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21

Aug

Property recovery: An estate agent's view

Posted on 21st August 2014  |   Add a comment

Property recovery: An estate agent's view

As Northern Ireland's housing market finally shows sparks of life, Neill Murphy of Belfast estate agents Michael Chandler gives his view of the state of the market. Latest data shows residential property prices rose by 4% between January and June, making the average property worth £105,000. Prices are now 10% higher than they were a year ago. Credit: Belfast Telegraph View...

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15

Aug

Top tips for new students thinking about renting privately

Posted on 15th August 2014  |   Add a comment

As students across NI get their “A” level results, local charity Housing Rights Service has come up with handy tips and a short video for anyone thinking about renting privately. Many students heading off to College or University will choose to rent privately.  The sector has grown rapidly in recent years and now makes up for 17% of all households, nearly...

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8

Aug

SAILS UP IN NORTH DOWN!

Posted on 8th August 2014  |   Add a comment

SAILS UP IN NORTH DOWN!

Rodgers and Browne are delighted to be lead sponsor of the highly acclaimed Rodgers and Browne Squib Irish Nationals championship which graces the shores of Belfast Lough at Royal North Yacht Club the weekend of the 09th August, 2014. The Squib Class is one of the largest one design keelboat classes in Ireland. It is sailed by two people and is...

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16

Jul

Great Tips for Renovating Your House

Posted on 16th July 2014  |   Add a comment

Great Tips for Renovating Your House

There are loads of different reasons why people choose to renovate their house. Maybe you bought your dream house in a perfect location but in order for it to truly feel like home it needs doing or maybe after many years, you feel like you are ready for a change that will make you fall in love with your house...

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3

Jul

Lisney appointed to sell High Street Mall in Portadown

Posted on 3rd July 2014  |   Add a comment

Lisney appointed to sell High Street Mall in Portadown

Leading commercial property agents, Lisney, has received instructions from Irwin Glenbank Ltd, the owner of High Street Mall, Portadown, to place the shopping centre on the market. Built in 1996, the Mall was extended in 2000 and 2013, and currently occupies 140,000 sq. ft. with 540 car parking spaces. The anchor tenant is Dunnes with others including Home Bargains, Argos, Superdrug, Gordons...

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26

Jun

New Auction platform for Northern Ireland

Posted on 26th June 2014  |   Add a comment

New Auction platform for Northern Ireland

NI Property Auctions provides a traditional auction platform to be held monthly in a Belfast hotel and provides Residential and Commercial Estate Agents direct access to an auction service. NI Property Auctions is an auction platform solely for agents to list and sell their property on behalf of their clients. This provides agents with the opportunity to offer their clients the...

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25

Jun

The Key to Successful Renting

Posted on 25th June 2014  |   Add a comment

The Key to Successful Renting

Local charity Housing Right Service has launched a new video to help tenants make the most of living in the private rented sector. 'The Key to Successful Renting’ takes the form of a 3 minute video and is designed to help people find private rented accommodation and understand their rights. The video has been scripted and overseen by members of the Private...

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18

Jun

Rea Estates to be featured on BBC1's Homes Under The Hammer

Posted on 18th June 2014  |   Add a comment

Rea Estates to be featured on BBC1's Homes Under The Hammer

Award winning Estate Agent, Rea Estates will be featured on BBC1’s Homes Under The Hammer television programme on the following dates: Thursday 19th June 2014 @ 10amThursday 26th June 2014 @ 10am Their sales manager, Johnny Rea was approached by the production company to value two properties before and after they were purchased at a recent Belfast auction. 19th June will see...

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16

Jun

Stress test rate rise could exclude 75% of local house buyers

Posted on 16th June 2014  |   Add a comment

Stress test rate rise could exclude 75% of local house buyers

A leading Northern Ireland mortgage broker has claimed 75% of local house-hunters will be excluded from the market if the ‘stress’ test level – which tests buyers’ ability to pay in the event of an interest rate rise – is raised to 10% in line with a suggestion by Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney. Siobhan McAleer, founder of The Mortgage...

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9

Jun

OFTEC Announces Price of Home Heating Oil is Falling

Posted on 9th June 2014  |   Add a comment

OFTEC Announces Price of Home Heating Oil is Falling

9th June 2014: With house prices and sales on the up, there was more good news for householders this week as OFTEC, the organisation which represents the domestic oil heating and cooking industry in Northern Ireland, announces a continuing fall in the price of home heating oil. The latest quarterly data from Sutherland (Independent Energy Consultants), the recognised independent source of...

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