Most mortgage holders who are locked into uncompetitive fixed rates can break free and get a better deal without having to pay a penalty.

Mortgage holders locked into fixed rates now able to switch without penalty

Dec 11, 2017 2:30

Most mortgage holders who are locked into uncompetitive fixed rates can break free and get a better deal without having to pay a penalty.

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The impending opening of the new Luas Blue line in Dublin is leading to a surge in property prices near the tram tracks.

Houses on new Luas line on track to see values soar

Dec 7, 2017 2:30

The impending opening of the new Luas Blue line in Dublin is leading to a surge in property prices near the tram tracks.

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New research from the Central Bank lays bare the true impact of the crash on homeowners.

Revealed: Crash hurt mortgage holders far more than previously thought

Dec 7, 2017 2:30

New research from the Central Bank lays bare the true impact of the crash on homeowners.

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The 'Luas effect' is driving up house prices in Dublin 1 and 7.

Revealed: Luas driving up property prices by 20pc

Dec 6, 2017 13:29

The 'Luas effect' is driving up house prices in Dublin 1 and 7.

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A wealthy Japanese family who snapped up the palatial former home of Charlie Haughey at the bottom of the market have begun moves to redevelop the 250-acre Dublin estate.

Moves to develop palatial 250-acre former home of Charlie Haughey

Dec 4, 2017 2:30

A wealthy Japanese family who snapped up the palatial former home of Charlie Haughey at the bottom of the market have begun moves to redevelop the 250-acre Dublin estate.

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The ''wealth effect'', consumer confidence buoyed by the rapid rise in property prices, has led to a surge in spending on home improvements, foreign holidays and high value household goods.

'Wealth effect' rides the wave of a boom in house prices

Dec 3, 2017 22:40

The ''wealth effect'', consumer confidence buoyed by the rapid rise in property prices, has led to a surge in spending on home improvements, foreign holidays and high value household goods.

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Almost 500 first-time buyers are getting approval every week to take out a mortgage.

500 first-time buyers a week get approved to take out mortgage

Nov 29, 2017 2:30

Almost 500 first-time buyers are getting approval every week to take out a mortgage.

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Second-time buyers have been hit by new changes to mortgage lending restrictions. Central Bank Governor Philip Lane left the rules much as they are, but he did make a slight adjustment to how the exemptions to the lending limits work.

'Trapped generation' hit by new changes to mortgage lending rules

Nov 29, 2017 2:30

Second-time buyers have been hit by new changes to mortgage lending restrictions. Central Bank Governor Philip Lane left the rules much as they are, but he did make a slight adjustment to how the exemptions to the lending limits work.

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The Central Bank has left mortgage lending restrictions largely unchanged.

Mortgage lending rules remain largely unchanged - but slight adjustments to exemption levels

Nov 28, 2017 13:53

The Central Bank has left mortgage lending restrictions largely unchanged.

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Almost 500 first-time buyers are getting approval every week to take out a mortgage.

Almost 500 first-time buyers get mortgage approval every week

Nov 28, 2017 10:55

Almost 500 first-time buyers are getting approval every week to take out a mortgage.

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The pace of property price rises is set to ease off, but prices are still expected to go up over the next three years.

Rise in property prices to slow down - but house costs still expected to go up over next three years

Nov 28, 2017 2:30

The pace of property price rises is set to ease off, but prices are still expected to go up over the next three years.

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An organisation that helps people in mortgage arrears is to seek rapid home repossessions in the courts to help keep single parents and children in their homes.

How fast-track home repossessions aim to solve issue of 'deadbeat dads'

Nov 27, 2017 2:30

An organisation that helps people in mortgage arrears is to seek rapid home repossessions in the courts to help keep single parents and children in their homes.

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A shortage of apartments - rather than the traditional family home - is the real reason for the country's ongoing accommodation crisis.

'Build apartments, not family homes' says leading economist

Nov 26, 2017 23:12

A shortage of apartments - rather than the traditional family home - is the real reason for the country's ongoing accommodation crisis.

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The Central Bank has questioned proposed legislation to force banks to do deals with families in deep mortgage arrears.

Regulator questions bill to force banks to do mortgage deals

Nov 25, 2017 2:30

The Central Bank has questioned proposed legislation to force banks to do deals with families in deep mortgage arrears.

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Work has started on more than 13,300 new homes this year, a 44pc rise over the same period of 2016.

