Gillian Nelis

Gillian Nelis

Gillian Nelis has been managing editor of The Sunday Business Post since 2012, having previously been assistant editor and property editor. She specialises in long form interviews and news features, and has a particular interest in the food industry, writing the paper’s restaurant reviews as well as a weekly food news page in the magazine.

Realistic prices key to securing home sales

Realistic prices key to securing home sales

Buyers are returning to the property market following the slowdown at the end of last year.

Is it the end of the auction era?

Is it the end of the auction era?

One of the first decisions faced by vendors is whether to sell their homes by auction or by private treaty.

Bord Pleanala delays Donegal retail decision

Bord Pleanala delays Donegal retail decision

An Bord Pleanala has again delayed a decision on a multi-million euro retail development in Donegal town which would be anchored by Dunnes Stores.

Budget purges uncertainty from housing market

Budget purges uncertainty from housing market

The third budget from Minister for Finance Brian Cowen may not have contained any concessions on stamp duty, but estate agents have taken some comfort from the fact that it has at least restored an air of certainty to the property market.

Fewer than one in five Dublin houses sold at auction

Fewer than one in five Dublin houses sold at auction

Just 17 per cent of properties that went to auction in the Greater Dublin area during the second half of this year were sold under the hammer, new figures reveal.

A year of two halves

A year of two halves

What a difference six months can make in a property market! Last June, this newspaper reported on how houses prices in certain parts of Dublin were continuing to soar, defying the expectations of most economic commentators.

Units available in Bavarian village

Units available in Bavarian village

Select Investments Worldwide is handling the sale of a small development of apartments close to the ski slopes in the pretty Bavarian village of Ruhpolding.

€100m worth of apartments sell within hours

€100m worth of apartments sell within hours

More than €100 million-worth of apartments in a new development in Sandyford, south Dublin, were sold within a few hours of going onto the market last Thursday.

Windy Arbor apartment close to Luas

Windy Arbor apartment close to Luas

Buyers seeking a home near the Luas won’t get much closer than 26 Carmichael Hall, a 65-square-metre two-bedroom apartment new on the books of Douglas Newman Good.

Property buyers sitting on the fence

Property buyers sitting on the fence

For the past three weeks, the auction results pages of the property supplements have made for grim reading for anyone hoping to offload a home in Dublin before Christmas.

Immaculate Dublin 6 home

Immaculate Dublin 6 home

Earlier this year, a property on Ashfield Road in Ranelagh broke through the €2 million price barrier, reflecting the huge demand among families for redbricks within walking distance of Dublin city centre.

Cabinteely five-bed property in mint condition

Cabinteely five-bed property in mint condition

In 2002, it was possible to buy one of the five-bedroom family homes in the St Gabriel’s development in Cabinteely for under €800,000.

Surprise buyers swoop on airport hotels

Surprise buyers swoop on airport hotels

When the Dublin Airport Authority announced last week that it had sold seven of the eight Great Southern hotels, which it had inherited from Aer Rianta, the biggest surprise was the identities of the new owners of the chain’s three airport hotels.

Property developers win in Great Southern sell-off

Property developers win in Great Southern sell-off

Many investors, property developers and international hotel chains submitted tenders for the eight Great Southern hotels, which had been owned by the state for a number of years.

Gaeltacht holiday home on offer

Gaeltacht holiday home on offer

Donegal remains one of Ireland’s most popular holiday-home destinations, so the sale of a three-bed detached property on half an acre in the west Donegal Gaeltacht should be of interest to buyers countrywide.