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Jul

How Game of Thrones is boosting Northern Ireland's property market

Posted on 17th July 2017  |   Add a comment

How Game of Thrones is boosting Northern Ireland's property market

An average of 25.1 million people tuned in to watch the sixth season of Game Of Thrones according to HBO. It is no surprise that the millions who watch the award-winning television show are fascinated by the enchanted lands of the Seven Kingdoms that are filmed on Northern Ireland’s coastlands and castles.The popular television drama returns to our screens on...

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4

Jul

Northern Ireland house prices rose 3.8% in last quarter

Posted on 4th July 2017  |   Add a comment

Northern Ireland house prices rose 3.8% in last quarter

House prices in Northern Ireland have increased by 3.8% throughout the last three months – faster than other parts of the UK. The house price rallied in June across the UK with the average value over the £210,000 mark for the first time, Nationwide Building believes. The last quarter witnessed the house price in Northern Ireland rise to an average of...

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3

Jul

Belfast Harbour sees record pre-tax profits

Posted on 3rd July 2017  |   Add a comment

Belfast Harbour sees record pre-tax profits

Belfast Harbour has seen an increase of 7% in pre-tax profits, rising to £35.8m. It is believed Brexit will see the “greatest change” to trading relationships in over 40 years. The port and property developer, which deals with over two thirds of Northern Ireland’s sea trade, witnessed a turnover rise – an increase of 7% to £58.1m for the year ending...

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27

Jun

Retail property sales to increase after Brexit slide

Posted on 27th June 2017  |   Add a comment

Retail property sales to increase after Brexit slide

Numerous retail development plans were postponed last year due to the announcement of the Brexit vote. However, authorities are forecasting that the conclusion of 2017 will see an improvement in activity and sales, a new report has said. Commercial property firm Colliers believes that retail investment market has decreased by over 50% since 2014 in Northern Ireland. 

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23

Jun

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

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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

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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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2

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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