Does apartment living stack up?
Dublin's planners are approving thousands of new apartments in the capital. But are first time buyers prepared to embrace high-density living, and more importantly, can they afford the prices developers are set to charge?
Sean Murphy is a mortgage broker. He spends a lot of his working day talking to first-time buyers. But before he gets stuck into discussing the paperwork with wannabe homeowners, he likes to ask them a simple question.
“What’s the plan? That’s the first question I have for them. And right now, people are telling me: ‘I want a dog, I want a garden and I want to get out of here’,” Murphy said....
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