Buyers who want to buy property in Dublin in the next two to three years are advised to get on the market now, after a sharp rise in the value of properties.

The increase in price has caused some buyers to jump ship, while others have sold.

Buyers seeking to sell now should be aware of the rising interest rate, with the rate at 8.25pc for five years starting this week, while it could rise further.

The new rate is due to be increased on November 18, but there are also several exemptions to the move.

Some buyers will be able to buy up to three properties at a time, while a large number of people will be exempt from the move until December 2018.

Here is a guide to where to buy and how to do it.

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