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|

Sold out for second auction

There’s a whole range of affordable Limerick, Cork, and Kerry homes coming up for sale in two weeks time, via the I Am Sold/Munster Property Auction method. The sales method, given a first Munster outing in May, resulted in 16 of 20 lots selling at, or prior to, auction, with a number exceeding their quoted [...]

By |2014-06-30T08:26:08+01:00June 30th, 2014|House Purchase, House Sales, News|

Mortgage approvals down to lowest level in six months

Mortgage approvals fell harder than expected for the second consecutive month in March suggesting the introduction of stricter lending rules could be hampering the market. Data from the Bank of England shows mortgage approvals for house purchases numbered 67,135 last month, the lowest since September 2013 and down from 69,592 in February. Mortgage approvals hit [...]

By |2014-06-19T16:35:19+01:00June 19th, 2014|House Purchase, House Sales|

Million-Dollar Home Sales Thrive as Low End Stumbles

Million-dollar homes in the U.S. are selling at double their historical average while middle-class property demand stumbles, showing that the housing recovery is mirroring America’s wealth divide. Purchases costing $1 million or more rose 7.8 percent in March from a year earlier, according to data released last week by the National Association of Realtors. Transactions [...]

By |2014-06-19T16:16:12+01:00June 19th, 2014|House Sales|

Sting making millions on property sales

The Police star recently sold a house in Green Park for £7.5 million, and now he has put his nine-bedroom mansion over looking St James's Park on the market for more than £20 million, according to The Sun newspaper. The publication reports Sting and his wife Trudie Styler bought the expansive property for around £5.7 [...]

By |2014-06-10T07:57:15+01:00June 10th, 2014|House Purchase, House Sales, News|

5 Reasons Your Home’s Staging May Be Stalling Your Home Sale

Nowhere in life is the old adage that beauty is in the eye of the beholder truer than in real estate. One woman’s dream home might be a mid-century modern, Mad Men styled contemporary, while another’s includes all the gingerbread charm of a classic Victorian. But when it comes to prepping a home to be [...]

By |2014-06-09T13:59:14+01:00June 9th, 2014|House Sales, News|

Expensive Mistakes House Sellers Are Making

Many house sellers, particularly those in the less desired northern areas, have their home on the open property market for more than six months – and finally end up selling for less than 80% of their original asking price,” reports Richard Mews, senior relationship manager of sell my house fast company, Property Result. For this [...]

By |2014-06-05T09:37:15+01:00June 5th, 2014|House Sales, News|
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