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

3rd October 2011
Special Agent: ‘My family inspired my career path’

Special Agent: ‘My family inspired my career path’

Weekly focus on who’s who in our local estate agents Name Danny Fowler Age 23 Live in Finaghy, but come from Kircubbin Married? currently dating my girlfriend, Tara Work for Gerry O’Connor Estate Agents What brought you into the business? I completed my placement year with Gerry O’Connor Estate Agent and found the job to […]
29th September 2011
Lower rate call to fill up shops

Lower rate call to fill up shops

Local authorities have been urged to reduce rates to halt increasing numbers of town centre shops going empty in Northern Ireland. A new report into the commercial property market also revealed a lack of office development in the centre of Belfast, which it is claimed could create a shortage of Grade A space and have […]
28th September 2011
Tiny Belfast pod apartments aimed at first-time buyers

Tiny Belfast pod apartments aimed at first-time buyers

Those with a tendency to avoid small spaces may find the new Never Monday development a little hard to swallow as Belfast’s city centre goes compact. Forget about getting the extended family round for Sunday dinner – these new bohemian and rather tiny apartments are certainly going to be a little short on space. The […]
21st September 2011
Special Agent: No two houses or clients are the same

Special Agent: No two houses or clients are the same

Weekly focus on who’s who in our local estate agents Name Aaron Mills Age 28 Home Bangor Married to Karen Children Amy, 3 months old Who you work for Morton Pinpoint, East Belfast office What brought you into the business? After completing my degree in psychology in Dundee, I returned home to Northern Ireland and […]
20th September 2011
RICS Launch Sustainability and Residential Property Information Paper

RICS Launch Sustainability and Residential Property Information Paper

With high transport costs and significant fuel poverty for households in Northern Ireland, a home’s sustainability characteristics should be a significant consideration within its property valuation here, according to the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). A new information paper from RICS says that whilst sustainability has traditionally not been considered important in a property’s […]