Types of property to buy in Ireland
We outline the different types of Irish property you have available to you.
In order to get the ball rolling, you’re going to need to establish what type of Irish property you’re in the market for. There’s a range of property types available in Ireland, so you need to work out from the outset what best suits your needs and budget. To help you begin narrowing it down, here is a brief rundown of the most popular types of properties with expats.
There’s a range of property types available in Ireland, so you need to work out from the outset what best suits your needs and budget.
If you’re after an Irish apartment, you’ll find that they are most common in the main cities and larger towns. Typically, they’ll be located close to urban centres. Depending on how new the apartment complex is, you may find that some have facilities like a gymnasium, or undercover parking.
Much like the UK, Ireland is home to a range of different house types. Houses located in cities are likely to be higher in price, and different in style to those located in rural locations. You’ll be able to find bungalows, cottages, and properties with considerable land. It’s also possible to find modern housing developments, or older properties in need of renovation. If you have a specific idea of where you want to buy, you may find that your options are restricted, especially if you’re looking at more remote options where housing isn’t quite as abundant.
If you’re buying with the intention to let your property, on a long-term basis or as a short term holiday rental, you need to consider this plan when choosing where and what to buy. It will pay to consider tourist footfall, nearby attractions and facilities, proximity to an airport, and whether the property will appeal to renters, i.e. is it close to public transport? Is it in a fashionable part of the city?
It will pay to consider tourist footfall, nearby attractions and facilities, proximity to an airport, and whether the property will appeal to renters
Questions to ask yourself
If you’re still unsure as to what suits you best, we recommend taking the time to sit down and list everything that you want and need from your Irish property. To help you get started, try answering the following questions:
- What type of property do you see yourself living in? A new build apartment, country farmhouse, family home?
- What size does it need to be? How many bedrooms? How many bathrooms?
- Would you prefer to live in a new or older property? If old, are you happy to manage a renovation, or is a redecoration more in line with your plans and budget?
- Do you need off road parking? A garden? An annexe? Maybe you are looking for some land?
- What type of view (if any!) do you require from the property?
- What else is needed to fulfil your property requirements?
Once you’ve established what matters to you in the property you seek, take a look at popular property portals. This will help you to confirm your findings and to identify the kinds of properties available in your chosen area, for the price you’ve budgeted. When you’re ready, contact our Resource Team on 020 7898 0549, and we’ll put you in touch with our trusted estate agent in Ireland, or fill in the form to be put in touch with a trusted firm.
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The Ireland Buying Guide takes you through each stage of the property buying process, with practical recommendations from our experts who have been through the process themselves. The guide will help you to: