Month: August 2009

Bradgalina move to France

Bradgalina move to France

Chateau Miraval, Var Provence

With rumours of a spilt we were surprised to hear a report from the Mirror newspaper in the UK that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are to set up permanently in France.

They are …

€200 Property Tax: Fined for making an investment?

€200 Property Tax: Fined for making an investment?

€200 Property tax on second homes: Are you being fined for making an investment?The deadline date for the €200 tax on second homes is fast approaching but many homeowners of second homes are questioning is this €200 property tax really fair and debating whether or not they should cough up the cash.

Many homeowners say they have already paid enough on the purchase of a second …

Student Renters: Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you!

Student Renters: Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you!

Student Renters: Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you! Parties, long sleep-ins and a stockpile of dirty dishes are the stereotypical traits plaguing students’ living reputations. Unlike Ramsey Street, not everyone loves their neighbours and many claim students to be the worst type of neighbour. Some go as far as saying that students could even devalue your home!

September is fast approaching, many properties lay vacant and with landlords …

Northern Cross Rent to Buy Scheme

Northern Cross Rent to Buy Scheme

Northern Cross

Northern Cross, a new development located just off the Malahide road is offering potential punters the option of the rent to buy scheme. If you have missed all the hype and gossip about rent to buy scheme here is a little summary of what it is and why it”s a pretty clever.

The rent to buy option is basically where you rent for …

Mortgage Options. What to choose?

Mortgage Options. What to choose?

Mortgage Options. What to choose?

If you are new to mortgages, then it”s also likely that you are new to the options available to you. Annuity mortgage, repayment mortgage (surely they all have to be repaid), offset mortgage, interest only mortgage, endowment mortgage, are all mortgage buzzwords that you will hear being bandied about. But what do they actually mean and which one is for me?

Well, …

Elton John’s London apartment up for sale

Elton John’s London apartment up for sale

The Belvedere, London

If you have £3.95 million lying around and would like an apartment in London overlooking the Thames, Wandsworth and Chelsea well you’re in luck. Elton John has listed his snazzy three-bedroom apartment in The Belvedere – yes the flagship tower at P&O”s Eighties development Chelsea Harbor.

Not only does the apartment come with two balconies and triple aspect views as mentioned above over the Thames, …

Are Property Liquidation Sales a sign of things to come?

Are Property Liquidation Sales a sign of things to come?

Are Property Liquidation Sales a sign of things to come?A crowd of nearly 300 people turned up to Ardkill Place in Ballinagh, Cavan to watch the events of a liquidator’s sale of 35 new homes unfold. Buyers and spectators witnessed (gobsmacked and smiling) an immediate sell out of the properties. Not only did the properties sell like hot cakes but a waiting list of 20 …

Renovation of the Week: Ballydavid, Dingle Peninsula

Renovation of the Week: Ballydavid, Dingle Peninsula

Renovation of the Week: Ballydavid, Dingle Peninsula

If you have always dreamed of owning a place by the sea, then this could be the renovation project for you. This traditionally styled two story extended Irish farmhouse is situated in a stunningly beautiful area of the Dingle Peninsula.

The property is located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the immediate proximity of Ballydavid Pier and beach. …

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