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Mum may lose €1m home she tried to sell on YouTube

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Jillian Godsil

A MUM who tried to sell her Georgian mansion on YouTube may now lose her eight bedroom home once valued at more than €1.6million.

Divorced mother of two, Jillian Godsil filmed a video of her Co Wicklow mansion, which is known as Raheengraney House, in a bid to attract buyers.

The 48-year-old has not lived in the home for a number of years and is in huge negative equity.

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She bought the mansion more than 15 years ago for (IR)£100,000, with a view to running a guesthouse with her ex-husband.

She then spent a further €400,000 on renovating the property.

Speaking to Ireland’s Evening Herald newspaper, she said: “I am now 48 years old with two children and no security. If I am sick in the morning, I don’t have a house to fall back on.”

“Two years ago the bank refused to take a cash offer of €500,000, because it didn’t equal the mortgage.

“Towards the end of last year I stopped paying the mortgage. I couldn’t afford it any more. I have since received notice of repossession orders.

“I have tried to drop the house price again and have had 50 different people looking at it.

“We recently received an offer of €205,000, but it wasn’t enough.”

She told the newspaper that she is at the centre of a “perfect storm” after she reached the end of negotiations with her bank.

Godsil has written a book about her experiences, Does My Debt Look Big In This?

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