ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR @ OATES AUCTIONEERS OATES AUCTIONEERS report a big change in the property market in 2015. There were very strong sales in residential and agricultural land with a flurry of activity to report. The purchasers are back in the market but the housing stock is very low and this is resulting in a […]
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  • Boundary between Roscommon and Westmeath

     Shelved until after election. Minister Alan Kelly has shelved the review of the county boundary between Roscommon and Westmeath in Athlone until after the forthcoming general election. He’s extended the date for submissions until the 31st of March, after the upcoming election. Minister Alan Kelly previously said that bringing all of a town or municipal […]
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  • Why Christmas is a good time to sell your property!

    MYTH: Spring and Autumn are the best times to sell your property You won’t believe how often we hear this common myth. In fact I heard it today from a lovely lady who walked into our Blackrock office. She was enquiring for her daughter who wanted to trade up to a house we are selling – […]
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  • (LPT) to be frozen until 2019

    (LPT)   THE RATE OF LOCAL PROPERTY TAX  being paid by home owners is to be frozen until 2019 under legislation the government hopes to pass by Christmas. It means that people whose properties have increased in price or have been improved will still pay the same rate of tax that they have since the […]
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  • Heritage Council, Realising Hidden Potential of Irish Towns

    Towns can be a part of the solution to Dublin’s housing shortage, by offering an alternative, according to architect and author, Orla Murphy. Speaking at the Heritage Council’s conference, Realising the Hidden Potential of Irish Towns, Murphy said that the capital needed the relief of rural towns as much as they in turn could benefit […]
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  • House Price

    People are suddenly being asked to pay a lot more for houses outside Dublin ASKING PRICES FOR homes in Ireland’s cities outside Dublin have leapt over the past three months. The latest house price report from showed a sharp reversal in the fortunes of home buyers both in and outside the capital, where the Central Bank’s mortgage […]
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