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17 February 2017
Anyone saving for their first home knows that every euro counts. Abundant sacrifices have to be made: abandoning your daily coffee; tucking into your boring cheese sandwich for the fifth day in a row; and skipping nights out with friends. All so you can save for a deposit.

At the start of 2017, the government’s Help to Buy scheme came into effect. Essentially, it allows any first-time buyer (or first-time self-builder) to claim income tax back for the previous four years before buying their house (or building it).

But it’s hard work to make sense of it, which is why we’re here to help you out. So here are the answers to the main questions you might have about the scheme.

10 February 2017

The kitchen is undoubtedly the most important room in any house, with scores of people imagining themselves as the next Jamie Oliver or Heston as they go about their day.

And while the interior of your kitchen can be a plus, its functionality matters too. The kitchen is the new living room, and often also serves as an office, a dining room, and even a peaceful retreat for stressed-out foodies.

It’s the heart of the home, and it’s the one room that’s guaranteed to incite a flurry of interest from those with an interest in interior style. With this in mind, we’ve chosen seven of the best kitchens you can work and relax in. 

31 January 2017

There’s just something about the Howth Road and the surrounding areas that makes it amongst the most sought-after in the country when it comes to property. Stretching from Fairview to Howth, the road brings you through some of the popular residential locations like Clontarf, Killester, Raheny, Sutton and out to the fishing village of Howth.

The demand for property is why Lisney chose Howth Road as the location for their new office. And it will be selling houses along the road from Clontarf, Killester and everything along the Howth Road through Sutton Cross.

24 January 2017
When it comes to selling a house, we’ve all heard the advice about having neutral tones in a house so that a potential buyer can imagine themselves living there. And sure, it’s true for the most part, but it doesn’t have to be a blanket statement.

In fact, the latest evidence shows that the issue might not be so black and white. (If you’ll excuse the pun!)

The New York Times published an article last year about the trends in home staging before a sale. They cited the case of a couple who had a property on the market for the typically New York price of $1.85 million (for a two-bedroom apartment no less).

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