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Wednesday 19th August The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

     Earlier today I chatted to Declan Meehan on the Morning Show about the current rental crisis,  suggestions for fixing the broken marketplace and explained why NAMA is not the discount seller it is perceived to be, in fact, it might just be the premium seller in […]

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Guide to surviving the college accommodation hunt – for parents

Within moments of your teenage son or daughter receiving their CAO offer, the initial feeling of relief fades quickly as suddenly the realisation hits, your baby is no longer a baby. For most teenagers, starting college is the start of a new phase of their lives. It […]

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Costs of Buying Residential Property in Spain

As a general rule, the fees depend upon the type of property, the value and where the property is purchased from. Also, if a mortgage is being used to fund the purchase, the costs will be increased. As a guide, it is recommended that purchasers have approximately […]

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Mapping Opportunities for Property Investors in a Changed Spain

A recently published book ‘Atlas de la Crisis’ [Atlas of the Crisis] by Ricardo Méndez of the CSIC analyzes the socioeconomic impact of six consecutive years of crisis and severe austerity policies on Spain from the years 2007 to 2013. The changes in Spain over the past […]

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Real Estate Investment 2015: Where in the World?

Almost eight years on from the global financial crisis that plunged property markets across the globe into a downward spiral, recovery is the latest order of business in 2015, but what does that even look like? More importantly, will investors follow strong yields or pricing trends? Quick […]

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Grillagh Water House by Patrick Bradley

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Grillagh House, the stunning shipping container home created by Patrick Bradley Architects in Northern Ireland. The weather was horrendous so please excuse the dark photos, which do not do this amazing, light-filled property justice! As a testament to how well […]

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House Price Surges Outside The Capital

Q1 2015: Focus on Carlow and Kilkenny   It’s official, I have made the transition from property commentator to property cynic seamlessly. Speaking this morning with John Masterson on the Sue Nunn Show on KCLR 96fm (serving the Carlow/Kilkenny areas) I was asked about the Irish Independent […]

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Sunday Independent: The starter home now just a fairytale for our children

Sarah Caden, writing in the Sunday Independent, 8 March 2015   The starter home now just a fairytale for our children Youth of today told to forget about the property ladder while an older generation sits snug in their semi-ds It’s hard to know which would be […]

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Newstalk: Why Ireland’s property recovery could be more painful than the crash

Joseph Conroy writing on the Newstalk blog: Carol Tallon, author of the Irish Property Buyers Handbook joined The Pat Kenny Show to discuss the Irish property market – she warns that buyers face a tough few years as they wait for more supply to come on the market. The […]

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Three Feet from Gold

With so many wealth, business and leadership books available, it is easy to get caught up with the latest management jargon or wealth buzzwords – no doubt many of these are worthy, however, from time to time, I feel it is worth revisiting the classics and this […]

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