Wendy O’Brien – MIILEx – Office Manager & Legal Executive
I have been working in the legal world since 1986, having worked in a number of solicitors’ offices, including one of the “top five” and also as personal assistant to Senior Counsel. Since joining Amorys in 2003, I have immersed myself in the area of conveyancing, particularly residential, and have successfully helped very many people realise their dream of owning their own home.
Over the years, I have seen numerous changes in the property business, most prominently so during the heady days of the “Celtic Tiger”, followed by the inevitable devastating downturn, both of which affected first time buyers in particular in very different ways. Purchasers have been subjected to hugely inflated property prices resulting in impossible mortgage repayments and, sadly, all too often, negative equity. Things didn’t get much better during the recession as whilst property prices slumped, mortgage providers became extremely wary and lending was at an all-time low. Currently, in 2017, things are on a slightly more even keel, however there are still many pitfalls to be aware of when purchasing a property.
So, please BE PREPARED and read our guide carefully and hopefully it will give you a clear insight as to what to expect.