13,300 new homes contribute to 44pc rise in new-builds

Nov 21, 2017 2:30

Work has started on more than 13,300 new homes this year, a 44pc rise over the same period of 2016.

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The unveiling of a foundation stone to mark the construction of a new social housing development wasn't all it was cracked up to be when a gust of wind knocked the slab out of position and it ruptured.

Officials left stone-faced as foundation plaque breaks at unveiling

Nov 21, 2017 2:30

The unveiling of a foundation stone to mark the construction of a new social housing development wasn't all it was cracked up to be when a gust of wind knocked the slab out of position and it ruptured.

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Property tax bills are now arriving in the post and many of those who pay their bill in a one-off lump sum now have 52 days to do so. With Christmas fast approaching, it's worth settling your property tax bill this month if you can - or making the arrangements to do so in the New Year.

Everything you need to know about your property tax bill as the deadline approaches

Nov 19, 2017 18:00

Property tax bills are now arriving in the post and many of those who pay their bill in a one-off lump sum now have 52 days to do so. With Christmas fast approaching, it's worth settling your property tax bill this month if you can - or making the arrangements to do so in the New Year.

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Subprime lender Start Mortgages has been forced to temporarily stop repossession proceedings after it emerged it has been miscalculating the arrears on accounts.

Repossessions are halted after lender botches its figures

Nov 18, 2017 2:30

Subprime lender Start Mortgages has been forced to temporarily stop repossession proceedings after it emerged it has been miscalculating the arrears on accounts.

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The sight of Tullyhall, a development near Lucan village, is a familiar signal to passengers on the Cork to Dublin rail service that it will soon be time to disembark at Heuston Station. Indeed, the location of the scheme of starter homes is the main appeal - Tullyhall is less than a half-hour's train journey from the centre of Dublin.

On right track with starter scheme

Nov 17, 2017 2:30

The sight of Tullyhall, a development near Lucan village, is a familiar signal to passengers on the Cork to Dublin rail service that it will soon be time to disembark at Heuston Station. Indeed, the location of the scheme of starter homes is the main appeal - Tullyhall is less than a half-hour's train journey from the centre of Dublin.

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Broadlands, a scheme of 28 family homes directly across the road from Killiney Golf Club, has particularly appealed to house-hunters seeking to trade down from vast piles in Killiney, Dalkey and Foxrock to an energy-efficient new-build in the affluent south Dublin suburb.

Broadly speaking to cash-rich downsizers

Nov 17, 2017 2:30

Broadlands, a scheme of 28 family homes directly across the road from Killiney Golf Club, has particularly appealed to house-hunters seeking to trade down from vast piles in Killiney, Dalkey and Foxrock to an energy-efficient new-build in the affluent south Dublin suburb.

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Donabate has once again become a hotspot for developers catering to buyers who want to live near the beach and stay within the confines of Co Dublin but are priced out of Howth and Malahide.

Orchard with rich pickings

Nov 17, 2017 2:30

Donabate has once again become a hotspot for developers catering to buyers who want to live near the beach and stay within the confines of Co Dublin but are priced out of Howth and Malahide.

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The gentrification of the Liberties, one of the Dublin's oldest quarters, continues apace with the development of the Tramyard Exchange, a new block of apartments at Carman's Hall.

Saddle up for modern living in the Liberties

Nov 17, 2017 2:30

The gentrification of the Liberties, one of the Dublin's oldest quarters, continues apace with the development of the Tramyard Exchange, a new block of apartments at Carman's Hall.

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Lender KBC Bank has been forced to put aside millions more euro to cover the cost of refunding customers for taking good-value trackers off them.

KBC Bank forced to put extra €54m aside to cover its tracker redress costs

Nov 17, 2017 2:30

Lender KBC Bank has been forced to put aside millions more euro to cover the cost of refunding customers for taking good-value trackers off them.

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Renters would need a salary of around €42,000 a year to afford a one-bed flat in Dublin - among the highest rates in Europe, according to a new survey.

Revealed: How much renters need to earn to afford one-bed flat in Dublin

Nov 17, 2017 2:30

Renters would need a salary of around €42,000 a year to afford a one-bed flat in Dublin - among the highest rates in Europe, according to a new survey.

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Thanks to its transformation from a five-storey former office block and the addition of a penthouse floor on the rooftop, the Brook House apartment development in Dún Laoghaire commands sweeping views over the rooftops of the Victorian-era seaside suburb, Dublin Bay and the city.

