Tina-Marie O'Neill: Foreign dollar drives the rural mansion market
Overseas buyers are now the dominant presence in the market for country houses
Ireland has much going for it at the moment: a wealth of stately period homes, favourable sterling and dollar exchange rates, and a growing perception that this is a safe haven and good value for money. All these continue to draw foreign buyers and expats to our country homes and estates market.
Nonetheless, the market has got off to a slow start this year, thanks to an extended winter and political concerns about Britain’s pending...
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