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Waterford Leads Irish Cities in Good Value on Rents

Waterford Leads Irish Cities in Good Value on Rents

Daft.ie released their quarterly rent report for Q3 2018 with some surprising findings. The report shows that rents rose nationwide by an average of 11.3% in the year to September 2018. This represents the tenth consecutive quarter in which a new all-time high for rents has been set and also iRead more...
Landlord and Tenant - partners working towards shared goals

Landlord and Tenant - partners working towards shared goals

There is so much in the media that pitches landlords and tenants into battle with each other. Our experience teaches us that actually, the landlord and tenant have a lot more in common than is portrayed and that working together really benefits both parties. Security Tenants need securiRead more...
Tips on Finding the Right Mortgage

Tips on Finding the Right Mortgage

Tara Kelly, Mortgage Manager at the Mortgage Shop, shared a few crucial pieces of advice with Regina: It's always wise to shop around. Remember your own bank may not provide the kind of mortgage that you require, e.g. self build. It is a good idea to visit a couple of reputable mortgage adviRead more...
Is the time right to sell my home?

Is the time right to sell my home?

Deciding on when to sell your home can be tricky. Here are a few questions to ask yourself that will help to make your mind up: Check your equity. Is your house worth more than you owe on your mortgage? Look at your current mortgage balance and ask an experienced estate agent to run a ComparRead more...
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Changing Demands of House Buyers - Expert Estate Agent Advice

What are buyers looking for nowadays when considering a new home? Research carried out in the UK by GoCompare.com shows some surprising results. When asked what their must-have features are when considering purchasing a home, respondents now put connectivity and energy efficiency above good bRead more...
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Olive shares her customer experience in Dungarvan

Maria Clifford chats to client Olive at Liberty Blue Estate Agents event in Dungarvan Read more...
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Liberty Blue Estate Agents - what we are all about

Regina shares the values of Liberty Blue Estate Agents Read more...
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Importance of Culture, Vision Sharing and Investment in Team - Expert Estate Agent Advice

Regina shares her takeaways from the Pendulum Summit Read more...
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Hiring the right estate agent to sell or manage your property

Hiring the right estate agent to sell or manage your property

Hiring the right estate agent to sell or let and manage your property is an important decision. It is worth the time and effort to do some research on your options. Honesty, experience, processes and systems are important qualities to look out for. Here are some tips to help you out EnsuRead more...
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“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important” Stephen R Covey

On Sunday a family day out was organised by the company as a way of showing appreciation. This was an inclusive event where everyone brought their children. There have been some new members to the team over the past year and we realise how important it is to make time for us all to bond and build ouRead more...
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Friday November 17th marked the start of the Winterval Festival in Waterford, which transforms Ireland’s oldest city into a magical winter wonderland.  Throughout Winterval, the popular Viking Triangle and the retail heart of the city come alive with Christmas markets, Santa’s Kingdom, WintervaRead more...
Estate Agent Regina Mangan Talks Housing Supply Solutions on Today FM

Estate Agent Regina Mangan Talks Housing Supply Solutions on Today FM

Our founder and managing director Regina Mangan shares her views on the current situation in County Waterford on Matt Cooper's show on Today FM. https://www.todayfm.com/The-Last-Word-With-Matt-Cooper/Our-Housing-Supply-Is-Broken-And-We-Need-To-Fix-It Read more...
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford

At Liberty Blue Estate Agents we certainly have had a productive month with some celebration thrown in. Waterford Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Dinner in the Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre last Friday night. Liberty Blue Estate Agents sponsored the event and the drinks reception was sponsRead more...
Dig for Victory in the Property Market - Expert Estate Agent Advice

Dig for Victory in the Property Market - Expert Estate Agent Advice

Did you know that a well maintained garden can add up to 20% to the price of your property? According to the Daily Telegraph*, following these tips with your outside space could reap rewards when it comes to selling. 1. Keep your garden design simple - buyers can be put off by spaces that Read more...
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So you’re a new landlord, what type of expenses and returns will you have? Expert Property Management Agency Advice

So you’re a new landlord, what type of expenses and returns will you have? Expert Property Management Agency Advice

  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 - Expert Letting Agency Advice

Tips to find good student accommodation in Waterford City - Expert Letting Agency Advice

    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? Expert Property Management Advice

Who are the RTB? And what do they do? Expert Property Management Advice

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? Expert Estate Agent Advice

How do you know you're purchasing the right house? Expert Estate Agent Advice

  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 - Expert Estate Agent Advice

How to speed up the purchase of a home - Expert Estate Agent Advice

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 - Expert Estate Agent Advice

Investing in property; is there still value in the market - Expert Estate Agent Advice

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 - Expert Estate Agent Advice

The importance of knowing your property's value - Expert Estate Agent Advice

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 - Expert Estate Agent Advice

How to speed up selling your home - Expert Estate Agent Advice

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...