Seaside apartments in Dun Laoghaire starting at €312,500

Nov 17, 2017 2:30

Thanks to its transformation from a five-storey former office block and the addition of a penthouse floor on the rooftop, the Brook House apartment development in Dún Laoghaire commands sweeping views over the rooftops of the Victorian-era seaside suburb, Dublin Bay and the city.

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KBC Bank Ireland has put aside €54.4m to deal with the on-going tracker mortgage scandal, which saw thousands of customers overcharged on their mortgages by a number of banks.

KBC Bank Ireland puts aside €54.4m to deal with tracker mortgages

Nov 16, 2017 8:17

KBC Bank Ireland has put aside €54.4m to deal with the on-going tracker mortgage scandal, which saw thousands of customers overcharged on their mortgages by a number of banks.

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With rents above boom-time levels, and prices quickly playing catch-up, housing affordability has become a real issue over recent years.

More difficult to buy a home now than in the 1980s

Nov 15, 2017 2:30

With rents above boom-time levels, and prices quickly playing catch-up, housing affordability has become a real issue over recent years.

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Finbarr Filan, the brother of Westlife star Shane, has said the brothers came to their lowest point when they lost their business in the financial crash.

'One year you got a slab of smoked salmon delivered to your door as a Christmas present and the next year you got a High Court summons' - Finbarr Filan on bankruptcy

Nov 14, 2017 11:35

Finbarr Filan, the brother of Westlife star Shane, has said the brothers came to their lowest point when they lost their business in the financial crash.

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THE cost of renting in Dublin is now €4,000 a year higher than during the peak of the boom almost a decade ago.

Revealed: The average rent in each county in Ireland

Nov 14, 2017 6:20

THE cost of renting in Dublin is now €4,000 a year higher than during the peak of the boom almost a decade ago.

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HOUSE prices will keep rising over the next three years, but the property market is not overheating, according to the State’s leading think tank.

House prices to rise 20pc over the next three years but 'market is not overheating'

Nov 14, 2017 6:15

HOUSE prices will keep rising over the next three years, but the property market is not overheating, according to the State’s leading think tank.

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What's particularly striking about the CSO figures is just how few new homes are coming onto the market and trading hands, some three years after the housing crisis was recognised and despite a plethora of Government policies aimed at ramping-up construction.

Paul Melia: How planning policies on urban sprawl are not working

Nov 13, 2017 2:30

What's particularly striking about the CSO figures is just how few new homes are coming onto the market and trading hands, some three years after the housing crisis was recognised and despite a plethora of Government policies aimed at ramping-up construction.

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Just over 450 new homes are being sold every month as the lack of supply fuels price hikes.

Revealed: How many new homes are sold each month - and where the hotspots are

Nov 13, 2017 2:30

Just over 450 new homes are being sold every month as the lack of supply fuels price hikes.

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THE brother of ex-Westlife star, Shane Filan has revealed he wept the day the singer packed up his family home and left lreland after the pair were left with nothing when the housing bubble burst.

'It was bleak and life changing' - Finbarr Filan on bankruptcy, guilt and his Westlife brother, Shane

Nov 12, 2017 12:10

THE brother of ex-Westlife star, Shane Filan has revealed he wept the day the singer packed up his family home and left lreland after the pair were left with nothing when the housing bubble burst.

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Thousands of people are lining up to buy properties as demand for homes is expected to keep prices rising.

Now there are two buyers for every property on sale

Nov 11, 2017 2:30

Thousands of people are lining up to buy properties as demand for homes is expected to keep prices rising.

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I took out a tracker mortgage with KBC some years ago. I switched to an interest- only arrangement for a year but when it was up, the loan reverted to a variable rate with extortionate interest rate charges costing an extra €500pm.

Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

Nov 10, 2017 2:30

I took out a tracker mortgage with KBC some years ago. I switched to an interest- only arrangement for a year but when it was up, the loan reverted to a variable rate with extortionate interest rate charges costing an extra €500pm.

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BANK of Ireland has owned up to thousands of extra cases where customers were denied a good-value tracker mortgage by it.

Bank of Ireland reveals extra 6,000 customers will be compensated over tracker mortgage error

Nov 9, 2017 15:03

BANK of Ireland has owned up to thousands of extra cases where customers were denied a good-value tracker mortgage by it.

