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Buying or selling

  • approval for mortgage on lump sum(not saved) in Buying or selling

    Hi, We are a couple renting for last 3 and a half years 800 a month, never in arrears. We have jus gotten a lump sum from a legal case where we have enough for a deposit for a house. We have other loans which we will be paying off bu ...

  • installing central heating in a terraced house with no front/back garden for oil tank etc? in Buying or selling

    Hi all, we are in the middle of buying a place that is a terraced house but that has no central heating and no front nor back garden where we could build a boiler house or tank. We're considering installing oil-fired central ...

  • Accessing original house drawings, planning permissions, boundary maps in Buying or selling

    Hi, We are in the process of buying a house but we would like to see what kind of walls were built first day (e.g. to see if there's a cavity that we can insulate) and we'd like to see the original boundary for the property so we k...

  • mortgage in Buying or selling

    We have a mortgage of 114,000 euro. Our repayments are 740 monthly with over half still going on interest.We have saved 30,000 and were wondering if we should pay it off mortgage? Or maybe,on doing so,get a loan from credit...

  • Money from sale and closing in Buying or selling

    My Solicitor held the money from the sale of my land in his account for one year before he turned the money over to me. is it legal and how can that be prevented?

  • Conveyancing fees - any ways to do some of the work yourself in Buying or selling

    We are about to purchase my sister's house and was wondering if we have to go through all the legalities/convenancying work to transfer the deeds. We are hoping it is a failry straight forward process without encurring a ...

  • Am I being too negative regarding prices? in Buying or selling

    Hi, I am just looking for advice / opinions, if this is the right time to buy in South Dublin or do people think prices will fall beyond this year? The reason I ask is that I was watching Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell last ni...

  • Buying a house in a NAMA estate in Buying or selling

    Hi All I am about to look at a house in a distressed NAMA estate with a liquidator appointed to it at the moment. Parts of the estate are still unfinished. The price is reasonable but i am wary of pitfalls on the legal side (s...

  • survey of apartment? in Buying or selling

    the auctioneer recommended one. can anyone recommend a surveyor? looking for a pre purchase survey on an apartment in north co dublin. how much should i be paying for it? thanks

  • Moving houses in Buying or selling

    We are currently commuting to Galway which is about 1 hour each way. We would like to sell our home and re-buy in Galway but are unsure of the costs. We are on a tracker so would we automatically lose this? Also what about stamp...

  • Underbidder re-approached when sale falls through with higher bidder in Buying or selling

    When you are the underbidder and the person who outbid you pulls out and the auctioneer comes back to you, what is the best approach. How much is reasonable to offer to make at that point. The auctioneer knows how far you were...

  • Property price Register in Buying or selling

    Have been paying close attention to the Property price Register and am stunned at how some people are paying over and above for a property that their neighbour bought next door 6 months earlier for 60,000 less? No wo...

  • Bid Acceptance Letter in Buying or selling

    Hi, My Girlfriend and I just put a bid on a house just before Christmas. The house is being sold by the bank. The bid was accepted in principal and the auctioneer told us that we would have to wait for a letter of acceptance whi...

  • bad idea to give seller 25,000 cash? in Buying or selling

    hi all, was looking at buying a house at 205,000. seller looking for 180,000 through the normal means ie solicitor / contracts/ mortgage etc with 25,000 in cash - no record of same will be anywhere does this happen fre...

  • anyone selling their house in north dublin looking to relocate to louth/drogheda in Buying or selling

    im asking if anyone is selling their 3/4 bedroom house in north dublin area,who are looking to relocate to drogheda ,louth...cut out the searching and do a swap..i have 5 bed semi,immaculate high spec house ,modern in a f...

  • Approaching Buyers in Buying or selling

    Hi.Waiting for completion of our house sale and its going slowly. We live in a small town in Ireland and although we have not been told officially the buyers names we know who they are and would meet on the street, school gat...

  • Property Price Register. in Buying or selling

    Hi Can anyone tell me if the Government has any intentions of providing a database for Commercial properties pretty much like the Residential Property Price Register?

  • Rent to Buy - Still an option?? in Buying or selling

    Rent to Buy Options - Dublin / Kildare / Wicklow Hi, does anyone have experience of these rent to buy schemes? Are they still on offer? If anyone knows of available schemes in the greater Dublin area I'd appreciate...

  • Closing date in Buying or selling

    Who sets the closing date for the sale of a house. We are the sellers and so far seem to be the last to learn what is happening. Can we ask our solicitor to set a time for final closure. Cheers.

  • Deposit in Buying or selling

    Hi I am looking for some advice. We are hoping to sell our first home and buy another house but were not sure about the deposit. Is it the same as first time buyers, would we need 10% again. Our home is probably worth half what i...

  • Property tax bands will effect price of house for sale in Buying or selling

    Just wondering from Jan 1st onwards will there be a big drop in the price of houses for sale as sellers will want there houses to sell and by dropping the price to be in a low band for property tax reasons. As buyers will be lo...

  • Mortgage Interest Relief cut and how it will affect 1st time buyers in 2013 in Buying or selling

    Is it just me or has the government completely lost touch? They have cut Mortgage Interest Relief which is work 7k for a single person or 14k for a couple over the lenght of the relief. Instead the government have off...

  • Renegotiated sale agreed price from a year ago in Buying or selling

    Hi All, Seeking some advice, on my planned home purchase, on which I placed a booking deposit on last December. The house had an extension build without planning and the seller has just secured planning retention on th...

  • budget 2013 in Buying or selling

    BUDGET 2013 The mortgage interest relief measure introduced last year will end on December 31 but there will be an exemption from new property tax up to 2016 for any new homes for first time buyers or unoccupied hom...

  • Residential property Registry in Buying or selling

    Hi I am thinking of moving back to Ireland. Starting to look at property. I just started to review the The new residential property registry. There seems to be a disconnect. Why did they not include the age of the property, ...