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27

Jul

Inside tranquil new Lough Erne homes

Posted on 27th July 2015  |   Add a comment

Inside tranquil new Lough Erne homes

Every once in a while something unique which manages to set new standards in modern living comes along and this week Home Finder has found it - Water's Edge in Fermanagh. This one-off new development on the shores of Lower Lough Erne at Castle Caldwell near Belleek offers a rare and privileged chance to live among the type of beauty which you would...

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25

Jun

Mortgage approvals at 14-month high as banks say market 'buoyant'

Posted on 25th June 2015  |   Add a comment

Mortgage approvals at 14-month high as banks say market 'buoyant'

The number of mortgage approvals made to home buyers jumped to a 14-month high in May, as the property market remained "buoyant", banks have reported. Some 42,530 mortgages with a total value of £7bn were approved for house purchase last month, marking the highest number since March 2014, figures from the British Bankers' Association (BBA) show.Borrowing using credit cards, personal loans and overdrafts saw annual growth of...

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22

Jun

One in three mortgages to end after the age of 65

Posted on 22nd June 2015  |   Add a comment

One in three mortgages to end after the age of 65

More than one in three new mortgages being taken out today will extend beyond the borrower's 65th birthday, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said. Lengthening mortgage terms and the older age at which people are managing to climb on to the property ladder mean that nearly 35% of new home loans are not expected to be paid until the...

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4

Jun

Almost 1,000 use Help to Buy to get on property ladder in Northern Ireland

Posted on 4th June 2015  |   Add a comment

Almost 1,000 use Help to Buy to get on property ladder in Northern Ireland

Almost 1,000 people have been helped onto the property ladder in Northern Ireland using the Government's Help to Buy schemes, new figures have shown. And the bulk of the 915 who used the scheme were first-time buyers - making up 776 of the completions. Across the UK a total of 99,601 people have bought a home under Help to Buy, which enables...

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18

Feb

Northern Ireland house prices lowest in UK, but agent says market is 'brisk'

Posted on 18th February 2015  |   Add a comment

Northern Ireland house prices lowest in UK, but agent says market is 'brisk'

House prices in Northern Ireland are the lowest in the UK - despite growing by 4.9% since last year, according to official figures. The only region to lag behind Northern Ireland was Wales with a price rise of 4%, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed. A snapshot of the buoyancy of the UK property market in December 2014 was published yesterday. Northern...

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2

Dec

Property of the week - 138 Bangor Road, Holywood

Posted on 2nd December 2014  |   Add a comment

Property of the week - 138 Bangor Road, Holywood

Football legend George Best took inspiration from the unique architectural design of this posh pad in Holywood for the design of his home in Manchester. The football legend was a frequent visitor to the house on the Bangor Road where he spent leisurely hours playing snooker in the games room. The house also featured in the film on Best's life story. Famous visitor...

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3

Oct

Race to sell as Eddie Irvine drops price of Dublin bachelor pad to £3m

Posted on 3rd October 2014  |   Add a comment

Race to sell as Eddie Irvine drops price of Dublin bachelor pad to £3m

It's the ultimate in playboy chic - and now Eddie Irvine's luxury Dublin bolthole could be yours for a cool £3m. The former Formula One driver from North Down built the ultra-modern bachelor pad at Sorrento Road in the exclusive village of Dalkey back in the Noughties but only lived in it for a short time before putting it up for...

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23

Oct

Buying in Northern Ireland?

Posted on 23rd October 2013  |   Add a comment

Buying in Northern Ireland?

Buying in Northern Ireland has not been high up the list of priorities for international property investors. But that seems to be changing as we begin to see an increase in people from abroad – usually the US, Canada and other English-speaking nations -  purchasing houses in the province.One happy buyer in Northern Ireland is property developer Gary McCausland, who...

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7

Oct

Advice on selling a property in Northern Ireland

Posted on 7th October 2013  |   Add a comment

Advice on selling a property in Northern Ireland

House prices in Northern Ireland are finally turning upwards. Values are up by nearly two per cent in the last year, but they remain well short of historic highs. Tom McClelland, RICS Northern Ireland housing spokesman, believes the market remains on course for a "general improvement" over the year as a whole. If you are looking to sell your home in...

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26

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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