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On the surface of it, the Mortgage-to-Rent (MTR) scheme seemed an ideal solution to the home-owners in arrears crisis; repossession only puts a family out on the street, adding to the homeless problem. Better to stay put, have the bank take the property and rent it back to you as a tenant. The neighbours are none the wiser and the kids get to stay in the same school.

Cutting through the red tape on mortgage-to-rent

Nov 10, 2017 2:30

On the surface of it, the Mortgage-to-Rent (MTR) scheme seemed an ideal solution to the home-owners in arrears crisis; repossession only puts a family out on the street, adding to the homeless problem. Better to stay put, have the bank take the property and rent it back to you as a tenant. The neighbours are none the wiser and the kids get to stay in the same school.

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Claims by Permanent TSB that everyone who was due to have a tracker mortgage restored has been sorted out are being disputed by a leading campaigner.

PTSB claims that trackers restored to all are 'baloney'

Nov 9, 2017 2:30

Claims by Permanent TSB that everyone who was due to have a tracker mortgage restored has been sorted out are being disputed by a leading campaigner.

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The pace of property price rises has picked up again.

Property prices pick up steam with house price growth of 12.8pc

Nov 8, 2017 11:17

The pace of property price rises has picked up again.

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Permanent TSB this morning confirmed that all its customers have been returned to the correct tracker mortgage rate and pledged to pay compensation to affected customers by the end of the year as the partially nationalised lender seeks to draw a line under a scandal that has engulfed the industry.

Permanent TSB customers returned to correct tracker mortgage

Nov 8, 2017 7:52

Permanent TSB this morning confirmed that all its customers have been returned to the correct tracker mortgage rate and pledged to pay compensation to affected customers by the end of the year as the partially nationalised lender seeks to draw a line under a scandal that has engulfed the industry.

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Permission for more than 1,000 homes and 3,000 student bed spaces has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála under a fast-track planning process.

Permission sought for 1,000 homes

Nov 6, 2017 2:30

Permission for more than 1,000 homes and 3,000 student bed spaces has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála under a fast-track planning process.

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Public bodies and landowners in control of sites valued at more than €80m are fighting attempts to make them pay the vacant site levy.

State bodies and builders appeal liability for levy on 'vacant' sites

Nov 6, 2017 2:30

Public bodies and landowners in control of sites valued at more than €80m are fighting attempts to make them pay the vacant site levy.

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The cost of owning and maintaining a home in Ireland has risen by more than 3pc in the past 12 months.

Revealed: The annual cost of owning and maintaining an average home

Nov 6, 2017 2:30

The cost of owning and maintaining a home in Ireland has risen by more than 3pc in the past 12 months.

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One of the country's biggest employers of new graduates has been forced to introduce interest-free loans to help new recruits secure rental accommodation in Dublin.

Top employer offering loans so new staff can afford to rent in Dublin

Nov 6, 2017 2:30

One of the country's biggest employers of new graduates has been forced to introduce interest-free loans to help new recruits secure rental accommodation in Dublin.

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Buyers at one of Cairn Homes' flagship developments have been left frustrated at the wait that they face to move in. The Sunday Independent understands that buyers who had been expecting to be able to move in shortly have now been told that it could be the end of March before they can take up residency in their new homes.

Cairn customers left frustrated over wait to move into their new homes

Nov 5, 2017 18:00

Buyers at one of Cairn Homes' flagship developments have been left frustrated at the wait that they face to move in. The Sunday Independent understands that buyers who had been expecting to be able to move in shortly have now been told that it could be the end of March before they can take up residency in their new homes.

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Let's get one thing straight first - there is no quick or cheap fix for the housing crisis. And while that is little succour for those unfortunate to be caught up in it, the reality is that we are not alone.

Finnish model may be key to solving housing crisis

Nov 5, 2017 18:00

Let's get one thing straight first - there is no quick or cheap fix for the housing crisis. And while that is little succour for those unfortunate to be caught up in it, the reality is that we are not alone.

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Bank of Ireland has lowered its mortgage rates again as the price war among the banks escalates.

BoI moves to lower fixed-rate interest on mortgages

Nov 3, 2017 2:30

Bank of Ireland has lowered its mortgage rates again as the price war among the banks escalates.

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A father who has won the right to keep his young family in their home after a judge dismissed a fund's objection to their insolvency arrangements has urged others to "never give up fighting".

Dad who won right to keep his home for his young family urges people to 'never give up fighting'

Nov 3, 2017 2:30

A father who has won the right to keep his young family in their home after a judge dismissed a fund's objection to their insolvency arrangements has urged others to "never give up fighting".

