Sold out for second auction

There’s a whole range of affordable Limerick, Cork, and Kerry homes coming up for sale in two weeks time, via the I Am Sold/Munster Property Auction method. The sales method, given a first Munster outing in May, resulted in 16 of 20 lots selling at, or prior to, auction, with a number exceeding their quoted [...]

By |2014-06-30T08:26:08+01:00June 30th, 2014|House Purchase, House Sales, News|Comments Off on Sold out for second auction

Mortgage approvals down to lowest level in six months

Mortgage approvals fell harder than expected for the second consecutive month in March suggesting the introduction of stricter lending rules could be hampering the market. Data from the Bank of England shows mortgage approvals for house purchases numbered 67,135 last month, the lowest since September 2013 and down from 69,592 in February. Mortgage approvals hit [...]

By |2014-06-19T16:35:19+01:00June 19th, 2014|House Purchase, House Sales|Comments Off on Mortgage approvals down to lowest level in six months

Million-Dollar Home Sales Thrive as Low End Stumbles

Million-dollar homes in the U.S. are selling at double their historical average while middle-class property demand stumbles, showing that the housing recovery is mirroring America’s wealth divide. Purchases costing $1 million or more rose 7.8 percent in March from a year earlier, according to data released last week by the National Association of Realtors. Transactions [...]

By |2014-06-19T16:16:12+01:00June 19th, 2014|House Sales|Comments Off on Million-Dollar Home Sales Thrive as Low End Stumbles

Most expensive house in Romania, up for sale for € 7.5M

The most expensive houses in Romania are located in Bucharest, namely a 38-room palace which is up for sale for EUR 7.5 million, and a villa in Romana Square, on sale for EUR 7 million, according to a statement of imobiliare.ro, cited by local Mediafax. The palace is located in Bucharest’s Old Town, has a [...]

By |2014-06-12T08:50:46+01:00June 12th, 2014|House Sales, News|Comments Off on Most expensive house in Romania, up for sale for € 7.5M

Sting making millions on property sales

The Police star recently sold a house in Green Park for £7.5 million, and now he has put his nine-bedroom mansion over looking St James's Park on the market for more than £20 million, according to The Sun newspaper. The publication reports Sting and his wife Trudie Styler bought the expansive property for around £5.7 [...]

By |2014-06-10T07:57:15+01:00June 10th, 2014|House Purchase, House Sales, News|Comments Off on Sting making millions on property sales

Help to Buy fund has ‘significant impact’ on house sales

Government mortgage schemes in Scotland are hitting their targets by helping first-time buyers rather than fuelling price hotspots, the industry said this week. First-time buyers took out 5900 new loans in Scotland in the first quarter of 2014, up 31% on a year ago, and 45% higher in value, according to the Council of Mortgage [...]

By |2014-06-03T15:43:06+01:00June 3rd, 2014|House Sales, News|Comments Off on Help to Buy fund has ‘significant impact’ on house sales

Mortgage approvals for house purchases fell in April

UK mortgage approvals declined for the third straight month in April to an eight-month low, as lending for property purchases moderated, data from the British Bankers Association showed Tuesday. Mortgage approvals for house purchases fell to 42,173 in April from 45,045 in March. Approvals were below the expected level of 45,100. The latest figure was [...]

By |2014-05-29T10:02:23+01:00May 29th, 2014|House Purchase, House Sales, News|Comments Off on Mortgage approvals for house purchases fell in April

Dud ID scams hit property sales

Identity fraud has started to hit property owners, with properties being sold to unsuspecting buyers and without the real owners knowing about it. The Daily News in Durban has identified eight instances where properties have been sold, and in some the transfer had gone through the Deeds Office, without the knowledge of the true landowners. [...]

By |2014-05-28T09:13:37+01:00May 28th, 2014|House Sales, News|Comments Off on Dud ID scams hit property sales

NI house sales ‘strongest since 2007’

House sales were the strongest since the same period in 2007 Northern Ireland house prices are rising, according to new figures covering the first months of 2014. The Residential Property Price Index records growth of 7% on this time last year. For the time of year, sales - at 4,200 - were their strongest since [...]

By |2014-05-27T14:39:35+01:00May 27th, 2014|House Sales, News|Comments Off on NI house sales ‘strongest since 2007’

‘I’m too afraid to sell my home’

"One of the things we hear all the time is, 'I'm afraid to sell my house because I can't find another one," said Glenn Kelman, CEO of real estate brokerage firm Redfin. And the competition for the homes that are available is so intense that buyers need to bring plenty of cash to the table. [...]

By |2014-05-21T15:47:04+01:00May 21st, 2014|House Sales|Comments Off on ‘I’m too afraid to sell my home’
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