Blog

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

3rd April 2015
A bumper crop of Tomatoes

A bumper crop of Tomatoes

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 super Tomatoes this year. Tomatoes are the nation’s favourite home grown crop. Even if you do not grow any other crop the chances are […]
1st April 2015
Hatch the Perfect Plan

Hatch the Perfect Plan

Easter decoration is now more popular than ever, and like Christmas, is becoming the perfect excuse to indulge your inner stylist. This year’s trends – fresh-as-paint pastels or more vibrant hues, from bright greens to daffodil yellows – are perfect for spring schemes and make a home look suitably dressed for the occasion. Avoid over-elaborate […]
30th March 2015
Make Easter bright with bulbs

Make Easter bright with bulbs

Spring is definitely in the air and Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoffrey Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com  brings you some top tips in how to brighten up your outside space for Easter and beyond.. After the long, grey winter we all need an injection of colour and […]
27th March 2015
Northern Ireland tops UK’s most affordable homes list

Northern Ireland tops UK’s most affordable homes list

Four of the top 10 most affordable UK cities for buying a home are in Northern Ireland, a report has found. Across the UK, Lloyds Bank found the cost of a typical home in a city is at its most unaffordable level since 2009 as buyers face stretching their wages further to keep up with […]
26th March 2015
Mulching is the key to a thriving garden

Mulching is the key to a thriving garden

I could easily become a mulch bore. Perhaps I already am, and nobody has been kind enough to tell me. But of all the things you can do for your garden, this, to me, seems the most important. Give, don’t just take. And late winter/early spring is the best time to do the mulching, before […]
26th March 2015
Lisburn Square on offer for tenth of its former value

Lisburn Square on offer for tenth of its former value

A major retail development in Lisburn city centre built at a cost of £23m has gone on sale for less than a tenth of its former value. Lisburn Square is now on the market for offers over £2.25m – little more than a decade after it was first opened. The development includes several large tenants […]
25th March 2015
£795,000 to spare? Then you could be the king of this Cullybackey castle

£795,000 to spare? Then you could be the king of this Cullybackey castle

Ever wanted your own baronial pad? Well, this spectacular castle close to Cullybackey has just gone on the market for a cool £795,000. The fairy-tale castle of Craigdun was once the home of fiery Unionist MP Ronald McNeill, Lord Cushendun, who famously threw a book during a fraught Home Rule debate and struck Winston Churchill […]