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Jun

Advice For Landlords In Northern Ireland

Posted on Jun 28, 2015

Many expats earn a good income from renting out a property back home in Northern Ireland. But landlords never really know what tenants are going to be like and for those who live overseas, it can be even harder to keep tabs on the people living in the property. "Handing your property over to a stranger can be made easier by protecting yourself and your investment by ensuring...

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Jun

Rents for luxury office space have risen 19%

Posted on Jun 28, 2015

Rents on luxury office space in Northern Ireland have grown 19% in the past year, according to a report from commercial property agents. Colliers said office rents were up 19% over the second quarter of the year, compared to the same period a year earlier. That was much higher than the average growth of 6.5% in rents UK-wide. Grade A offices were now costing £15.50 per square...

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27

Jun

Kirstie & Phil are looking for house hunters in NI

Posted on Jun 27, 2015

Professional property hunters Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer are taking on the challenge of finding dream homes for people throughout the UK for another series of Channel 4’s Location Location Location. If you’re actively searching for a new home Kirstie and Phil would love to help turn your dream into a reality. Buying a home now is tougher than...

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27

Jun

Advice on selling a property in Northern Ireland

Posted on Jun 27, 2015

  House prices in Northern Ireland are finally turning upwards. Values are up by nearly two per cent in the last year, but they remain well short of historic highs. Tom McClelland, RICS Northern Ireland housing spokesman, believes the market remains on course for a "general improvement" over the year as a whole. If you are looking to sell your home in Northern...

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26

Jun

Despite low incomes N.I is a great place to live

Posted on Jun 26, 2015

Northern Ireland is an attractive place to live. Average incomes are lower than elsewhere in Great Britain but more favourable Government determined local taxes (rates, water charges and public sector rents) go a long way to offset lower income levels. On an annual basis, the Department for Social Development (DSD) collects and analyses data on the state of family resources in Northern...

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26

Jun

Almost 1,000 use Help to Buy

Posted on Jun 26, 2015

Almost 1,000 people have been helped onto the property ladder in Northern Ireland using the Government's Help to Buy schemes, new figures have shown. And the bulk of the 915 who used the scheme were first-time buyers - making up 776 of the completions. Across the UK a total of 99,601 people have bought a home under Help to Buy, which enables people to buy a home with a fraction...

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Jun

Mortgage approvals at 14-month high

Posted on Jun 26, 2015

The number of mortgage approvals made to home buyers jumped to a 14-month high in May, as the property market remained "buoyant", banks have reported. Some 42,530 mortgages with a total value of £7bn were approved for house purchase last month, marking the highest number since March 2014, figures from the British Bankers' Association (BBA)...

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