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Oct

Local college moves with the times...

Posted on 2nd October 2013  |   Add a comment

Local college moves with the times...

As the housing market begins to show green shoots of recovery, one local Further Education College is delighted to become the first in the province to offer a specialist property management qualification which is set to help estate agents gain professional skills and expertise.  And, local estate agent Templeton Robinson have collaborated with South Eastern Regional College and are already...

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Oct

Time to buy in Northern Ireland?

Posted on 1st October 2013  |   Add a comment

Time to buy in Northern Ireland?

Now could be just the moment for people to purchase property in Northern Ireland. Property prices are rising again after taking a massive hit following the financial crisis. Like the rest of the UK, property prices in Northern Ireland have risen in the last year. Latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data reveals average values climbed 1.8 per cent in the...

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Oct

Is The Thought of Renting Your House Haunting You

Posted on 1st October 2013  |   Add a comment

Is The Thought of Renting Your House Haunting You

Does the idea of letting your property have you hiding behind the sofa?  Are you worried your tenants will turn into ghouls or disappear likes ghosts? Who are you going to call? Award winning letting agents Pinkerton Murray are looking for landlords to meet their high demand for lettings in the North Down area and beyond.  We are so confident we will...

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Sep

Scutching Mill has been turned into a delightful property

Posted on 26th September 2013  |   Add a comment

Scutching Mill has been turned into a delightful property

Click here to find out more about this property This delightful property was originally a Scutching Mill part of the Irish Linen Industry of the 19th Century. The mill has been transformed into a beautiful family home with today's modern facilities yet still retaining many original features including stonework and feature beams. On entering the reception hallway a feeling of history...

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Sep

Last remaining Grade II Listed apartments in E. Belfast 55+ Complex

Posted on 24th September 2013  |   Add a comment

Last remaining Grade II Listed apartments in E. Belfast 55+ Complex

Sitting proudly on the Sandown Road in Belfast, the Sandown Manor over 55s complex has become one of Belfast’s most popular new developments.  Now in the final phase of completion, there are only four apartments currently for sale.  In the Grade B II listed Manor House, the remaining two bedroom apartment is a stunning duplex.  Beautifully designed with a fabulous kitchen,...

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Aug

Progressive supports second time buyers with new mortgage launch

Posted on 28th August 2013  |   Add a comment

Progressive supports second time buyers with new mortgage launch

Northern Ireland’s largest locally-owned financial institution, Progressive Building Society, has announced the launch of a new 2 year variable discount rate mortgage. Progressive has released the product to meet growing demand for second time buyer mortgages. The building society is seeing signs of an increase in the number of people across Northern Ireland who are planning to move to their next home,...

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Aug

Why a three-bedroom semi has become the new des res

Posted on 19th August 2013  |   Add a comment

Why a three-bedroom semi has become the new des res

Wanted: Three-bedroom semi-detached houses. Belfast estate agency, Hampton Estates, is actively advertising for owners of traditional three-bedroom semis to sell up.The family homes were one of the most popular type of properties changing hands at the height of the economic boom.But thousands of owners are now trapped in negative equity and unable to move up, leaving a shortage of semis for...

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15

Aug

Celebrity Home Front: Ellen DeGeneres

Posted on 15th August 2013  |   Add a comment

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

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

Posted on 8th August 2013  |   Add a comment

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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