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Overseas Property: 2010 Investment Hotspots

Overseas Property: 2010 Investment Hotspots

Overseas Property: 2010 investment hotspots No one can deny that the effects of the global recession on the local and international housing market. However in the current climate, declining property prices create opportunities for the canny buyer, and striking whilst the market value is low gives buyers a unique chance to catch prime property before it bounces back in value. With the recent Forbes 10 best places to live list, both Knight Frank with their Prime International Residential Index (PIRI) and UK Property Journalist, Marc Da-Silva battled it out to decipher which cities, locations and countries they think are the best investment hotspots of 2010.

Most expensive rental property; Raglan Road, Ballsbridge Dublin 4?

Most expensive rental property; Raglan Road, Ballsbridge Dublin 4?

Raglan Road, Ballsbridge Dublin 4At €15,000 a month is this property at the junction of Raglan and Elgin Road possibly the most expensive residential rental property in Dublin?

So, €15,000 a month; why so expensive, what’s so special about it? This three story, 5 bed roomed (all ensuite) Georgian property is situated in a prime and central location of Dublin i.e. Ballsbridge, “D4” and is so close its practically neighbours with most, if not all embassies.

Buy of the week: Coolmore House, Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Buy of the week: Coolmore House, Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Buy of the weekBuy of the week this week is located within the village of Rossnowlagh in Co. Donegal. Coolmore House which is described as a charming house is a Georgian property situated on an elevated site overlooking the idyllic Donegal Bay. The property has being recently restored and retains all of its original character and many period features that include; sash windows with shutters, ornate plasterwork ceilings, wooden floors, marble chimney pieces, an elegant staircase, well proportioned reception rooms, long sash windows with high ceilings and flagstone floors.

The property was renovated with eco / green thinking in mind i.e. it has a wood pellet central heating boiler and solar water heating panels for a constant hot water supply. Other features

Buy of the week: Brook Lodge, Oughterard, Co. Galway

Buy of the week: Brook Lodge, Oughterard, Co. Galway

Buy of the week: Brook Lodge, Oughterard, Co. GalwayBuy of the week this week is located just outside the village of Oughterard in Co. Galway. Constructed in 2001 Brook Lodge is a relatively new property and is also an individually architect designed house part of “small enclave of superior detached homes”.

The property is described as a “splendid family home” that comprises of 5 double en-suite bedrooms over a floor area of 4,000 sq.ft. The property comes with a serious long list of features which includes; a master bedroom with large bathroom and spacious walk-in closet, top quality fitted kitchen by Marcs Interior World, a central vacuum system, a basement with storage, a gym! And a Southwest facing rear garden!

Grand Design: Wilford House, Shankill, Co. Dublin

Grand Design: Wilford House, Shankill, Co. Dublin

Grand Design Wilford House, ShankillAs it said in the paper a house anywhere in the country that comes on the market today with an asking price of €6.5 million definitely prompts a closer look.

Wilford House, a Georgian detached residence dating back to circa 1790’s is located just outside Shankill Village in Co. Dublin. Have been recently renovated (and taking two years to do so) this near perfect period house has it all. The property retains all the stunning features of its era, including ornate ceiling coving, centre roses, window shutters and marble fireplaces while being completely upgraded into a stylish contemporary family home. This remarkably spacious, luxurious and elegant home extends to 645 sq.m and is further complemented by a separate coach house, extending to 200 sq.m! …

Buy of the week:  Duninga House, Co. Kilkenny

Buy of the week: Duninga House, Co. Kilkenny

Duninga House, Gorsebridge, Co. KilkennyBuy of the week this week is located in Co. Kilkenny. Daninga House, which is located just outside Bagenalstown is an 18th Century mansion house and sits on approximately 47.7 acres!

Partially restored this period property was planned to become a country house hotel but unfortunately due to whatever reason (probably money!) the project was never realized and now finds itself on the market. Included in the sale of this period mansion house is; some 997 square meters, an original stone courtyard, a walled kitchen garden with 14 completed holiday lodges, a derelict gate lodge, a range of stone outbuildings, good pasturage and attractive woodland, along with river walks and oh ya, 47.7 acres of land! …

Grand Design: 39 Deerpark East, Westport, Co Mayo

Grand Design: 39 Deerpark East, Westport, Co Mayo

39 Deerpark East, Westport, Co Mayo

First grand design of the month this March is an architecturally designed 4 bed detached by award winning architect Michael Horan of Axo Architects. Not only that, but the property was also nominated for an award by the Architectural Association of Ireland!

39 Deerpark East is a unique property located in a small residential cul-de-sac just …

Buy of the week: 4 St. Marys Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Buy of the week: 4 St. Marys Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

4 St. Marys Road, Dundalk, Co. LouthBuy of the week this week is a 4 bed mid terrace located in Dundalk. On the market for €165,000 this 3 story period property offers a lot of house for its asking price and is in a super central location with all town centre amenities on the doorstep. Not only do you have plenty of room to play …

Carla Sarkozy childhood home on the market for $28 million

Carla Sarkozy childhood home on the market for $28 million

Carla Sarkozy childhood home on the market for $28 millionAn 11th-century castle in the Turin hills which was the childhood home of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy is on market for $28 million.

Born in Turin in 1967 she became the heiress to the fortune created by the Italian tire manufacturing company CEAT, founded by her grandfather Virginio Bruni Tedeschi in …

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