ buying, it really looked to good to miss.