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20th June 2011
New evidence of recovery in Northern Ireland housing market

New evidence of recovery in Northern Ireland housing market

There is fresh evidence that a recovery in the Northern Ireland housing market is under way. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said its latest market survey for the province was more positive that at any stage since July 2007. The monthly survey sponsored by the Ulster Bank pointed to levels of agreed sales […]
20th June 2011
Northern Ireland’s housing market ‘boosted by sales rise’

Northern Ireland’s housing market ‘boosted by sales rise’

Northern Ireland house sales rose by over a third last quarter, providing further evidence the battered market is beginning to recover. New figures published today show there were 950 transactions from April to June, compared to 692 in the previous three months. While the volume of sales is still low in comparison with normal market […]
20th June 2011
Signs of Stability for Northern Ireland House Prices

Signs of Stability for Northern Ireland House Prices

There is growing evidence that house prices in Northern Ireland are stabilising, according to the latest report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The quarterly RICS housing market survey, released today, shows that local chartered surveyors expect house prices to remain largely flat in the next three months and also pointed to an increase […]
20th June 2011
Bangor’s £100m transformation to create 1,750 jobs

Bangor’s £100m transformation to create 1,750 jobs

A �100m plan to transform the seafront at one of Northern Ireland’s most popular coastal towns will create around 1,750 jobs, it was announced today. Up to 1,000 posts will be generated in the construction phase of the development fronting Bangor’s marina, with an additional 750 permanent jobs on offer when the commercial and entertainment […]
20th June 2011
Encouraging Signs in Northern Ireland Housing Market

Encouraging Signs in Northern Ireland Housing Market

The latest Housing Survey report from the University of Ulster, in partnership with Bank of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, provides both confirmation that conditions in the local housing market remained very challenging in the three months to the end of March 09 while also carrying the hint and expectation of more positive […]
20th June 2011
Confidence Returns to Housing Market

Confidence Returns to Housing Market

Northern Ireland housing experts say confidence is slowly returning to the market with more sales this month, it has been revealed. Local estate agents agree with findings from Britain that house sales are on the up following a buoyant month. Keith Mitchell, partner/director at Templeton Robinson, said the market is returning to normal after the […]
20th June 2011
Energy certificate spot checks planned

Energy certificate spot checks planned

Northern Ireland householders selling their home without an Energy Performance Certificate when government officials visit next week will face fines of up to £1,000, it was revealed yesterday. The Department of Finance and Personnel will be carrying out a series of spot checks at properties being marketed for sale or rent in a bid to […]