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By Ted Healy of DNG TED HEALY

So, we have all heard that spring and autumn are the best times to sell your home, haven’t we? This simply isn’t the case all of the time.

If a large proportion of would-be sellers are “waiting till spring” to go to the market, why then wait to copy them when competition is at its highest?

The myth that spring and autumn are the best times to sell your home can be misleading. It is based on the assumption that families aren’t looking to move around Christmas, and are all on holidays in the summer!

These traditional selling periods have gone out the window in recent years and here is why:

Less Competition

Fewer properties on the market will result in increased viewings of your home. As stock levels remain low, interest levels remain high. Don’t wait to join the competition – get out ahead of them.

Holiday Activity

The Christmas holiday season is a time people take stock for the year ahead. Decisions are made at home by the fire. Buyers do not take time off house hunting during the holidays, viewing activity can actually increase, predominantly online. Online property hits can increase over the festive season so make sure your agent has a strong online presence.

Returning home for Christmas

It is always great to see familiar faces over the festive season, faces you may only see once a year. Ask yourself how many of them may be considering a move home in the next year. Put yourself in the shop window and don’t miss out on potential buyers.

So, for anyone contemplating selling in the spring, perhaps it is worth considering bringing it forward? Why not plan a January launch? Properties are scarce at present so consider getting ahead of the competition. Remember big household decisions for the year ahead are made at Christmas.

Contact us on 064 6639000 or killarney@dng.ie for a free DNG valuation and we will ensure your property is best placed for a successful outcome.

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Future Kerry railway plans revealed

By Sean Moriarty Elected members of Kerry County Council have led calls for Iarnród Éireann’s timetable to fall into line with airline schedule at Kerry Airport. On Monday of this week Barry Kenny of Iarnród Éireann gave a presentation to elected members of the council. During the meeting he outlined some of the railway company’s plans […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Elected members of Kerry County Council have led calls for Iarnród Éireann’s timetable to fall into line with airline schedule at Kerry Airport.

On Monday of this week Barry Kenny of Iarnród Éireann gave a presentation to elected members of the council.

During the meeting he outlined some of the railway company’s plans and ambitions from now until 2027.

These include an increase in frequency on the Tralee to Mallow line.

It is hoped to have one train an hour operating on the line at peak times and two-hourly off-peak.

In a perfect world, the rail station at Farranfore would be placed across the road from the airport and not a 1km walk away but such a move is not likely to happen.

Cllr Norma Moriarty, of the Kenmare Municipal District explained how she was on trip to Yorkshire a few years ago.

“I flew from Kerry to Manchester and was able to get a connecting train to Yorkshire without ever leaving the airport building,” she said. “The people I was visiting were very surprised to hear me talk about this so much – it is normal to them.”

Under the Strategy 2027 plan Killarney rail station will get repainted and new signs will be put in place during 2022.

Additional parking spaces will be created at Farranfore Railway station and this lead to calls for a similar expansion at Rathmore.

“A lot of people from South Kerry use Rathmore railway station,” said local councillor Niall Kelleher. “They drive up from Kenmare and cut across by Glenflesk.”

Mr Kenny said he would take the Rathmore comments back to the Iarnród Éireann engineer in charge of parking strategy.

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Walking and cycling projects set for upgrade 

Commuters and nature enthusiasts will benefit from €4.13m in funding allocated to Kerry County Council for walking and cycling projects. €350,000 has been allocated for Transport/Mobility Plans for Killarney, Tralee and Listowel. Locally €704,835 is being given towards an interconnected network of cycleways on Rock Road, while there’s €70,000 funding for the Deerpark Road/Gealscoil Junction to include […]

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Commuters and nature enthusiasts will benefit from €4.13m in funding allocated to Kerry County Council for walking and cycling projects.

€350,000 has been allocated for Transport/Mobility Plans for Killarney, Tralee and Listowel.

Locally €704,835 is being given towards an interconnected network of cycleways on Rock Road, while there’s €70,000 funding for the Deerpark Road/Gealscoil Junction to include an interconnected network of cycleways. €300,000 is planned for an interconnected network of cycleways for the Gaelscoil Road/Chestnut Drive area, while The Flesk Walkway and Cycleway, Killarney is to get €123,866, as well as a further €186,527 for Rock Road.

Deputy Government Chief Whip, Brendan Griffin TD has said the funding from the National Transport Authority (NTA) will deliver high quality upgrades to walking and cycling infrastructure, with sustainable transport modes vital as the county emerges from the pandemic.

“I am pleased that Kerry County Council has been awarded funding which is part of an overall total of €289 million for approximately 1,200 Active Travel projects across the country,” Deputy Griffin said.

“Ensuring we have a good and efficient transport system in Kerry is essential for the future as we aim to make our communities and town centres more vibrant, in addition to making commuting to work and school safer and easier. Over the past two years we have spent more time enjoying our outdoor amenities and investing in active travel will also help us to meet our climate change obligations.”

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