Month: May 2010

First time buyers: Where their priorities lye

First time buyers: Where their priorities lye

First Time BuyersIn the current market there is room to be a bit more choosy / specific about what you want and about what you do and don’t like when it comes to buying property. Well first time buyers fit the bill of being a picky bunch as a recent survey carried out by MyHome.ie has shown where their priorities lye when it comes to choosing a property. First Time buyers, who are the are the single biggest group in the housing market right, making up 35% of buyers, according to the Irish Banking Federation, would choose storage space, parking and good room sizes over being close to family, friends, parks or schools!

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

Stephen Roche Tour De Cure in association with MyHome.ie

Stephen Roche Tour De Cure in association with MyHome.ie

Stephen Roche Tour De CureFollowing on from last years success this years Stephen Roche Tour De Cure Charity Cycle in association with MyHome.ie retained its outstanding precedent of a fun filled family event that helped to rise much needed funds for local charities.

Along with the legendary Stephen Roche, one of Ireland’s most famous sporting sons, who was centrally associated with the event once again there was a host of Irish sporting celebrities who turned out in their hoards to support the event at the Friday night Gala dinner, among them were; Lisa Cummins, the only Irish person to swim the English channel to France and back in one go! Cork hurler, Donal O’ Cusack and Former Munster player John Kelly.

Greek bailout: Slow our recovery and affect mortgage rates?

Greek bailout: Slow our recovery and affect mortgage rates?

Greek BailoutTaoiseach Brian Cowen will meet the euro zone heads of government in Brussels today to discuss the Greek bailout and Irelands €1.3 billion contribution to the IMF’S rescue plan for the Greek economy. Greece currently has the highest debt burden and the largest interest-rate bill of the euro countries.

Some economists have commented that the Greek bailout decision is not overly welcomed and could be the detriment of all euro countries, including Ireland. In order for Greece to get their act together over the next two years their bailout will have be accompanied by extremely harsh conditions;

Garden & Outdoors
Grow your own Carrots

Grow your own Carrots

Grow you own CarrotsDid you know the first carrots grown were purple, yellow, white, even black! In the 1500’s, Dutch growers developed orange carrots in honour of their Royal Family, the House of Orange! This is what we all love today.

Freshly pulled carrots taste fantastic compared to shop bought or processed carrots in ready to eat dinners, or microwave bags. These really are tasteless.

Carrots grow great in tall containers, such as old dustbins, long pipes, high deep pots as their roots can grow long and straight and the plants are high above their enemy – the carrot root fly. There is even a special new Carrot bag, just for the purpose!

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