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Today's house sellers are facing a headache never encountered by those who sold property in - or before - the boom years: sorting out the loose ends arising from the stealth taxes introduced during the recession.

Sellers beware: stealth-tax bill on homes could cost thousands

Oct 29, 2017 18:00

Today's house sellers are facing a headache never encountered by those who sold property in - or before - the boom years: sorting out the loose ends arising from the stealth taxes introduced during the recession.

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Mortgage interest rates will remain low in 2018.

Good news for homeowners as mortgage interest rates to stay low for 2018

Oct 27, 2017 7:10

Mortgage interest rates will remain low in 2018.

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Dublin 15, which includes the areas of Castleknock, Blanchardstown, and Clonsilla, recorded the largest number of residential property sales in the capital in the first six months of 2017.

Largest number of residential property sales recorded in Dublin 15

Oct 26, 2017 10:41

Dublin 15, which includes the areas of Castleknock, Blanchardstown, and Clonsilla, recorded the largest number of residential property sales in the capital in the first six months of 2017.

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A hike in the bank levy and stricter reporting rules have been threatened unless the majority of people affected by the tracker mortgage scandal are compensated by Christmas. But what are each of the banks involved doing to address the issue?

Explainer: How each bank is responding to the tracker mortgage scandal

Oct 26, 2017 8:06

A hike in the bank levy and stricter reporting rules have been threatened unless the majority of people affected by the tracker mortgage scandal are compensated by Christmas. But what are each of the banks involved doing to address the issue?

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Banks have lined up to promise faster redress for homeowners and investors who were stripped of their tracker mortgage illegally.

'It's now time that all banks seek to regain trust of the Irish people by actions, not words'

Oct 25, 2017 16:39

Banks have lined up to promise faster redress for homeowners and investors who were stripped of their tracker mortgage illegally.

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Independent Alliance members of government have called for a full criminal investigation into the banks at the centre of the tracker mortgage scandal.

Ministers call for Garda probe into tracker mortgage scandal

Oct 25, 2017 12:51

Independent Alliance members of government have called for a full criminal investigation into the banks at the centre of the tracker mortgage scandal.

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Finance minister Paschal Donohoe has said that borrowers have been treated "disgracefully" by the banks during the tracker mortgage scandal.

Borrowers have been treated 'disgracefully' by banks during tracker mortgage scandal - Paschal Donohoe

Oct 24, 2017 16:05

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe has said that borrowers have been treated "disgracefully" by the banks during the tracker mortgage scandal.

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The cost of building a two-bedroom apartment is way in excess of the selling price, meaning few developments are likely to go ahead unless the Government tackles Vat, levies and other costs, a new report claims.

Apartments now cost more to build than houses: experts

Oct 24, 2017 2:30

The cost of building a two-bedroom apartment is way in excess of the selling price, meaning few developments are likely to go ahead unless the Government tackles Vat, levies and other costs, a new report claims.

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BANKS at the centre of the tracker mortgage scandal will begin paying compensation to their victims by Christmas, the Government believes.

Compensation to be paid 'by Christmas' for tracker victims

Oct 23, 2017 8:25

BANKS at the centre of the tracker mortgage scandal will begin paying compensation to their victims by Christmas, the Government believes.

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The shocking conditions in dozens of slum-like houses are revealed in a special investigation that lays bare the lengths landlords will go to in order to evade inspectors.

Buried sewage and hidden bunkbeds: tricks of the slum landlords

Oct 23, 2017 2:30

The shocking conditions in dozens of slum-like houses are revealed in a special investigation that lays bare the lengths landlords will go to in order to evade inspectors.

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Housing minister Eoghan Murphy delivered what many will see as welcome news at the recent Irish Planning Institute Annual Autumn conference. At it he said he would tackle the "faintly ridiculous restrictions" on using scarce land in an effective and efficient way.

Nama would be a big winner from Murphy's high rise Dublin plan

Oct 22, 2017 18:00

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy delivered what many will see as welcome news at the recent Irish Planning Institute Annual Autumn conference. At it he said he would tackle the "faintly ridiculous restrictions" on using scarce land in an effective and efficient way.

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Plans to build thousands of new social housing units have been put in jeopardy and at least €60m of planned foreign investment has been lost after rules governing Ireland's 'invest for residency' scheme were changed without consultation with stakeholders, a number of senior Irish property sources have claimed.

