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21

Feb

Mortgage lend dip

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21

Feb

Special Agent: Integrity is vital in this business

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Special Agent: Integrity is vital in this business

Name Ashleigh SloanAge 27Home BangorWhere do you work? Lough and Quay Estate Agents What brought you into the business? I started working in the property industry when I was 19. After a three-year break as a retail manager, I just couldn't shake my desire to work in estate agency and came back into it in 2012. What do you have sitting on your...

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21

Feb

Shrug off the blues with floral cushions

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Shrug off the blues with floral cushions

Get through the cold nights and ready for spring with these fun florals from Marks & Spencer, perfect for updating tired rooms and adding a fresh feel. From cushions to rugs to wall art and crockery – there’s something for every room of the house and for every style. So come on, shirk off the grey skies and showers and...

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18

Feb

Quarterly house price index shows sales were up and prices more stable

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Quarterly house price index shows sales were up and prices more stable

The latest University of Ulster Quarterly House Price Index for the final quarter of 2012, produced in partnership with Bank of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, has recorded an increase in the number of house sales, with signs of greater stability in prices. The overall average price of a house in the fourth quarter – October, November and December...

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18

Feb

New online service for social housing tenants

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New online service for social housing tenants

Housing Executive and most housing association tenants can now use a free online service to look for suitable homes that are available for exchange. Gerry Flynn, Housing Executive Director of Housing explained: ‘HomeSwapper is the UK’s largest and most successful home swap service.  It’s now free to all Housing Executive tenants and most Northern Ireland housing association tenants and is an easy...

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15

Feb

Home Insurance Premiums in Flood Areas Leave Homeowners Drowning in Debt

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Home Insurance Premiums in Flood Areas Leave Homeowners Drowning in Debt

Floods in Australia cause millions of dollars of damage every year, and this figure rises into the billions of dollars when the flooding is on the scale of a natural disaster. The damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure is devastating, and those in high flood areas often find they can no longer afford their insurance premiums. When a natural disaster like...

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14

Feb

OFTEC warns NI Homeowners to be vigilant against Oil Theft

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OFTEC warns NI Homeowners to be vigilant against Oil Theft

OFTEC, which represents the domestic oil heating and cooking industry in Northern Ireland, have issued advice to homeowners to help prevent oil theft. OFTEC’s advice follows a warning from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) highlighting the problem after a series of incidents recently. The leading trade organisation is urging householders to be vigilant following the latest incidents. Homes in Ballycastle...

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8

Feb

Cooper’s Mill, Dundonald, scoops the prestigious UK Best Starter Home Award

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Cooper’s Mill, Dundonald, scoops the prestigious UK Best Starter Home Award

At the recent UK What House Awards, Coopers Mill scooped another major award - Best Starter Home. Battling against all the major UK house builders, Coopers Mill stole the show and was said to ‘offer something extra special’.  The judges recognized the ‘high specification and attention to detail throughout’ and deemed it ‘a clear winner’ of the Gold Award.  They...

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25

Jan

Old friends offer new service as Terry and Daniel join up

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Old friends offer new service as Terry and Daniel join up

One leading mortgage provider is preparing to further strengthen and expand their brand by branching out into estate agency. Proprietor of the Andersonstown branch of The Mortgage Shop Daniel Rogers has welcomed well-known estate agent Terry Rice to his team, the two having previously worked together for 22 years during their time at Halifax Estate Agents. No stranger to the industry, Daniel...

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17

Jan

How to choose the right stove for your home

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How to choose the right stove for your home

“A stove is quite simply an enclosed heated space. The forerunner to the stove was a fire covered by an iron plate surrounded on three sides by bricks and mortar. The Hearth Act of 1662 taxed Irish people on the number of stoves, chimneys and hearths they owned so stoves were a status symbol, a sign of wealth.” The first stove...

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