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guaranteed rental income insurance | Watch Jeb Bush and beware politicians bearing books

guaranteed rental income insurance | Watch Jeb Bush and beware politicians bearing books

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Politicians’ books are worthless pap, but as Jeb Bush shows, a pile of books beats a soapbox for improving one’s standing

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush signs his book, Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution, at the Ronald Reagan Library. Photograph: Brian Cahn/Zuma Press/Corbis guaranteed rental income insurance
Jeb Bush left office six years ago, at the age of 54, and basically, has not held a job since. There was talk of him stepping forward to help rescue the Republican party from its 2012 hopeless slate of candidates, but he demurred. And there was talk about him becoming the National Football League commissioner at the tail end of his term as Florida governor, but Bush said he wouldn’t even consider his next career step until he was out of office.

He decided, evidently, to do – at least, officially – almost nothing at all.

Until now. Now, he has co-written a book, Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution. On Sunday, he did all the morning talk shows. He’ll be talking about this book for months and months to come.

And that’s what this column is about: books by politicians. Books as political career-building blocks. Books as legitimizing devices. Books as political objects.

It is as expected as kissing babies that a politician who is aspiring to national office will write a book. Beside me, at my desk, for reasons I can’t fathom, has been Mark Rubio’s face for the last several months, on the cover of his book. Everybody who is going to run for president in 2016 will have a book. Maybe two.

I think we can all safely agree that no one, except perhaps the emotionally disturbed, has ever read one of these books. It transpired during the Republican race last year that Rick Santorum had not quite read his own book. It is not a requirement, or even an expectation, that ambitious politicians write their own books.

Barack Obama wrote a revealing book before he was a plausible contender, before he was likely at all to be anyone, and he probably wrote it himself. Then, after he became a viable candidate, he wrote another, probably much less by himself, which carefully said nothing at all.

Still, these dishwater dull and insipid books are powerful. This is effective media.

In Jeb Bush’s case, a book wipes his indolence clean. The man might reasonably be hardpressed to explain just exactly what he was doing for the past six years, and on what basis was he supporting his family (which would open up the issue of sweetheart consulting deals and overpaid speeches). But having a book, especially on a policy topic, shows he was being an expert, pursuing the public’s welfare, solving problems, that he was out-front, that he was leading. To prove it, he wrote a book.

His book, as these books are, is one moderately diligent speech and the rest is almost wholly valueless padding.

The core material itself – the basic stump speech, which he will now repeat at forum after forum – is hardly all that interesting. Bush tries to walk the fine line between Republican troglodytes who oppose all immigration reform, and the obvious necessity for a more tolerant position. In this, he offers a series of banal and slightly more tolerant policy proscriptions.

But pay no attention to that, because no one will. Rather, the point is that because of this book, which no one will read or seriously review, Jeb Bush is now a spokesman for this issue. And that puts him on television as a man with a mission, instead of as a mere candidate. He doesn’t have to say what is obvious (“I’ve just been waiting around for my time to run for president”). He can say, “I’m deeply concerned about immigration.”

Still, don’t think a book by a climbing politician is just propaganda. It doesn’t even provide that amount of feeling and commitment. In fact, politicians are really careful to say mostly nothing at all in their books – lest, when they do run, they are held accountable for what they may have written.guaranteed rental income insurance

These books a really more sleights of hand. They’re pretend books. It’s like being named a chairman of a worthy cause. It’s wholly symbolic.

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So why do publishers collude in this deception?

For one thing, the publisher doesn’t really have to pay you. You certainly don’t want to look like Newt Gingrich when Rupert Murdoch used his book company, HarperCollins, to funnel an extra $4.5m to Newt. (Indeed, if you hold office, there are no rules governing this sort of thing.)

And you get free publicity. Jeb Bush’s book tour masking as campaign launch will actually sell books. Not a huge number, of course, but perhaps 30-40,000 – that’s a profit of several hundred thousand dollars to a publisher.

Still. Here’s a book without real thought, or information, or meaning, besides self-promotion, which exists only to provide a pretext to get the politician-author on television. You would think a publisher would have some gatekeeper pride before so willingly becoming part of this charade. At least, you might think the publisher would worry about the devaluation these phony books might have on books as a whole. (Really, it’s hard to look at any book the same way, after you’ve tried to read one of these.) But alas …

Curiously, these politicians who have written (or who have had someone else write) these phony-baloney books, actually come to think of themselves as authors, with a stack of new books always at their elbow. It’s almost impossible to visit one of them and not come away with an autographed copy of your own.

So here is Jeb Bush: with his book in hand – his artifact, his prop – on the hustings, surely aiming for his shot.

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guaranteed rent schemes | Wimbledon v Henley: where’s the best place to buy a property?

guaranteed rent schemes | Wimbledon v Henley: where’s the best place to buy a property?

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British summers are defined by tennis and regattas, but where makes a better home, asks Caroline McGhie.

