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28th April 2015
John Minnis Estate Agents scoop 5 national awards and are named ‘Best Estate Agents in Northern Irel

John Minnis Estate Agents scoop 5 national awards and are named ‘Best Estate Agents in Northern Irel

John Minnis Estate Agents has scooped five awards at the highly coveted national awards, the ESTAs, and were crowned the ‘Best Local Lettings Agency in the UK’ and ‘Best Estate Agents in Northern Ireland’. The ten-year-old agency with 25 staff, received full recognition in ‘Best Estate Agents in Northern Ireland’ category, with all three offices […]
23rd April 2015
The Height of Class

The Height of Class

7 Ballymullan Road, Crawfordsburn  From its delightful front porch you can sit and take in the wonderful views offered by elevated Glenmount which looks out over Crawfordsburn Country Park to Belfast Lough, the Co Antrim coastline and the Irish Sea. On a good day you can even see Scotland and the pleasure offered by the […]
17th April 2015
Flowers for cutting

Flowers for cutting

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com bring you some top tips in how to grow your own flowers for cutting. Most people love to cut flowers from the garden for the house but lots of people feel guilty about taking flowers […]
15th April 2015
£152k cost of average home after 14% surge

£152k cost of average home after 14% surge

House prices in Northern Ireland have experienced their strongest annual rate of growth in more than seven years, new official figures have revealed. A surge of 14.2% in February means the average local property is now priced at £152,000, according to the Government’s Office for National Statistics (ONS). But despite the soaring growth – which […]
14th April 2015
It’s Child’s Play

It’s Child’s Play

Gabrielle Fagan reveals how to create the perfect nursery, fit for any little prince or princess… Prince George will soon have to  abdicate his nursery to make way for a brother or sister. The new prince or princess will most likely take up residence in the young prince’s Beatrix Potter-themed room at Kensington Palace, and […]
14th April 2015
Apartment bar in bid to regain glory with £750k revamp

Apartment bar in bid to regain glory with £750k revamp

Well-known bar The Apartment is receiving a £750,000 facelift to try and bring it back to its glory days, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal. The major investment at the venue in Donegall Square beside the City Hall will see the introduction of a new roof terrace, which involved removing part of a floor in the […]
13th April 2015
Eddie Irvine sells luxury Miami house for $10.5m

Eddie Irvine sells luxury Miami house for $10.5m

Ex-Formula One driver Eddie Irvine may be taking life slowly following his retirement from racing, but he appears to be very much in the fast lane of the property business. The north Down man’s American company, Eddie Irvine Homes, has reportedly sold a luxury property in Miami Beach for a cool $10.5m (£7.1m). The 6,612 […]
10th April 2015
Gardening with Children

Gardening with Children

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com  bring you some top tips in how to involve children in the garden.  Gardening may not be the most obvious thing that most children want to do but it can be encouraged and it certainly […]
9th April 2015
Victorian Saintfield Railway Station goes on market for £750k

Victorian Saintfield Railway Station goes on market for £750k

It’s both a quirky country house and a trainspotter’s dream. The former Saintfield Railway Station has been lovingly transformed into the perfect family home for those with £750,000 to spare. Spread over three buildings, the house has its own platform, waiting area and signal room – and even its own subway to take you to […]