Property prices on border region rise 16.1%, new figures show

first_imgProperty prices in Ireland have increased by 84.7% since early 2013 according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).The CSO said that residential property prices nationally rose by 2.3% in July – ending a 14-month run of slowing annual price inflation. The 2.3% growth also compared to a 10% increase the same time last year.The region outside of the capital that saw the largest rise in property prices was the border at 16.1 per cent, while the smallest rise was recorded in the mid-east at 0.4 per cent.House prices decreased by 0.5% in Dublin, while apartments rose by 0.9% in the year to July. Outside of Dublin, house prices rose by 4.6% and apartments by 5.4% in the same period.However, the national average price of a house in June 2019 was €263,606, a fall of 2.5% over a period of six months.Analysts point to a lack of confidence in the market as uncertainty over Brexit continues. Leo McCauley of McCauley Properties in Inishowen, Co Donegal, said there were more people buying property in the Border regions but that the figures were pitted against a “very low base” following a severe decline since the recession.“Things around the Border were so, so depressed,” he told The Irish Times. “My turnover is up this year and I have been busier. Also, there probably hasn’t been a house built in Donegal for 12 years‘If you see a concrete lorry coming up the main street, it’s like seeing a T-Rex walking up. It’s so archaic at this stage.”Property prices on border region rise 16.1%, new figures show was last modified: September 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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George Groves v Glen Johnson post-fight press conference

first_imgGeorge Groves, flanked by promoter Frank Warren and trainer Adam Booth, reflects on his points victory over former world champion Glen Johnson. (Video courtesy of iFilm London)See also:O’Meara suffers defeat in title clash Dominant Groves easily sees off JohnsonGroves set to fight for European title Groves tipped to win world title in 2013Haye hails Groves after ‘amazing display’ against JohnsonGroves v Johnson in picturesYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Round-up: Zola returns and Bees accept Jozefzoon offer

first_imgGianfranco Zola is hugely popular among Chelsea fans © Simon Galloway/PA WireChelsea have confirmed Gianfranco Zola’s return to the club as Maurizio Sarri’s assistant. Zola, 52, is regarded as one of Chelsea’s finest-ever players, having helped them win the Uefa Cup Winners’ Cup, Super Cup, two FA Cups and the League Cup during his seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge.Zola said: “For me it is an amazing thing. I am very willing to work hard because it is going to be a difficult challenge but I am pleased to be here, and to work hard with Maurizio to be successful.”Sarri wants Blues stars to stayMaurizio Sarri pledged to “have fun” as Chelsea boss © Steve Paston/PA WireSarri says he would like Chelsea to keep their best players but admitted the matter could be out of his hands.There is speculation over the futures of several Blues stars, including Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Willian and N’Golo Kante.Speaking at his first media conference since replacing Antonio Conte as head coach at Stamford Bridge, Sarri said: “Clearly we would always want to keep all our strongest players.“This is what any manager wants to do and what any club wants to do. But then we will have to see how the transfer market will go over the next few days.“I want to clarify that I am more of a field manager than general manager. I don’t want to talk about the transfer market and am not that interested in it. Our task as managers is growing the players we have.”Youngsters in Chelsea’s tour squadGoalkeepers Marcin Bulka, Jared Thompson and Bradley Collins are among the youngsters included in Chelsea’s 25-man squad for the club’s pre-season trip to Australia. Chelsea will play Perth Glory in a friendly on Monday – their first match under Sarri.Chelsea squad: Marcin Bulka, Jared Thompson, Bradley Collins, David Luiz, Ethan Ampadu, Fikayo Tomori, Michael Hector, Tomas Kalas, Marcos Alonso, Emerson, Davide Zappacosta, Ola Aina, Cesc Fabregas, Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Ross Barkley, Mario Pasalic, Jorginho, Kasey Palmer, Pedro, Lucas Piazon, Charly Musonda, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Alvaro Morata, Tammy Abraham.Derby’s Jozefzoon offer acceptedJozefzoon looks set to move onBrentford have accepted an offer from Derby County for Florian Jozefzoon.West London Sport recently revealed that the Bees had rejected a bid from Derby for the Dutch winger and that Leeds were also interested.Leeds remain keen, but Derby appear set to sign Jozefzoon after having an improved offer accepted.Furlong a doubt for Germany tripDarnell Furlong impressed for QPR last seasonDarnell Furlong is a doubt for QPR’s pre-season trip to Germany because of a knee problem.Speaking to West London Sport, assistant manager John Eustace was quick to play down the significance of the injury after Furlong went off early in the second half of Saturday’s friendly at AFC Wimbledon.However, Furlong is due to be assessed on Thursday morning and now seems increasingly unlikely to feature against Hoffenheim this weekend.The defender, 22, missed almost three months of last season with a knee problem.Meanwhile, QPR have appointed Aaron Harris, previously an academy physiotherapist at Tottenham, as the club’s new head physiotherapist.Fulham keen on MbabuEmbed from Getty ImagesFulham are interested in signing former Newcastle right-back Kevin Mbabu from Swiss club Young Boys. The 23-year-old joined Newcastle in 2013 and made just three league appearances for the Magpies before returning to his native Switzerland. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoRome Hotels | Search AdsRome Hotels Might be Cheaper Than You ThinkRome Hotels | Search AdsUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

