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1st December 2011
Kirstie Allsopp: My seasonal style tips

Kirstie Allsopp: My seasonal style tips

It’s nearly time to dress the tree and your home for the festive season. Homespun guru Kirstie Allsopp and decor experts share their seasonal style tips with Gabrielle Fagan Kirstie Allsopp’s rushing around thinking about robins, baubles, tinsel and all sorts of Christmas things. While the rest of us probably end up in a last-minute […]
24th November 2011
Special Agent: ‘Quality service is always the goal’

Special Agent: ‘Quality service is always the goal’

Weekly focus on who’s who in our local estate agents Name Deirdre Kirwan Age 26 Where you live south Belfast Status boyfriend, Colin Who you work for Bladon & Co Residential Property Consultant What brought you into the business? Having completed a property degree at university and coming from a property background, I have always […]
22nd November 2011
Frozen pipes disrupt lives

Frozen pipes disrupt lives

Simple ways to protect your water pipes in winter Winter is nearly upon us, which means long nights, sub-zero temperatures and the risk of frozen pipes. While the thought of frozen pipes may not seem like a big deal, many people forget that when their pipes freeze they risk a lot more than just having […]
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 […]