What is the Local Property Tax of 2022?

 

Local Property Tax is a self-assessed tax based on your property’s market value. Until recently, all Local Property Tax costs have been calculated using the prior property assessment date.

The next property valuation date is 1st November 2021, according to the most recent revisions to LPT released in June 2021. For the 2022 Local Property Tax charges, property owners must submit a revised self-assessed valuation of their property based on the new assessment date of 1st November 2021.

 If you sell your home after 1st November 2021, you will be responsible for the Local Property Tax in 2022.

Housing prices will be reassessed every 4 years under the current LPT system, and new properties will be added to the system every November.

Local Property Tax is payable by all holders of residential land, including rental homes. As a result of the current LPT system, first-time purchasers and new houses purchased since 2013—which were previously free from LPT—will be responsible beginning 1st November 2021.

The following is a list of individuals that are liable for Local Property Tax:

Individuals with a …

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What you Need to Know About Getting a Mortgage while on a Contract

 

Contractors account for 8% of all workers in Ireland, according to various sources. The appeal is understandable: you have more freedom in terms of what jobs you take on, your hours are much more fluid, and you may be able to accumulate more income which is dictated by the field you engage in.

If you’re a contractor seeking to purchase a home, you might be wondering if you’ll be able to get a loan. The quick answer is yes, however obtaining a loan may be more difficult. You may not even have regular and constant pay stubs to demonstrate evidence of stable income, unlike a normal wage job. It might be difficult to track your pay when you work on a contractual basis, making it more difficult to explain your financial status to your creditor.

 Know your budget.

You must first determine your budget before beginning the mortgage application procedure. In order for to do that, y You’ll need to consider how much of an investment you can manage as well as your repayment ability. When determining how much you …

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All you Need to Know about a Credit Score in Ireland

 

Having a good knowledge about your credit score and the contents of your credit report is very important since you are able to clearly understand the factors that may impact your score when getting a mortgage to buy a home. With the report, you get an overview of the things you are doing right and the parts you should change so that you can increase your credit score. 

Factors that determine your credit score

Your credit including a mortgage, car loans, store credit cards, and a mortgage affect your credit score. Additionally, the credit that you are using affects your score. In this case too much use of the available credit reduces your credit score. The third factor is late repayment since it stays in the report for a lot of time. Sometimes there can be some error in the credit report but this can be fixed within a day. Therefore, before going to a lender for a mortgage, you need to ensure that the report is up to date. If you discover an error, file a dispute with …

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5 Stress-Free Ways to Save for a Property’s Down Payment

 

The Purchase of your first home is perhaps one of the biggest financial steps you will ever make in life. The process of saving for a down payment may seem to be a daunting task, However, it is not an impossible task. These are 4 simple way you could save for a do

Set aside a small amount of money in your savings account

With some time and planning , setting aside a small amount of money and placing it in a savings account  every month can be an amazingly compelling approach to easily get a down payment in future. According to a recent Irish study, it’s the most widely recognized way home buyers put something aside for their down payment. 

Without a doubt, using traditional methods to save for your down payment takes a lot of time. If you want to buy a property really fast, long term savings cannot be a viable option. As the markets in Ireland change, the prices of homes can dramatically increase and lead to a rise in minimum down payment. These …

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5 tips to improve your credit rating

Your credit rating is crucial when applying for a mortgage or any type of loan. The better your credit rating, the higher the chance you will qualify for a good rate from your lender. Having an average or below average rating can greatly reduce your choice of lender and have an adverse affect on your rate. Here are some tips to make sure your credit rating is as high as possible.

1. Use Credit cards wisely

Using credit cards responsibly on a regular basis is key to boosting your score. Banks may ask you for 12 months of credit card statements, and being behind on your credit payments will decrease your chances of getting a loan. Instead, use your credit card for small amounts, and keep up with your monthly repayments. This shows that you can reliably pay back the money you borrow.

