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How you can make your home into a modern masterpiece

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How you can make your home into a modern masterpiece

Period properties have enduring appeal and one of the main reasons is their original features. Gemma Dunn gives her tips on adding value to a house. 1. Fireplaces give a room a focal point and character, and if they're functional, are a practical addition to reception rooms. eBay is a great place to find fireplaces of all styles, including period and...

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Nov

Top tips for first time buyers by Progressive Building Society

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Top tips for first time buyers by Progressive Building Society

Buying your first home is a very exciting time, and is likely to involve some of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. This week, Progressive Deputy Chief Executive & Finance Director Michael Boyd shares his top tips for first time buyers 1. Assess your finances – The first step in the process is assessing what size of a mortgage...

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Nov

Co Armagh mansion with stunning views on the market

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Co Armagh mansion with stunning views on the market

An imposing seven-bedroom, 19th century mansion has gone on sale for offers around £500,000. Lakeview House is located just outside Lurgan in Co Armagh and sits prominently on a sizeable plot of land. Offering strong views over the surrounding countryside, stretching to Lough Neagh, the manor house boasts a swimming pool, snooker room and several garages. In need of some refurbishment, the house,...

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Nov

Property firms build on their success as they scoop top awards

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Property firms build on their success as they scoop top awards

Two of Northern Ireland's best-known commercial property agencies have been honoured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2015. Lambert Smith Hampton won the overall Commercial Property Agency of the Year category, sponsored by law firm A&L Goodbody, at last Thursday's event at the Culloden Hotel. And commercial agents CBRE triumphed in the Property Deal of the Year section - sponsored by...

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Nov

Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2015: Night of glittering prizes as the stars of Ulster's property

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Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2015: Night of glittering prizes as the stars of Ulster's property

The great and good of the Northern Ireland property industry came together yesterday for a glittering celebration at the 2015 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards in association with propertynews.com. Hundreds of people from across the industry attended our gala event to toast the success of our finalists and winners who were honoured for their outstanding work. Wendy Austin hosted the gala ceremony...

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Nov

Excitiment is building among those shortlisted for today's Awards

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Excitiment is building among those shortlisted for today's Awards

The Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2015  take place today at the Culloden Hotel, where Northern Irelands Property Industry will congregate and celebrate their achievements over the last year. Excitement is building among the shortlisted contenders, one of whom is  Mike  Fetherston  from Fetherston Clements Estate Agents. He is looking forward to the gala lunch time event as a nominee for the...

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Nov

Northern Ireland now the cheapest place in the UK for private home rentals

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Northern Ireland now the cheapest place in the UK for private home rentals

Weekly rent in the private housing sector in Northern Ireland is nearly 40% cheaper than the UK average, according to the latest government housing statistics. The Department for Social Development said median weekly rent here was £92 - £35 below the UK average. The next highest was Wales, where weekly rent was £100, followed by Scotland at £108 and England at £133. And...

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Nov

McAleer & Rushe gets Newcastle development green light

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Co Tyrone construction firm McAleer & Rushe - which has led the charge of Northern Ireland builders finding work in Great Britain - has won planning permission for its latest development. The Cookstown firm said Newcastle City Council in the north of England had given the green light its £100m plans for a hotel, student housing and offices or shops on...

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Nov

Belfast eighth best UK city to live and work in, says report

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Belfast eighth best UK city to live and work in, says report

It might not always get the best Press, but Belfast is still in the top 10 best UK cities in which to live and work, according to a new report. The city outperformed Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff among others thanks to cheaper housing, faster commuting and decent living standards. The 2015 Good Growth for Cities index from business consultants PwC and think-tank...

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Nov

Autoline giving back to our local community

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Autoline giving back to our local community

One of Northern Ireland's biggest independent insurance companies has celebrated its 40th anniversary this year by giving something back to the community. Autoline, who have five offices across the province and employ 180 people, set themselves the mammoth task in January of raising £40,000 for 40 charities before the year ends. The company is thrilled to have already surpassed its target with...

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