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Welcome to Irish Home Minders |Property Managers 

August 2016


Welcome to summer.

We are close to launching our new property management app. Customers of Irish Home Minders will be able to avail of it first in Ireland.

We are looking for volunteers to help us with the beta version and to fine tune it.  Check it out here

If you ever had a tenant mess you and your property up, if you ever felt annoyed by customer service people asking for numbers for every little thing, if you are thinking of selling or simply know that you are paying too much for your power and waste, then sign up for the beta, drop a line to me at  info@irishhomeminder.com. 

As usual our blog appears when you log in. This month it is 5 Steps to improve your property value. 

In the meantime, if there is anything we can help you with, please feel free to contact us directly at info@irishhomeminders.com
 

John Atkinson



Who is this site for?

Property Owners like you. Management companies appoint management agents like us to look after the management of their apartments or houses or property.  You use it to keep up to date with your management company. We keep all documents for your management company here.

Contact us

Our office is located on Paul Quay Wexford. Just 50m along the Quays on bridge side of Talbot Hotel.

Our phone number is  053 91 76590. Our PSRA licence number is 002125.

Using this site

Welcome. If you are new to our property management site and don't have a username or password, please register using button on left of screen. We will then do the rest.
If you have lost or mislaid password then please use the forgot password button. The management system will do the rest.

Any queries please read the FAQ or drop us an email.


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Property Managing agent  news
The below is an article we found concerning Home owners associations- the American for  management companies. It is interesting not only for the monthly HOA fees but for the importance of these in rent or buy decisions
We paste it in here for your convenience.

10 Metros With the Highest HOA Fees in 2015

So, which cities currently have the highest HOA fees? That’s what the team at Trulia wanted to know. They looked at the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. and ranked them based on the median monthly association fee.

The metro areas with the highest HOA dues are shown below.

  1. New York City — $575 per month
  2. Honolulu, HI — $438 per month
  3. Fort Myers, FL — $356 per month
  4. Riverside, CA — $315 per month
  5. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL — $310 per month
  6. San Francisco, CA — $300 per month
  7. San Diego, CA — $296 per month
  8. San Jose, CA — $290 per month
  9. Boston, MA — $285 per month
  10. Los Angeles, CA — $285 per month

There aren’t really any surprises here. This list is basically a “who’s-who” of the nation’s most expensive real estate markets. But higher HOA fees can be more of a deterrent in some markets than others. It all depends on how they stack up against rental costs.

Weighing the Cost of Homeownership

In pricier real estate markets, like the ones included on the list above, high HOA fees weigh heavily in the decision to rent or buy. When combined with relatively high home prices, this extra cost can put homeownership out of reach for many people.

But it plays out differently in different cities. In some markets, expensive HOA fees are offset by high rental prices. So, just because an area has pricey homeowner association dues, that doesn’t mean it’s better to rent than to buy.

For instance, Trulia’s economists found that buying a home in the New York City metro area is 4% cheaper than renting when fees are considered. Without the fees, buying a home in NYC wold be 27% cheaper than renting. In Honolulu, Hawaii, on the other hand, people who rent a home have a 1% price advantage even when HOA fees are considered. So the impact of homeowner dues varies by market.

Where Does the Money Go?

What’s the point of a homeowners association, and where does the money go each month? An HOA is basically a corporation that provides services to, and imposes rules upon, a neighborhood or community. In most cases, these corporations are formed by the developer who builds the neighborhood.

The specific rules and restrictions imposed by an HOA can vary widely. Collectively, these rules are referred to as the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs for short).

The overriding goal of a homeowners association usually has to do with preserving the common scheme of the community. For instance, CC&Rs typically prevent the kinds of home improvements that would make one house “stand out” from the rest.

Additionally, HOAs are often designed to reduce maintenance responsibilities and costs for homeowners. They frequently include landscaping of common areas, for instance, or the maintenance and upkeep of amenities such as play areas and swimming pools.

These maintenance and amenity costs are passed along to homeowners in the form of HOA fees. They are usually itemized and broken down within the association documents that owners receive upon purchasing a home.

Bottom line: HOA fees vary widely from state to state, and even from one city to another within the same state. They can range from nominal to downright expensive. If you’re thinking of buying a home in a neighborhood or community with a homeowners association in place, get a copy of the CC&Rs and other pertinent documents. Find out how much the HOA fees are and where the money goes. Read all of the rules and restrictions to be sure you can live with them.



Read more: http://www.homebuyinginstitute.com/news/metros-with-highest-hoa-fees-643/#ixzz3bzHQkYb7



As well as this site Irish Home Minders provide comprehensive property management services that allow management companies to run seamlessly while giving owners all they need for a satisfying homeowner experience – maintenance services that create a well cared for environment, with the highest quality maintenance for the budget, as well as ones that protect and preserve your property and management company.



 
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