Thursday 28 March 2013

Save 100's by getting a accredited valuation on your home.

Don’t let yourself get bogged down with self assessment Property Tax, let the professional valuers handle this!With 45 offices nationwide, Real Estate Alliance is Ireland’s No. 1 fully accredited valuer of homes and houses. Facts about Property Tax! • The annual Local Property Tax (LPT) will come into effect from 1 July 2013. • The tax is going to be charged at 0.18 per cent of the value of the property up to €1 million. • The Tax assessment relates to REAL selling prices - not asking prices. • Your REA - Fully Qualified Chartered Valuation Surveyor Firm, knows the REAL value of your home. • Do not accept that the Revenue Commissioners or The Minister, knows the value of your home without even seeing it. • Remember - good advice is invaluable

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Next REA Auction - 28th June 2013

Real Estate Alliance are holding their next Auction on the 28th of June in the Davenport Hotel in Dublin. Register online on our website to receive updates.

Tuesday 12 March 2013

New Complex Contracts set out by the PSRA

If you are selling or letting a property and are requested to sign a more detailed contract, please be patient with us as we are just following the rules of the Property Services Regulatory Authority!! It is meant to protect the vendor so hopefully you will understand.


Revenue are advising you to look at the ASKING PRICES on the various websites like, and but it's the SELLING PRICES that matter. They can be found on It's really only prices in the last 6 months that apply. If a property hasn't sold in your area, it is important to deduct 50-60% from the price you paid for your property in 2006/2007. (or use 1996/1997 comparisons).

Tuesday 5 March 2013


CONVENT FETCHES €295,000 AT REA AUCTION SPRING AUCTION. Real Estate Alliance’s property auction was held today on Tuesday the 5th of March in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin. The Auction was attended and Auctioneer Thomas Potterton kept the momentum going following the successful first sale of Lot 1, an apartment in Malahide road, which fetched 20% more than its reserve. The highlight of the auction was Lot 7 in Dundalk sold for €295,000. Bidding opened for the former convent at the reserve price of €250,000 & was chased by three bidders to the eventual selling price. Elsewhere in the country in Carlow a 2800 sq ft commercial unit sold under the hammer for €102,000 to a local business man. Other commercial units in the same development realised from €77,000 – all 25% over the reserve. In summary, a total of 10 lots were sold as a result of the Auction, with further lots potentially being sold post auction in the coming days. Auction summary: - 10 Properties sold as a result of the Auction - 4 properties were withdrawn for legal reasons & may be available at a later date. - Several others are under negotiation which narrowly failed to reach their reserve prices and are expected to sell in the coming days. According to Philip Farrell, Business Development Director of REA, “We are pleased with the result and we look forward to our next Auction on the 22nd of May in Dublin. - Ends - For further information contact: Philip Farrell, Real Estate Alliance 086 2503515 – philip@realestateallianceie Eimer O’Keeffe, Real Estate Alliance, 086 824 9040 –

Monday 4 March 2013

View the REA Auction online in real time

The REA Auction's bids will be online on Watch in Real time. The Results will be on by the 6th of March.

REA Auction tomorrow Tuesday the 5th of March.

REA’s regional property auction will take place on Tuesday, 5th of March at Dublin’s Alexander Hotel where 24 property lots will be up for auction. Real Estate Alliance’s Auction team are expecting a good attendance by both bidders and vendors on the day. The auction’s announcement is timely with Real Estate Alliance members having seen positive movement in the market since the turn of the year.