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May

Northern Ireland market healthy despite drop in mortgages, says expert

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Northern Ireland market healthy despite drop in mortgages, says expert

Mortgages in Northern Ireland suffered a drop at the start of this year, new figures have shown. House loans fell by more than a third to 2,400 in the first three months of 2015, compared with the end of 2014. And year-on-year, the number of first-time buyer purchases dropped by 13% to 1,400, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. The typical loan...

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27

May

London investment firms snap up Erneside for £34.25m

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London investment firms snap up Erneside for £34.25m

Co Fermanagh's main shopping centre Erneside has been sold to two London property investment companies for £34.25m. Marks & Spencer, Next and New Look are the three main anchor tenants at Erneside in Enniskillen, and Vodafone, Clarks and Costa Coffee also occupy units. The shopping centre specialist Ellandi and real-estate asset management firm Tristan Capital Partners made the purchase this month from...

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26

May

Every Garden should Dazzle with Peonies

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Every Garden should Dazzle with Peonies

There are three things you need to know if you are to succeed with peonies, one of the most spectacular plants in the May garden. Sadly for the peony, many people know only two. Most important is the fact that they must not be planted too deep: 3cm of soil on top of the crown is plenty. Leaves may fight their...

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26

May

Lord Shaftesbury's historic former property on the market for £800k

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Lord Shaftesbury's historic former property on the market for £800k

A historic home once saved from the demolition bulldozers could yet be razed to the ground as it goes on sale for £800,000, click here to view the property. Edenmore, on the edge of Whiteabbey village, the historic former seat of Lord Shaftesbury, has been put on the market in a sale expected to attract significant interest. In 2011, planning approval was...

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26

May

Rory McIlroy’s Former Residence for Sale

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Rory McIlroy’s Former Residence for Sale

Simon Brien Residential has been instructed to sell Robinhall House – undoubtedly one of Northern Ireland’s most exclusive properties.  The former home of Rory McIlroy is situated just outside Belfast near Moneyreagh in County Down and has come to the market priced at £2.5 million.   The stunning five bedroom 7,200 sq ft property, set in 14 acres of award winning landscaped...

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22

May

Apartment with strong Titanic links could be yours for £190k

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Apartment with strong Titanic links could be yours for £190k

It is a house steeped in history where the designer of the Titanic Thomas Andrews grew up with his brothers - and for less than £200,000 you too could be calling it home. Ardara House is one of Northern Ireland's most famous Victorian manors, built in 1872 in Comber for the Andrews family. In recent years it has been converted into...

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22

May

Apartment prices soar in Northern Ireland as the property market continues to improve

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Apartment prices soar in Northern Ireland as the property market continues to improve

The price of apartments in Northern Ireland is seeing double-digit growth as the housing market here continues to improve. Ulster University's house price index found the average price of a home in the province rose to £147,409 in the first quarter of 2015 - up 5.3% year-on-year. Meanwhile, house prices in Belfast fell to £148,654 in the first quarter of 2015 from...

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22

May

Featured Property: Medieval Magic

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Featured Property: Medieval Magic

This distinctive home with its medieval theme is no stranger to the limelight having won the BBC1 Northern Ireland House of the Year Individual Merit Award in 2011, as well as gracing the pages of numerous local and national interiors publications. With its sprawling layout, gothic arched windows and numerous towering chimney stacks, Heathfield Hall cuts quite a dash in the...

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22

May

Featured Property: Victorian Style

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Featured Property: Victorian Style

The Linen Barons of the 19th century were famous for building opulent homes with their new found wealth and this grand manor house in Lisburn is a perfect example of the lavish standard of living they enjoyed. Springfield is still every bit as exceptional today as it was when first built in 1855. Its beautiful neo-classical style is still the hallmark of...

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May

Belfast’s Titanic Quarter to get new hotel after green light from planners to convert old Harland an

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Belfast’s Titanic Quarter to get new hotel after green light from planners to convert old Harland an

Belfast’s Titanic Quarter is to get a new four-star boutique hotel after planning permission was granted for the development. Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee today approved the application from Titanic Foundation Ltd and Titanic Quarter Ltd, for the conversion and refurbishment of the old Harland and Wolff headquarters and drawing offices into a 84-bedroom hotel with heritage-related tourist and event facilities. It’s...

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