Niamh O’Connor says she feels like the property prices in Ireland are driving people away so she took the opportunity to move to Turkey and is now the owner of a new villa.
Many people are struggling to afford rent prices in Ireland as the property market has skyrocketed forcing people out of their hometowns.
One young Irish person who is doing incredibly well is Onlyfans star Kneevo, also known as Niamh O’Connor who has made her fortune on the platform where subscribers pay a monthly fee to access her images which are mainly explicit.
The social media influencer has just purchased her second property at the age of 24.
After moving to Turkey last year, Niamh purchased an apartment in Kusadasi, but has now become the owner of a gorgeous new villa.
Speaking to RSVP Live, Niamh explained her decision to leave Ireland saying: “I was actually living in a mobile home in my parents’ backyard and rent prices were so insane. I was working a normal nine to five job and it just was not going to be feasible. Even now with having the money to be able to afford to live in Ireland. It still kind of pushes you out because it’s like, do I want to pay all that money in Ireland?”
She considered whether spending that much money on a house in Ireland was worth it in comparison to the cheaper prices in foreign countries.
Niamh had travelled to Turkey before and loved the country, so she made the leap and moved there.
The first property she purchased was a three-bedroom apartment, she spoke about it saying: “I was intending to stay in the apartment but I got a dog and the dog doesn’t have a garden in an apartment. There was no pool because I live in the town, so the more and more I thought about it, I realised it’s good to keep putting money into investments.”
Her new house is a three-bedroom villa which has a pool and a big garden just for her dog, she explained what it is like: “The property is a new build so it will be finished in one month and we’ll be moving in then. When you buy a property here you don’t have to renovate a load of things because they’re so beautiful.”
Niamh plans to rent out her apartment as she moves into her villa, she said: “We’ll probably move furniture from this apartment to the house, because we just bought really nice new furniture for this apartment that I don’t want to let it go to waste. And then we’ll probably buy cheaper furniture for this apartment and rent it out.”
She continuously posts about her new property, but many people leave negative comments about her happy news, Niamh explains that she is used to that reaction: “People don’t look at Onlyfans as a real job no matter how much you’re paying to the revenue, no matter how much money you’re making.”
However, she is making the best of the situation sharing: “I’ve learned to use it to my advantage because all your haters continuously post about you and comment on your posts, which then makes your posts viral. Every single time I post about it it goes viral, which in turn pays me. It doesn’t bother me at all.”
After experiencing the difference between properties in Ireland and Turkey, Niamh sympathises with her friends and family back home: “It feels kind of shit. I just want to be able to help them. I just want to say come live with me.”
She understands it’s not an option for everyone and she says she feels grateful for her success: “My sisters and brothers also live at home. My sister is 21 and she’s doing nursing so she’ll probably live at home for a while. It makes you feel really grateful for what you have.”