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15

Aug

Celebrity Home Front: Ellen DeGeneres

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Celebrity Home Front: Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi have put their luxury Los Angeles horse ranch on the market for a cool $10.995m. The couple, who bought the property in 2009, a year after their wedding, had originally tried to sell the posh property in 2011 for $14.9m but removed it a few months later. The 26-acre spread is a horse lover's dream...

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Aug

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8

Aug

Need for instant money forcing more people to sell up at the end of career

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Need for instant money forcing more people to sell up at the end of career

Retirees turning their back on the housing market in the pursuit of ready cash to settle debts are paying the price in accommodation costs, the latest figures suggest. The number of older people living in owned or mortgaged property has dropped from 74.3% of retirees in the 2011 census to 73% in 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). One...

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8

Aug

Bank governor reveals interest rates to stay low until unemployment falls

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Bank governor reveals interest rates to stay low until unemployment falls

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is expected to set out his long-awaited strategy for interest rates with a set of policies designed to reassure borrowers that rates will stay low for many months to come. The new governor is set to outline a plan for ‘forward guidance', the centrepiece of his reforms to UK monetary policy in the Bank of...

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7

Aug

Time is running out on response to the non domestic revaluation – Hamilton

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Time is running out on response to the non domestic revaluation – Hamilton

Finance Minister, Simon Hamilton MLA, has reminded business ratepayers that they are running out of time to submit their forms as part of the non-domestic revaluation. The Minister delivered his message to business ratepayers at an event in the Bann Gallery in Coleraine Borough Council today. The event was hosted by Causeway Chamber of Commerce and Coleraine Borough Council in partnership...

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1

Aug

Propertynews is hiring!

Posted on 1st August 2013  |   Add a comment

Propertynews is hiring!

Propertynews.com, owned by Independent News & Media Ltd, part of a leading global media and communications group, currently has a temporary vacancy for a Project Manager (Digital) to oversee the development of Estate Agency software Summary Job Description •    Drive the development of Estate Agent software for Propertynews.com  through to delivery;•    Assist with finalising specification documents through liaison with the property Industry...

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19

Jul

Pinkerton Murray Honoured twice at the 'Oscars' of the industry

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Pinkerton Murray Honoured twice at the 'Oscars' of the industry

Pinkerton Murray received the ultimate industry accolades on Friday 24th May by being twice crowned as the best in Northern Ireland at the UK Lettings Agency of The Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times and The Times, which were held at the lavish Lancaster Hotel in Kensington London. Not only were Pinkerton Murray crowned as the Best Letting Agent...

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9

Jul

SERC release specialist course in property management

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SERC release specialist course in property management

As the housing market begins to show green roots of recovery, one local Further Education College is delighted to inform estate agents of its own investment in the industry with news that it has become the first in the province to offer a specialist course in property management, which is set to help estate agents extend their expertise. The brand new...

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27

Jun

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25

Jun

Should your house have sold by now?

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Should your house have sold by now?

Estate Agents are often asked to look at properties that really should have sold, but haven’t, and they understand the disappointment of vendors whose experience of the sales process has fallen short of their expectations. This disappointment can sometimes be the result of simply not knowing where you stand. Estate Agents find that enthusiasm and good communication must be maintained throughout...

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