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Jun

Buy-to-let lending predictions adjusted after 'weak start' to 2017

Posted on 23rd June 2017  |   Add a comment

Buy-to-let lending predictions adjusted after 'weak start' to 2017

After a “weak start” to the year, building societies and banks have lowered their buy-to-lent lending forecasts for 2017 and 2018. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) expects buy-to-let lending of £35 billion in 2017 and £33 billion the following year, a drop from the £38 billion for each year which was previously predicted, in December 2016.

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12

Jun

The Northern Ireland housing market is in very good shape but supply challenge remains an issue

Posted on 12th June 2017  |   Add a comment

The Northern Ireland housing market is in very good shape but supply challenge remains an issue

By Natalie Clarke, Managing Director of Natalie Clarke Residential Twelve months has passed since the Brexit result and the economy is probably in a better place than many had expected. There are undoubtedly challenges now and even more challenges to come, but apart from perhaps a bit of a pause for thought, the Northern Ireland housing market appears to have sustained a...

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8

Jun

Lisburn and Castlereagh tops for property investment

Posted on 8th June 2017  |   Add a comment

Lisburn and Castlereagh tops for property investment

Lisburn and Castlereagh are home to visitor attractions from Hillsborough Castle to Dundonald Ice Bowl to farmer’s marketing and retail centres such as Forestside shopping centre. After being named as the top property investment spot in Ulster, the Lisburn and Castlereagh areas have added a new boast to their names. It forecasts house price growth of 16% - with the typical house...

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May

Ask an architect and make a difference

Posted on 2nd May 2017  |   Add a comment

Ask an architect and make a difference

It’s not every day that your donation to a really worthwhile cause gets you something in return but that’s exactly what is happening from 13th to 19th May 2017 during ask an architect week 2017. In return for a £40 donation to support clinical trials and cancer research in Northern Ireland you will get an hour long consultation with a chartered...

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27

Apr

Campbell & Co Open New Premises in Lisburn

Posted on 27th April 2017  |   Add a comment

Campbell & Co Open New Premises in Lisburn

Campbell & Co Property specialists has continued their expansion and opened a new Lisburn branch. The Estate and Letting Agent, fresh from winning two top awards in the national ESTAS Awards, will now be joining the prominent Market Place location in Lisburn city centre. Specialising in residential Sales, Lettings and Management, the  branch on Lisburn’s ‘property row’ will create 10 new...

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19

Apr

What will urban living of the future look like?

Posted on 19th April 2017  |   Add a comment

What will urban living of the future look like?

If you’re interested in urban living, are curious to find out more about urban regeneration and what it means for society, or are fascinated to hear about innovative ideas in relation to urban living spaces, we’ve come across a very interesting event that will address all of these very issues. Living in the city, planning, design, and services...

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11

Apr

NI House Prices Rise 5.7% in last 12 months

Posted on 11th April 2017  |   Add a comment

NI House Prices Rise 5.7% in last 12 months

Northern Ireland house prices reached record levels in February after increasing by £12,000 on average over the past year, according to official figures. Property values increased by 5.8% year-on-year to reach a record of £218,000 typically across the UK, figures compiled jointly by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Land Registry and other bodies show.

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22

Mar

Average NI House Price £125k, but supply a concern

Posted on 22nd March 2017  |   Add a comment

Average NI House Price £125k, but supply a concern

The average house price has risen 5.7%  The average house price in Northern Ireland has risen to £125,000 in the last year, a rise of 5.7%, latest figures have demonstrated.  This positive news is countered by concerns over the weak supply, with the UK House Index revealing a 18% decline in house sales in the Q4 2016. 

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20

Mar

Northern Estates opens in East Belfast

Posted on 20th March 2017  |   Add a comment

Northern Estates opens in East Belfast

A BRAND new estate agency has launched in East Belfast. Northern Estates situated on Grand Parade in Castlereagh believes attention to detail is the key to selling property.  Behind the new venture is Director Ryan McMahon who says he is delighted with the central location of the new showroom: “Having worked and managed some of the largest estate agents in Belfast...

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17

Mar

McGeown Estate Agents 15th Birthday Celebrations

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McGeown Estate Agents 15th Birthday Celebrations

It was all about the future as McGeown Estate Agents celebrated their 15th birthday with an event in their Lisburn Road office on Friday 24th February. Family, friends, staff and business colleagues filled the McGeown office to hear host and BBC Sports Presenter Mark Sidebottom congratulate McGeown director Danny McGeown on an exceptional fifteen years as one of the leading independent...

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