Tread carefully when investing outside Dublin

Carol Tallon Talking Property: The shortage of housing stock in Dublin are beginning to push home buyers and investors back to the commuter belt.

11th May, 2014
The driving factors for home-buyers and investors looking outside Dublin are the same – decreasing choice and decreasing value.

Herd mentality is a regrettable truism. In the context of the property market it means that the majority of pent-up buyer demand cannot and will not be sated until recovery can be established. Unfortunately, recovery cannot be established until others – opportunistic buyers, usually cash buyers – have bought and prices are rising once more. Consistently rising prices are often viewed as the antidote to other market vulnerabilities, such as oversupply and pending taxation or...

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