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20th June 2011
House prices increase by 1.9%

House prices increase by 1.9%

Halifax announce 1.9% increase in house prices. This is the first increase in house prices in ten months, putting the average UK house price at just over £163,000 – more than £4,000 higher than at the end of December. However, the annual rate of change, measured by comparing the average for the latest three months […]
20th June 2011
30% Fall in property values – Is it all bad news?

30% Fall in property values – Is it all bad news?

Surprising as it may seem – no! Prices rose phenomenally in 2006 and the first half of 2007 in some cases by as much as 80%, it is reported. The reductions since August 2007 have been well chronicled and as the headlines state, by as much as 30%. But simple mathematics show property is still […]
20th June 2011
Dept Of Finance and Personnel Issue Fines Warning to Home Sellers

Dept Of Finance and Personnel Issue Fines Warning to Home Sellers

Six weeks after the deadline for the requirement of home sellers to have an Energy Performance Certificate and Recommendation report in place, the Dept of Finance and Personnel have written to Northern Ireland Estate Agents enclosing a letter to their clients to remind them of their legal responsibility to have an EPC and Report in place at […]
20th June 2011
Record level of choice makes it an Opportune time for home buyers says top agent

Record level of choice makes it an Opportune time for home buyers says top agent

Northern Ireland homeowners could save tens of thousands of pounds by upsizing, a leading residential estate agent claimed today.Keith Mitchell, Partner with Templeton Robinson, said the current reductions in house prices across all levels presented ‘real opportunities’ for those considering upgrading their homes. "Year on year we estimate someone moving from a house which would […]
20th June 2011
Make Space for Wildlife this Winter

Make Space for Wildlife this Winter

The Ulster Wildlife Trust, Northern Ireland’s leading local nature conservation charity, is encouraging everyone to Make Space for Nature in their garden this winter, as part of its 30th anniversary ‘Year of Action’ campaign. With the winter in the offing, you might think that there’s not much to see or even do in your garden. […]
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