Property People Newsletter

Estate Agents

To buy or not to buy? That is the question.

3rd March 2020

I was recently interviewed by Tiarnan Muilleior of the Belfast Media Group regarding my opinions on is it better to rent or but your property. The article looks at the pro's and con's of each option and also some tips for first-time buyers and property investors. Rent vs. purchase? Purchase every time. I would encourage people to save for a deposit and own your property where possible. Howe...

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Property People are NAEA and ARLA PROPERTYMARK PROTECTED estate agents.

27th March 2019

We are proud to have attained several industry accreditations which help us ensure that our service is the best it can possibly be. We are members of NAEA and ARLA Propertymark which means we meet higher industry standards than the law demands and strictly adhere to their regulations, ensuring that we only provide a first-class service and offer you the best possible advice. We are also members...

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HMO office moves from NIHE to BCC

26th March 2019

Belfast City Council will now manage the delivery of the scheme on behalf of all local councils. This is no longer managed by the NIHE. All new HMO's must have planning permission and building control approval; an application will not be processed if the property does not have either of these approvals. Anyone considering developing a HMO or converting an existing property into a HMO must app...

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Top Tips on Securing Your First Mortgage

11th November 2016

Check out our top tips on securing your first mortgage. 1) Saving for your depositBefore starting to look for properties, you should decide on how much of a deposit you can save up. A general rule of thumb when starting to save for a deposit is to save 10% of your take home salary each month. Having regular savings each month will also look good when you apply for a mortgage, it shows you are ...

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Burglaries and You.

2nd November 2016

With just over 8 weeks until the big fat red man sneaks into your homes Don t let him be the only intruder in your house this festive season. Below are some helpful hints and tips to prevent this happening to you. Burglars want an easy entry, they try to nudge or push your windows and doors first If your front door or any other doors or windows are not not secure hire a professional J...

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