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So you’re a new landlord, what type of expenses and returns will you have?

So you’re a new landlord, what type of expenses and returns will you have?

  At present in Waterford you can pick up a good investment property for under €100,000 and these will generally generate a gross return of between 8 and 10% depending on the area, type of building etc. This has brought a lot of investors to the Waterford market. Waterford is regarded asRead more...
Tips to find good student accommodation in Waterford City

Tips to find good student accommodation in Waterford City

    It's that time of year, the leaving certificate is in full flow and soon students will need suitable accommodation situated close to their selected courses. So what should you do and what should you look out for when selecting student accommodation?   Get in early; theRead more...
Who are the RTB? And what do they do?

Who are the RTB? And what do they do?

The RTB or Residential Tenancies Board (previously PRTB) was established in the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 and it acts as an independent body to help regulate the Irish rental sector. Their main functions are to; mediate and provide dispute resolution between landlords (both housing bodies and Read more...
How do you know you're purchasing the right house?

How do you know you're purchasing the right house?

  A lot of home purchasers rely on a gut feeling when buying but I'm sure you've purchased an item of clothing in haste at some stage during your life and ended up with 'buyers remorse'. When making what will probably be the biggest purchase of your life this should be avoided at all costs. Read more...
How to speed up the purchase of a home

How to speed up the purchase of a home

Tips to stand out from other buyers. Previously I discussed tips on how to sell your home quickly for the best possible price but what if you're in the other boat? How do you ensure you have the best chance of securing a home in the current market? Firstly you have to be organised; it's quite liRead more...
Investing in property; is there still value in the market

Investing in property; is there still value in the market

Every time a good quality property becomes available on the sales market I'm inundated with interested parties. There's a huge amount of investors out there looking for a good quality investment and at this moment there's still great value to be had in the property market.  You can buy a goRead more...
The importance of knowing your property's value

The importance of knowing your property's value

The importance of knowing your property's value Most homeowners know what they paid for their property and how much their monthly mortgage is but not everyone knows what the current value of their property is. Why does it matter? If you are living in your home, intending to continue living there Read more...
Waterford Business Expo 2016

Waterford Business Expo 2016

The Liberty Blue sales team attended the Waterford Business Expo at Tom Murphy Car showrooms and discussed the importance of 'staging your home' for sale. If you'd like to know more about how to sell your home then please get in touch on 051 84 57 51    Read more...
How to speed up selling your home

How to speed up selling your home

While we all have personal tastes these tastes may not appeal to everyone. To sell your home you should neutralise the decor, flowery or pink feature walls may look great to you but they may be an issue to potential buyers. Those out viewing properties may not be able to visualise the house the way Read more...
Renting Versus Buying

Renting Versus Buying

What if I told you that you could save between €300 and €350 per month on your rent and have an investment from this saving for the future? Well that’s the case in Waterford’s property market today. There is a severe shortage of family homes in the Waterford rental market and this shortage of supRead more...
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Tips when selling a property

• BE PREPARED To avoid delays ensure all title documentation is with your solicitor when placing the property on the market. If you have a mortgage on the property the title documents will be with the bank and request will have to be sent to them for the documents. You will need to sign an AutRead more...
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Important Things to Consider When Purchasing an Apartment

I’ve recently had enquiries from potential purchasers about apartments that are advertised for sale at extremely good prices. One particular purchaser remarked that it was ‘almost too good to be true!’, and so it begs the question, ‘is it too good to be true?’ Looking through Daft it appears thatRead more...
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Landlords: ‘Properties Need Presentation’

Your property is probably one the most expensive purchases you have ever made. Why would you not present it in tip top condition to ensure attracting the right tenant? It sounds very simple but a good quality property will attract a good quality tenant and the same applies for a poor quality properRead more...
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Finding a Rental Home in Waterford in the Current Market

If you have been looking for a rental property in Waterford recently then you’ll have noticed that demand far exceeds supply and that rental prices are on the rise. The most recent Daft.ie rental report advises that rents nationally were 8.5% higher on average than in the same period last year. SRead more...