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20 July 2017
For anyone considering selling a house, one of the very first things that you will have to do is to get a BER (Building Energy Rating) Certificate before you can even think about selling. It’s not just second-hand homes either – all first-time homes and even rental properties must come with a completed BER.

At its basic level, the BER does what it says on the tin. It’s a measure of how efficient your building is when it comes to energy performance. The best rating is an A and it goes all the way down to a G. An A-rated property is deemed to be extremely efficient when it comes to energy and will have far lower energy bills than a G-rated property. It’s much like the labels you might see on your fridge or washing machine at home if you’ve bought in the last five years.

22 June 2017
If you’re thinking about selling your home, it’s only natural that you’ll have a lot of questions. Luckily, Lisney has over 80 years of helping vendors achieve the best possible results in the Irish market so we can help you every step of the way.

To answer some of those questions, we’ve turned to Stephen Day, one of our divisional directors in our Leeson Street office in the heart of Dublin 4. Stephen has 13 years of experience in the Irish property market and is a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

So what do people really want to know when interested in selling? Let’s take a look!

13 June 2017

The property market in Ireland has changed momentously over the last 60 years and what is important to apprehend is that the property market is intrinsically correlated with the wider economy.

T.K. Whitaker released the seminal paper ‘Economic Development’ in 1958 – and with it came a seismic change in economic policy. Indeed, many economists credit Whitaker with starting the process that allowed Ireland to join the EEC (now the EU) in 1973 and the Single European Market in 1973.

25 May 2017
Since quantifiable records began in 1700, between 9 and 10 million people in Ireland have emigrated. Popular destinations include America, the UK, and Australia. The Irish reach is global, with everyone from Obama to Alec Baldwin claiming Irish heritage.

But much as the Irish have settled abroad, many are coming home too – or will be coming home in the coming years, to a relatively stable economy and jobs market.

At Lisney’s recent commercial seminar, Frank McSharry spoke about how 1,500 people return home every week. Indeed, Ireland represents an attractive prospect – but what do you need to know before planning the big move home?

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