Month: June 2009

€200 Property Tax on second homes goes ahead

€200 Property Tax on second homes goes ahead

More Tax to pay In the budget back in October the possibility of a €200 charge on second homes was discussed and yesterday the Government gave the green light for this new property TAX to be introduced with a start date of this year!

The €200 property charge applies to all home owners of a second home who are receiving payments from letting the property. …

The lazy option: painting over wallpaper

The lazy option: painting over wallpaper

Painting Time

If you have decided that it’s just too much work to remove layers and layers of old wallpaper, then painting over wallpaper may be the lazy option, but could be your only option.

If the wallpaper was originally applied somewhat haphazardly, removing it may damage your walls. So this is the lazy option, but be careful. Painting over wallpaper is a tricky job …

Edith Piaf's House on Sale for €8.5million

Edith Piaf's House on Sale for €8.5million

Les Parretts, once owned by legendary singer Edith Piaf Les Parretts, once own by the legendary singer, Edith Piaf, is on the market for £7.171 million, or when converted into ‘yo yos’ totals €8.5million.

Located in the hills behind Nice and Cannes the extensive grounds of the property have been renovated by its present owners and include a tennis court, swimming pool, summer kitchen, guest annexe and …

Homebuyers lose deposits as Laragan Homes collapses

Homebuyers lose deposits as Laragan Homes collapses

Milners Square Santry At a creditors meeting yesterday, around 100 prospective property buyers of apartments in Milners Square Santry and in Carrickmines Green, Carrickmines were told that they would get back only 1% of their deposit.

With the collapse of the Laragan property development company potential homebuyers of these apartments are now facing a refund of 99% less than that of what they had paid. …

Stripping away dodgy wallpaper

Stripping away dodgy wallpaper

Wallpaper Wallpaper comes in and out of vogue but it not to everyone’s taste. It can be a godsend for covering up bad plasterwork, but it can also be a nightmare to stripping away those hideous patterns. Here are some simple steps for getting rid of the dreaded flock.

Prepare the area. You don’t want to ruin your floors so cover them up. Start …

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