Month: March 2009

Save Money and Boost Morale; Get Renting!

Save Money and Boost Morale; Get Renting!

Save Money and Boost Morale; Get Renting! Gone are the days when the bulk of renters were college students and young graduates.
Many wannabe homeowners are now faced with drawing out their renting years as bankers turn their backs and are no longer handing out 100% mortgages. Renting is now seen as the sensible option in comparison …

Selling your Home: Get the Price Right!

Selling your Home: Get the Price Right!

Selling your Home: Get the Price Right! Despite the doom and gloom touted about the property market, there is activity and houses are selling. If your house is for sale, and it is not selling more than likely, sorry to say, your house is probably over priced.

So how should you value your house and what price should you put it on the …

Are you a looking to nab a bargain?

Are you a looking to nab a bargain?

Are you a looking to nab a bargain? If you have a bit of doe stashed away, willing to spend and having nothing to do after your Sunday dinner get yourself to the City West Hotel in Dublin.

100 Overseas and Irish properties are under the hammer today. Sellers include a round up of bankers, developers and others who have put properties up for sale in a …

Bargains to be had in the Land of Opportunity

Bargains to be had in the Land of Opportunity

Bargains to be had in the Land of Opportunity

A weak dollar and a market in crisis make for potential bargains in the US. Prospective property buyers are already on the way to the US as many home owners in the Land of Opportunity are bowing out of housing market resulting in a high demand for rental property. For anyone wishing to make positive returns through …

Rent Relief

Rent Relief

How much rent relief are you entitled to? The good news is that tax relief at the standard rate of 20% on private rented accommodation stays put through 2009. That means if you are a singleton under the age of 55 and pay €2000 or over a year for private rented accommodation, you get €400 back (€2000 x 20% = €400).

All you …

Ever fancy owning a village? Now is your chance

Ever fancy owning a village? Now is your chance

Ever fancy owning a village? Now is your chance The village of Linkenholt, North Hampshire in England currently owned by Herbert Blagrave, is to go on the Market this week with a price tag of somewhere between €17.5 & €22.5 million – (€5 million below the asking price of 3 years ago!)

The 2,000 acre estate comes complete lock stock and barrel with 22 houses and …

Get Some Curb Side Appeal

Example of a property with no curb side appeal!When it comes to selling your property, first impressions count and every possible contact with your buyer must scream “this is the property for you”.

You may think that the overgrown lawn, a weed trodden path and wonky slates add charm and …

Building Regulations make for Headaches in Italy

Building Regulations make for Headaches in Italy

Thinking of building or renovating in Italy? Be patient.

It’s no accident that Italy’s beautiful towns and villages have remained largely unspoiled. The country’s stringent building regulations make building or restoring a property more challenging than in many other countries. There are those who avoid the problem by ignoring the law – an estimated Italian 150,000 buildings have been completed without …

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