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.
If you’re selling a property, you might think that selling to one of your nearest and dearest is the answer. After all, when selling to family, they know what they’re buying, you’ll save on professional fees, and the home you love will be left in good hands.
But is it really that simple? Unfortunately, no.
In this quick read, we look at some of the things that could go (very) wrong if you’re thinking about selling to a family member or friend.
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.
There is so much going on in the world today between the invasion of Ukraine and rising fuel and inflation. It’s certainly turbulent times.
One thing that has remained constant over the last two years is the shrinkage of the supply of rental property and properties for sale.
Waterford Property Market Update January 2022 Liberty blue Estate Agents
In this report, I will give you a brief snapshot of what’s happening in the housing market in Waterford right now.
This morning, Monday the 31st of January 2022, Regina had the chance to address Darragh O’Brien TD, the Minister for Housing. Here is what she had to say…
There is a lot happening in the Waterford property market at the moment…
The Waterford Rental Market
In relation to the residential rental market, in December, legislation capping rent increases at 2% per year in Rent Pressure Zones passed both Houses of the Oireachtas. This new law also provides for tenancies of unlimited duration.
I don’t see this being hugely problematic for landlords. Why not? I hear you say…
In this three-minute read, we look at what Waterford sellers can do to avoid their property sitting on the market. […]
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
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Hot off the press!! Selling Waterford: the Liberty Blue Magazine
Maria Clifford, Auctioneer, discusses the ‘top of the town’ in her latest Waterford property report. Did you know that there […]
In this webinar, facilitated by our very own Regina Mangan, Rob Cass from Falcon Real Estate Development explains how the North Quays project is […]
Are you thinking of selling your home? Perhaps you are not sure where to start. There are three vital components. I am […]
Right now it’s commonly said, “we are all in this together,” and yes we are in this together. However, we […]
Pat Dunphy of Permanent TSB discusses Mortgage approval during COVID 19 with Regina.
Maria Clifford, Auctioneer, discusses making an investment in property post-COVID 19 Are you wondering when is the right time to […]
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?…..
In this episode, our host, Regina Mangan of Liberty Blue Estate Agents has a really positive chat to Niall Harrington of Fewer Harrington & Partners about what’s on the horizon for Waterford in 2020 (and beyond), including…
The Help to Buy (HTB) incentive is a scheme for first-time property buyers. It will help you with the deposit you need to buy or build a new house or apartment. You must buy or build the property to live in as your home.
Welcome to Waterford Property Watch, the seventh in our series of in-depth discussions on what’s happening in the local property […]
Welcome to Waterford Property Watch, the sixth in our series of in-depth discussions on what’s happening in the Waterford property […]
Regina talks to David Devine about mortgage approval and all things property. Did you know that there have been almost […]
Welcome to Waterford Property Watch, the 2nd in our new series of in-depth discussions on what’s happening in the Waterford […]
Welcome to Waterford Property Watch, the first in our new series of in-depth discussions on what’s new in the Waterford […]
Waterford Landlord Advice Event Update Thank you to everyone who came along to our inaugural Landlord Briefing event in March. […]
Deciding on when to sell your home can be tricky. Here are a few questions to ask yourself that will […]
A lot of home purchasers rely on a gut feeling when buying but I’m sure you’ve purchased an item of […]
Tips to stand out from other buyers. Previously I discussed tips on how to sell your home quickly for the […]
Every time a good quality property becomes available on the sales market I’m inundated with interested parties. There’s a […]
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 for the foreseeable future and making the mortgage repayments then why would you care about its current market value.