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26th February 2015
Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential

Gabrielle Fagan sources the finest ingredients to create the hub of the home. Kitchens are for eating, drinking and socialising, but the heart of the home also speaks volumes about our taste – as a glimpse into the kitchens of Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron and celebrity chef Nigella Lawson recently revealed. While there’s a […]
24th February 2015
John Minnis Estate Agents predict a good investment year for property in 2015

John Minnis Estate Agents predict a good investment year for property in 2015

A new dawn for property in 2015 One of Northern Ireland’s leading estate agents, John Minnis, has said 2015 will be a good year to invest in property. A confident marketplace combined with greater affordability and low interest rates has prompted the owner of the 10 year-old, multi-award winning agency with three offices, to make […]
24th February 2015
Auction sales are helping to sustain Northern Ireland property market

Auction sales are helping to sustain Northern Ireland property market

Property auctions are set to remain an important tool in helping shift homes and land across Northern Ireland, it has been claimed. And the claim from Lambert Smith Hampton comes as the number of residential property sales reached their highest levels since 2007, during the last three months of 2014. The commercial property company revealed […]
20th February 2015
Plans for £50m 250-room Belfast city hotel now gathering pace

Plans for £50m 250-room Belfast city hotel now gathering pace

Plans have been approved for the construction of a new £50m hotel in Belfast by County Tyrone firm McAleer & Rushe. It’s the latest in a series of new hotels for the city, which includes the proposed Mutual Hotel at the listed Scottish Mutual site. The latest development at College Avenue near CastleCourt Shopping Centre […]
19th February 2015
Homes cost 4.5 times average salary

Homes cost 4.5 times average salary

The average house in Northern Ireland costs around four-and-a-half times the average salary, new research reveals. Property has become more affordable, finance minister Simon Hamilton said, following the price slump since 2007. The average house cost £109,342 by late last year, with the most expensive in Castlereagh and the cheapest in Strabane, according to the […]
16th February 2015
A Rural Idyll

A Rural Idyll

Surrounded by rugged landscape and boasting a one-off architectural design, this large country home has much to offer anyone searching for a special rural retreat. Designed by Michael Rogers in 2000, its turreted front, hand-crafted wooden windows, stone corbelling and dry dashed render hint at the interesting features which abound inside. It is a spacious […]
13th February 2015
OFTEC and NI Environment Agency

OFTEC and NI Environment Agency

Launch Oil Tank Safety Campaign For Householders  12th February 2015: The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC), which represents the oil heating and cooking industry, joined forces today to launch a campaign on oil tank safety awareness for Northern Ireland householders.  The campaign, backed by Northern Ireland Environment Minister […]