Construction work has yet to begin on some 23,000 homes in the capital despite full planning permission being in place.

Work has yet to start on 23,000 homes in capital which have permission

June 26, 2017 2:30

Construction work has yet to begin on some 23,000 homes in the capital despite full planning permission being in place.

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Brexit is damaging recovery in the regional property market with Donegal particularly impacted by uncertainty following the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Brexit is stalling recovery in the Border housing market

June 26, 2017 2:30

Brexit is damaging recovery in the regional property market with Donegal particularly impacted by uncertainty following the UK's decision to leave the EU.

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Mortgages are squeezing out cash buyers in large numbers for the first time since the downturn, helping drive house price rises to boom-time levels across swathes of the country.

Rush for mortgages is pushing up prices faster than in boom

June 26, 2017 2:30

Mortgages are squeezing out cash buyers in large numbers for the first time since the downturn, helping drive house price rises to boom-time levels across swathes of the country.

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We threw it away. Measures introduced two-and-a-half years ago by the Central Bank to curb runaway property inflation were only ever a temporary stop-gap. The aim was to control prices to buy time to enable the State to fast-track housing development in a market which is now seeing the worst supply levels in a lifetime. It was plenty of time.

Comment: Relaxing deposit rules just not an option, even if it means families must save up €83,000

June 26, 2017 2:30

We threw it away. Measures introduced two-and-a-half years ago by the Central Bank to curb runaway property inflation were only ever a temporary stop-gap. The aim was to control prices to buy time to enable the State to fast-track housing development in a market which is now seeing the worst supply levels in a lifetime. It was plenty of time.

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On Thursday evening, the Dáil accepted a Green Party motion to improve regulation of building standards and quality, implement a remedial scheme to assist homeowners resolve serious structural and safety issues resulting from defective building standards, and also provide new legal rights to protect home buyers.

Greater regulation of our building standards would make it easier to fund social housing

June 26, 2017 2:30

On Thursday evening, the Dáil accepted a Green Party motion to improve regulation of building standards and quality, implement a remedial scheme to assist homeowners resolve serious structural and safety issues resulting from defective building standards, and also provide new legal rights to protect home buyers.

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There has been much talk this past week - following Minister Eoghan Murphy's comments about help-to-buy - that July will be a bumper month for the housing market. In particular, the new minister talked about help-to-buy being reviewed and potentially scrapped if it is found that the scheme is pushing up house prices.

The clue is in the title - a housing boom needs housing

June 25, 2017 18:30

There has been much talk this past week - following Minister Eoghan Murphy's comments about help-to-buy - that July will be a bumper month for the housing market. In particular, the new minister talked about help-to-buy being reviewed and potentially scrapped if it is found that the scheme is pushing up house prices.

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It really does look like bye bye to Simon Coveney's Help-to-Buy scheme for first-time house buyers. Coveney's successor, Eoghan Murphy, didn't waste any time signalling that this particular waste of public money would be coming to an end in the autumn budget.

Richard Curran: Time to say bye bye to ill-conceived Help-to-Buy housing scheme

June 25, 2017 18:00

It really does look like bye bye to Simon Coveney's Help-to-Buy scheme for first-time house buyers. Coveney's successor, Eoghan Murphy, didn't waste any time signalling that this particular waste of public money would be coming to an end in the autumn budget.

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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has been warned that further interference in the property market and prematurely ending the help-to-buy scheme will inflate property prices and demand for housing.

More bad news for house-hunters as property prices set to soar in July thanks to 'interference'

June 25, 2017 18:31

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has been warned that further interference in the property market and prematurely ending the help-to-buy scheme will inflate property prices and demand for housing.

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My brother and I are investing in a regulated property fund based in the IFSC. Although we're satisfied that it's well run by a reputable firm, we're both concerned at the limit on insurance should something go wrong with the company. Both of us were burned in the Custom House Capital failure. The State guarantee is only €20,000. Is there any way we can cushion ourselves should something similar happen?

Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

June 23, 2017 2:30

My brother and I are investing in a regulated property fund based in the IFSC. Although we're satisfied that it's well run by a reputable firm, we're both concerned at the limit on insurance should something go wrong with the company. Both of us were burned in the Custom House Capital failure. The State guarantee is only €20,000. Is there any way we can cushion ourselves should something similar happen?

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Irish homes are spending less on food and more on mortgage repayments and rent, latest official figures reveal.

Irish homes spending more on mortgages and rent - and less on food

June 21, 2017 13:12

Irish homes are spending less on food and more on mortgage repayments and rent, latest official figures reveal.

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'I want to pass on a couple of Dublin city apartments I own to my sons tax-free. Is this possible?'

June 21, 2017 12:13

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An advertisement for €700-a-month log cabins has been removed after a backlash.

Would you pay €700 a month to live in a log cabin in Coveney's constituency?

June 21, 2017 2:30

An advertisement for €700-a-month log cabins has been removed after a backlash.

