Month: July 2009

Renting: Why do I need a reference?

Renting: Why do I need a reference?

QuestionIt”s the norm nowadays for a landlord to request a reference before you move in. A landlord can and most likely will ask for two references: a work reference and a reference from a previous landlord. Both these references will help landlords answer a few questions such as;

  • Your ability to pay rent on time
  • Your ability to keep up with and pay utility bills
  • Type of personality
  • Housekeeping …
How to clean gutters

How to clean gutters

How to clean a gutter

Since we gave you a few tips and pointers on how to unblock a drain indoors we decided to move outdoors and help you out with how to tackle and clean your house gutters. This again isn”t the nicest job but since it is summer it would be a great time and chance to give them a clean. What you”ll need;

  • Ladder, …
New properties in Cavan selling for €100,000!

New properties in Cavan selling for €100,000!

Semi detached properties of the Ardkill Place development in Co. Cavan

A new housing development, Ardkill Place located in Ballinagh, Co. Cavan are being sold from as low as €100,000! The development of 35 properties were built by Leatime Construction but the company went into receivership late last year.

A fully fitted five bed property at Ardkill place would set you back €185,000! If a five bed …

Mortgages and Tax: What to do?

Mortgages and Tax: What to do?

Mortgages and Tax

As soon as you buy a house you should let the tax office know your new address. You can then apply for tax relief on the mortgage.

Tax relief covers a house, flat and in some cases a mobile home. It’s also worth noting that you can claim tax relief on any loan used to purchase or repair a property so long as it …

Hotel rooms turned into rental accommodation

Hotel rooms turned into rental accommodation

Tallaght Cross Hotel, Dublin

I love the hotel part of going away / holidays. There is just something about a nice hotel room. Peace, quiet and relaxing. Well now you could live in a hotel room – if you wanted too!

Property developer Liam Carroll who owns and closed two hotels in Tallaght last January; The Glashaus Hotel and the Tallaght Cross Hotel has reopened both but …

Things to avoid when looking for a mortgage

Things to avoid when looking for a mortgage

Things to avoid when looking for a mortgage

We have all become more careful with cash in recent months and this should also extend to your choice of mortgage products.

  • Don’t take the first mortgage you are offered for fear that you won’t get offered another one.
  • Don’t accept everything that your lender says as gospel. Ask questions and get a second opinion.
  • Don’t get sucked in by …
What does €100,000 get you this week in Lanzarote?

What does €100,000 get you this week in Lanzarote?

1 bed apartment Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

For €99,900 you could by this beautiful 1 bed apartment in Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote. The apartment is suited within a complex with not one but two pool areas. The apartment has been newly refurbished and comes with all new furniture including; a flat screen TV, a washing machine, a fridge/freezer, a hob and oven, a microwave and state of the art …

Garden & Outdoors
Gadget of the week: Power Plant growing machine

Gadget of the week: Power Plant growing machine

Power Plant Growing Machine

This gadget has been dubbed the ideal gift for dirty hand haters and anyone who lives in a garden-free flat. What am I talking about? – The Power Plant growing machine!

So we live in a world of technology so we shouldn”t be overly surprised by new and wacky inventions. The power plant growing machine is a device that allows you to grow …

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