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Friday, 30 November 2012

34 Best Apps for Real Estate Professionals

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The Road Of The Tail Of The Rocks, Dalby, Isle Of Man

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Minke whale and bottlenose dolphin sighting

Minke Whale near the Isle of Man coast Minke whales can also be found in the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic Oceans

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The sighting of a minke whale swimming with bottlenose dolphins off the Isle of Man coast has been described as "incredibly rare," by a marine expert.

The Way Forward for Sustainable Public Housing

Social Care have issued a statement today:-

The Department of Social Care has invited all Local Housing Authorities to work with Government on the creation of a sustainable Public Housing sector.
A meeting took place on Tuesday this week to launch the five key pieces of work which will inform new Housing policy development.
  • Housing Need- to identify future needs
  • Older Persons Housing- looking at provision of suitable accommodation for an aging population
  • Procurement- looking to reduce costs associated with construction and repairs and maintenance
  • Affordable Housing Options - helping first time buyers and those outside the public sector to access decent accommodation
  • Option Appraisal for a unified Housing body - developing a cost effective and consistent quality service across the Island to meet increasing need
With attendance from all but two of the 17 Housing Authorities, this was the first in a series of meetings and associated project work to be held over the next few months.
It gives Housing Authority officers the opportunity to be involved in the detailed work required to deliver a modern, good value Public Housing service for the tax payer and communities of the Isle of Man.
The Minister for Social Care Hon Chris Robertshaw MHK said:
“I cannot stress enough, how important it is that all public sector housing providers work together to develop a robust housing service. And by robust, I mean one which delivers good value, equitable access and excellent services to meet our Island’s changing housing needs.
This is not about bringing all Public Sector Housing into Government. This is about the housing professionals and specialists across the Authorities, including the Housing Division within my Department, working together at a strategic level, putting aside local differences, to share their ideas, information and potential proposals to determine the best possible way of delivering a financially sustainable Island wide Housing Service.
It is pleasing to see that the Authorities will have the opportunity to use their local knowledge, expertise and experience to shape major policy changes for the Housing Sector, and I am confident this will mean the policies which do come forward will deliver a better outcome for all involved.”

Planning Applications

Latest planning applications from the Department of Infrastructure.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Glenmaye Village, 1868

Glenmaye Village, 1868:

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Tiny House School Launched In UK

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IKEA Launches Scrapbooking App, Helps Users Design Rooms

IKEA Launches Scrapbooking App, Helps Users Design Rooms -

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The Best Apps For Real Estate Lovers

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The First Manx Mini Crane Gets To Work

Manninwood, a carpentry and building firm who specialize in creating bespoke oak frames, has become the first company in the Isle of Man to get their hands on a UNIC mini spider crane. When looking for a more efficient lifting solution for handling heavy timber beams, they didn’t have to look much further than GGR Group’s range of micro machines.

The first UNIC mini crane to make it onto the Isle of Man as part of Manninwood’s arsenal of lifting equipment is the UNIC URW-295 model which can lift loads up to almost 3 tonnes in weight. Perfect for shifting weighty building materials to create the beautiful homes which the Isle of Man is renowned for, the crane has an 8.8 metre maximum lifting height and a slimline chassis which allows it to work in confined spaces.

By combining the latest compact crane technology with Manninwood’s traditional techniques, the company now has a much safer way of shifting bigger beams and trusses. Owner James Hampton has already enjoyed getting to grips with his new gadget on site as you can see from these photos.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

What Real Estate Professionals Can Learn from Online Social Networks

In an industry built upon a foundation of face-to-face interaction, what role do online interactions play?*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1&trk=NUS_UNIU_PEOPLE_FOLLOW-megaphone-fllw 

Tesco Selling Five Room Log Cabin For Under £10k

Manufactured from high grade Scandinavian Whitewood, this luxurious Helsinki Log Cabin has an incredible 5 rooms and a handy upstairs storage area.

Featuring 44mm thick log walls and 8 toughened double glazed windows, this Log Cabin also has a square roof, shingle tiles and interlocking wall boards.

