Investing, or just parking your cash?

Property investment is a serious business with serious expectations, but many people buy because they want a small property to trade down to, writes Carol Tallon.

10th March, 2013
Following rental demand will mean investing in Dublin or Galway, or maybe even Cork.

As any home buyer will tell you, house hunting is a difficult task. This is particularly true in the current market, where buyers and sellers are still reeling from the effects of the crash. Regional disparities have emerged. Factors that were less important or certainly less influential ten years ago, such as the ability to sell and move on when the time comes, are now paramount.

Uncertainty about future market performance remains. Confusion when trying...

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