Month: February 2010

Home Insurance to rise by 20%: Why pay for Insurance at all?

Home Insurance to rise by 20%: Why pay for Insurance at all?

Home Insurance to rise by 20%: Why pay for Insurance at all?The devastating floods before Christmas and the big freeze in January saw insurance companies’ payout a massive €541 million; the payout exceeded the total of all serious weather events over the last decade, which stood at €358m. The Irish Insurance Federation (IIF) agreed that homeowners could now face at least at 20% increase, if …

Threefold increase in 'Sale Agreed' properties

Threefold increase in 'Sale Agreed' properties

Threefold increase in 'Sale Agreed' propertiesThere has been a threefold increase in the number of ‘sale agreed’ second hand homes in January compared to the same time last year according to new research carried out by MyHome.ie. The new data shows that sale agreed properties in Dublin rose by over 300% with 658 properties reaching sale agreed status last month compared with just over 200 …

How to clean your freezer

Cleaning the freezer can be a lengthy and messy job but at the same time it’s a very necessary job. You probably have noticed and are well aware that over time a nice big thick layer of ice can build up on the inside your freezer. Not only does this make it hard to open and close freezer drawers but the ice reduces the efficiency of the appliance adding to your electricity bill.

So how to clean a freezer without too much torture? How to clean your freezer

  1. First off you will need to unload the freezer of any food items you might currently have inside! If you don’t have a second freezer where you can put the food during the cleaning process one hand tip from Videojug is to wrap your frozen foods in newspaper and put them in a cooler bag which should be stored in the coldest part of your house.
Opportunities in India for Irish Construction Workers

Opportunities in India for Irish Construction Workers

Opportunities in India for Irish Construction Workers

The Ireland India Business Association (IIBA) in conjunction with the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) organised a meeting today to highlight the current opportunities in the property and construction sectors in India to Irish companies.

This morning, construction businesses, bosses and employees alike heard about the plethora of work and money available in India in the sector and …

Australia: Property prices rise and supply falls

Australia: Property prices rise and supply falls

Australia

Australian property prices rose 4.8% in the three months to December from the previous quarter, bringing the national average property price to $525,524 Australian dollars or approx €347,414. According to Australian Property Monitors, they expect prices will rise by as much as by another 10% this year.

So what are the Australians doing that we aren’t?
A lack of supply is helping keep prices …

Repossession: Twink faces a fight to keep luxury home

Repossession: Twink faces a fight to keep luxury home

Repossession: Twink faces a fight to keep luxury home

Adele King, better known as Twink, could face the prospect of losing her home after she was issued with a repossession order. The Bank of Scotland began legal proceedings on Monday last to repossess Idrone House in Idrone Avenue, which she owned with her former husband David Agnew.

The conversation filler story broke just before the …

Scotland: House price market recovery evident

Scotland: House price market recovery evident

Scotland: House price market recovery evident

According to the latest Scottish House Price Monitor report from Lloyds TSB Scotland the housing market there seems to be recovering. Most areas are seeing property growth with average house prices increasing by 5.9% in the three months to the end of January compared with the previous three months.

The report also shows that although house prices are now …

How to bleed a radiator

First off what is bleeding a radiator and why do you need to do it? Radiator bleeding is a term giving to the ‘act’ of removing air that has accidentally gotten into the radiator’s coils. When air gets in the radiator, it rises to the top and displaces some of the water. Air doesn’t conduct heat as efficiently as water; therefore it is both costly and wasteful to run your radiator with air trapped inside. All radiators must be bled on a regular basis, as the heating and cooling of water naturally releases air bubbles.

3 properties for under €135,000 in Co. Westmeath

3 properties for under €135,000 in Co. Westmeath

3 properties for under €135,000 in Co. Westmeath

This week’s 3 properties for X amount are located in Co. Westmeath. All properties are semi detached and come in under the €135,000 mark. Not only that but they are all in commuter distance to Dublin. But if commuting isn’t an issue for you these properties are still good value for money and definitely worth a look.

  1. The first …
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