At Home with Breffnie
44. First Time Buyers

44. First Time Buyers

July 22, 2019

This week's episode talks about all the tips and tricks to make your first time buying a house as smooth and easy as possible, how to make the process less daunting, and how to pick a house that's right for you.

43. From accountant to property developer, Catherine Brennan.

43. From accountant to property developer, Catherine Brennan.

July 8, 2019

Straight talking, clear thinking and no messing this week with property developer and accountant Catherine Brennan. Catherine talks us through her roller coaster property journey from big boom time portfolio through the down turn and back to property in a wiser, more prudent way. Essential listening for anyone who's been through dark property times and wants to get back into property. Catherine's story will help you make your property journey make sense and make money. 

42. More at home with yourself, more at home in your house.

42. More at home with yourself, more at home in your house.

June 17, 2019

This month, my two worlds collide, that of estate agency and that of mindfulness.  I talk to a friend Johnny Marcelin about a recent 10 day silent retreat he felt the urge to do, and how it has helped him feel more at home in his body and in his house. 

41. 9 ways I’ve seen people make money from property

41. 9 ways I’ve seen people make money from property

May 6, 2019

During the boom I bought property, rennovated it  and sold it on for a  profit.  I also bought property with no clear strategy and that proved to be a disaster. Right now I'm looking afresh at the whole business of making money out of property and am starting off with this "ladybird" guide.  Thanks for listening!  

40. Property purchasing in Porto with Eduardo, a philosophical estate agent

40. Property purchasing in Porto with Eduardo, a philosophical estate agent

April 29, 2019

Ever look in an estate agent's window while on holidays?  I do!  This time however,  I screwed up my courage and actually stepped inside. I was very grateful that Eduardo Teixeira da Cunha  of Chestertons Estate agents in Porto, Portugal, took time to talk to me about the business of property purchasing in Portugal.... he also shared a fair bit of his philosophy too! If you'd like to contact Eduardo, click on the link below to be brought to his site.  Thanks for listening.

https://www.chestertons-portugal.com/locations/porto and 

39. How to design your new build with architect Eva Byrne

39. How to design your new build with architect Eva Byrne

April 22, 2019

Building a new house? Follow the sun! and while you're at it, follow the wise suggestions from architect Eva Byrne as she joins us in this episode to talk through the best approach to a new build. Piles of information here...right down to Eva's "recipe" for an ensuite and the ideal distance between kitchen units and the kitchen island. If you want more, get onto Eva directly at www.houseology.ie 

38.10 houses I said no to this week and why.

38.10 houses I said no to this week and why.

April 15, 2019

For every property myself and my clients say "Yes" to, there are multiple ones that we have said no to. This week I said no to ten different properties, here's why. 

 

37.  Renting out a room on Air BnB…Aisling’s story

37. Renting out a room on Air BnB…Aisling’s story

April 8, 2019

Have you ever thought about renting out a room in your home? This week, in a "making money from property" episode, I talk to Aisling about "sweating" the family home asset . Aisling tells us how she used income generated by renting out a bedroom on Air BnB to help pay for the repainting of her family home.   An interesting tale told by a wise and pragmatic woman. 

36. Buying a house with a friend. Aimee’s redbrick story.

36. Buying a house with a friend. Aimee’s redbrick story.

April 1, 2019

Isn't it a bit scary to buy a property with a friend?  Not if you're brave, decisive and energetic like this week's podcast guest, Aimee Ryan who has just done it. As though this transaction in itself wasn't daunting enough, Aimee has found herself doing a lot of the building work, along with holding down her full time job. Exhausted yet? I am!

35. Using property to launder money. Barrister Anne Marie Whelan talks fraud

35. Using property to launder money. Barrister Anne Marie Whelan talks fraud

March 25, 2019

The  records that estate agents are required to keep are actually an important part of the legal fight against money laundering.  Barrister Anne Marie Whelan of www.regsol.ie joins us today to tell us about money laundering and the way www.regsol.ie  helps estate agents stay compliant in maintaining those records.  Here's a link to the course on Antimoney laundering and GDPR that they're running on 4th April https://www.regsol.ie/public-training-schedule.php......after this episode, I'll be attending it!