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

16th June 2014
Stress test rate rise could exclude 75% of local house buyers

Stress test rate rise could exclude 75% of local house buyers

A leading Northern Ireland mortgage broker has claimed 75% of local house-hunters will be excluded from the market if the ‘stress’ test level – which tests buyers’ ability to pay in the event of an interest rate rise – is raised to 10% in line with a suggestion by Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney. […]
9th June 2014
OFTEC Announces Price of Home Heating Oil is Falling

OFTEC Announces Price of Home Heating Oil is Falling

9th June 2014: With house prices and sales on the up, there was more good news for householders this week as OFTEC, the organisation which represents the domestic oil heating and cooking industry in Northern Ireland, announces a continuing fall in the price of home heating oil. The latest quarterly data from Sutherland (Independent Energy […]
2nd May 2014
Ulster Property Sales Goes Pink!

Ulster Property Sales Goes Pink!

To celebrate the much anticipated Giro d’ Italia starting for the first time in Northern Ireland Ulster Property Sales will be going Pink in support! The race route passes by the majority of Ulster Property Sales 12 branches across the province from Belfast up as far as Ballymena. Staff are getting into the Giro spirit […]
2nd April 2014
Floor Plans – Your Best Shot at a Sale?

Floor Plans – Your Best Shot at a Sale?

One of the most effective marketing tools, which are most sought after by buyers is a floor plan of your home. But not all floor plans are equal! According to research carried out by ‘Right Move’ one third of buyers said that they were less likely to enquire about a property without a floor plan. […]