Let’s be honest, we’ve all been a nosy neighbour at some point, haven’t we?
A ‘for sale’ sign goes up on a property in your street, and within minutes you’re online to find out what it’s on the market for.
Soon enough, you’re marvelling or shuddering at your neighbour’s taste in décor and deciding that your home is bigger, smaller, smarter or fancier than theirs.
There’s nothing wrong with this; in fact, if you plan to sell up yourself, it’s useful market research. But it’s also important to keep things in perspective, or you could develop what is known in the property industry as Next-Door Syndrome.
Before selling your home, you might be thinking about ways to increase the value or unlock potential so buyers can get a feel for what it would be like to live there themselves. But renovations are costly and may not pay off. So, what can you do to make a change without spending too much?
Whilst it’s always a good idea to spruce up a property before it goes on the market, the key is to know exactly what changes really add value before making any big decisions.
In this quick read, we look at ways to increase the value without spending an absolute fortune.
Spring has officially sprung and with it comes a host of joys: longer days, trees in bud and flowers in bloom.
And if you’re selling a property, there’s something else to celebrate – a spike in buyers looking to make their next move.
Traditionally, spring is the busiest season for property sales.
While successive lockdowns and the post-lockdown property rush disrupted this seasonal order, normal activity is now resuming.
So, what’s the appeal of selling in spring? Here are four reasons why it makes good sense.
Buying a home comes with a lot of dreams, needs and wants, but there’s another consideration, too – budget. Whether you’re taking your first step on the property ladder or moving on to bigger and better things, how can you make every euro count?
Maximising your budget might seem impossible; after all, a downstairs toilet is a must, and you’ve always hoped for a driveway and south-facing garden. But are these wants and desires preventing you from finding something you can actually afford?
Like everything else in life, buying a property needs a bit of compromise. You don’t have to bin your dreams of a garage or home office; you just need to think outside the box.
In this quick read, we look at ways to maximise your budget and get the home you’ve always wanted.
In this two-minute read, we look at one of the simplest ways to turbo charge the sale of your home – decluttering.
When it comes to selling a home, there’s a simple way to add thousands of euros to the price you achieve – and that’s to get rid of your clutter.
By being a little bit ruthless with yourself, and those you live with, you really can achieve a quicker and more lucrative sale.
Here are five ways to say goodbye to your clutter…
If you’re looking for a property to rent out, it’s important to understand the numbers involved. You may have inherited a property and are thinking of letting it. Use the information here to identify if that is a prudent thing to do or if the capital from selling the property could be better invested.
Plenty of interesting reading recently about the property market and why now is not the time to buy property according to David Mc Williams.
Even the economic experts admit that they got it wrong over the last 12 months. Regina Mangan discusses the latest Daft report and her thoughts on where the market is going
In this three-minute read, we look at some simple and affordable projects to help sell your home faster and probably for a higher price, too.
It’s DIY Day on the 3rd of April and if you’re planning to sell your home, here are six easy things you can do yourself to help sell it quickly. They are simple, straightforward, and inexpensive ways to improve your home’s look and value. Happy DIY Day!
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If moving and selling is something you need to do in the months to come, did you know that you can have your home valued remotely? The IPAV (Institute of Professional Valuers and Auctioneers ) have members in every county who can assist you. You can get started now, even with COVID 19. You can find your local IPAV registered auctioneer here.
In this week’s property update, Maria Clifford, Auctioneer, discusses the beautiful estate of Bowefield, nestled on the hilltop of Gracedieu, just outside Waterford city.
Want to know how much houses in Bowefield and River Park sell for?
How many homes sold here last year?…..
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