TV show seeks adults keen to fly the nest

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property The Market -

Are you in your 20s, 30s – or even 40s – and still en­joy­ing the crea­ture com­forts of home? Or des­per­ately try­ing to move out? Or maybe you’re a hard-pressed par­ent, look­ing to get your home – and your life – back af­ter sev­eral decades of rear­ing chil­dren, but fear your chil­dren might never move on with­out a lit­tle leg up.

If you are any of the above, you’re not alone. Fig­ures from the Cen­tral Statis­tics Of­fice show that al­most half a mil­lion adult chil­dren still live at home, and the num­ber con­tin­ues to in­crease, hav­ing risen by 3.3 per cent be­tween 2011 and 2016.

While about a third of th­ese over-18s at home are stu­dents, al­most half are in work – and still can’t man­age to move on.

A com­bi­na­tion of soar­ing rents, rock­et­ing prop­erty prices – not to mind the po­ten­tial perks of get­ting your din­ner cooked and your clothes laun­dered – is keep­ing far greater num­bers at home.

If this rings a bell, and you reckon you could do with some out­side as­sis­tance to com­plete the move, then the mak­ers of a tele­vi­sion pro­gramme want to hear from you.

Fol­low­ing on from last year’s pop­u­lar se­ries of

which fol­lowed eight peo­ple in their quest to move out of home, (and cur­rently be­ing re­peated on Tues­days on RTÉ 2), pro­duc­tion com­pany Indiepics is look­ing for an­other round of can­di­dates to fea­ture in the sec­ond se­ries of the show.

Pre­sented by Brendan Court­ney, the show gives suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants the help and ex­per­tise of a fi­nan­cial ad­viser, Eoin McGee of Pros­per­ous Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices, plus a team of re­searchers and ad­vis­ers to help out.

The show’s pro­duc­ers are look­ing to re­cruit 12 can­di­dates this time from around the coun­try to be fol­lowed as they seek out a home to rent or buy, and leave their child­hood bed­rooms be­hind. Film­ing will take place over the sum­mer and the show will be broad­cast next au­tumn.

If you’re in­ter­ested in find­ing out more be­fore the se­lec­tion process ends in mid-May, you can email the pro­duc­tion team at crowd­ed­house@indiepics.ie, or call 01 7088181.

Brendan Court­ney hosts the show which will help 12 can­di­dates rent or buy

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