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16

Apr

Keeping the Peace!

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Keeping the Peace!

Ok, so you’ve just moved in with your mates and you’re ready to party, or perhaps you’ve never met your new flat mates but hey, it’s going to be great, right? Not always! So although no one really wants to sound like their parents by setting out the ground rules, it’s best to have a open chat with everyone about how...

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11

Apr

Improve rather than move with the help of Architect in the House

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Improve rather than move with the help of Architect in the House

TV architect George Clarke is offering Northern Ireland homeowners a unique opportunity to improve their home by signing up to Architect in the House 2013. The scheme matches homeowners with local RSUA (Royal Society of Ulster Architects), while raising money for local charity Housing Rights Service. New research has shown that nearly two-thirds of homeowners have lived in the same home...

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9

Apr

Marketing Students Receive Excellence Awards

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Marketing Students Receive Excellence Awards

Marketing students who achieved academic success while studying at the University of Ulster have been recognised at an awards ceremony today.The Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Strategy’s Marketing Excellence Awards, sponsored by local companies, celebrates the hard work and dedication of marketeers from Ulster’s class of 2011/2012.At the annual Awards ceremony in the Jordanstown campus, Associate Head of Department, Dr...

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21

Mar

Market moves slowly in right direction

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Market moves slowly in right direction

Sales activity continued to increase last month and price falls continued to ease, according to the latest RICS and Ulster Bank Northern Ireland Housing Market Survey. A net balance of minus 13% of surveyors said that prices fell in the three months to the end of February (28% saying prices were lower, 56% saying they remained the same, and 16% saying...

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21

Mar

First-time buyers are back in action as lending reaches highest level since 2008

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First-time buyers are back in action as lending reaches highest level since 2008

House purchase lending recorded its highest January total since 2008, according to new data released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Despite a seasonal monthly fall, lending increased by 11% compared to January last year. First-time buyer and home mover activity rose compared to January last year, while re-mortgage lending was still 23% lower than at the start of 2012. A total...

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19

Mar

It's hammer time for properties

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14

Mar

Bank making mortgages accessible

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14

Mar

Funding scheme is failing to support the construction industry: survey

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Funding scheme is failing to support the construction industry: survey

A QUARTER of SME building firms have missed out on contracts because they can’t secure vital funding, with many claiming banks and building societies are “actively discriminating” against construction companies, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned. The latest figures show the Government’s Funding for Lending scheme is failing to support construction, as lending fell significantly in the last three...

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14

Mar

Celebrity Home Front: Alicia Keys

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12

Mar

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