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  1. This is stunning, the current trend is anything with private outdoor space will sell if priced right, apartments and old tenements in Aberdeen will continue to fall, unfortunately city centre living is no longer desireable
  2. I sold two properties in bannermill place one in 2014, the other I think 2015 possibly 2016. They were standard two bed apartments one sold for £199k the other £220k. They are currently selling around the £140k. That’s a drop of 30-35% in 5-6 years. That’s huge especially at a time when property is selling in the uk
  3. Whilst it’s not my taste, it has had a lot of extensions and money spent on it, the side has been extended and a sunroom added to the back
  4. Portstewart is one of the most complex markets in Northern Ireland, there is a huge difference in prices just streets apart, obviously the sea views makes a huge difference but there is also a serious difference in build quality between apartments , the strand road is the most desirable , some of the current prices are ridiculous, in my humble opinion properties with direct sea views go for at least double the price of the same property with no view
  5. What’s not being taken into account in by a lot of people is that a lot of apartments have fallen in value and a lot of semis and detached have risen hugely, so although the overall rise might be an average of 7.4% some house have risen by 20+% others will have fallen a fair bit
  6. Borrowing has been quite tough for some time, although 95% mortgages are now available again for the first time in nearly a year, this will bring a flood of buyers to the market, desirable houses are currently flying of the shelves ie houses with a bit of space, city centre apartments etc are falling in price quite a bit, the winners are definitely people with a bit of garden, the other factor driving the market is people moving back to Northern Ireland, having lots of contacts in estate agents there is a lot of sales to people outside of Northern Ireland
  7. 3 already agreed, although would be like living on a motorway
  8. I appreciate you have no life outside of this site and make it your business to disagree with everyone on the site, the fact that you reply to every topic within minutes backs that up, however the fact is a lot of people are moving to Northern Ireland just now, it may not stay like this but as so many people are no longer office based they can live in cheaper places or move to be closer to family, when I sold my own house in July, it was nearly all people from outside of Northern Ireland viewing, I completed recently and had serious difficulty getting a removal company. The lads moving me said there work was mainly people relocating to Northern Ireland. No one would choose to move to belfast unless they originally came from here
  9. Bon marche looks like it could be any day unfortunately, but I think they have been in a lot of trouble for a long time
  10. It was a figure from August I think I was looking at, it’s fairly low then, unfortunately for retail I think there will be a lot more closures
  11. Some are assumptions, most definitely not wrong, a lot of people in hospitality and retail are part time, a lot of these businesses have a lot of staff on furlough the Belfast telegraph last night reported on the amount of sales coming from south of England including London, having a lot of estate agents as friends they all confirm the market is busy with sales from England, so I do in fact know a lot of sales are from people from outside of Northern Ireland , three seperate lots of friends are in the process of moving home, one from Somerset , two from London having just moved myself I had serious problems getting removal men as they were all on longer jobs, moving people from mainland uk, I had very little choice on dates
  12. These are beautiful, but they have very small plots in Bangor west, in a very over looked location, they are priced 1.5 - 2.5 million a piece, honestly can’t see how they are worth half of that
  13. There is currently around 70000 people on furlough in Northern Ireland, mainly part timers and for the most part they will be employed in retail and hospitality, I don’t think this will make a huge difference to the property market, the biggest sales are for people returning from London etc rather than local
  14. Have you found many buyers moving home from England etc, my viewers were mainly people returning home for family etc
  15. If you were going to go for one it would be number 63, top floor, no one above you, also quirky window in lounge letting in more light and it’s one of the few in the development with outside space
  16. I remember this development when it was first released, at the time it was a stunning looking building and the apartments were fairly spacious, Morrison homes built them, if I remember right the vast majority were sold for rentals mainly to people from Dublin as you couldn’t buy a thing in Dublin at the time , they were built maybe 16/18 years ago, the kitchens, bathrooms and shower rooms were extremely basic, it’s also coming to a time where communal areas will need to be refurbished and lifts will be having problems, great location but bigger apartment blocks will always have more problems as they get older
  17. I don’t agree with it on any level, minimal building work, extra cars in residential areas, extra rubbish etc, huge amount of extra noise, very disrespectful to your neighbours, pay commercial rates on the letting and see how many still do it, tax them on it and there will no one doing it
  18. Especially in April and May there literally wasn’t a car on the road
  19. It reminds me more of Belfast......to much traffic
  20. I basically moved to Scotland as the other half wanted to, the timing was great as We sold at the top of the market, also the prices in Aberdeen at the time were quite realistic
  21. Not actually retired! I changed career 2007
  22. Hadn’t really considered that, I don’t suppose anyone letting out their garage turned into a room will be paying any tax on it, personally I think they should be banned anyway, I know of to many people who have problems with their neighbours halts etc being a party pad ( pre covid!)
  23. Sitting watching a very boring film I had a good look through Airbnb putting in various dates and locations round Northern Ireland, literally hundreds lying empty with little or no bookings, which is to be expected, what did shock me is the price people are trying to charge for them, not to many bargains, the real shocker though is the amount of people who have converted garages and lofts and charging £100 plus per night
  24. Could well be, from my days selling houses, a very small percentage of viewers were relocating from the mainland at anyone time, maybe it’s just a fluke I had so many viewers from other parts, Aberdeen is an entirely different matter, people are constantly moving into and out of the city for the oil industry.
  25. Obviously none of us know exactly what’s going to happen to the housing market long term, but then that’s part of the Fun? Of this site, different opinions and debate, but at the moment there is more people looking for houses here than normal and there is a lot of them from the mainland and Dublin. Several of my old school friends who I mainly keep in touch with via Facebook , live in various cities from Edinburgh, Bristol, London Etc, two have already moved back and at least a couple of others are hoping to, all for various reasons, mainly because they have parents etc for childcare, can buy a better house and have a bit more space and because they can work from home a fair bit, none of these people considered ever moving back to Belfast until coronavaris hit us , it’s some of these reasons why I don’t think our prices will be hit to bad in Northern Ireland i also think that holidays are going to be curtailed for some years and this is why apartments and houses on the north coast are booming , people will holiday at home ultimately the housing market anywhere in the uk is going to be based on the amount of jobs lost over the next year due to coronavaris with big cities being the biggest losers
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