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|

Residential Property prices rise 10.4% in July – CSO

Residential property prices posted their slowest annual growth rate in over a year in July, rising 10.4% compared with a three-year high of 13.3% in April. The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office also showed that residental property prices outside of Dublin continued to increase at a faster pace than in the city. Prices [...]

By |2021-07-28T16:05:40+01:00September 12th, 2018|House Prices, News, Property|

Nun (89) in legal battle with singer Perry dies in court

A nun who was involved in a lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles has died after collapsing during a court appearance. Sister Catherine Rose Holzman (89) had served the church "with dedication and love for many years", Archbishop Jose Gomez said in a statement. Holzman was [...]

By |2018-03-12T14:02:18+00:00March 12th, 2018|Courts, International, Legal, Property|

Supply of rental property ‘at lowest in a decade’

According to the latest quarterly Rental Report by, there were fewer properties available to rent nationwide at the beginning of May than at any point since 2006, with just 4,300 properties compared to 7,200 a year previously. Overall, rental prices nationwide continued to ease slightly in the first three months of 2015 with the national average rent [...]

By |2015-05-11T09:41:48+01:00May 11th, 2015|News, Property|

House sales boom and prices rise as buyers move in

SEVEN years ago, Rob Taylor's three-bedroom West Bridgford home was worth £170,000. Following a large kitchen extension, its value shot up to between £210,000 and £220,000. And now that the property's valuation has climbed even higher, much to the surprise of Rob and his wife Sarah. He said: "We are looking to move to somewhere [...]

By |2014-04-04T13:00:49+01:00April 4th, 2014|House Purchase, House Sales, Mortgage, News, Property|

Filthy house sold for full asking price

A filthy Birmingham property has been sold for its asking price – despite shocking sales pictures of wall-to-wall squalor. Advertising shots of the property in Short Heath Road, Erdington showed unmade beds, washing up left in the sink, filth on kitchen worktops and a rubbish-strewn living room. The property has been snapped up for almost [...]

By |2014-03-31T09:43:20+01:00March 31st, 2014|House Purchase, House Sales, News, Property|

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|

NPPR Deadline Reminder

Non-Principal Private Residence Charge NPPR Deadline ReminderPosted by Eamonn MaddenThere has been much media commentary on the recently introduced Local Property Tax LPT. However it is important to note that the Non-Principal Private Residence Charge NPPR will also be payable in 2013 in respect of certain properties.The NPPR was introduced in 2009 and is payable [...]

By |2013-06-26T11:01:43+01:00June 26th, 2013|Property|

What is a Solicitor?

so·lic·i·tor/səˈlisitər/ Noun: A person who tries to obtain business orders, advertising, etc.; a canvasser. The chief law officer of a city, town, or government department. Sean O'Brien is the founder and partnet of a team of solicitors in Tallaght; but what exactly is a solicitor, what do they do and how can they help you? [...]

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