2. Don’t miss loan repayments

Making all your payments on time is the factor that impacts your credit score the most. When you pay your credit cards or other loans on time, it goes on your file …

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Enough office space for 30,000 workers to be built in Dublin this year

As the post-Covid return of the economy continues, many office-based workplaces are deciding what to do regarding sending workers back to the office. After more than a year of remote work only, it appears more and more likely that most workplaces will be adopting some sort of hybrid model in the near future, with staff splitting time between working from home and in traditional offices.

While this change had been underway, it has been accelerated by the pandemic. However, this does not mean that there is not a lot of demand for traditional office space from employers. Estate agency Savills reports that enough office space to accommodate 30,000 workers will be constructed in Dublin this year. This equates to 196,000 square meters of space over 33 buildings. This represents a surge in demand for office space when compared with 2020, showing a 35 percent increase on the amount of space that came to market in the nation’s capital last year.

This space is being filled at a rate that is surprising when considering the shift to hybrid or remote work …

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Irish Households’ savings at record levels

Irish households saved more than 4 times the average amount during the first quarter of 2021, according to a recent study by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The CSO reports that Irish households saved more than €10 billion during the first three months of 2021.

This massive increase in savings was undoubtedly related to Covid-19 and it’s corresponding economic restrictions. Due to businesses being closed because of lockdowns, government unemployment benefits, or some combination of the two, incomes either held steady or increased, while spending was dramatically decreased. The CSO also reported that uncertainty about the pandemic and how long the lockdowns would last may have forced many Irish citizens to build up an increased amount of precautionary savings, in case money became tight in the future.

When looking at the numbers, it is no surprise that savings grew dramatically when compared to the first quarter of 2020. Compared to the first three months of last year, Government subsidies increased by €1.1 billion, and social protection payments rose by an even larger margin of €2.7 billion.

While the Pandemic Unemployment …

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How To Start a Rental Property Business?

 

Real estate is a challenging business, as obstacles can wipe out your profits if you are not careful. When planning to invest or starting a rental property business, selecting the suitable instruments for your rental property requires a lot of time, dedication, hard work, and strategic planning. This is especially true in the rental property management industry because owning a rental property is similar to walking on a road. Anything can happen; for instance, if the wind blows, you must maintain your balance and not fall apart, which will remain your responsibility throughout the journey.

Lessons on howstart a rental property business is similar to learning how to create almost any other company. As an investor, one must identify several vital elements to begin a good start.  These components and the systems and investors’ benchmarks are more successful with a proven plan for rental properties. Moreover, if you want to start a rental property business, there are several valuable lessons to learn from the experience. Meanwhile, here are some of the most critical steps to consider before planning to …

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What are the Best Real Estate Investments in Ireland

 

Introduction

Real estate is one of the oldest assets that has existed for many centuries. Kings, noblemen, kingdoms, and chiefdoms used the land as a form of exchange or compensation during wars and gave the royal families as a sign of reward. Over the years, real estate has become the most profitable business idea for those who can invest heavily in land or real estate and wait for it to appreciate over time. Moreover, factors such as urbanization have made it more beneficial and appealing than investing in the stock market. It is three times more likely than any other business to make money, in my opinion.

Best types of investments

In Ireland, there are many types of real estate investments namely:

Physical property investments

Physical property investment can often yield high returns with these categories and requires more significant initial investment and patience for property to appreciate. The best type of investment are as follows:

Residential real estate.

Building houses where people can live is an excellent investment because of the population growth and rental housing demand …

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Kitchen Design That Will Add Value Your Home

 

When it comes to adding value or selling a house, more often, real estate agents will tell you that the kitchen is a vital component when thinking of sell homes because it increases the home value. For home buyers, both first-time and second home buyers, kitchen designs, upgrades, development, and complete retrofitting are at the top of the list for many customers. The kitchen is essential when it comes to the most valuable home improvements. Because most people want a fitted kitchen without paying a lot of money to buy a house, some believe that kitchen renovations are the most likely to increase the value of your home. Still, one should know that this doesn’t mean that every penny you spend will be repaid. In my opinion, I believe the following kitchen designs can add and increase the value of a residential home. These include: –

Designing a more spacious and modern storage unit. Designing and renovating cabinets and drawers to provide a level of luxury and comfort can be unrivaled. This feature adds an elegant touch of quality, …

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