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Is now a good time to buy an investment property?

Is now a good time to buy an investment property?

Is now a good time to buy an investment property? Maria discusses why investing in property is a great option for those with a long term view in her latest video below. Property is generally a solid option in comparison to other markets. As with any investment, there are always fluctuations in pricRead more...
Daft Property Report June 2020

Daft Property Report June 2020

In her latest video, Regina reviews the latest residential Daft property report for June 2020. She discusses the different data (asking prices rather than achieved market prices) that Daft detail in their reports and how it compares with what is happening 'on the ground' Did you know there are Read more...
Éadaoin's Testimonial

Éadaoin's Testimonial

We received a lovely testimonial from our former client Éadaoin that we are delighted to share. Éadaoin engaged us to sell her beautiful detached home in Farmleigh. Here is what she had to say about her experience with Liberty Blue. We sale agreed her home in 3 weeks achieving €10,000 over the guidRead more...
Top things to consider when selling

Top things to consider when selling

Are you thinking of selling your home? Perhaps you are not sure where to start. There are three vital components. I am sharing some key information to help you get organised.  What to consider when selling... No 1 - Presentation. Do not underestimate the power of paint.  Take down the busRead more...
Thinking of selling your home?

Thinking of selling your home?

Are you thinking of selling your home?  Check out my top questions to ask yourself.  https://youtu.be/28AGx-To_p4 What type of home do you want to buy next? When thinking of selling your home you should ask yourself, what type of home do you want to buy next? Are you looking to upsize oRead more...
Waterford is the most affordable City to buy or rent in Ireland

Waterford is the most affordable City to buy or rent in Ireland

Right now it’s commonly said, “we are all in this together,” and yes we are in this together.  However, we are in different boats. As far as property goes in Ireland there are many different boats.   What do I mean by this?   In Ireland the average price for a house is €255,000. &Read more...
Mortgage approval during the COVID 19 lockdown

Mortgage approval during the COVID 19 lockdown

Pat Dunphy of Permanent TSB discusses Mortgage approval during COVID 19 with Regina. Their mortgage approval chat includes the following: What paperwork is required, how to prepare in advance, and what pitfalls to avoid. The changes in the market due to COVID 19 are also discussed, inclRead more...
Making an Investment in Property

Making an Investment in Property

Maria Clifford, Auctioneer, discusses making an investment in property post-COVID 19 Are you wondering when is the right time to invest in property? Have you decided to play the 'wait and see' game when it comes to the market post-COVID 19? Are you doing the right thing? or missing out on opportRead more...
How to Speed Up the Sales Process

How to Speed Up the Sales Process

What can you do to speed up the sales process? Regina, the Liberty Blue Estate Agents owner, discusses conveyancing, particularly 'how to speed up the sales process' with Solicitor Aisling Cahill. This is the first in a series of Instagram live discussions with property professionals. Find oRead more...
Does your current space work for you?

Does your current space work for you?

Does your current space work for you with all the changes you have had to adapt to recently?  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 ) haveRead more...
The Business of Being a Landlord

The Business of Being a Landlord

Regina discusses the ins and outs of how to be a successful landlord in 2020. Her landlord tips and tricks include: How to stage your property, How to select a tenant, The current regulations, The landlord-tenant relationshipWhat to do if you have an issue. Everything you need to know to Read more...
Good News for Waterford with NTA Sustainable Transport Funding

Good News for Waterford with NTA Sustainable Transport Funding

NORTH QUAYS INFRASTRUCTURAL FUNDING OF €15.2M Waterford City and County Council is delighted to announce that funding of €15,175,000 has been awarded to Waterford City to fund expenditure in 2020 under the National Transport Authority’s (NTA’s) Sustainable Transport Measures Grant (STMG). 1. NORTH QRead more...
Bowefield, Gracedieu, Waterford Property Update 2020

Bowefield, Gracedieu, Waterford Property Update 2020

Bowefield, Gracedieu, Waterford - Property Update Video 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 Read more...
Waterford in 2020 with Niall Harrington

Waterford in 2020 with Niall Harrington

Welcome to Waterford Property Watch, the eighth in our series of in-depth discussions on what's happening in the local property market. 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 whRead more...
First Time Buyers Grant Information - Help To Buy

First Time Buyers Grant Information - Help To Buy

Help to Buy (HTB) incentive (First Time Buyers Grant) Overview 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. The incentive Read more...
Waterford Rental Prices WPW Ep 7

Waterford Rental Prices WPW Ep 7

Welcome to Waterford Property Watch, the seventh in our series of in-depth discussions on what's happening in the local property market. In this episode, our host, Regina Mangan of Liberty Blue Estate Agents talks to Des Purcell of Purcell Properties about what's happening in the Waterford properRead more...
Probate Law - Waterford Property Watch Ep 6

