Ireland is a dream holiday home destination for many. Not only is it close to home, but property is cheap, the air is fresh, and nowhere will a Guinness or whiskey taste better! But, how do you go about finding – and buying – the Irish holiday home of your dreams?
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?
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.
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.
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