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22

Mar

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

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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

Posted on 17th March 2017  |   Add a comment

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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24

Feb

CPS Celebrate 30 Years in Business

Posted on 24th February 2017  |   Add a comment

CPS Celebrate 30 Years in Business

CPS were delighted to be invited by the Lord Mayor Keating of Armagh & Banbridge City and District council to celebrate their 30th Anniversary in business. Since CPS's inception in February 1987 the company has expanding from its humble beginnings in English Street, Armagh to its current 6 Locations across the province to Belfast, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Omagh, Monaghan. 

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26

Oct

Houses in Belfast take 96 Days to Sell: Study

Posted on 26th October 2016  |   Add a comment

Houses in Belfast take 96 Days to Sell: Study

THE average home in Belfast takes nearly 100 days to sell — while a seller in Bristol or Edinburgh can expect their property to be displaying a “sold” sign in around half that length of time, research has found. Across the UK, a home will typically sit on the market for 91 days before it is sold, according to the study...

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3

Oct

Northern Ireland Fire Safety Week October 2016

Posted on 3rd October 2016  |   Add a comment

Northern Ireland Fire Safety Week October 2016

Between October 3rd & October 9th it’s Fire Safety Week in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is one of the safest places to live in terms of risk of death from fire. Over 98% of people already have a smoke alarm in their home, but the questions is do they work? If you smoke alarm was activated would you know what to do or...

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3

Oct

Northern Ireland Ghost Estate Purchased by the Housing Associate for £2.3m

Posted on 3rd October 2016  |   Add a comment

Northern Ireland Ghost Estate Purchased by the Housing Associate for £2.3m

One of Northern Ireland’s ghost estates has been completed and sold for £2.3m, just under 10 years after the property market crash, the developers have announced. Work on the Scotch Quarter in Carrickfergus started in 2008, but was abandoned after one year due to the recovery failure of the property market. Almost 10 years later, the new developer Hagan Homes, has finished...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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