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Epsiode 3

Life coach and counselor Donna (26) has an ambitious plan, she wants to be financially independent by the time she’s 30 and she feels that property is the way to go.

She started her property portfolio when she realized that her rent cost €36,000 over a three year period. She bought her first property in Budapest and then a house in Maynooth with her partner Tony, a graphic designer. They eventually plan to let this house as they build their portfolio.

The search for Donna’s next property brings us to Athlone, Drogheda and Carlow.

And if you’re considering becoming a professional investor Ian Lawlor insists the fundamentals never change:

  • Cashflow is vital. 
  • There should be more money coming in than going out.
  • When you are buying, consider if you are: An Investor, A speculator, A Gambler or a Trader. 
  • Be honest with yourself!
  • Don’t use a tax break as the reason to buy a bad deal.
  • Patience and hard work is essential.

Houses viewed in this episode:

  • Location: Glen Abhainn Student Village, Dublin Road, Athlone
    Type:
    2 bed apartment
    AMV:
    330,000
    Auctioneers:
    Finlay Auctioneers, Irishtown, Athlone
    Phone:
    090 6475994
    THIS BLOCK (BLOCK 13) SOLD OUT

  • Location: 27 Alverno Drive, Willow Park.
    Type:
    3 bed semi-detached
    AMV:
    165,000
    Auctioneers:
    Finlay Auctioneers, Irishtown, Athlone
    Phone:
    090 6475994

  • Location: 51 Valley Court, Athlone
    Type:
    3 bedrooms
    AMV:
    225,000
    Auctioneers:
    Shine and Dunning Auctioneers, Templedrum House, 16 Castlemaine Street, Athlone
    Phone:
    090 6476499
    Fax:
    090 6472407
    SALE AGREED

  • Location: 1c Kermon House, North Quay, Drogheda
    Type:
    1 bed apartment
    AMV:
    200,000
    Auctioneer:
    Milton Property Consultants, 12 Shop Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth
    Phone:
    041 9842006

  • Location: 98 Burrin Manor, Tullow Rd, Carlow
    Type:
    3 bed semi-detached
    AMV:
    196,000
    Auctioneer:
    RE/MAX Dolmen Carlow, Unit 1, Kennedy Avenue, Co. Carlow
    Phone:
    059 9182000
    Fax:
    059 9143508
    SALE AGREED

  • Location: 9A Granby Row, Carlow Type: 3 bed mid-terrace
    AMV:
    215,000
    Auctioneer:
    RE/MAX Dolmen Carlow, Unit 1, Kennedy Avenue, Co. Carlow
    Phone:
    059 9182000
    Fax:
    059 9143508

  • Properties not on programme but viewed by participant:
  • Location: 239 Moneymore, Drogheda
    Type:
    3 bed semi-detached
    AMV:
    225,000
    Auctioneer:
    O’Sullivan Properties, Drogheda, Co. Louth
    Phone:
    041 9844444

Donna with presenters Liz and Ian
Donna with presenters Liz and Ian