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Buying in Ireland, part six: the buying system

Buying in Ireland, part six: the buying system

The British have the same right to buy in Ireland as the Irish do, but the legal processes will not necessarily be the same, even if the language is. This week, we’re running over the steps of the house buying process here on the Emerald Isle: when do you sort your finances, how do you choose an agent and how does the sale work?
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Buying in Ireland, part five: making an offer

Once you’ve had a viewing trip or two and you’ve narrowed down your property list, it’s time to start making offers. It can be tempting to jump right in, but doing a little bit of preparation will help to make the whole process of making an offer on a house in Ireland that much smoother and more problem-free. 
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What’s next for the Irish property market in 2019?

Looking back on 2018, the Irish property market was characterised by growing prices across the board and many people hoping to buy, but facing strict lending conditions from the Central Bank. Today, we’re providing an update on how the Irish market is performing currently, as well as providing some insight into the year ahead.
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‘Brexodus’: are Britons leaving the UK for Ireland over Brexit?

Media reports say more and more Brits are quitting the UK for Ireland as Brexit edges (or hurtles) ever closer – and we’ve got a new word in the Brexit lexicon: Brexodus. But who is it who’s actually moving and where are they moving to – and how does the move itself actually work? Find out in today’s news update.
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Buying in Ireland, part four: how to buy

We all know how important is to draw up a realistic budget, but what does that really entail? What are the different sources of finance available and what can you do about any investments? What about changing exchange rates? Find out about the costs of buying a house in Ireland in part four of your serialisation.
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Your 10-step guide to retiring in Ireland

If you’re looking ahead to retirement, a new life in Ireland could be just the ticket: homes are very affordable, so you can easily get yourself a detached home with a bit of land. The people are welcoming and it’s just a short hop for the family to come and see you. Here are our ten steps to follow to retire to Ireland in 2019.
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Buying in Ireland, Part Three: Where To Buy

Ireland may be smaller than the UK, but it’s much less densely populated and homes are extremely affordable – which means more space to call your own, with a decent garden, maybe an empty beach nearby! But with so many great-value properties around the country, where are the top places to look for a home? In this, Part Three of our Buying Guide serialisation, we’re looking at the best places to buy a house in Ireland. If you missed Part Two on the timescale of buying, make sure to have a read of that, too.
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Buying in Ireland, Part Two: Your Timescale

Setting up your timescale for buying a home in Ireland is a key part of the purchase process – which is why it’s the subject of Part Two of our six-part series, Buying in Ireland. If you missed our first part, on decision-making, make sure to give it a read first.
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Top 10 reasons to buy property in Ireland

With Christmas (and the end of the year) currently winking at us from behind that bumper bottle of Baileys, it’s only natural to start reflecting on 2018, and where we might like to be this time next year. If Ireland is that special twinkle in your eye – either to buy property in Ireland, or to make the move permanently, it’s important to weigh up if it’s the right place for you and whether life there will leave you more fulfilled.
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A guide to County Clare

If you’re in the market for landscapes that take your breath away and a healthy dash of Irish culture on your doorstep when you move to Ireland, you should consider County Clare. Located due west of Ireland, above County Limerick and below County Galway, Clare is surrounded on almost all sides by water. Therefore, much of the County’s most attractive property enjoys wonderful views, either of the River Shannon and its estuary to the south or Galway Bay to the north. Basically, the county is a nature lovers’ playground. You can look forward to exploring The Burren or the shores of Lough Derg, a
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Buying in Ireland: Part One

Has there ever been a better time to buy a home in Ireland? There are plenty of spacious, well-built country properties at a fraction of the cost of their equivalent in British beauty spots. The cities are lively, liveable and exciting. There is so much to do, either in Ireland’s great outdoors or culturally, in the land that gave us everything from Oscar Wilde to Father Ted, from The Pogues to Riverdance. There are job opportunities too, just an hour’s flight from the UK, in a welcoming and English-speaking EU country. Here are five more great reasons why you should buy a home in Ireland this
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