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  1. This one is really an oddball, I have been following it for a while: 22 notting hill It seems that every year they just pull the property from the website and then put it back on at a higher price .. And they have been doing that for .. I guess... close to 4 or 5 years. Another one undergoing the same cycle seems to be the Beacon. You can still find the 22 notting hill house original asking price of three years ago : £550k ( belfast telegraph still has an article about it with the same price) Got pulled and then put back at £625k . Can't sell for years, definitely because t
  2. NISRA has a nice dashboard for the Northern Ireland house price index now: http://www.ninis2.nisra.gov.uk/InteractiveMaps/People and Places/Housing and Households/NIHPI/atlas.html Would be nice to be able to have access to all the historical data rather than just the latest one.
  3. What bothers me is all these smoke an mirror are not actively skewing the NI house statistics? If the estate agents are reporting these as sales this can seriously affect the market stats. 6 apartments at ~£500k sold in a month Same thing with Montpelier houses or the £1M+ Bladon park houses sitting empty...
  4. Guess what ... all apartments are sale agreed . The big sign at the road entrance says in big: All apts BOOKED ... I really wonder who they are trying to fool? It seems that all but one house in the Bladon park development is occupied and now all apts are sold within a month ??? Are they just downing tools and trying to wait out Brexit / current market and not pay rate if the building is not finished? Similar thing with the Montpelier development. I know somebody renting there and it seems that contrary to the big sign at the entrance saying sold out a non-negligible
  5. It's interesting to see a number of houses / apts that are for sale now are also proposed for rent ( or switching altogether to let only): https://www.propertypal.com/45-malone-park-malone-road-belfast/541029 https://www.propertypal.com/27b-deramore-park-malone-belfast/464259 https://www.propertypal.com/84-balmoral-avenue-malone-belfast/540574 https://www.propertypal.com/penthouse-at-82-malone-road-belfast/539929 It seems that the market is hitting the pause button hard because of the Brexit uncertainty... Sadly, it seems that the owners keep repeating the s
  6. Nope , checked them out last weekend, all house but one are empty. Never been occupied. Same with the apt building Something is really fishy. Also it seems that 1 or two house at least are not finished. Looks like they down tools before they could do the finishing bits inside
  7. I love the "private roof terrace" that can only be accessed via the communal area. Most of the Bladon park development seems to be a flop as the houses and apt have been sitting there for more than a year. Can we still call it a new build if a property has been sitting vacant for more than a year? ( without heating, running water, etc.. ) Also, most of the house of Bladon park dev where sale agreed last year ( at £1.3M... ). Then taken off the market and now are back with PoA... I drove by the houses last week and guess what? Out of 5 homes in the development, only 1 was occu
  8. Somebody must be pissed on Malone park... The property was advertised for £2.2M for more than a year, dropped it by £400K recently and almost at the same time the next door neighbour advertise their own property for £25k less. https://www.propertypal.com/45-malone-park-malone-road-belfast/457930 https://www.propertypal.com/47-malone-park-malone-road-belfast/516941 I reckon that they are probably not worth more than 1.2 / 1.3 £M . Need to drop by £400k at least ... Ps: who puts carpet in the bathroom and around the toilet !!!??
  9. Also, seems that some apts are on Airbnb : https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/18005991?location=Belfast&s=JHwRWfTZ
  10. Lived in the building, for 5 years until 2014. Management company: didn't have much interaction, with them. They refurbished the entrance. But almost no work was done apart from what was directly visible from the street. On the plus side, they were responsive when we had any problem. Noise: Well it can be hit and miss it's highly dependent on your immediate neighbours. Very few owner-occupiers, It's a mixed environment, quite young, so often you will get a party/noise on the weekend. It was getting worse toward the end. Apt: some apts floors layout are awkward .. ( like
  11. I am seeing an interesting downward price spiral in the "danesfort park" compound: 3 house pretty much identical: https://www.propertypal.com/32-danesfort-park-south-malone-belfast/497116 https://www.propertypal.com/8-danesfort-park-north-off-stranmillis-road-belfast/476663 https://www.propertypal.com/1-danesfort-park-place-malone-belfast/457300 Priced £459k , £430k and £395k respectively: while you could argue about the finish this would not explain a £65k gap in price Also, the house on that was on the market for the longest has the highest price (unchanged)
  12. Hi, long time lurker and trying to make sense of the property market in BT9 ( and Belfast in general). I have a hard time understanding how a house like this one can sit empty for 3+ years without selling: https://www.propertynews.com/Property/Belfast/ECSECS45138/22-Notting-Hill/ It's a repossession, owned by a bank, I would have thought that they would have been quite keen to get rid of it. Even the whole price history doesn't make sense: It is currently advertised at £625k while it was advertised jan 2016 at £550k ( https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-homefind
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