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Apr

Flowers for cutting

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Flowers for cutting

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com bring you some top tips in how to grow your own flowers for cutting. Most people love to cut flowers from the garden for the house but lots of people feel guilty about taking flowers from their borders. Personally I never...

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17

Apr

Belfast's first queue for new homes in nine years

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Belfast's first queue for new homes in nine years

House-hunters queued throughout the day to snap up luxury homes in scenes which were a throwback to the height of the property boom.People gathered from 5am as the first batch of properties in the sought-after Belvoir Park development in south Belfast went on sale.Around 300 homes - priced between £245,000 and £410,000 - have been built on the site of...

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15

Apr

£152k cost of average home after 14% surge

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£152k cost of average home after 14% surge

House prices in Northern Ireland have experienced their strongest annual rate of growth in more than seven years, new official figures have revealed. A surge of 14.2% in February means the average local property is now priced at £152,000, according to the Government's Office for National Statistics (ONS). But despite the soaring growth - which is almost double the UK's 7.2% hike...

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14

Apr

It's Child's Play

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It's Child's Play

Gabrielle Fagan reveals how to create the perfect nursery, fit for any little prince or princess... Prince George will soon have to  abdicate his nursery to make way for a brother or sister. The new prince or princess will most likely take up residence in the young prince's Beatrix Potter-themed room at Kensington Palace, and will also enjoy a brand new...

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14

Apr

Apartment bar in bid to regain glory with £750k revamp

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Apartment bar in bid to regain glory with £750k revamp

Well-known bar The Apartment is receiving a £750,000 facelift to try and bring it back to its glory days, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal. The major investment at the venue in Donegall Square beside the City Hall will see the introduction of a new roof terrace, which involved removing part of a floor in the building. The two-floor bar closed in...

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13

Apr

Eddie Irvine sells luxury Miami house for $10.5m

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Eddie Irvine sells luxury Miami house for $10.5m

Ex-Formula One driver Eddie Irvine may be taking life slowly following his retirement from racing, but he appears to be very much in the fast lane of the property business. The north Down man's American company, Eddie Irvine Homes, has reportedly sold a luxury property in Miami Beach for a cool $10.5m (£7.1m). The 6,612 sq ft home is based on the...

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10

Apr

Gardening with Children

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Gardening with Children

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com  bring you some top tips in how to involve children in the garden.  Gardening may not be the most obvious thing that most children want to do but it can be encouraged and it certainly makes for a rewarding activity if...

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9

Apr

Victorian Saintfield Railway Station goes on market for £750k

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Victorian Saintfield Railway Station goes on market for £750k

It's both a quirky country house and a trainspotter's dream. The former Saintfield Railway Station has been lovingly transformed into the perfect family home for those with £750,000 to spare. Spread over three buildings, the house has its own platform, waiting area and signal room - and even its own subway to take you to the other side of the tracks. The station,...

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8

Apr

Getting a New Sofa? Key tips on what to consider

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Getting a New Sofa? Key tips on what to consider

by Trevor Wilson, Interior Designer at BEAUFORT The sofa has been described as “the foundation of any scheme”, and for many people, this is the first piece of furniture they choose when they are kitting out a new home. Key items to consider when investing in your new purchase include: Comfort               The primary function of a sofa is to be comfortable, so ensure...

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3

Apr

A bumper crop of Tomatoes

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A bumper crop of Tomatoes

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com  bring you some top tips in how to grow your own super Tomatoes this year. Tomatoes are the nation’s favourite home grown crop. Even if you do not grow any other crop the chances are that you have a few tomato...

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