Thursday April 2, 2020

When done deal turns to no deal

Carol Tallon Talking PropertyHome-buyers need to be able to make difficult decisions, even if it means facing up to an annoyed estate agent.

16th March, 2014
The ability to walk away is lacking in most home-buyers in the capital at the moment. They fear that walking away today will mean paying more for less in two months' time. Unfortunately, this is probably true.

In recent months I have written extensively about the annoying, and usually counter-productive, practice adopted by many house-hunters of sale-agreeing more than one property at the same time. This certainly appears to be more prevalent in the Dublin market; however, it is possible that frustrated sales in regional markets are given more time to work themselves out.

While offending buyers might argue that this is done in an attempt to hedge bets, or to protect...

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