 The Helsinki Log Cabin readily adapts to serve a number of uses from home office and gym to lounging area and playroom. Requires 2 person assembly

Safe House: A Novel Set In The Isle Of Man

Today's UK kindle daily deal is a thriller set in the Isle of Man - and I can't say I have come across too many novels set in the Isle of Man, so perhaps worth snapping it up at 20p!

Origins of the Moddey Dhoo of Peel Castle, Isle of Man

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Sunday, 25 November 2012

The Old Palace, Douglas

The Old Palace On Douglas Promenade, Isle of Man

posted by Manx Radio from Ian Anthony-Huntly (TTfan)

Saturday, 24 November 2012

The Greatest Show On Earth ★HD★ 320kph/200mph Street Race 'ISLE of MAN' TT

BBC Inside Out: Go Wild on the Isle of Man

BBC News - New app launched to 'boost' Manx language revival

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THING Sites - Discover the Viking Cradle of Democracy

THING Sites - Discover the Viking Cradle of Democracy: "Things
Before our Parliaments, before the High Courts – there were Things.

Things – from the Old Norse word Ă¾ing, meaning assembly - were an early system of justice and administration.

 When the Vikings and early Norse settlers arrived in a new place they brought with them their customs and legal systems. Things were where political decisions were made, laws upheld and disputes settled. They acted as meeting places and were often the focus for trade and religious activity.

Things are found throughout the Viking world. This website explores the history and legacy of some of these fascinating sites, focusing on the Viking sea roads westwards, from Norway to Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland, Orkney, the Highlands of Scotland and the Isle of Man – countries and areas which are partners in the EU Northern Periphery Programme funded THING Project. "

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Friday, 23 November 2012

Have A Happy Christmas & 2013 With IOM Railways

The Island’s heritage railways have always been ‘chuffed’ about Christmas and worked hard to provide a number of festive options for families to enjoy and this year is no different. For the first time Santa’s Grotto will be in Laxey and special winter saloon Santa Trams will be running that magical journey, as passengers enjoy the beautiful winter scenery in anticipation of meeting the man himself.

Trams will be departing from Derby Castle on the 15th, 16th and 22nd December and on the 23rd December trams will run from Derby Castle and Ramsey. At Laxey there will be entertainment, festive refreshments and face painting. Tickets cost £10 per adult and £8 per child, which includes a gift from Santa.

For those that want to travel by steam, a special Santa Train will depart Douglas on the 8th December for Port Erin’s Dickensian Christmas Tree Festival. At Port Erin Station you can visit Santa’s Grotto, enjoy festive food and entertainment, the Christmas Market and late night shopping in the village. On the return journey, the young Magicians of Mann will provide on board entertainment. Tickets cost £10 per adult and £10 per child, which also includes a gift from Santa.

Trains will also be steaming south during the 8th and 9th for a Medieval Christmas inside Castle Rushen. Lord Stanley cordially invites you to ride the train and join the Court in celebrating the Yuletide season. With talks, entertainers, plays, children’s activities and carols to get you ready for the festive period.

Tickets cost £16 per adult and £8 per child but you can also ride the trains for normal fares (will not include entrance into the Castle), why not treat yourself to a festive brunch at the ticket hall before you board?

Finally, let the train take the strain this Christmas and ride the Shopper Special into Douglas. On the 8th and 9th December, avoid traffic and parking and steam into Douglas for your Christmas shopping. Normal fares apply and the Shopper special departs Castletown at 12:34 and 13:34. If you would prefer to avoid shopping in town altogether, contact the Welcome Centre on 01624 662525 for present ideas such as the 2013 Railway Calendar or gifts that provide enjoyment all year round such as discounted or free travel with a Rail Card or Residents Season Ticket. If you really want a unique present for that someone special, treat them to the ‘Ultimate Driving Experience’ where you can learn to drive one of our famous trams for the day.

