Running a home costs average family over €16K

The annual cost of owning and maintaining a family home has risen by over 3% in the last 12 months to €16,169.15 – equating to about 43% of the current average Irish national wage, according to figures issued today by AA Home Insurance. The AA carries out a detailed calculation each year which looks at […]

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Time for Last Minute Home Repairs as Winter Nears

With Hurricane Ophelia signalling the start of what may be a wet and windy winter for Ireland, AA Home Insurance is warning homeowners to take the time to carry out any home repairs that had been ignored over the summer months. While recent research from the home insurance provider found that just 1% of homeowners intend […]

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Home Renovations: 57% planning upgrades in 2017

Over 57% of Irish homeowners intend on carrying out home renovations at an average spend of up to €5000 within the next 12 months, an AA Home Insurance Survey of almost 11,000 people has found. While 36.05% of respondents said they would ‘probably’ make improvements to their home within the next 12 months, 21.11% stated they […]

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Home Renovations: 57% planning upgrades in 2017

Over 57% of Irish homeowners intend on carrying out home renovations at an average spend of up to €5000 within the next 12 months, an AA Home Insurance Survey of almost 11,000 people has found. While 36.05% of respondents said they would ‘probably’ make improvements to their home within the next 12 months, 21.11% stated they […]

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Annual Cost of Running a Home Rises by 2.47%

After dropping for the first time in four years in 2015, the annual cost of owning and maintaining a family home has risen again to €16,611.14 – equating to about 45.39 per cent of the current average Irish national wage, according to figures issued today by AA Home Insurance. The AA carries out a detailed […]

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AA Survey Finds First-Time Home-Buyers Getting Older

The average age of at which people enter the property market is on the rise as over 50% of those aged between 17 and 35 are still waiting to purchase their first home, a significant departure from previous trends seen among older generations. A survey carried out by AA Life Insurance of almost 11,000 members […]

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AA Survey Finds First-Time Home-Buyers Getting Older

The average age of at which people enter the property market is on the rise as over 50% of those aged between 17 and 35 are still waiting to purchase their first home, a significant departure from previous trends seen among older generations. A survey carried out by AA Life Insurance of almost 11,000 members […]

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New government must have courage to stand up for homeowners facing flood-damage risk

The floods have receded and the daffodils are up. They are yesterday’s photo-op for our politicians and you are unlikely to hear about the floods from them again until next winter. The affected homeowners are left with a mop in one hand and a huge repair bill in the other. New data from AA Home […]

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How to protect your home from carbon monoxide poisoning

These days we rely more than ever on the central heating boiler to keep the home warm and to provide hot water. Your boiler may be running all day, day in, day out, but how do know if it is working properly? If the flame-producing fuel doesn’t burn correctly, then you could be at risk of […]

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Protect your home against water damage in 6 easy steps

‘Escape of water’ is one of the most common causes of home insurance claims. Yet a few simple precautions can reduce the risk of serious water damage to your home. If you do have a problem, use your stopcock to cut off the flow of water and minimise the damage caused. Our research shows that […]

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