Social housing hit by immigrant investor rules

Oct 22, 2017 18:00

Plans to build thousands of new social housing units have been put in jeopardy and at least €60m of planned foreign investment has been lost after rules governing Ireland's 'invest for residency' scheme were changed without consultation with stakeholders, a number of senior Irish property sources have claimed.

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A decade ago I worked with IBM as an economic consultant, part of their team serving governments and public sector clients around the world. One of my more unusual trips involved a stop in the city of Saskatoon.

Lessons from abroad

Oct 23, 2017 2:30

A decade ago I worked with IBM as an economic consultant, part of their team serving governments and public sector clients around the world. One of my more unusual trips involved a stop in the city of Saskatoon.

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If your loan is sold to a vulture fund or another bank all of the original contracts remain the same - though that includes the obligation to make repayments.

What happens if my loan is sold?

Oct 20, 2017 2:30

If your loan is sold to a vulture fund or another bank all of the original contracts remain the same - though that includes the obligation to make repayments.

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The Central Bank has been accused of deserting victims of the tracker mortgage scandal by failing to use its powers to force banks to return trackers to those who lost them.

Central Bank boss tells victims of tracker mortgage scandal: 'You're on your own'

Oct 20, 2017 2:30

The Central Bank has been accused of deserting victims of the tracker mortgage scandal by failing to use its powers to force banks to return trackers to those who lost them.

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The Central Bank was accused of a dereliction of its duty in failing to use its powers to force banks to give back trackers to those who lost them.

People whose bank will not give them back a tracker told to go to court by Central Bank

Oct 19, 2017 11:52

The Central Bank was accused of a dereliction of its duty in failing to use its powers to force banks to give back trackers to those who lost them.

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If only there was a simple formula for predicting market crashes, we'd all get rich. (Well, those who knew it would). But there isn't. Except that, just maybe, there might be when it comes to housing.

What happens if newly-built houses cannot find buyers?

Oct 19, 2017 2:30

If only there was a simple formula for predicting market crashes, we'd all get rich. (Well, those who knew it would). But there isn't. Except that, just maybe, there might be when it comes to housing.

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Thousands of people may be entitled to a good-value tracker mortgage, but may not even be aware of this.

How to tell if you are affected

Oct 19, 2017 2:30

Thousands of people may be entitled to a good-value tracker mortgage, but may not even be aware of this.

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It is way past the time that a big stick was used to bring the banks to heel. And a threat to make banks pay more tax may just be the stick that is needed to put manners on the lenders.

Banks understand only one thing - so hit their bottom line

Oct 19, 2017 2:30

It is way past the time that a big stick was used to bring the banks to heel. And a threat to make banks pay more tax may just be the stick that is needed to put manners on the lenders.

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Families have been given fresh hope that their tracker nightmare will end this year, after the Government threatened to hit banks with massive tax bills if they do not rectify the mess.

Fresh hope for families in tracker loans nightmare

Oct 19, 2017 2:30

Families have been given fresh hope that their tracker nightmare will end this year, after the Government threatened to hit banks with massive tax bills if they do not rectify the mess.

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A married father of two young boys has told of how he is unable to get AIB to agree to put him on the right tracker rate.

'AIB's failure is costing us €500 a month' - Fresh hope for families in tracker loans nightmare

Oct 19, 2017 2:30

A married father of two young boys has told of how he is unable to get AIB to agree to put him on the right tracker rate.

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The latest JLL Property Index shows that overall returns from investment in the Irish property market increased by 3.8pc in the last three months and by 13.1pc in the last 12 months. This combined capital and income return is made up of stable growth in both capital and rental values.

Returns on investment in property stable in Q3

Oct 18, 2017 2:30

The latest JLL Property Index shows that overall returns from investment in the Irish property market increased by 3.8pc in the last three months and by 13.1pc in the last 12 months. This combined capital and income return is made up of stable growth in both capital and rental values.

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MORE than 100 families and investors lost their houses due to banks denying them a low-cost tracker.

Revealed: More than 100 families and investors lost their homes in tracker mortgage scandal

Oct 17, 2017 12:00

MORE than 100 families and investors lost their houses due to banks denying them a low-cost tracker.

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Councils have been given until the end of the month to seal deals with developers to provide affordable homes in return for State funding.

Councils must seal affordable homes deals by end of month

Oct 16, 2017 2:30

Councils have been given until the end of the month to seal deals with developers to provide affordable homes in return for State funding.

