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Sep

Halifax Reports House Prices in the UK fell in August

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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...

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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...

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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...

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26

Aug

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

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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...

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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...

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Aug

Home Ownership in Northern Ireland drops by 10.5%

Posted on 3rd August 2016  |   Add a comment

Home Ownership in Northern Ireland drops by 10.5%

The amount of individuals owning their homes in Northern Ireland has dropped by 10.5% in 10 years — the biggest fall of any UK area. The Resolution Foundation has discovered that the number of people who own their home in the UK has fallen since their highest point in the early 2000s. However, although the figures have dropped for the UK entirely,...

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20

Jul

The Viral App Helping House Vendors

Posted on 20th July 2016  |   Add a comment

The Viral App Helping House Vendors

With post Brexit Britain causing a headache for property vendors in both the commercial and residential sector, there may be an unlikely saviour in the form of Pokémon Go. Already the biggest US mobile game ever according to data from survey monkey and with more than 21 million daily active users, the addictive app has added more than 7 billion USD...

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18

Mar

Revealed: The best place to live in Northern Ireland, according to Sunday Times

Posted on 18th March 2016  |   Add a comment

Revealed: The best place to live in Northern Ireland, according to Sunday Times

Ardglass, Hillsborough and Holywood in Co Down, and Castlerock in Co Derry are all on the list. Five towns and villages in Northern Ireland have been singled out as exceptional places to live by the Sunday Times in a list due to be published this weekend. The national newspaper has compiled a UK wide guide called the Best Places to Live in...

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19

Feb

Real Country Style

Posted on 19th February 2016  |   Add a comment

Real Country Style

You get a bit of a surprise when you step through the door of this fairly ordinary-looking bungalow in Lisburn. From the outside it is like any standard family home but inside the owners have really stamped their mark on it. With creative flair the interior oozes personality and although this house is in the heart of the city you get that...

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Feb

Check out stunning house for sale in Belfast's Malone Park

Posted on 19th February 2016  |   Add a comment

Check out stunning house for sale in Belfast's Malone Park

Taking its name from the Italianate influence of its architecture, this wonderful Belfast home offers luxury all the way for its £2.5m price tag. The exterior certainly impresses and inside is exquisite too. But while certainly grand and beautiful, Verona is also a welcoming and comfortable home. The house which dates back to 1897 is approached along a wide, straight avenue flanked by...

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