The Future Of UK Property Review

| March 19, 2014 | 3 Replies

Product Name: The Future of UK Property

Product Author: Phil Anderson (main presenter)

Company Name & Contact Details: 
This product is published by Agora Lifestyles Ltd.
Codestorm House,
Walton Road,
Farlington,
Hampshire
PO6 1TR.
Contact them via www.ContactAgora.co.uk.

Headline:

“Why the UK Property Market is on the Verge of a 14-Year Boom”

Price: £49.50

Money Back Guarantee: 30 days

What Do You Get?

– A DVD containing a two-hour presentation by Phil Anderson, along with various bonus videos and resources.

Where To Buy: http://pro1.agoralifestyles.co.uk/199853

Brief Summary:

The Future of UK Property is based around a seminar presentation by economist and author Phil Anderson. He explains how his research has led him to the view that the UK is on the verge of a major boom in property prices.

What’s It All About?

The Future of UK Property is aimed at anyone who may be thinking of buying or investing in property in Britain at the present time.

You get a recording of a presentation recently delivered by Phil Anderson in London, in which he talks about his research on economic cycles, and how this has convinced him that the UK is on the verge of a big property boom.

As well as the main presentation, you also get various bonus videos, and companion notes (which you can access separately from a password-protected website).

Do I Need Experience To Make This Work?

No special experience is required.

How Much Money Do I Need To Get Started?

To invest in property you will, of course, need access to capital. However, Phil argues that a property boom is likely to have major implications for stock markets, interest rates and so forth as well – so anyone with investments (or a pension fund) can potentially benefit from his advice.

How Much Money Can I Make?

Obviously this depends on how much you have to invest, but Phil reveals that UK property prices typically double over the course of an 18-year cycle. Beyond that, though, it depends how you choose to apply his ideas. The Future of UK Property is essentially an educational guide and not a complete business opportunity in its own right.

How Much Time Will I Need To Make This Work?

Watching the videos will take you a few hours, and you may want to follow up by checking out the recommended books and resources (though that is not essential).

If you are persuaded by Phil’s ideas, it’s then just a matter of working out how you can best apply them to your own circumstances.

Will I Need Any Equipment To Do This?

Just a DVD player, or a computer with a DVD drive.

Value For Money?

If Phil is right – and he makes a very convincing case – then the cost of the DVD is very small beer compared with the potential profits to be made if you time your investment correctly.

Does It Live Up To The Claims In The Promotion?

The sales page goes into great detail about the DVD and the advice it contains. There is the usual measure of copywriter’s hype, but that is to be expected in a product of this nature.

Personally, I much prefer a detailed and informative sales page such as this to the increasingly common video sales pages depicting expensive cars and luxury villas but revealing next to nothing about the product itself.

Quality of Customer Service:

I didn’t test this myself – the product is a DVD, so how much support is anyone likely to need in order to play it? Nonetheless, Agora is a large company with its own in-house customer support team, and in my experience all queries are normally dealt with promptly and courteously.

Review

The Future of UK Property is supplied as a two-DVD pack in a box folder.

As mentioned above, you can view it on a standard DVD player or on your computer, so long as it has a DVD drive and suitable software (I use and recommend the free VLC Media Player).

The first DVD has the main presentation by Phil Anderson. This is about two hours long and was recorded at a live seminar in London. The recording quality is good. Phil is an Australian and has quite a strong accent, but I found him easy enough to understand.

During his presentation Phil refers to various slides. Although you can see these on the video, helpfully they are also provided via a dedicated website (the URL and password for this are enclosed with the DVD). The publishers recommend printing out the slides before watching the presentation, so that you can follow along.

Phil prefers to describe himself as a trader rather than an academic. He is clearly very well read, however, and gives a thought-provoking, scholarly (though by no means dry) presentation.

He starts by discussing the theories and historical data he has used in his research. He goes on to discuss economic cycles he has discovered in various countries, including the US and Australia. His colleague Akhil Patel comes in briefly to talk about some statistics that relate specifically to the UK.

Perhaps the key advice concerns the 18-year cycle Phil claims property prices follow. He presents statistics that clearly demonstrate this pattern repeating itself time and time again, with 14 years of (mainly) growth followed by four years of stagnation. He uses a clock metaphor showing various economic indicators at different points during this cycle, and makes a strong case that a new cycle is starting now.

The second DVD has three bonus items. The first is a video titled “The Great UK Property Debate”. It is a shade under an hour long, and features a debate between Phil and The Fleet Street Letter’s James Ferguson, who takes a more bearish (pessimistic) view. Both make some good points, but Phil’s arguments are undoubtedly the more persuasive.

The other two videos are titled “The Future of Property, Commodities and Equities” and “Where Next for Interest Rates and Natural Resources”. As a matter of interest, these videos can also be viewed online from the private website. Both take the form of a discussion between Phil and author and investor Dominic Frisby (though Dominic basically just asks questions, so Phil does most of the talking).

These videos provide additional background, e.g. Phil explains how he first became interested in economic cycles as a forecasting (and trading) tool. He also talks about other cycles he has researched, e.g. the longer (60-year) commodity price cycle. It’s interesting stuff, but probably not as crucial as the main presentation.

Overall, I was impressed by The Future of UK Property, which certainly makes a compelling case that now is the time to be thinking about investing in property before the predicted boom gathers pace. Obviously, I’m not an economist, and I know there are some who would disagree with Phil, but the evidence he has assembled for his cyclical theory of property prices (and other economic indicators) appears pretty conclusive.

Any criticisms? Well, being lazy, I might have appreciated some sort of cheat sheet summarizing the key points of the presentation and setting out specific “action point” recommendations. The information is all there, but you may need to watch the videos several times over (while taking notes) to get everything clear in your mind.

On the other hand, I suppose if a cheat sheet was provided some people (not me, of course) would be tempted to skim over the presentation and go straight to this, and therefore fail to appreciate the finer points of Phil’s advice.

If you’re wondering whether now is the right time to invest in bricks and mortar, you could do a lot worse than check out The Future of UK Property. It will give you some thought-provoking insights into how property prices have fluctuated in the past, and how – assuming history repeats itself yet again – they are very likely to do so in the future.

Armed with this information, you should be in a much stronger position when planning your own investment strategies.

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Comments (3)

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  1. voodoo1 says:

    RE: “Why the UK Property Market is on the Verge of a 14-Year Boom”

    “Perhaps the key advice concerns the 18-year cycle Phil claims property prices follow. He presents statistics that clearly demonstrate this pattern repeating itself time and time again, with 14 years of (mainly) growth followed by four years of stagnation. He uses a clock metaphor showing various economic indicators at different points during this cycle, and makes a strong case that a new cycle is starting now.”

    What a JOKE!

    Has this dude taken into consideration that we have the lowest interest rates for 300 years?

    Rates can only go one way, though the Muppet’s in power will keep them as low for as long as …after the elections…?

    Also this product is from: MoneyWeek – they are the BIGGEST property bears…!

    So whats going on?

    Check the comments out here:

    telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/houseprices/10550353/House-price-rises-must-stop.html#disqus_thread

  2. tom42 says:

    those were the days 15% interest rates!

  3. voodoo1 says:

    I remember the interest rate on my mortgage hitting 18% for a time…

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