Buyers stuck in a househunting rut

Long-term househunters are being edged out by new buyers, but if you follow a number of tips, you can beat the crowd to your perfect home, writes Carol Tallon.

1st June, 2013
Focus on researching a large selection of properties and then view the best. Photo: Photocall

With the Dublin residential market well into recovery mode, long-term househunters are surprised to find themselves frozen out. But this should not come as a surprise.

Over the past number of years, the Dublin market, particularly houses, have seen an unexpectedly sharp recovery, and by 2011 it was clear that demand exceeded suitable supply. The word 'suitable' here is important, as on paper there is still an over-supply. However, any buyer or estate agent on...

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