Unsavoury behaviour returns to the market

Buying a home should be easy in a so-called buyer's market, but strange goings-on are causing buyers grief, writes Carol Tallon.

21st September, 2013
Couples can find themselves chasing properties that are not genuinely for sale.

So, how do you buy a house in Ireland? You make the decision to buy, look for a mortgage, find your dream home, make an offer, then have that offer accepted and, six weeks later, pop open the Champagne, right? Wrong; the process, and certainly the experience, of buying a property in Ireland has changed dramatically. Over the past few weeks, while researching house-hunter experiences in the current market, I was genuinely surprised by the...

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