Carol Tallon

Carol Tallon

Let’s get our social housing in order

Let’s get our social housing in order

Carol Tallon Talking Property: The new strategy is a halfway house to solving the homeless crisis, but it’s a good start

Shipping container homes can offer a real alternative

Shipping container homes can offer a real alternative

The culmination of a volunteer-driven project may herald a new era for low-cost housing in Ireland

Not singing from the same hymn sheet

Not singing from the same hymn sheet

Carol Tallon Talking Property: If the experts cannot agree, how can buyers be expected to interpret the marketplace?

Overseas: Regenerating Spain’s abandoned villages

Overseas: Regenerating Spain’s abandoned villages

The vagaries of emigration and the eccentricity of Spanish property law means some villages are being offered for free, Carol Tallon reports from Spain

Carol Tallon Talking Property: The rise of the professional landlord

Carol Tallon Talking Property: The rise of the professional landlord

They're cash-rich and they make up a fifth of the buyers in the market – but who are these ‘professional landlords’, and how do they operate?

Let’s get our social housing in order

Let’s get our social housing in order

Carol Tallon Talking Property: The new strategy is a halfway house to solving the homeless crisis, but it’s a good start.

Sale agreed – the waiting game

Sale agreed – the waiting game

Carol Tallon Talking Property Properties are sale agreeing in a shorter time frame but, anecdotally, are taking much longer to actually close

Accept the things you can change

Accept the things you can change

Carol Tallon, Talking Property: Leave the diamond in the rough, and pick a nice place somewhere to settle down and polish your own.

Compromise and house-hunting don't go together

Compromise and house-hunting don't go together

Carol Tallon Talking Property: Compromising is less about making a couple equally happy, and more about ensuring both are equally unhappy

A brief window for home buyers

A brief window for home buyers

Carol Tallon Talking Property: The property market is set to bounce as budget measures see investors leave, so be ready to go.

Frustrating an already frustrated market

Frustrating an already frustrated market

Carol Tallon Talking Property: Forget bubbles, what we have in the Irish market for the next few months is effectively a funnel

Don't make yourself at home before you buy

Don't make yourself at home before you buy

Carol Tallon Talking Property: When viewing properties for sale, it is important not to leave your manners at the door

All the best research is done on foot

All the best research is done on foot

Carol Tallon Talking Property: Get a surveyor in, walk the neighbourhood, and talk to the locals – it’s the only way to be sure of an area.

Pay now, cash in later - but is it worth it?

Pay now, cash in later - but is it worth it?

Carol Tallon Talking Property: Some homebuyers are overpaying today to avoid capital gains tax in seven years' time. Is this a gamble too far?

First find the soft spot, then start to squeeze

First find the soft spot, then start to squeeze

Carol Tallon Talking Property: Even when it is a sellers’ market, buyers can bring pressure to bear on vendors to swing the odds in their favour.