State lost €31m by overpaying in five property deals

More than €31 million of taxpayers’ money was overpaid by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in five property deals over a four-year period, an internal report has found. Completed last year by two surveyors working for the OPW, the report has since been sent by OPW management to the Comptroller and Auditor General and has recently [...]

By |2018-11-06T12:30:57+00:00November 6th, 2018|Buying, House Prices, House Purchase, House Sales, Inquest, News, Property|Comments Off on State lost €31m by overpaying in five property deals

How much does buying that house really cost?

Buying a home in the UK will set you back £235,000 on average, according to the latest figures published this morning by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). “But hold on a minute,” I hear the news-hounds among you say. “Yesterday I read that it was much higher than that.” And indeed you may have. [...]

By |2014-04-16T09:12:57+01:00April 16th, 2014|Buying, House Purchase, House Sales, Selling|Comments Off on How much does buying that house really cost?

Number of buyers for each property on sale in England reaches 12

The number of buyers chasing each property in England hits highest level since 2008 in the first quarter of 2014, research shows. Some 12 buyers are chasing each new property coming on the market, an increase of over 20% compared to the 9.7 buyers in the first three months in 2013, according to the latest [...]

By |2014-04-02T11:16:02+01:00April 2nd, 2014|Buying, House Purchase, House Sales, News|Comments Off on Number of buyers for each property on sale in England reaches 12

Questions to ask before buying a home

What is this property worth in today's market? For ethical reasons, agents can't tell you how much to offer, says C.D. "Chip" Boring, broker/owner of Re/Max Realty Plus in Sebring, Fla. Instead of asking directly how much the home is worth, you ask indirectly, by seeking information about comparable sales, or "comps." An agent should [...]

By |2013-12-06T15:32:49+00:00December 6th, 2013|Buying, News, Property, Selling|Comments Off on Questions to ask before buying a home
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