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Oct

Coming Soon: New Development in Lisburn

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Coming Soon: New Development in Lisburn

At last it seems that a new dawn is beginning in the local Northern Ireland residential housing market and new horizons are emerging with the arrival of an exciting new developer– Blue Horizon Developments. Andrew Agnew and David Craigan formed the company in March of this year with a view to creating beautiful homes in prestigious developments. And although Blue Horizon...

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14

Oct

Householders Could Save up to £50 each month and £600 Annually

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Householders Could Save up to £50 each month and £600 Annually

As Northern Ireland’s energy companies join together to celebrate Energy Aware Week this October, OFTEC, which represents the domestic oil heating industry, today issued an “Energy Savings Challenge” to householders that could help them save up to £50 per month on their energy bills. Energy Aware Week, which runs from 13th - 19th October, is a joint initiative by Northern Ireland...

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13

Oct

US tycoon Tony Saliba seals Lough Erne Resort deal

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US tycoon Tony Saliba seals Lough Erne Resort deal

A billionaire American business tycoon has completed a cut-price deal for the luxurious Lough Erne Resort. And the Enniskillen hotel's award-winning golf course is likely to ensure the new owner is a regular visitor due to his family's much-publicised love for the game. The five-star hotel enjoyed global exposure last year when it hosted the G8 leaders, including US president Barack Obama...

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9

Oct

Estate agent's plea for millionaire mansions - as property demand outstrips supply in Northern Irela

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Estate agent's plea for millionaire mansions - as property demand outstrips supply in Northern Irela

It's a millionaire's market. Northern Ireland's recovering property market is being fuelled by an unexpected rush for houses worth more than £1m, according to a prominent estate agent. The Belfast-based Templeton Robinson estate agents says it has 12 would-be buyers just itching to invest up to £2m in their dream home – so much so they can't keep up. The affluent dozen...

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8

Oct

Property deals are on the rise as sales reach £400m in Northern Ireland

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Property deals are on the rise as sales reach £400m in Northern Ireland

Over £400m has been invested in Northern Ireland's commercial property so far this year, it has been revealed. For the first nine months of the year 21 transactions totalling over £411m were signed, according to property consultants CBRE. Figures for the last quarter of the year – from July to September – signalled a bumper time for property deals with over £267m...

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7

Oct

Despite low incomes Northern Ireland is a great place to live

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Despite low incomes Northern Ireland is a great place to live

Northern Ireland is an attractive place to live. Average incomes are lower than elsewhere in Great Britain but more favourable Government determined local taxes (rates, water charges and public sector rents) go a long way to offset lower income levels. On an annual basis, the Department for Social Development (DSD) collects and analyses data on the state of family resources in...

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6

Oct

One of Northern Ireland's oldest shopping malls for sale at £26m ... but new owners will have to pay

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One of Northern Ireland's oldest shopping malls for sale at £26m ... but new owners will have to pay

One of Northern Ireland's best known shopping centres is on the market with a price tag of £26m. Connswater Shopping Centre is east Belfast, which is mainly home to discount retailers, has become the latest mall here to look for new ownership. But any prospective buyer has been warned the acquisition brings with it an annual £60,000 rent to use a bridge...

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3

Oct

Race to sell as Eddie Irvine drops price of Dublin bachelor pad to £3m

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Race to sell as Eddie Irvine drops price of Dublin bachelor pad to £3m

It's the ultimate in playboy chic - and now Eddie Irvine's luxury Dublin bolthole could be yours for a cool £3m. The former Formula One driver from North Down built the ultra-modern bachelor pad at Sorrento Road in the exclusive village of Dalkey back in the Noughties but only lived in it for a short time before putting it up for...

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1

Oct

Door opens for the housing market - and the figures are there to prove it

Posted on 1st October 2014  |   Add a comment

Door opens for the housing market - and the figures are there to prove it

CONFIDENCE in the housing market is at its highest level for some considerable time. The figures speak for themselves — every sector of the market is showing a significant increase in activity. Statistics in the national press show a positive trend in the housing market. Whilst the overall positive message is also true of local markets, many of the statistics...

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Oct

Belfast house prices rising 'as fast as London'

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Belfast house prices rising 'as fast as London'

House prices have increased in Belfast at the same rate as London - with a massive 21% growth in the last year, says Nationwide. The average property in Belfast is now worth £188,240, according to the building society's House Price Index. While prices have not risen as sharply across the rest of Northern Ireland, the province still saw a 10.2% increase in...

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