Diary of a Househunter

Week 6: unearthing a dream home at last?

1st June, 2014
Woodley, Killiney Avenue, Killiney, Co Dublin

In my search for a new home, I had a strong preference for a house over an apartment. I heard horror stories of low-standard apartment blocks that were built during the madness of the Celtic Tiger years. I was wary of the complications of management companies. I thought I'd have more freedom and independence in a house, and I suspected houses would hold their value better over the lifetime of a mortgage.

However, as my...

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