Downsizing to smaller home for retirement proves popular

Most retired people would consider downsizing – but a garden in their new home is a must-have. The survey, commissioned by Dublin-based investment management firm Lotus, found 74pc of retirees would consider moving to a smaller home. Second on the downsizing “wish list” was enough room to entertain family and friends. Many people are also […]

Rents to soar again as ‘cuckoo fund’ house buying hits record

According to a recent report Almost 3,000 homes were snapped up by big corporations, while families face into tight mortgage rules.   Big corporations spent more than €1.1bn buying a record 2,923 housing units in Ireland last year, blasting through previous records and cementing a radical shift in housing patterns. Even with added supply, rents are […]