Tickets for the Santa Trams, Tree Festival and Medieval Christmas are all available now from the welcome centre, tickets are limited so avoid disappointment and book yours by calling 01624 600555

Also look out for the up and coming events for 2013, visit now to check out the latest offers and events

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Commercial Real Estate Lending Increasing in US

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Black Grace Cowley ‏@iomproperties First Time Buyer Night

Black Grace Cowley host a 'First Time Buyer Night' - great idea to hold it on same evening as Christmas Lights are switched on. Suggest next year they extend it into 'Black Grace Friday'!

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Planning Applications

Latest planning applications from the Department of Infrastructure.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Colby Home Sells For £2,100,000

Julian Scott Brindle and Sara Helen Brindle sold Greyney Mooar, Glen Road, Colby, for £2,100,000 to Cheesden Investments Ltd, Billown Mansion, Malew

The house previously sold for £1,100,000 in 2004

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Property Firms Set For Payouts

If you’re an estate agent or architect and you registered with the government over the last 20 years, you may be getting some money back.

The Office of Fair Trading says it’s discovered architects and estate agents have been charged too much for their registration.

The problem dates back to 1990, when the then Department of Local Government and the Environment started charging too much.

But it’s a mistake the OFT has also made since it took over the scheme in 2010.

The OFT says all registered architects and estate agents have been paying too much since 1990, and it’s now inviting them to get their money back.

It says it’s been able to trace and contact many professionals already – but it doesn’t have contact details for some people and in some cases, those due refunds may have died.

The Office says anybody who feels they may be due some money back can write to its offices in Lord Street in Douglas with details.

The closing date to get in touch is December 31.

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Estate Agency Software - Which Works Best For You & Why?

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Swing like Tarzan in new adventure park - Isle of Man News - Isle of Man Today

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The Real Estate Deal That Could Change the Future of Everything

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Isle of Man Property Sales

A COLBY property has been sold for £2,100,000.

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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Lovely – iPhone App Helps You Find Homes and Apartments for Rent

Lovely – Find Homes and Apartments for Rent iPhone app review | AppSafari:

Renters rejoice! The Lovely iPhone app by eliminates the painful task of stalking Craigslist, driving up and down streets in preferred neighborhoods, and countless calls to rental companies just to find a new apartment or house to rent. An awesome blend of Google’s search capabilities and Instagram’s interface, the Lovely iPhone app adds elegant graphics and intuitive features to streamline an arduous task.

The Lovely iPhone app relies on a navigation bar at the bottom of the screen like Instagram to organize tools and functionality, but the top menu bar has three icons that help you customize. The navigation bar at the bottom of the screen allows you to shift among four tools: search, favorites, alerts, and account. The icons in the top menu bar allow you to add filters, alerts, and view in list form.

The search feature initially uses your iPhone’s location services to identify properties in your area. You can pinch, zoom, and swipe to change neighborhoods. Dots identify available properties. You touch the dot, and the property info is available. If you prefer a list view, you touch the list icon in the top menu bar. The screen pivots and turns into the list view with a photo, address, price, and brief property details like bedrooms and baths. If you are moving to a new city, it is possible to adjust the location by pressing the filter icon in the top left corner of the menu bar. The filter is a simple form quickly completed with responsive gesture controls. You can add an address, city, or zip code. You can also set a budget, number of bedrooms, and pet preferences.

As you explore the search results and establish parameters with the filter icon, the Lovely iPhone app has great, solid details and information to begin to narrow your search. For each property, there is a concise, easily navigated listing. The address is in the top menu bar with the photo just below with one touch icons to send an email or call the landlord. If there are multiple photos, then they are accessed with horizontal swipes on the screen. Just below the photos are the price and pertinent details. Amenities like pets, pool, appliances, and special features are available by touching the field to expand the information. The description of the property and a map of the property complete the screen. If you like the property, you can add it to your favorites list.