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A not-for-profit housing body is in advanced talks with several banks to secure €500m backing to buy rental properties in arrears to prevent tenants being evicted.

Hall in €500m bid to stop eviction of buy-to-let tenants

Oct 15, 2017 23:02

A not-for-profit housing body is in advanced talks with several banks to secure €500m backing to buy rental properties in arrears to prevent tenants being evicted.

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The tracker mortgage scandal has been making headlines again in recent days as the issue is being examined by an Oireachtas committee. Here is everything you need to know about tracker mortgages and what went wrong for many who had them.

Explainer: What is the tracker mortgage scandal and who is affected?

Oct 13, 2017 8:27

The tracker mortgage scandal has been making headlines again in recent days as the issue is being examined by an Oireachtas committee. Here is everything you need to know about tracker mortgages and what went wrong for many who had them.

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FRIDAY 13th may be considered unlucky by the superstitious, but homes with that door number are cheaper.

Revealed: How 'unlucky' 13 can help you secure a cheaper home

Oct 13, 2017 2:25

FRIDAY 13th may be considered unlucky by the superstitious, but homes with that door number are cheaper.

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Property prices in Dublin have almost doubled since the market hit a low.

House prices soar 83pc in the capital

Oct 13, 2017 2:30

Property prices in Dublin have almost doubled since the market hit a low.

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People have died by suicide because banks took their tracker mortgages away, forcing them to pay too much, it was claimed.

'The bank have taken a huge part of our lives away from us' - families reveal devastation caused by tracker scandal

Oct 13, 2017 2:30

People have died by suicide because banks took their tracker mortgages away, forcing them to pay too much, it was claimed.

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Permanent TSB is expected to attract strong interest from debt markets when it refinances another €500m tranche of performing loans next week as bond market investors swoop on deals offering a positive yield.

Investors set to pile into PTSB auction

Oct 12, 2017 2:30

Permanent TSB is expected to attract strong interest from debt markets when it refinances another €500m tranche of performing loans next week as bond market investors swoop on deals offering a positive yield.

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The increase in the vacant sites levy could result in at least an additional €16m for the State if property owners fail to develop the sites after the first year.

Vacant site levy may raise extra €16m for State

Oct 12, 2017 2:30

The increase in the vacant sites levy could result in at least an additional €16m for the State if property owners fail to develop the sites after the first year.

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A €750M fund for builders, an ­ additional €75m to open up sites for residential development, and 3,800 new social homes in 2018 are among the main housing measures announced in Budget 2018.

Housing: More cash for new homes as Government sets out 'priority'

Oct 11, 2017 2:30

A €750M fund for builders, an ­ additional €75m to open up sites for residential development, and 3,800 new social homes in 2018 are among the main housing measures announced in Budget 2018.

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It would take a special type of fool to fall for anything you hear in the Budget as being "in your favour".

Why are people who work and are ambitious in life still being milked?

Oct 11, 2017 2:30

It would take a special type of fool to fall for anything you hear in the Budget as being "in your favour".

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Tens of thousands of families will see the benefits from cuts in the USC and income tax rates severely reduced by the abolition of mortgage interest relief.

Cut in mortgage interest relief will reduce tax gains

Oct 11, 2017 2:30

Tens of thousands of families will see the benefits from cuts in the USC and income tax rates severely reduced by the abolition of mortgage interest relief.

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There is no evidence that the controversial Help-to-Buy scheme for first-time buyers is leading to an increase in house prices or new supply, a report commissioned by the Government says - but it will be "vital" that prices are carefully monitored.

No proof Help-to-Buy fuels prices - report

Oct 11, 2017 2:30

There is no evidence that the controversial Help-to-Buy scheme for first-time buyers is leading to an increase in house prices or new supply, a report commissioned by the Government says - but it will be "vital" that prices are carefully monitored.

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Existing customers of EBS are set to be disappointed as the lender confirmed it is not cutting its variable rate.

EBS cuts its fixed rates - but not its variables

Oct 9, 2017 2:30

Existing customers of EBS are set to be disappointed as the lender confirmed it is not cutting its variable rate.

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As Budget day approaches we have had lots of speculation that Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe might use some tax levers to get more houses built more quickly.

Budget will need more stick than carrot to fix the housing crisis

Oct 8, 2017 18:00

As Budget day approaches we have had lots of speculation that Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe might use some tax levers to get more houses built more quickly.

