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Hot Property in Europe with Liz O'Kane

Wednesday, 21 March 2007


We all know the crazy prices people pa in Ireland for a new home but how do our prices compare to our European counterparts. Liz O'Kane is here today to tell us just what our money can get us at home and abroad.

We are looking at Dublin, limerick, south of France, Budapest, Italy and Romania. What can the average price of a house in Ireland get you in those destinations!

Liz O'Kane - House Hunter
Liz is best known to viewers since 2004 as the enthusiastic, chirpy presenter/expert on RTE's productions of House Hunters and House Hunters in the Sun where she lends her expertise to property hunting participants.
Liz has recently joined The Afternoon Show as their resident home finder and will be presenting a weekly property slot attempting to find hidden gems and property bargains around Ireland!
Until recently Liz has written a weekly property column for the Evening Herald newspaper and also submits to several other publications including the House Hunters in the Sun magazine.  Liz is currently shooting the House Hunters in the Sun series which will air in January '07 and running her home finding business she is married to Rory an architect and has two children, Rossa aged 7 and Ellie aged 5.

. exclusive resort
. Detached house in large grounds with 2 parking spaces, very private
. 1700 sq. ft.
. 4 beds, 3 bathrooms
. 800 mtrs from beach and close to local golf club
. 30 mins to Alghera airport which is service by Ryanair
. Porto Torres harbour is close by and has daily services to the mainland
. Asking €300k
. Demuro Real Estate - 087-7741141 / 00 39 349 7916566

. Unique stone house of 1800 sq. ft. dating from 1843 if not earlier!
. 40 mins from Limoges airport
. Self contained guest accommodation
. This property can be whatever you want it to be - can easily become a four bed-roomed house
. Currently in use as a two bed-roomed home as that's all the owners need
. Being sold privately through the owner.
. Price €265k
. Contact Paul / Helen on +33 555 635941

. City centre and probably the best address in Budapest
. Magnificent period building being completely refurbished
. Mins walk from everything - National Theatre, Hero Square, the river, bars, cafes, embassies
. 80 sq meters of a 1 bed-roomed apartment
. Concierge
. Spa, pool - very luxurious
. Completion set for October '07
. Price region €300k
. Anticipated growth @ 15 - 20%
. Contact: Ceres Group 00 420 272 143 513 /

Nothing available in Romania at the €300k level unless it's a site!  However an area called Bran which is where Dracula's castle is.  They are fabulous log cabins and look amazing. 
. At the bottom of the Carpathian Mountains in Bran the home of Dracula!
. Ideal for full time living, walking, skiing and the love of the out doors
. Large log cabins of about 1450 sq. ft. of open plan living space
. Come fully equipped with kitchen, bathrooms and flooring all completed
. 3 ski resorts within a 20 minute drive
. All cabins come with large plots of 500 sq. mtrs of land
. Currently being sold as 2 bed roomed accommodation, but the developer is very flexible and 3 - 4 beds is no problem
. Cold Mountain was filmed here with Nicole Kidman and Jude Law and our own Brendan Gleeson who all know the area well!
. Priced from €95,3k
. Buy three!
. Contact  Alex Thomas 051 - 428423

A new, traditional style detached family residence 1 hour outside Helsinki city centre. Built in 2004, 5 bed, 2 receptions, Sauna, utility, garage. Large site, with planning permission still left. Double doors from the dining room onto large, southfacing terrace.
Price: €286k
Finland Investments Ltd.
5 Loreto Row
Dublin 14