The coolest features of the Lovely iPhone app are available when you set up alerts to make you aware of new listings. You must set up an account with a Facebook log-in or an email authorization to access this functionality. You set an alert using the same interface as the filter icon. The smart overlap of the tools make the Lovely iPhone app much more user friendly. You can receive alerts by pop-up notifications and email. You specify the mode of delivery by touching the profile icon in the bottom menu bar, as well as your iPhone settings. When you create alerts, you eliminate the need to constantly refresh Craigslist in Safari. Instead, you can follow new listings in your preferred neighborhoods and budget with your iPhone alerts or online at

The Lovely iPhone app solves a problem with bright, crisp visual elements, as well as tight, well-executed functionality, interface, and navigation.

AppSafari Rating: 5/5

This 3rd Party App is available at the Apple iTunes AppStore. Browse the full list of all AppStore apps filed under the AppStore category.

Honour for freed slave - Isle of Man News - Isle of Man Today

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Basking Shark Filmed In Manx Waters

Wild Wallabies

Escaped Wallabies from the Curraghs Wild Life Park live 'free' - tho' some have been known to head back for feeding time

Manx Wildlife Trust

Monday, 12 November 2012

House Of Manannan To Host Creative Network Exhibition

Manx National Heritage will be hosting an exhibition 'Journeys' by new local artists co-operative Creative Network at the House of Manannan in Peel on Saturday 17th November 2012

It's the first major exhibition by the group which is working together to promote visual arts in the Isle of Man

Hannah Gerrard, Assistant Curator for Manx National Heritage said:

“The recently refurbished gallery at the House of Manannan provides an exciting opportunity for us to work directly with local arts and cultural groups, offering a new space in which to present community-led exhibitions. It is a pleasure for MNH to deliver this exhibition in partnership with the Creative Network, a group which has already done so much in its founding year to raise awareness of the range of artistic talent on the Island".

Friday, 9 November 2012

Chronicles Of Mann Return - MT TV

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Isle Of Man Post Office Issue Chess Men Stamps

"Our Medieval Treasure Island"

"We are pleased to present this beautiful set of stamps, in collaboration with Manx National Heritage, to mark another return to the Island of the manuscript of the Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles and the loan of six magnificent Lewis Chessmen showcased in the flagship exhibition ‘The Forgotten Kingdom?’ in an outstanding display at the Manx Museum.

The Chronicles are the earliest written accounts of the Island and document many of the most significant events of the medieval age. Written by monks at Rushen Abbey, they have been in the collections of the British Library for over two hundred years.

A thousand years ago, a powerful sea kingdom was formed encompassing the Outer Hebrides, Skye, the Inner Hebrides, Argyll and the Irish Sea. The seat of power was the Isle of Man. From our small island, the kings of Man and the Isles ruled both the lands and the vital sea route that ran through the heart of what we now know as the British Isles.

This trade route brought riches to and from the kingdom. Exquisitely carved rare chess pieces, silver coins with images of kings and precious symbols of religious power have all been left behind.
The Lewis Chessmen were discovered on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis and were made around 1200AD probably in the city of Trondheim in Norway. Most of them are carved from pieces of walrus tusk, though three are made from the tooth of a sperm whale.

Some of the figures had red staining, indicating that the Medieval version of chess had red and white figures and board, rather than black and white. There are too many pieces to make up one set, but not quite enough to make up four (78 in total) – perhaps the remaining pieces did not survive, or have not yet been found.

We mark this landmark exhibition and the Chronicles chequered history with a set of six stamps showcasing the wonderful chessmen; they are printed in sheets of 40 stamps of each value, please contact us to order."

Planning Applications

Latest planning applications from the Department of Infrastructure.

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Thursday, 8 November 2012

New York Times: House Hunting . . In The Isle Of Man

Ballachurry House, a five-bedroom estate built in the Georgian and Victorian traditions on the Isle of Man, is on the market for $2.8 million


EC Protected Status For Isle Of Man Queenies

On the 8th of November the European Commission added several denominations of agricultural and food products to the list of protected denominations of origin (PDOs) and protected geographical indications (PGIs).

Amongst others these included; for the UK, queen scallops from Isle of Man waters 'Isle of Man Queenies' (PDO)

Further information is available at

Go Man, Go

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