International Interior Design Trends For 2018

Victoria Homes Ireland

2018 is here, bringing with it some diverse trends that might just influence new home owners.   Internationally, interior design is as popular as ever and therefore the popular trends will surely find a way into Irish homes around the country. Having researched and gathered information from those in the know here are some of […]

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Housing in #RealNumbers on Newstalk FM

  *Listen back: Between the Lines Andrea Gilligan*   I was delighted to join Andrea Gilligan and a panel of market experts this morning on Newstalk FM to discuss housing in Ireland. Others on the panel included economist John Fitzgerald (former head of the ESRI), Property District head Carol Tallon and Simon Brooke from Clúid […]

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Outdoor Living – How to create useable space in your garden

Traditionally, Irish homes treated outdoor space as somewhere to sit on the few sunny days we get, somewhere to park the BBQ and, typically, somewhere that was a ‘no-go’ area for six or eight months of the year. However, with housing trends moving towards apartment living and recent Housing Department guidelines opting for smaller city […]

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House Insurance for new home owners

Congratulations, you have finally bought or are close to completing the purchase of your new home; what next? Now is the time that you must consider house insurance and select which insurance company is right for you and your new home. Shopping around is still the best advice anyone could give you as there are […]

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The 2017 New Homes Market in Numbers

“Playing our part for the Dublin housing market, Victoria Homes has delivered close to 200 new homes in the capital since 2012 and we are on track to provide a further 1,000 to 1,200 new homes by 2022.” As 2017 is coming to a close, now is a good time to look back on how […]

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Are new apartment guidelines taking us backwards or forwards?

Many house-hunters and prospective home-buyers might have been dismayed to read the headlines this week, which accompanied the publication of draft apartment guidelines by the Department of Housing. In short, these new guidelines propose to do away with the requirement for car parking and aim to fit more homes into a given floor area. I […]

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Good business is good for both parties

Another week, another confusing property story; it can be difficult to keep on top of them all! The most recent article doing the rounds on social media this week has the alarming headline ‘Deposits at risk as developers drop protective clause’. This article refers to the subject to loan approval clause, which is standard in […]

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Is your New Home Ready for “Wabi Sabi” ?

Is Your New Home Ready for ‘Wabi Sabi’? Every new home owner wants to put their own personal stamp on their property. We understand, this is where you will spend a lot of your free time and importantly, it is reflection of you and your family’s style, choice and individual personalities. A new home brings […]

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Property Chat – Why buy new ?

Property Chat: Why Buy New? When you are buying a property, you may be faced with several issues or problems. Firstly, it may have taken you a considerable amount of time to obtain mortgage approval and secondly, you may have been outbid on a much-loved property. The road to buying a home is difficult but […]

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