An executor sale may not be a gift horse

Buying a bargain house that's come up in a probate sale is not a straightforward exercise, writes Carol Tallon.

13th April, 2013
'More people are choosing homes that need upgrading, but they aren't always a bargain.'

The current shortage of family homes in particular areas, mainly in and around Co Dublin, was first noted in early 2011.

While it may seem unlikely to market watchers outside the main cities, it is a very real problem that is affecting would-be buyers searching for their new home. It is also the main driver of the recent price increases that we have seen over the past 12 months in pockets of the country.

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