Buying Your First Home in Belfast During Covid-19 – Webinar

The ‘Buying Your First Home During Covid-19’ webinar will look at how the first-time buyer market in Northern Ireland is currently performing and the types of properties and associated price ranges that this particular customer are most interested in. The panel will look at the trends and insights into how the market will perform throughout 2021 and some of the important economic indicators that first-time buyers will need to be aware of. There will be information on the current mortgage market for first time buyers and the types of finance available to them.


Samuel Dickey

In 2016 Samuel joined one of the largest independent estate agents practices in Northern Ireland as a Partner. Simon Brien Residential cover the entire province and are involved in sales, rental and valuation of property of all types and sizes.  In 2004 Samuel qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and is the Residential Spokesperson for the profession in Northern Ireland.  Samuel is also a Board Member of Co-Ownership Housing.


Jordan Buchanan

Jordan Buchanan is the Chief Economist at PropertyPal, acting as the spokesperson for the company and a trusted subject matter expert on all UK and Northern Ireland economic and housing matters. He currently sits on the Board of Co-Ownership, Northern Ireland’s shared ownership provider.

Jordan is an experienced economist and research professional and has published extensive analytical research on key issues affecting the UK and NI economies. His recent work includes research on Brexit and other macroeconomic risks, the labour market and the housing sector. Jordan is skilled in economic modelling and alongside colleagues in the University of Cambridge, has developed a macroeconomic forecasting model of the UK economy and a gravity trade model to estimate the economic impact of Brexit. Jordan has also developed economic forecasting models to understand future growth patterns in Northern Ireland. Jordan lectured in Economics in the Ulster Business School and is a regular commentator across a range of media outlets.


Neil Conlon

NI Property Finance LTD MD Neil Conlon is a Chartered accountant and Financial Adviser. Neil has over 15 years’ experience in Finance and Property.

Neil was previously a Finance Director of a leading Northern Ireland estate agent for 8 years, joining the company in the aftermath of the Property Crash, and help guide it to Estate Agent of the year in 2016 and 2017.

During the downturn Neil acted as Fix Charger receiver on the largest administration in Northern Ireland, furthermore he took property strategy and disposal instructions from the PWC, EY and BDO during the recovery phase of the property market.

NI Property Finance and Wealth offers a full range of financial services and also provides a bespoke personal service for assisting clients to purchase buy to let properties and build property portfolios.


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