Probate Law - Waterford Property Watch Ep 6

Welcome to Waterford Property Watch, the sixth in our series of in-depth discussions on what's happening in the Waterford property market. In this episode, our host, Regina Mangan of Liberty Blue Estate Agents talks to Paul Murran of Peter O'Connor and Sons Solicitors about what's happening in thRead more...
Waterford Property Watch 5 with David Devine of Platinum Financial

Waterford Property Watch 5 with David Devine of Platinum Financial

Regina talks to David Devine about mortgage approval and all things property. Did you know that there have been almost 50,000 mortgage approvals in the last 12 months? including a 35% increase in first-time buyers gaining mortgage approval? Regina and David discuss this and many more points inRead more...
Waterford Property Watch Episode 4 - Rent Pressure Zone

Waterford Property Watch Episode 4 - Rent Pressure Zone

What does the Rent Pressure Zone mean to Waterford landlords? Following the big news about the rollout of the Rent Pressure Zone to Waterford, our host, Regina Mangan of Liberty Blue Estate Agents, discusses its implications for Waterford landlords. She advises how new rents are now to be setRead more...
Waterford Property Watch Episode 3 with Jonathon Earle

Waterford Property Watch Episode 3 with Jonathon Earle

Welcome to Waterford Property Watch, the third in our series of in-depth discussions on what's happening in the Waterford property market. Want to know the average sales price of a 3 bed in Waterford? How long it takes to sell a home? or the current availability of property for sale or rent? thenRead more...
Waterford Property Watch 2 - Mortgage Advice (video)

Waterford Property Watch 2 - Mortgage Advice (video)

Welcome to Waterford Property Watch, the 2nd in our new series of in-depth discussions on what’s happening in the Waterford property market. Waterford Property Watch Episode 2: Our host, Regina Mangan Managing Director of Liberty Blue Estate Agents, talks to Tara Kelly of The Mortgage Store WaterfRead more...
Waterford Property Watch Episode 1

Waterford Property Watch Episode 1

Welcome to Waterford Property Watch, the first in our new series of in-depth discussions on what's new in the Waterford property market. Want to know the average sales price of a 3 bed in Waterford? How long it takes to sell a home? or the current availability of property for sale or rent? then lRead more...
Waterford Landlords Gather for Expert Advice on Letting Legislation

Waterford Landlords Gather for Expert Advice on Letting Legislation

Waterford Landlord Advice Event Update Thank you to everyone who came along to our inaugural Landlord Briefing event in March. We had a great turn out and the feedback from all attendees afterwards was very positive and enthusiastic. Pat Davitt, CEO of the Institute of Professional AuctioneeRead more...
A Tidy Way to Help Sell Your Home

A Tidy Way to Help Sell Your Home

Have you watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo yet? I've just seen one episode and I'm so inspired! She has developed a philosophy and method to help us to tidy our homes and make them happier places to live in. This is a great benefit to us all but is even more positive when we are thinking ofRead more...
Waterford Leads Irish Cities in Good Value on Rents

Waterford Leads Irish Cities in Good Value on Rents

Why are Waterford's rents still such good value? 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 newRead more...
Landlord and Tenant - working together

Landlord and Tenant - working together

The Landlord and Tenant Relationship - Communication is key 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 beRead more...
Tips on Finding the Right Mortgage

Tips on Finding the Right Mortgage

What is 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, buy to rent etc. Just becauseRead 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 ComparatRead 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 on what potential buyers want shows some surprising results. When asked what their must-have features are when considering purchasing a home, respondents now put connectivity and eneRead more...
First Impressions Count - Expert Tips on Selling your Home

First Impressions Count - Expert Tips on Selling your Home

First Impressions Count When selling your home it's essential to create a great first impression, buyers decide if a home is for them within the first 7 seconds. They need to see themselves in this property; clutter, long grass, too many personal items etc. can prevent them from visualising them liRead more...
Dungarvan client shares her customer experience

Dungarvan client shares her customer experience

Maria Clifford chats to client Olive at Liberty Blue Estate Agents event in Dungarvan, Co Waterford "When we sell not 'if' we sell" We are confident we can sell your property, whatever it takes, even if that means learning a few more 'cupla focal'. Did you know that we sell all over County WaRead more...
Smell Well to Sell Well!

Smell Well to Sell Well!

Regina Mangan, Liberty Blue Estate Agents Waterford, gives expert advice on why your home should 'Smell Well to Sell Well'. A potential buyer usually decides whether a property is the one for them within seven seconds, don't let rouge smells put them off. Follow Regina's expert advice to help sell Read more...
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Finding the Best Rental Agency

How to find the best rental agency in your area There are so many rental agents available in the property market, how do you know that you are employing the best? Regina Mangan, of Liberty Blue Estate Agents Waterford, has created this video of tips on how to select the best rental agency.  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...
Going the Extra Mile - Great Customer Service with Waterford Estate Agent Regina Mangan
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 goodRead 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 AuthorRead 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

How to find a rental property in Waterford 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 aveRead more...