Rowena Quinn

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The pandemic has changed people’s views about how their homes work, and what needs doing to improve it. It has also changed buyers’ views about what’s(...)

Havelock Square in Sandymount, Dublin 4. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

For those in search of a home, either to buy or rent, it is well worth remembering one of the golden rules of property: you are not just buying or ren(...)

Hunters believes its new online platform will reduce the time it takes to execute a sale from seven months to nine weeks. Photograph: iStock

Boutique Dublin estate agent Hunters is launching an online portal which it believes will speed up residential property sales. The company, which has(...)

Buying that dream home can prove a fraught experience. File photograph: Getty Images

It’s a time consuming business, buying a property. And if giving up your Saturday morning lie-in to traipse around house after house, only to be outbi(...)

Hunters’ expansion of its residential network around Dublin continues with the opening this week of its Rathfarnham office. Associate director Jamie D(...)

Real fires are comforting, but wildly inefficient

New building regulations introduced in 2014 have effectively banned the open fire from newly built homes in an attempt to comply with European Union e(...)

In Dublin, the average rebuilding costs for a standard home increased by 1.5 per cent year on year, according to the SCSI. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCSI) has warned that homeowners may be overpaying for house insurance. It says they are paying for more cover th(...)

Dining area after staging: a warm, clean and inviting atmosphere

So you’ve decided to place your home on the market. What is the best course of action to help change that For Sale sign to Sold? After price and lo(...)

Property Clinic

Q We have been renting a property for the past four years and have asked our landlord to paint the apartment as it looks a bit scruffy. Following a(...)

Paul Connolly (left) and Brian Jerry with their dogs, Tess and Millie, at Kilbogget Park, in Cabinteely, Co Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Why now? Back in the 1990s Cabinteely was a sleepy little village where time seemed to have stood still. It shoulders Foxrock, Cornelscourt (...)