We know summer is in full swing when we hear the roar of the crowd on Centre Court, the plop of oars as rowing eights pull up the Thames, or women speak of hats and garden parties. These time-honoured rituals give potency to privileged pockets of the property market in ways we may not have imagined.
Wimbledon, already well-heeled, with house prices on a level with Parson’s Green or Fulham, steps up to the table for extra helpings. As thousands pour in with their sun hats and umbrellas, some locals prepare for bumper weeks of rental income. The most ordinary houses and flats can command fantastic prices as long as they are within a 10-minute walk of the All England Tennis Club.

“There are people who let at his time of year but not at any other time,” says Alison Purdue, the lettings manager at Hamptons International. “You can usually get three times the rental value of a long let. This is more than the value of a holiday let. Tennis players, the media and people involved in running the tournament need places to stay.”
In Somerset Road, right by the courts’ entrance, families routinely pack their bags, clear their cupboards and drawers, and move out for the duration. Geti and Kamran Mahmood, with their teenage children Azhar and Zainab, are used to the annual exodus. They go off to stay with Geti’s mother in Kensington, leaving the house to earn as much as £5,750 a week.

“It is quite a lot of work to get it ready, but we have a garage we can put stuff in,” says Geti. This year is a little different as they have permanently moved out to a flat nearby and hope to find a long let through Hamptons International at £5,500 a month once the tennis is over. “It is a nightmare during the tournament as the road is closed,” says Geti. “But we all get passes so we can go in and watch, which is wonderful.”

The whole area gets a shot in the arm from the tournament. “It makes it a global destination,” says Clive Moon of Savills. “These days around 20-25 per cent of our buyers are from abroad.” A week before the tournament, the area shows off its village credentials with a huge summer fair on the Common.

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“You always have one foot in the country here because the Common comes right up to the High Street,” says Clive. “Yet you can see the London skyline because we are that close. Families love it. There are coffee shops, restaurants, all the specialist shops.”
At Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, residents benefit from living in one of the prettiest riverside towns which also hosts the best-known rowing regatta in the world. The parade of glamorous hats entering the Royal Enclosure, the chink of Pimm’s and the thrill of watching the boats cross the finishing line, makes it one of the great English summer spectacles.

“Families move out every year to let their houses for the regatta,” says Suzy Garrett of Knight Frank. “The rowing is followed by the Henley Festival, so people rent for three weeks or a month and pay three times the value of a long let. It is also the prettiest time of the year when the river banks are draped with willows.”

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People rent here for other reasons too. “There are those who have sold in London and rent to buy the right house when it comes up,” says Suzy.

The town is full of Victorian houses. “They sell at £600,000 to £1 million and are good for families,” says search agent Mark Parkinson of Middleton Advisors. “Outside town you find some of the top houses in the country, which sell at £15 million to £20 million. The countryside is beautiful, protected, pure chocolate box.” The most expensive sale was in 2011 when Park Place sold for £140 million.
In the heart of Henley, close to the picturesque five-arched bridge, Barry and Karen MacKay are selling Thamesfield Cottage with 45ft of river frontage, so they know this will be the last year they find themselves spectators at the regatta.

“We can walk along the Thames and watch everyone in their boaters and blazers without having to enter the enclosure,” says Barry. “I think a lot of people go for the fun rather than to watch the rowing. Then when the Music Festival arrives it is black tie and tails.”
This is the Home Counties at its velvet-lined best, and it doesn’t blink at fame in its midst. Beatle George Harrison lived at the Victorian Gothic mansion Friar Park for years until he died. These days you might spot Liam Gallagher, Orlando Bloom or screenwriter Richard Curtis popping into town to do their shopping.

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Guaranteed Rent London | Housing market confidence at highest level in three years

Guaranteed Rent London | Housing market confidence at highest level in three years

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THE housing market has seen a number of positive events in recent weeks including initiatives in the Budget and Zoopla.co.uk research reveals that confidence is up among homeowners – a significant step towards a recovery.Guaranteed Rent London

According to the research UK homeowners are expecting house prices to rise by 4.5 per cent over the next six months.

This is the biggest predicted house price increase by UK homeowners in over three years and could signal that 2013 is set to be the best year for the property market since the financial crisis struck.

The proportion of homeowners who think that house prices will increase this year is also at the highest level for almost three years with three quarters (74 per cent) of those surveyed predicting prices in their area will increase, the most since the second quarter of 2010.

Confidence has grown notably over just the past few months as only 65 per cent of owners predicted an increase back in December.Guaranteed Rent London

And only 13 per cent of owners now expect prices to fall over the course of the next six months, down from 19 per cent at the end of last year.

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Owners in Yorkshire and the Humber are the least bullish with only 61 per cent expecting property prices to rise over the next six months.

In stark contrast, 89 per cent of London homeowners predict prices to rise by the end of summer making them the most confident property owners in the UK.

So, with first-time buyer lending gradually increasing and mortgages becoming more readily available, there is real belief that the property market is starting to turn a corner and drag itself out of the hole since the financial crisis.

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