Advice for first-time buyers
To start the process, Owen would first recommend for anyone to first speak to their bank or mortgage broker to get an insight into exactly what is involved in making a mortgage application. The benefit of using a mortgage broker is that they can shop around for you and will get you the best mortgage…
Why property developers and funds should utilise virtual reality in their new home and PRS marketing strategies
Reach You can reach any buyer or tenant anywhere in the world using virtual reality. For example last year we sold a penthouse in Dublin Docklands to a New Zealand based buyer who relied exclusively on the VR tour to make the buying decision. VR tours can be used on desktop or mobile from our…
Fundamentals when buying an investment property
‘The best way to create wealth and secure financial independence in the future is to invest in property wisely at the right time’. Owen Reilly, June 2020. Know all the costs. Very important you are aware of all the costs associated with renting your property to work out the net rental income. Consider all professional…
Impact of Covid-19 on the Dublin residential market in Q2
Covid-19 had a profound impact on the Dublin property market in Q2. While business quickly pivoted to be conducted virtually, market activity was a fraction of its pre-COVID level as a result of in-person showing restrictions. As lockdown eased and activity returned to the market, strong activity was supported by pent-up demand. Longer-term, for-sale market…
Should I let my property to pet owners?
Should I let my property to pet owners? At Owen Reilly we encourage our landlord clients not to rule out a large portion of the rental market and to consider pets under certain conditions. Here are some tips to put your mind at ease and to help ensure that your property is protected from your…
I want to rent a property with my pet
At Owen Reilly we encourage our landlord clients to accept pets under certain conditions and here are some tips in helping to secure your new home for you and your furry friend. Be transparent. Be open and honest about your pet from the beginning of the process. Show you are a responsible pet owner and…
Blog – Observations on Dublin residential in Q3
Low housing stock has continued to be the dominant theme during the third quarter (Q3) and, while the main property portals Daft.ie and Myhome.ie reported just marginal quarterly increases, all agents and reports attested to the price inflation that continues as a result of the shortage of housing for sale.
Blog – Getting ready for the autumn market
The autumn is upon us – in our opinion, one of the strong selling seasons. We have very positive experience of marketing during the last quarter and, against the continuing backdrop of low stock, we anticipate strong prices and fast sales. The season is short however, and presentation, pricing and timing will be key.
BLOG – Observations on Dublin residential in Q2 2017
The construction sector blames government and planning bureaucracy and the public blames landlords who, in turn, blame increasing regulation; the bottom line is a dysfunctional residential property market with a now chronic shortage of housing.
BLOG – The rise and rise of Dublin 8 and its property market
The rise of Dublin 8 was inevitable. For first-time buyers, for buyers trading up, and for buyers in search of interesting renovation projects, the historic neighbourhoods of Dublin 8 offer a winning combination: a diverse housing stock of great interest within close proximity of the city centre