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Prior to September, KBC Bank's app took 26 steps to open an account. A new and improved app launched last month reduced that process down to five steps. Next on the horizon is mortgages which can be approved in three hours.

KBC working towards three-hour approvals for mortgages

Oct 8, 2017 18:00

Prior to September, KBC Bank's app took 26 steps to open an account. A new and improved app launched last month reduced that process down to five steps. Next on the horizon is mortgages which can be approved in three hours.

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Homeowners could save as much as €133,000 on their mortgage by switching to a cheaper lender, an analysis by mortgage brokers Dowling Financial and the Sunday Independent has found.

How to save a six-figure sum on your mortgage repayment

Oct 8, 2017 18:00

Homeowners could save as much as €133,000 on their mortgage by switching to a cheaper lender, an analysis by mortgage brokers Dowling Financial and the Sunday Independent has found.

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The former deputy governor of the Central Bank has described the Help-to-Buy scheme for prospective homeowners as "a mad idea".

Help-to-Buy is 'a mad idea' - former Central Bank official

Oct 6, 2017 2:30

The former deputy governor of the Central Bank has described the Help-to-Buy scheme for prospective homeowners as "a mad idea".

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A mortgage price war has broken out after a second lender cut its variable and fixed rates.

Good news for house hunters as mortgage rate war 'on the horizon'

Oct 6, 2017 2:30

A mortgage price war has broken out after a second lender cut its variable and fixed rates.

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Lender Haven has cut its mortgage rates for new and existing borrowers.

Haven cuts its mortgage rates for new and existing borrowers

Oct 5, 2017 9:21

Lender Haven has cut its mortgage rates for new and existing borrowers.

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Real pressure points are forming in the economy. The favourable winds that helped bring our unemployment rate down from 15pc in 2011 to below 7pc now are shifting.

Economy will suffer unless we can make Ireland a better place to live and work

Oct 5, 2017 2:30

Real pressure points are forming in the economy. The favourable winds that helped bring our unemployment rate down from 15pc in 2011 to below 7pc now are shifting.

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The average mortgage loan is now creeping back to near peak levels, the Economic and Social Research Institute (Esri) has said.

Mortgage loans are creeping back near their peak

Oct 5, 2017 2:30

The average mortgage loan is now creeping back to near peak levels, the Economic and Social Research Institute (Esri) has said.

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Estate agent Sherry Fitzgerald has called for "significant Government intervention" to bring about stability to the housing market.

'Significant Government intervention' needed to tackle the housing crisis – Sherry Fitzgerald

Oct 3, 2017 9:04

Estate agent Sherry Fitzgerald has called for "significant Government intervention" to bring about stability to the housing market.

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People with tracker mortgages are highly vulnerable to rises in interest rates despite having a low-cost loan.

People with tracker mortgages vulnerable to rises in interest rates despite low cost loan

Oct 2, 2017 17:17

People with tracker mortgages are highly vulnerable to rises in interest rates despite having a low-cost loan.

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Glenveagh Properties is set to build 1,000 per year by 2020, and 2,000 homes in the long term.

Glenveagh Properties to build 2,000 homes

Oct 2, 2017 8:36

Glenveagh Properties is set to build 1,000 per year by 2020, and 2,000 homes in the long term.

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Using Eircodes to identify properties would help provide better data on house completions, vacancy rates, prices and average rents, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) boss Pádraig Dalton says.

Using Eircodes could provide new property data to address the crisis

Oct 2, 2017 2:30

Using Eircodes to identify properties would help provide better data on house completions, vacancy rates, prices and average rents, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) boss Pádraig Dalton says.

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The early introduction of a vacant site tax to encourage builders to use development land is set to be tabled by a powerful Dáil committee as Budget talks enter their final week.

Bring in vacant site tax now - we can't wait until 2019, Donohoe to be warned

Oct 2, 2017 2:30

The early introduction of a vacant site tax to encourage builders to use development land is set to be tabled by a powerful Dáil committee as Budget talks enter their final week.

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David Hall has a simple answer to those who criticise his new deal with AIB that attempts to keep struggling borrowers in their homes: "Even Jesus Christ couldn't restructure these mortgages."

AIB homes deal: a new dawn for struggling borrowers or unfair help?

Oct 1, 2017 18:00

David Hall has a simple answer to those who criticise his new deal with AIB that attempts to keep struggling borrowers in their homes: "Even Jesus Christ couldn't restructure these mortgages."

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