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Forum: Mortgages and buying and selling homes 29-03-2012, 10:53 PM
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Posted By Glenbhoy
Mortgage Interest Relief - First Time Buyer?

I have a query re mortgage interest relief.

Myself and my wife bought originally in 2005, we sold up in 2007 and have been renting ever since.
What is our status as regards mortgage interest...
Forum: Location, Location, Location 03-02-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,458
Posted By Glenbhoy
My bad, 290K after discussing with herself who...

My bad, 290K after discussing with herself who knows all!! Presumably the same two you are talking about.

I also mentioned the halting site (which again she was well aware of), my wife knows a...
Forum: Location, Location, Location 02-02-2012, 07:25 PM
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Views: 3,458
Posted By Glenbhoy
Lived both sides of it over the past 5/6 years...

Lived both sides of it over the past 5/6 years and never knew it was there tbh.
It wouldn't influence me in any way, but I'm not right beside it. I think that's where the available 3 bed semis...
Forum: Location, Location, Location 02-02-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,458
Posted By Glenbhoy
Really?? I live very close to the estate (I'm...

Really?? I live very close to the estate (I'm guessing it's the same estate anyway) and I've never noticed that. I've only been there 2 yrs though, so maybe I just haven't explored it properly!!
...
Forum: Investments 07-11-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,928
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: Dollar v Euro.. When to cash in?

I have been looking at this quite a bit over the past while, namely because I have a lot of dollar expenditure coming up - from what I can glean from various internet musings ranging from spread...
Forum: Cars, cycling and transport 02-09-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,611
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: Calling All Diesel Drivers!

1.9tdi, long journeys, computer says 59mpg - some reasonably hard motorway driving, around town - circa 38/39mpg
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 31-08-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: where to watch all ireland in venice?

It's not going to happen I imagine, their best bet is to try a bar that has sky from a uk receiver (most english/irish/aussie) bars in italy do this, then if they want to offer to pay the fee to...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 29-08-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,688
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: Ryanair bonus flights, need to travel both ways?

Good thinking, but afaik the offer applies to flights taken from dublin, must go check the details - I think the only thing to do is to come clean when booking the flights (as you have ring up) and...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 28-08-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,688
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: Ryanair bonus flights, need to travel both ways?

Yeah, that was my worry and if I don't think I'll be in a position to travel the day earlier, hmmm....
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 28-08-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,688
Posted By Glenbhoy
Ryanair bonus flights, need to travel both ways?

Hi all,
I have an MBNA creditcard through ryanair that allows allocates free flights to selected destinations when certain conditions have satisfied. As a result, I have 2 return flights to use...
Forum: Location, Location, Location 26-06-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,461
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: Adamstown Co. Dublin

Castlethorn have a very good reputation afaik within the industry.
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 22-06-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,225
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: Car hire US

What's the story in the US re car insurance, do we have to purchase from the car supplier? My brother's had an experience where he had to pay pretty much the same as he already been quoted for hire...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 29-05-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,652
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: New York - Woodbury Common and Jersey Village

i found the dollar number to generally equate with the euro number, thus a significant saving before import duties.
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 29-05-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,652
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: New York - Woodbury Common and Jersey Village

My american relatives told me that Best Buy is the best value for electronics, there's one on 5th avenue with another electrical store beside it, both of them are pretty good (could be circuit world...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 07-05-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: Family orientated hotels in New York

I'll second that, we stayed in the Eastgate afffinia, great location - not exactly family oriented, but has all the suites with tv's, pay movies etc - very reasonably priced compared to most.
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 22-04-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: new york in march

Just to update, we stayed in a one bedroom suite in The Affinia Eastgate Tower on 38th and 3rd. We had a bedroom (2 double beds), separate living room, 2 tv's, fridge, cooker, microwave etc. Pay...
Forum: The great financial debates 26-03-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 29,792
Posted By Glenbhoy
Forum: Location, Location, Location 22-03-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,223
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: The Crescent, Earlswood, Ashtown

I think some of royal canal park may be dublin 7, which the whole development should be - why the developers lobbied to get it changed to d15 is more than I know.
Forum: Location, Location, Location 21-03-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,223
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: The Crescent, Earlswood, Ashtown

the superquinn blocks are 'the village', the bits facing down onto river road are called 'rathborne' earlswood is generally the parts of the development to the right (facing onto river road) and...
Forum: Travel, accommodation and restaurants in Ireland 18-03-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: North East of Ireland location with plush rooms

I'd highly recommend Farnham, the D Hotel in Drogheda is also nice, but not in the same class as Farnham - having eaten in both places however, neither restaurant was much to write home about.
Forum: Location, Location, Location 18-03-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,223
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: The Crescent, Earlswood, Ashtown

The area isn't bad really, there are definitely issues with regards to:

The dirt biking all day long most weekends.
The break-ins and damage to the cars
The trains - packed solid by the time...
Forum: Location, Location, Location 18-03-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,223
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: The Crescent, Earlswood, Ashtown

Good point, West Cabra is next door to these developments too:D
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 22-02-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: new york in march

Thanks Tink, unfortunately it's all booked out for when I need it - it would have been perfect!! As for the Affinia, when city tax etc is added in, it's getting a bit out of budget, thanks anyway.
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 21-02-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: new york in march

Anyone got any recommendations for accommodation, we'll be there for the guts of 2 weeks and want residence style accommodation (kitchen facilities, couch etc in room) in or around the midtown area -...
Forum: The great financial debates 14-02-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,954
Posted By Glenbhoy
Re: Rents falling - CSO: Has the Irish rental market reached a point of equilibrium?

I don't think many people pay the rents being quoted in daft - they are simply a reaction by the landlords to the reports of huge increases in rent.
I know my brother when negotiating an apartment...
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