Since Carol Tallon wrote the first edition of the Irish Property Buyers’ Handbook back in 2011, the property market in Ireland has changed. More importantly, the world has changed, particularly in how information is consumed. Property buyers need access to the most up-to-date, reliable and immediate information when the time comes to start searching for that ideal property or when it’s time to put in the winning offer.
There isn’t always time to get to a bookshop, or to wait for an online order to be delivered, or to wade through lots of helpful though not necessarily relevant content to answer that one pressing property query or to help guide you through one particular stage of the buying process. For times like these, the Property Insider’s Guide series has an ebook for you.
This ebook – the first in the series – looks at choosing a home of your own. Whether it’s your first house purchase or you’re trading up or downsizing, you’re sure to find nuggets of value or that cause you to think a little differently.
First, decide whether the timing is right for you to buy. Societal pressures and availability of funds often drive misguided or mistimed purchases.
Next, find your ideal property – often easier said than done. Even when your wish-list has been squared with your budget, there are still many things to be considered in choosing the right property: location, property type, size, budget and value.
And where do you find it? Through publicly available sources, online or offline, like everyone else? Carol Tallon reveals the secrets of off-market opportunities!
Then select strategically – and know what to look for when you view a property. Carol guides you through these two key stages and tells what questions you should be asking. She also considers the special nature of apartment buying.
Enjoy your new home!