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A year in the life of an estate agent

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This year has been another turbulent year with the COVID-19 pandemic once again impacting the market.

The year kicked off with Level 5 restrictions in place resulting in our office being closed to the public and all viewing activity driven online. Property services were then deemed an essential service allowing for limited viewing activity.

This all changed again on January 13 with increasing case numbers and all viewing activity ceased.

Level 5 restrictions were then extended to March 5.

The industry downgraded to Level 3 restrictions in May which meant our offices eventually reopened to the public and business as usual.
While the first four months of the year were heavily restrictive, we relied heavily on our investment in technologies to enable us to continue to offer our property services. Little did we think back in Mach 2020 that we would sell houses on the back of online virtual viewings only but how the world has changed in such a short space of time.

Since the re-opening of society in May, the property market has gone from strength to strength. We have seen price increases of up to 12% nationally in the year. Properties are going to ‘Sale Agreed’ status in record time.

The rental market has experienced a similar trend. With a high number of landlords exiting the market in the past 12 – 18 months and very little construction, rents have continued to rise. Rents in Munster are now 15.6% higher than 12 months ago.

We predict a busy year ahead in the local market with availability of stock being a major concern. With the cost of building at an all-time high, the scarcity of available properties for sale will continue into 2022.

Looking ahead property prices are set to rise again this year, although at a slower rate than 2021, with predictions of 5% - 7% expected.
At DNG Ted Healy, we look forward to 2022 and wish all our clients and 2021 homebuyers a Happy First Christmas in their New Homes.

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Fat dissolving injections target stubborn areas

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests. They are […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests.

They are administered by our in-house Dr. Micheal Flynn who has been attending our salon for the past 10 years. It is the double chin and neck area that is treated and is suitable for both men and women. If you haven’t heard of fat dissolving, it is a very popular and relatively new treatment that is used to target stubborn pockets of fat on the jaw line and chin area. The injection dissolves and eliminates fat cells in a safe and effective way, making it perfect for dealing with stubborn fat that simply won’t budge with exercise.

The main ingredient is a fat dissolving substance sodium deoxycholate, which is found naturally in the body. This is injected into the treatment area which over time will destroy the fat cells. These are then removed from the body by its own lymphatic system, a complex network that rids the body of unwanted toxins and waste.

It is important to understand that fat dissolving injections are not a weight loss treatment. The injections should only be used on people who are a healthy size or carrying a little extra weight. It’s most effective on the pockets of fat stored under the jawline, known as the double chin, a migration of fat cells from the cheeks to the jaw line.

The injections work at a slow pace. It can take serval weeks for full results, but once it’s gone, it’s gone. The results are permanent, once you don’t gain a massive amount of weight.

The next clinic is Monday August 22. To book an appointment or more information, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Classic tractor drivers to embark on 400km drive to Killarney

By Sean Moriarty Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors. They are participating in the annual […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors.

They are participating in the annual Eastern Vintage Club’s Ring of Kerry Tractor Run which is raising funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Over 50 vintage tractors, including the six Killarney examples, will leave Nobber in County Meath at lunchtime on Wednesday.

After an overnight stop in the midlands on Wednesday night and Newcastle West on Thursday night, the tractors are expected in Killarney town centre just after lunchtime on Friday.

The ‘spectacular show’, now a regular feature of the Killarney summer, will bring the town to a standstill for around one hour.

On Saturday morning the group will depart Tony Wharton’s farm in Fossa before a nine-hour drive around the Ring of Kerry.

The run will finish with a spectacular drive through the Gap of Dunloe.

“We hope to pass through town around 3.30pm on Friday,” said local organiser, Tom Wharton, who is one of the six Killarney-based drivers who will undertake the 400km journey from County Meath to Killarney. “It is always a spectacular show.”

On arrival in Killarney, tractors will be joined by a group of classic cars that will depart Nobber at 9am that morning.

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