Property, to Buy or Not to Buy Townhouse in the City – A Good Investment?

Waterford’s property market is at a very precarious point.  Our house prices are rising faster than anywhere else in the country, up 14.5 % on last year, although arguably coming from a very low base.  The average price of a home in the city currently stands at €158,861 and €193,724 in the county. According to…

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Reflecting on the Waterford City & County Residential Property Market 2016 By Conor Purcell, Purcell Properties

With 2016 now behind us, I’ve had an opportunity to complete an analysis of sales throughout the city and county. There are some notable changes (some for the better, some for the worse) in regards to the local property market. Waterford City and County witnessed a total of 1,416 residential sales throughout the calendar year…

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Almost 15,000 new homes were completed last year, the largest number since 2009.

New figures to be published by the Department of Housing today will show that while the construction industry is slowly getting back to business, the market is still a long way off what is considered normal. The second quarterly report of the Government’s housing strategy, ‘Rebuilding Ireland’, shows that 14,932 new homes were completed during…

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Ten Great Tips (+1) To Help Sell Your Property

Vendors always ask us what should they do to enhance their chances of achieving the optimum sales price. Thankfully nowadays with the increase in popularity of TV programs such as “House Doctor, “Property People”, “Moving Up” etc. most people are beginning to realise how important presentation is…. Tweet Share +1 Share

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What does a Consultant Engineer actually do?

Have you ever asked somebody what they work at and simply be told “I’m an engineer”? Did you know that there are several different types of engineers? One such type is a consultant engineer. What exactly does a consultant engineer do? Well, they hold many key responsibilities in the planning and implementation of a construction…

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How to Care for your Septic Tank

If you live in a rural area, you will be quite familiar with a septic tank system. Such systems are an expensive but worthwhile investment. They can be very inexpensive and hassle free to maintain – but only if the maintenance is done correctly and the system is properly cared for. When people try to…

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