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Trying to come home: “Looking for a house these days is like preparing to go into battle.”

By June 5, 2021June 8th, 2021No Comments

Kate Brennan Harding describes her experience of Galway’s rental market.


I have managed to move around a lot in my life. Moving house is second nature to me, really. I know how to create a home within two hours of getting the keys. I love the promise of new memories to be made and contained within four walls; the sounds of a house as you get familiar with them, the click at 6am, the clunk when heavy rain comes from the west. The way a house breathes when everyone is home. Buying new soft furnishings and discovering the local takeaways. That being said, looking for a house these days is like preparing to go into battle. House rental apps are downloaded onto the phone, letting agents are sent introductory emails with juicy information – which I hope makes us stand out from potential competition. References are prepared, and so it begins. 

Kate Brennan Harding describes her experience of Galway’s rental market.

I have managed to move around a lot in my life. Moving house is second nature to me, really. I know how to create a home within two hours of getting the keys. I love the promise of new memories to be made and contained within four walls; the sounds of a house as you get familiar with them, the click at 6am, the clunk when heavy rain comes from the west. The way a house breathes when everyone is home . . .

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