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Dec

Northern Ireland house prices lowest in UK

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Northern Ireland house prices lowest in UK

Property values in Northern Ireland increased by 4.9% in the year to October - though the stratospheric growth elsewhere means the region still has the UK's lowest-price homes. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data showed Northern Ireland joined Scotland with the joint lowest rate of house price growthfor the 12-month period. England was storming ahead with house price inflation of 10.8%,...

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10

Dec

Antrim mansion earmarked for huge golf resort sells for £5m-plus

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Antrim mansion earmarked for huge golf resort sells for £5m-plus

A stately pile and surrounding lands in Co Antrim bought by the firm owned by medical millionaire Peter FitzGerald went for well over the £5m asking price, sources have revealed. It is thought that the sale is one of the largest private property sales made anywhere on the island of Ireland this year. And it was the single largest transaction in Northern...

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9

Dec

Once crumbling Ulster country pile is now favoured location for film crews

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Once crumbling Ulster country pile is now favoured location for film crews

When Lord Dunleath moved into Ballywalter Park his home was so unhabitable that neighbours joked going to bed there was like climbing between sheets of wet cardboard. But the stately home on the Ards Peninsula has undergone a startling transformation over the past few decades, changing from a crumbling semi-derelict structure to a welcoming mansion filled with everything from statues and...

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2

Dec

Exclusive new development scores on location.

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Exclusive new development scores on location.

There are only 10 properties in this exclusive new Belfast development and already four have been snapped up. Lanesborough offers a select range of beautifully designed homes in a prime location. Living here you can enjoy the best of both worlds - the peace of a quiet, leafy cul-de-sac just off the Sandown Road at the end of Sandown Park South, or...

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2

Dec

Property of the week - 138 Bangor Road, Holywood

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Property of the week - 138 Bangor Road, Holywood

Football legend George Best took inspiration from the unique architectural design of this posh pad in Holywood for the design of his home in Manchester. The football legend was a frequent visitor to the house on the Bangor Road where he spent leisurely hours playing snooker in the games room. The house also featured in the film on Best's life story. Famous visitor...

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1

Dec

Hong Kong investors back Bangor property development

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Hong Kong investors back Bangor property development

Money from Hong Kong has been secured to finance a new £3m apartment development in Bangor - ushering in an era of living for the busy commuter town more familiar to Belfast househunters. Urban Property Solutions has this week started construction of 27 apartments at Dufferin Avenue, just metres from the town's train station and convenient for commuters. Catherine Place will...

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1

Dec

Bidders snap up bargains as Northern Ireland properties go under hammer

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Bidders snap up bargains as Northern Ireland properties go under hammer

A south Belfast apartment for £117,000 was one of the major bargains snapped up at a property auction yesterday. Hundreds of budding investors travelled from across Northern Ireland to the Holiday Inn on Ormeau Avenue in the city for a chance to buy more than 50 properties and sites going under the hammer. It was standing room only as bidding started on...

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27

Nov

Draft Non Domestic Valuation List – Net Annual Values

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Draft Non Domestic Valuation List – Net Annual Values

Land & Property Services (LPS) has completed the revaluation of all non-domestic properties in Northern Ireland for rates purposes. A Schedule of Draft Rateable Values is now available to view. These values will be used to assess rate bills from April 2015 onwards. Currently non domestic (business) rate bills are based on 2001 rental values. From April 2015 they will be...

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26

Nov

£100,000: The house price gap between south and west Belfast

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£100,000: The house price gap between south and west Belfast

There's more than a £100,000 price difference between the average house sale in south Belfast and west Belfast, a new quarterly report has revealed. Househunters can expect to pay in the region of £192,294 in the sought-after BT9 location in south Belfast, but just a few miles away in BT11, the average price drops to £87,622. The Craigavon/Armagh area was revealed as...

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26

Nov

Top of the tree

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Top of the tree

Whether you're going for real or just faking it, Gabrielle Fagan reveals how to bling up those Christmas tree branches in style. Once upon a time, the only stress involved in decorating the Christmas tree was unearthing the bauble collection, untangling the tinsel - and trying to stop the children ruining the effect with their cotton wool and toilet roll creations! That...

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