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OWNERS' MANAGEMENT COMPANIES A CONCISE GUIDE FOR DIRECTORS

The owners management company (OMC) is the glue that binds together the separate interests held by owners of property where there are shared structures or services that cannot be provided individually or separated from each other

OMCs are established for three main reasons:
To manage and maintain common areas in multi-unit developments.
To be the legal owner of the common areas on behalf of the owners of the homes.
To be the legal owner of the beneficial or reversionary interest of each home.

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Cavan House Prices on the Up

Sonia McEntee SolicitorsThe price of the average second-hand three-bed semi in County Cavan has risen by 8.3% to €157,000 in the last three months, according to a national survey by Real Estate Alliance.
The survey shows 70% of sales in the county are to first-time buyers, with 30% of all purchasers coming from outside the area.
Across the county, the average time taken to sell is two weeks, the Q1 REA Average House Price Index indicates.
Prices in Cavan town rose by €15,000 to €175,000, an increase of 9.4%, with 75% of sales to first time buyers and 25% of buyers from outside the county.
In Ballyconnell, prices rose by €10,000 to €140,000, representing an increase of 7.7%, with first time buyers representing 65% of sales and 35% of total buyers coming from outside the county. "We are seeing excellent demand in Cavan town from all purchaser types, with limited bank sales but high numbers of private instructions," James Spring of REA Peter Donohoe said of the figures. "Ballyconnell is currently showing an excellent market presence, easily competing with Cavan Town on prices and rents. Supply is the only limiting factor, with high demand from those getting on the market," he explained.
The REA Average House Price Survey concentrates on the actual sale price of Ireland's typical stock home, the three-bed semi, giving an accurate picture of the second-hand property market in towns and cities countrywide.
Nationally, house prices are increasing at an average of almost €100 a day as the market shows no signs of slowing up in the early months of 2022, the survey has found.
Average house prices rose by 3.16% nationally in the first three months of year, matching the 1% a month increases experienced during the Celtic Tiger days.
And illustrating the two-tier nature of the market, 59% of all purchasers were first-time buyers, that figure rising to 76% in Dublin as people with mortgage approval scramble to get on the housing ladder.
The price of a three-bedroomed semi-detached house across the country rose by almost €9,000 over the past three months to €278,500 representing an annual increase of over 14%.
The average three bed in Dublin is fast approaching the €500,000 mark, with actual selling prices rising by 2.2% since the new year, to an average of €481,250.
Commuter counties saw prices increase 4.47% a jump of €13,000 to €305,000 and double the rate of increase seen in the capital.
In the rest of the country, where prices rose 3.4% to €196,569, the survey found that one in every three buyers were from outside the county as new working conditions enable a rethink on home bases.
Published By: Anglo Celt, Mon 28 Mar 2022


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