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Win More by Serving Your Buyers Where They Are

first_imgIs how you sell in line with serving your prospective clients at each stage of their decision-making process?Do you know where your prospective client is in this process before you begin to sell? This post was originally a Sunday newsletter. If you ever want to know what that newsletter is like, here is a sample.This is a long and critically important piece of content. You may want to spend some time with it this week.Selling well begins with understanding where your prospective client is in their decision-making. By knowing where they are in their process, you can better serve them, and you can also create a preference for you and your solution.A Problem Worth SolvingYou will find your prospective clients in one of three states.The first state in which you might find them is the easiest and least likely. That is where they have a problem worth solving and they are compelled to solve it.The second state you might find your prospective client in is one where they don’t know that they have a problem, and so they aren’t compelled to change. This is more likely where most of your clients are when you find them. You can see that they should be producing better results, but they don’t understand how those results are possible.You might also find a prospective client who knows that they have a problem but are not compelled to solve it.The more your approach serves the prospect where they are, the better your results. If they know they have a problem and are compelled to change, you help them do so. If they don’t know that they could be producing better results and that they should be compelled to change, you teach them what their problems are and how you can help solve them.What about the third group, the group that knows they have a problem and won’t change. Some people actually have to experience the heart attack before they change their diet and start exercising.Is this change worth pursuing?Identification of Root Cause and Compelling VisionSometimes your prospective clients need help understanding the root cause of their problems or challenges. They need help identifying a compelling vision of what their future should look like.Good salespeople help their prospective clients solve the presenting problem or challenge they uncovered during their discovery. Great salespeople help their prospective clients find the root cause of those problems or challenges.Good salespeople do an excellent job selling their solution. Great salespeople build a compelling vision of the future state, recognizing that the solution is valuable only as it relates to bringing that vision to life.We think of discovery as coming to understand our prospective clients’ needs. But it’s more than that. They are also discovering the root cause of their challenge and a vision of a better future. This is what we do when we are at our best.What needs to change?Why should I change now?How will it be better?Exploration of Alternatives and OptionsYou can sell much better when you understand what your prospective client is accomplishing during this stage. A limited view of an exploration of alternatives and options can cause you to sell poorly and lose opportunities.And, in our sometimes limited view, we think that we are competing only with our direct competitors. But our first competitor is the alternative of doing nothing. The status quo tends to have a lot of supporters, and when change is difficult, this option often looks very good.There are other alternatives that include doing something completely different than what you or your competitors may recommend. Some companies may outsource a whole segment of their business rather than bring in a supplier to help them do it themselves, for example.One mistake we sometimes make in this stage is to show our prospective client a single solution rather than giving them choices and collaborating with them on the right ideas.It’s true that in competitive situations we focus on how we compete and win against good companies with good people and good solutions, some better than ours. Good salespeople present solutions. Great salespeople present ideas, options, and a chance to collaborate on the solution and the outcomes.What are my choices?What are the trade-offs?What fits me the best?Evaluation of Risks and Addressing of FearsIf there is a cardinal sin in selling it is believing that your role as a salesperson ends after you present your solution. Your prospective client still needs your help.It’s normal and natural to have concerns before making a purchase. But the bigger the problem is, the more strategic the solution, the more compelling the vision, the more concerns your prospect will have about their risk. Your prospective client fears that the changes can be more difficult than they imagined, that they may fail, that they may not get the outcomes they need, that they may be embarrassed, and that things will be worse having tried and failed. Some or all of these may be true.Good salespeople provide proof as a way to help their prospective clients evaluate the risk and address their fears. Great salespeople provide the counsel of a trusted advisor.Instead of leaving their prospective client alone to think through the risks and fears, great salespeople schedule meetings and spend time helping them to make good decisions, to plan for unforeseen circumstances, and to mitigate any risks. Essential Reading! 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Global Ship Lease to Expand Fleet with 2005Built Boxship

first_imgzoom UK-based containership charter owner Global Ship Lease has agreed to acquire a 2,800 TEU containership to service a time charter with French shipping major CMA CGM.The company said it would pay a price of USD 11.3 million for the 2005-built high-specification vessel.Following delivery, which is expected to be during the second quarter of 2018 once the existing charter terminates, the containership will be renamed and will commence charter employment with CMA CGM for a period of 12 months at a fixed rate of 9,000 per day.With this addition, Global Ship Lease’s fleet will comprise 19 vessels with a total capacity of 85,112 TEU.“We are pleased to have expanded our fleet in a strengthening market with the acquisition of this high-specification vessel at an attractive price,” Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, said.“We remain optimistic for the continued tightening of the supply/demand balance for mid-sized and smaller vessels, and we will continue to pursue attractive, immediately accretive acquisition opportunities for the benefit of shareholders,” Webber added.Global Ship Lease currently owns 18 vessels with an average age of 13 years. All 18 vessels are currently fixed on time charters, 16 of which are with CMA CGM.last_img read more

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