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Latest news, opinions and analysis in the Northern Ireland property market

16th November 2011
Take care with candles

Take care with candles

For many of us, candles are a great accompaniment to a relaxing bath, and can create atmospheric lighting at a dinner table. However as well as providing a romantic glow, if not dealt with responsibly, they can also be hazardous in the extreme. Latest statistics from the London Fire brigade show that around 1,300 home […]
8th November 2011
Northern Ireland Property Letting Agency Wins UK Property Award

Northern Ireland Property Letting Agency Wins UK Property Award

A Northern Ireland-based property management company, Managemint Ltd, which has offices at Stranmillis Road, Belfast and High St., Lurgan has won a UK Property Award. The annual UK Property Awards 2011, in association with Bloomberg Television, are open to residential and commercial property professionals. At a gala dinner on Friday, 28th October, in the Lancaster […]
3rd November 2011
Special Agent: Life-long interest in property pays off

Special Agent: Life-long interest in property pays off

Weekly focus on who’s who in our local estate agents Name Kelly McAllister Age 27 Where you live? Belfast Married? Lives with partner Michael Where do you work? Managing director at Lough & Quay What brought you into the business? From a young age I realised that I could do anything I put my mind […]
28th October 2011
Possessed homes repossessed due to haunting rumours

Possessed homes repossessed due to haunting rumours

Unusual happenings, such as haunting, can dramatically affect the saleability of a property, according to RICS. Homes in Northern Ireland and elsewhere in the UK rumoured to be haunted have remained on surveyors’ books for extended periods, while some homes have even been known to be practically un-saleable due to supposed hauntings. A Victorian detached […]
28th October 2011
Special Agent: ‘I’ve still to make my first million’

Special Agent: ‘I’ve still to make my first million’

Weekly focus on who’s who in our local estate agents Name Aaron Russell Age 28 Where do you live? Holywood Married/single? Engaged to Suzie and have a two-year-old son, Ollie. Who you work for? BTWCairns What brought you into the business? I studied Estate Management in Edinburgh and always had an interest in land, construction […]
27th October 2011
A stunning contemporary residence

A stunning contemporary residence

A stunning contemporary residence occupying a beautiful site laid out in landscaped gardens extending to circa.1.25 acres with fine views situated in an idyllic rural setting on the outskirts of Hillsborough yet within a few minutes drive of the A.1. providing easy access to major provincial centres both North and South. Combining architecturally striking elevations with approximately […]
25th October 2011
Property Consultancy on the move as part of on-going expansion programme

Property Consultancy on the move as part of on-going expansion programme

Bladon & Co. Property Consultants, has re-located to new state-of-the art offices at 677 Lisburn Road, Belfast as part of the company’s expansion programme. Formed in 2009, Bladon & Co. initially operated mainly within the residential lettings market, however, the company has recently launched a sales division specialising in prime residential property across Northern Ireland […]
21st October 2011
Special Agent: People skills vital in property game

Special Agent: People skills vital in property game

Weekly focus on who’s who in our local estate agents Name Allister Duncan Age 24 Where do you live? Saintfield Road, Belfast Married? Single Who do you work for? Bladon & Co What brought you into the business? I studied Estate Management at Northumbria University. Who has inspired you in the property world? It is […]