Keeping you up to date with the latest news and opinions from the NI property market

Showing all blog posts filed under Industry News

30

Sep

Unwanted Guests for this Belfast Family

Posted on 30th September 2016  |   Add a comment

Unwanted Guests for this Belfast Family

A Belfast family have been forced to move out of their home after catching a whopping 19 rats in 24 hours. Michael & Paula McCann along with their two young children returned home from a family holiday to discover their loving home infested by furry rodents. Wires from their electrical appliances had been chewed through and the floor was covered in rat...

Read more
house icon

30

Sep

Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme Confirmed as Finishing by the End of the Year

Posted on 30th September 2016  |   Add a comment

Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme Confirmed as Finishing by the End of the Year

The UK Government has confirmed the ending of one of David Cameron’s flagship housing policies; Help to Buy Mortgage scheme. While some officials have commented that it is a U-turn, researchers have highlighted that this particular part of the Help to Buy Scheme was always going to end on December 31. In a letter sent to the Bank of England yesterday, Chancellor...

Read more
house icon

23

Sep

The Older Generation are Happy to see House Prices Fall if it Helps Young People

Posted on 23rd September 2016  |   Add a comment

The Older Generation are Happy to see House Prices Fall if it Helps Young People

A survey outlines that 62% of home owners aged over 55 would accept either no growth or a decrease in house prices if it resulted in the younger generation being able to purchase a home. The poll which was conducted by the National Housing Federation highlights 62% of home owners who are aged 55 or over be happy to accept either...

Read more
house icon

22

Sep

New Channel 4 property show 'Best of Both Worlds' is Looking for House Hunters in Northern Ireland

Posted on 22nd September 2016  |   Add a comment

New Channel 4 property show 'Best of Both Worlds' is Looking for House Hunters in Northern Ireland

A new Channel 4 property show, Best of Both Worlds, with property expert Lucy Alexander, is looking for house hunters in Northern Ireland. The programme is the perfect opportunity for people who want to a change of lifestyle, whether it’s taking the plunge and leaving the city limits behind in favour of relocation to a leafier lifestyle or upping sticks from...

Read more
house icon

21

Sep

NI house Prices on the Rise but Growth still Falling Behind Rest of UK

Posted on 21st September 2016  |   Add a comment

NI house Prices on the Rise but Growth still Falling Behind Rest of UK

The cost of buying a house in Northern Ireland has increased by more than 4% in three months. The average price of a home has increased to £123,000 according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) for July. This has increased from £118,000 in May and the figures stabilised in June. Throughout the UK the average price of a house have risen by...

Read more
house icon

20

Sep

Halifax Reports House Prices in the UK fell in August

Posted on 20th September 2016  |   Add a comment

Halifax Reports House Prices in the UK fell in August

Throughout the signs of a slowdown in house sales during the summer season, according to the UK’s largest lender, UK house prices have fallen. Over the month of August, house prices fell by 0.2% equating to an average of £213,930 Halifax reported. The price drop came after a 1.1% decrease in July which overall pushed the annual rate of growth down by...

Read more
house icon

20

Sep

First Shared Ownership Week for Northern Ireland

Posted on 20th September 2016  |   Add a comment

First Shared Ownership Week for Northern Ireland

Co-Ownership Housing has launched its first ever Shared Ownership week in Northern Ireland. Their new campaign has been running between 15th – 21st of September and it is dedicated to raising awareness of share ownership as an affordable home ownership solution for first time buyers looking to get on the property ladder. A new website has been published at www.sharedownershipni.co.uk and this...

Read more
house icon

26

Aug

Before You Downsize: Expecting the Unexpected When Moving to a Smaller Home

Posted on 26th August 2016  |   Add a comment

Before You Downsize: Expecting the Unexpected When Moving to a Smaller Home

No longer are full- scaled lifestyles as popular as they once were. TV shows about tiny living -- where you downsize your home, your life and your needs -- are increasingly popular. If the idea appeals to you, you still need to go in with a plan. While shrinking your life can mean money saved and much more time for...

Read more
house icon

26

Aug

Finalising, Funding and Fees: A Financial Timeline for UK Homebuyers

Posted on 26th August 2016  |   Add a comment

Finalising, Funding and Fees: A Financial Timeline for UK Homebuyers

Finalising, Funding and Fees: A Financial Timeline for UK Homebuyers Buying a home can be a stressful time for anyone, but it's especially draining if it's your first home. Aside from being a huge financial commitment, it can also be confusing to know where to begin. To make the process easier, here is a handy financial timeline to help you know what...

Read more
house icon

17

Aug

Hotels Galore in Belfast

Posted on 17th August 2016  |   Add a comment

Hotels Galore in Belfast

Bank Square Boutique Hotel set for Belfast Proposals have been granted for a four storey hotel boasting 17 bedrooms. The hotel will be located in the ever famous spot in Belfast City Centre beside Kelly Cellars and Mourne Seafood Bar. Being described as a ‘boutique’ hotel suitable for tourists will also include a ground floor restaurant. Local councillor and Chair of Belfast City Council’s...

Read more
house icon

Follow

Search

Categories

Archive

Subscribe

Part of the Independent News and Media group