Smaller foreign funds target second-hand homes around the country

Funds such as FourLeaf Investments and Crown Capital aren’t interested in buying up entire housing estates but are hunting for second-hand homes – and giving Ireland the hard sell to prospective investors

Rental inflation in Dublin’s housing market is making it attractive to investors. Picture: Getty

“The green house will deliver green papers . . . PM for more details on how to invest with us . . . #renovation #ireland #greatinvestment #milliondollarlisting #househunting.”

That was the caption on an Instagram post by FourLeaf Investments, an Israeli investment group which is actively hunting for second-hand homes in Ireland. The picture that accompanied the text was of a somewhat bleak-looking terraced bungalow in Cork. All three of its windows were boarded up, ...