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Jan

Luxurious Living

Posted on 25th January 2016  |   Add a comment

Luxurious Living

The popular Belfast development which saw house hunters queue for the first time in nine years last spring is on the verge of releasing its second phase. People queued for up to 12 hours eager to snap up one of the luxury homes in south Belfast's Belvoir Park where the first 27 sold within hours of release. Anyone disappointed first time round...

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25

Jan

Glimpse inside luxurious Gate Lodge, at Barnett's Demesne on Belfast's Malone Road

Posted on 25th January 2016  |   Add a comment

Glimpse inside luxurious Gate Lodge, at Barnett's Demesne on Belfast's Malone Road

Sitting on the edge of picturesque estate Barnett's Demesne, this charming detached chalet- style property oozes elegance and a relaxed yet refined style. A deceptively spacious home, it boasts two bright reception rooms, an open plan living/kitchen/dining room, utility room, ground floor shower room, a bathroom and four bedrooms, master with en suite dressing room, and a balcony. The Gate Lodge sits...

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18

Jan

It's Plain Sailing

Posted on 18th January 2016  |   Add a comment

It's Plain Sailing

There is nothing else quite like the apartments which have been skilfully created from what was once the grand and well-known family home, Ardara House. And The Linen Suite captures the unique beauty for which these properties are renowned. Dating back to 1872, Ardara House was built by the Andrews family and was the birth place of Thomas Andrews Junior, the chief...

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14

Jan

Home from home as couple enter competitive housing market

Posted on 14th January 2016  |   Add a comment

Home from home as couple enter competitive housing market

Sharon and Chris Gregg were the first people to buy a house through Vision Property when the Belfast-based company started in 2006. Now, in a vote of confidence in the expanding estate agency, the couple are running its newest branch in Bangor. Sharon spent time working in the company’s Grand Parade office in 2015 before she and Chris decided that the future...

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6

Jan

Building firms are boosted by increase of new homes

Posted on 6th January 2016  |   Add a comment

Building firms are boosted by increase of new homes

Growth in the UK's construction sector in December picked up from a seven-month low in November, boosted by a rise in house-building and commercial work. The latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) survey for the sector gave a reading of 57.8 last month, beating forecasts, rising from November's 55.3 low. A reading above 50 indicates growth. Economists had expected a December reading...

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6

Jan

French developer purchases its fourth site in Belfast

Posted on 6th January 2016  |   Add a comment

French developer purchases its fourth site in Belfast

French developer Stargime has completed its fourth acquisition of potential office space in Belfast, it has emerged. The Paris firm snapped up Graham House in Albert Square in the city - close to the Royal Mail headquarters at Tomb Street - towards the end of last year. Commercial property agents McConnell confirmed their client's deal today in a market round-up for 2015. And...

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6

Jan

First look at plans underway for new £10m movie studios in Belfast

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First look at plans underway for new £10m movie studios in Belfast

Plans are finally under way for a £10m film studios development in Belfast - and this is what they will look like. The city's burgeoning movie business will be given a huge boost by the new venture. North Foreshore Film Studios are being built by Belfast Harbour and will be located on the soon-to-be redeveloped 340-acre former landfill site. The development will...

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6

Jan

£20m Belfast office plan and 350 jobs face axe over concerns

Posted on 6th January 2016  |   Add a comment

£20m Belfast office plan and 350 jobs face axe over concerns

A £20m building earmarked to attract a major financial firm with 350 new jobs is now in serious doubt, after an independent report has suggested it should not go ahead. French firm Stargime is planning to build a modern extension on to the former First Trust Bank building - designed by Queen's University architect Sir Charles Lanyon - at Queen's Square...

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18

Dec

Northern Ireland house prices up 10% in year, the biggest rise in UK

Posted on 18th December 2015  |   Add a comment

Northern Ireland house prices up 10% in year, the biggest rise in UK

House prices in Northern Ireland leaped by 10.3% over the past year, making us the fastest-growing region of the UK, the latest official figures have shown. Northern Ireland saw the cost of buying a home shoot up over the year to October. But the "inflated" growth in the province should be taken with a dose of caution, according to Ulster Bank chief...

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15

Dec

Create some winter scents of satisfaction

Posted on 15th December 2015  |   Add a comment

Create some winter scents of satisfaction

An exotically-clad weather forecaster from the Met office is on the TV telling me to cover up if I'm planning to leave the house. The sharp cold of winter has now arrived and in places a sprinkling of frost can be found. Winter is entering its freezing stage and alongside the cold comes a new sense of clarity in the garden....

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