Attic conversion or side extension: which adds most value to your home?

If you’re thinking of adding space to your home, especially if you want to keep it to less than 40sq m, or about 430sq ft, so it doesn’t require planning permission, does it make more sense to go up into the attic or out into the garage or the back garden?

We’re all trying to make our homes work harder for us, and with building costs rising to figures that for many no longer make sense, what are the practical options for the prudent?

Read the full details in the Irish Times

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/interiors/attic-conversion-or-side-extension-which-adds-most-value-to-your-home-1.4037906

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Value of development land sold rises to almost €500m in first half

The value of development land sales rose to €490 million in the first half of this year in spite of a more than 50 per cent fall in transactions, according to research from commercial real estate agency Cushman & Wakefield.

The 16 per cent increase came as the number of transactions fell from 112 in the first half of 2018 to 54 between January and June this year.

Cushman & Wakefield said the fall in transaction volumes may be linked to rising development costs and mortgage limits for buyers.

Read the full details in the Irish Times
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/commercial-property/value-of-development-land-sold-rises-to-almost-500m-in-first-half-1.3993989

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We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

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House prices in Dublin fall as property market slows overall

SProperty price growth has slowed to its lowest level in five years, according to a report from Davy and property website myhome.ie, which is owned by The Irish Times.

The study also suggests asking prices in Dublin, the most volatile segment of the market, are now falling for the first time since 2013.

The latest barometer provides further evidence of a major slowdown in the State’s property market linked to the Central Bank’s strict lending rules and a gradual pick-up in supply.

Read the full details in the Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/house-prices-in-dublin-fall-as-property-market-slows-overall-1.3942148

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We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

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DUBLIN AND LEINSTER CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THE IRISH PROPERTY MARKET

A new analysis of the Property Price Register shows the extent to which Dublin and Leinster continue to dominate the Irish property market. At the moment there are 22,200 residential properties for sale on MyHome.ie. This is 5% up on this time last year when there were 21,161 properties for sale.

There are also 514 new developments on the site at present, this indicates that new homebuilding is coming on stream and making an impact.

The research, which was carried out by MyHome.ie shows that sales in Leinster, increased by 3.7% in 2018 to 33,722. With national sales increasing by 3.8% to 56, 836, this means that sales in the province accounted for 59% of the total.

Read the full details in the Business World
https://www.businessworld.ie/news-from-ireland/Dublin-and-Leinster-continue-to-dominate-the-Irish-property-market-572489.html

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We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

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House hunters expect to pay €335,000 to get dream home

People planning to buy a home over the next few years expect to have to pay an average of €335,000.

This is €74,000 more than the average cost of a home at the moment, according to a survey commissioned by Dublin-based Lotus, a firm that loans to developers.

The survey, conducted by Red C, found that people think property prices are inflated but are still willing to spend more than the average value of a property to get their dream home.

Six out of 10 expect to either move or buy for the first time, according to the survey of 1,000 people.

Four out of 10 said that they definitely won’t be purchasing any property.

Read the full details in the Independent – https://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/property-mortgages/house-hunters-expect-to-pay-335000-to-get-dream-home-38197190.html

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We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

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Blind tennis ace wins £50,000 after home surveyor missed Japanese knotweed

A visually impaired tennis champion has won £50,000 in compensation after a surveyor failed to spot “visibly present and growing” Japanese knotweed in the garden of his £1.2 million Highgate home.

Paul Pyb, 49, ordered the highest-level survey of the ground-floor flat because his sight problems prevented him from inspecting it himself, and was told the property was in “excellent condition both internally and externally”.

The former financier, who lost his central vision in 2007 and is now a multiple visually impaired and blind tennis champion, hired St John’s Wood-based Conways Chartered Surveyors before buying the Victorian property in 2014.

Read the full details in the Evening Standard https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/blind-tennis-ace-wins-50000-after-home-surveyor-missed-japanese-knotweed-a4147251.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2yoL5qqD5Ao0x65L6JxTWQyJkJ19pKfwkSqDNA7iVAvGIehyewVFLuLtc#Echobox=1558429594

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Rate of property-price rises slows – but mid-west bucks trend

Property prices rose in the year to March, but at the slowest pace in six years.

New figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show prices were up 3.9pc in the year to March, the slowest rate of rise since 2013.

It compares with an annualised increase of 12.6pc up to March last year. The market has begun to cool as previous rises have made property unaffordable.

The fact that buyers are hitting Central Bank-imposed lending restrictions means there is a limit to what they can afford to pay.

However, the mid-west region, which comprises Limerick, Clare and parts of Tipperary, saw a rise of 12pc. Across every county, prices were up 0.2pc in the month of March, reversing a trend which saw declines in the previous four months. It was the first monthly increase since October last year.

Read the full details in the https://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/property-mortgages/rate-of-propertyprice-rises-slows-but-midwest-bucks-trend-38116837.html

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Boom-era apartment owners left with large bills to fix defects

New details published on Monday show that residents are having to deal with fire safety, construction and other structural problems at four Celtic Tiger-era apartment developments in Dublin.

Apartment owners at Hyde Square in Kilmainham have been presented with bills of almost €11,000 each for the repair of their decaying roof.The roof is being held together with push-pull ties because the plywood underlay is disintegrating, raising structural and fire safety concerns.

At Marrsfield Avenue in Clongriffin, north Dublin, apartment owners are facing a bill of €826,000 to remedy serious fire-safety issues found at their block.

Read the full details in the Irish Times

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Housing market could be facing a hit in 2019

With mortgage approvals for first-time buyers down in December and new housing output in Dublin falling, the outlook for the housing market in 2019 is uncertain.

The Irish banks approved 2,908 new mortgages in December 2018 with a total value of €656m. There was an almost 6pc increase in the number of new mortgages approved compared to the figure for December 2017 while the value of new mortgages approved was up by 9.6pc.

On the face of it the December mortgage approval statistics would seem to indicate a housing market that was humming along nicely.

Read the full details in the Irish Independent

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Excessive price expectations biggest block to house sales, report says

Home-owners’ “excessive and unrealistic expectations” about the price their properties are worth will be the biggest block to closing sales this year, according to a report published this morning.

Research from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) says that overly-optimistic expectations is the primary reason why properties are now failing to sell.

Indeed, unrealistic prices are now a bigger problem to closing deals than any difficulties buyers have in obtaining mortgages or sellers have in finding other homes to live in.

Read the full details in the Irish Times

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