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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Case study 'The market's improving – but not for us. Our house has been on sale for four months now'

Emma Jane Hade

Published 01/05/2014 | 02:30

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MOTHER-of-three Sabrina Walsh welcomed the news that house prices have peaked again, but said she has been finding it difficult to sell her home.

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Sabrina and her husband, David, have been living in their spacious bungalow in Bargy Commons, Cleariestown, Co Wexford, for almost 10 years.

They built the four-bedroom home on a site which is over one acre in size, but are now looking to find somewhere smaller to live.

"We are looking to scale down size-wise," she said. "There is more to life than cutting grass."

"We want to stay in the same area because the children – aged 10, 12 and 13 – are going to school in the area."

The couple initially put their property on the market for €295,000 last October, but have been forced to slash the price to €275,000 since.

"I think the market is improving, but just not for us. The house has been on the market four months now.

"There seems to be a lot of properties selling around us. Going around to places, there seems to be 'sale agreed' signs, and we even had one person view the house four times.

"I am updating it on DoneDeal every three days, and every day you are just waiting for the call," she explained.

The spacious family home has three bathrooms, is surrounded by woodland and is located along a private lane.

"It's the ideal home for a young family and is very easy to keep, but we are just looking for a new project," she added.

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