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The famous faces on the property ladder

Northern Ireland’s most popular property website Propertynews.com has a fresh new look with lots more features and functionality to showcase the province’s houses.

So any prospective buyer or tenant including even homegrown celebrities such as Rory McIlroy or Christine Bleakley, rumoured to be looking for a County Down love nest with fiancé Frank Lampard recently, will find it easier than ever to search for their dream home.

The website, which is now available to preview for a two week period before the existing site is replaced, has bright new graphics and new user-friendly additions which will make house hunting a breeze with a huge selection of beautiful properties just a click away.

Emma McNally, managing director of Propertynews.com, said: “We are delighted with the design and enhanced functionality of the website which has been tailor-made to assist the thousands of users who visit us daily to find exactly the right property for them.

“With real time updates of new listings on the market the site offers the most efficient property portal for the Northern Ireland marketplace. The newly redesigned website connects people to property.”

New features include a dedicated section aimed at ‘Land and Sites’ so whether you’re after a Fermanagh farm or land in Hillsborough you’ll find it.

Candy Spelling

Candy Spelling’s mega-bucks mansion in the exclusive Holmby Hills area in LA has been snapped up by Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone.

Although the price paid for the palatial pad was undisclosed, it was on the market for £150m dollars, making it one of the highest-priced homes in the US.

The 57,000 sq ft abode, known as The Manor, sits on a five-acre site and has 14 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms, with rooms dedicated to activities like wrapping presents and storing silverware.

There are also the usual trappings of the mega-rich such as a wine cellar, bowling alley, screening room, and gym.

Steve Hackett

A London house with a great rock past has gone on the market in Twickenham.

The genteel exterior of the grand Victorian house belies the fact it was home to Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett who hosted jamming sessions here with The Rolling Stones and Queen’s Brian May.

Now Steve’s ex-wife Kim Poor is selling the six-bedroom, three-bathroom, three-reception room house with an asking price of £2.59m.

The couple converted the house back into a home when they bought it in 1984.

Kim says: “The style is very English and we’ve kept all the original features.”

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