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Which are the 'areas to watch' in Dublin? Come to an evening of exclusive tips on buying a home

Join us at our rescheduled Home Series Event on March 12 for insights and more.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS event has been rescheduled from the original date of March 1 due to adverse weather. It will now take place on Monday, March 12.

If you’re looking to buy a home, says Daft.ie chief economist Ronan Lyons, there are two types of neighbourhood worth watching in Dublin.

The first type? Areas that are central, but had previously been “somewhat overlooked” as buyers flocked elsewhere. Neighbourhoods like Raheny and Kimmage would be examples of this, he says.

The second? Areas where new infrastructure is being built so people can get to work faster. “The Luas Cross City is an obvious example, but just one,” Lyons says. “New motorways, train stations and in time the Metro will all have a similar effect.”

Lyons, who has worked extensively on analysis of property prices in Dublin neighbourhoods and around the country, will be sharing deeper insights on finding the right area at our Home Series Event with KBC Bank.

We’re bringing together some of Ireland’s leading experts to answer some of the tricky questions that come with buying a home, at this informal evening event designed especially for house hunters and buyers.

At the Home Series Event with KBC Bank and TheJournal.ie, you’ll get perspective on the best-value neighbourhoods in the country right now. There will also be insider tips from estate agents and advice on the best way to bring military precision to your home hunt. (Plus, wine and soft drinks.)

Tickets to the rescheduled event on Monday March 12 at the Mansion House in Dublin are completely free. All you have to do is register by sending an email with your name and contact details to events@thejournal.ie with the subject line ‘Home Series Event’.

If you have already registered for the March 1 event, you will still be on the list for the rescheduled date. Please let us know by email if you cannot attend.

Attendees will also have the chance to try out the groundbreaking VR technology being used to explore properties as part of the Experience Your World partnership with KBC and TheJournal.ie.

The speakers on the night will be:

  • Ronan Lyons, chief economist at Daft.ie, on how to find the right neighbourhood right now -  popular areas and those that are up-and-coming
  • Sarah Ridge, hub manager at KBC Bank, on demystifying the mortgage process and the best way to pick a path through it
  • Mark Stafford, DNG estate agents, on how to stay one step ahead in the Dublin market
  • Frances Crean of Organised Mayhem on how to search for and view homes with military precision

Before and after the talks, attendees can enjoy refreshments and try out a full VR experience. Mortgage experts, solicitors, and a team from Daft.ie will also be on hand to answer any further questions.

The Home Series Event with TheJournal.ie and KBC Bank is happening at 5.45pm on the rescheduled date of Monday, March 12 at the Mansion House in Dublin. Tickets are free. To register, simply send your name, email and phone number to events@thejournal.ie with the subject line ‘Home Series Event’. If you have already registered for the March 1 event, you will still be on the list for the rescheduled date.

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