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A recovery in the housing sector to meet new and pent-up demand risks undermining the public finances if not managed properly, the Fiscal Advisory Council has warned.

Tax take from housing 'could cause public finance issues'

June 21, 2017 2:30

A recovery in the housing sector to meet new and pent-up demand risks undermining the public finances if not managed properly, the Fiscal Advisory Council has warned.

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Catholics are continuing to experience the longest waiting times for social housing in Northern Ireland, according to a new report by the Equality Commission (ECNI).

Catholics wait six months longer for social housing in the North

June 20, 2017 2:30

Catholics are continuing to experience the longest waiting times for social housing in Northern Ireland, according to a new report by the Equality Commission (ECNI).

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The Government's help-to-buy programme has "failed miserably" according to Fianna Fáil - with a leading housing expert calling for it to be scrapped.

'Help-to-buy scheme failed miserably' - Fianna Fáil

June 19, 2017 2:30

The Government's help-to-buy programme has "failed miserably" according to Fianna Fáil - with a leading housing expert calling for it to be scrapped.

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If there is one thing investors do not like, it is uncertainty - and Brexit clearly makes the investment landscape more unpredictable. Will there be a hard Brexit? How will trade between the United Kingdom and Ireland be impacted? What will happen to property prices and sterling? These are just some of the questions that are top of investors' minds.

British property and sterling could be biggest casualties of Brexit

June 18, 2017 18:00

If there is one thing investors do not like, it is uncertainty - and Brexit clearly makes the investment landscape more unpredictable. Will there be a hard Brexit? How will trade between the United Kingdom and Ireland be impacted? What will happen to property prices and sterling? These are just some of the questions that are top of investors' minds.

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Bank of Ireland's move to cut some of its mortgage rates and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission's call for greater competition in the mortgage market are likely to make it more difficult for the banks to keep widening their net interest margins.

Are greedy mortgage lenders about to see enormous margins squeezed?

June 18, 2017 18:00

Bank of Ireland's move to cut some of its mortgage rates and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission's call for greater competition in the mortgage market are likely to make it more difficult for the banks to keep widening their net interest margins.

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The most notable feature of the Irish residential market during the opening months of 2017 was the increase in activity in the first-time buyer cohort. This follows the introduction of several Government initiatives during 2016, largely targeting this group of buyers. The newly implemented help-to-buy incentive has witnessed a high applicant level during the first quarter.

Low stock in Cork brings challenges

June 19, 2017 2:30

The most notable feature of the Irish residential market during the opening months of 2017 was the increase in activity in the first-time buyer cohort. This follows the introduction of several Government initiatives during 2016, largely targeting this group of buyers. The newly implemented help-to-buy incentive has witnessed a high applicant level during the first quarter.

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Over the past few years a casual observer of the landscape of some of our more salubrious streets and suburbs would have seen some far-from-subtle changes.

Money moves in on streets of big change

June 18, 2017 18:57

Over the past few years a casual observer of the landscape of some of our more salubrious streets and suburbs would have seen some far-from-subtle changes.

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It's little surprise that Ireland's new wave of construction has been met with fear. Ugly, ill thought-out buildings and bad planning destroy cities. Two decades of this has left Ireland despoiled with ghost estates, monotonous residential developments on Dublin's commuter belt and shabbily built blocks of flats.

The sky's the limit - but as with all property, it's about the right location

June 18, 2017 18:56

It's little surprise that Ireland's new wave of construction has been met with fear. Ugly, ill thought-out buildings and bad planning destroy cities. Two decades of this has left Ireland despoiled with ghost estates, monotonous residential developments on Dublin's commuter belt and shabbily built blocks of flats.

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House prices in one of Dublin's most salubrious suburbs could take an unexpected dip if a number of new 'supersize' developments get the go-ahead.

Residents feel under siege by city's 'supersize' developments

June 18, 2017 18:56

House prices in one of Dublin's most salubrious suburbs could take an unexpected dip if a number of new 'supersize' developments get the go-ahead.

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Fianna Fáil has accused Fine Gael of being responsible for an "explosion of rent" as well as the construction of "unsafe fire traps" across the country.

Fine Gael is blamed for 'unsafe buildings'

June 17, 2017 2:30

Fianna Fáil has accused Fine Gael of being responsible for an "explosion of rent" as well as the construction of "unsafe fire traps" across the country.

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Up to 20 people are staying at a Dublin premises which has been described in the High Court as a potential fire danger and a risk to the general public as well as those living there.

Premises court ruled 'a fire danger' still has 20 people living in it

June 17, 2017 2:30

Up to 20 people are staying at a Dublin premises which has been described in the High Court as a potential fire danger and a risk to the general public as well as those living there.

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The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland says that even before the Grenfell Tower fire in London, there had been "major concerns" over fire safety in multi-unit dwellings in Ireland, particularly those built between 2000 and 2008.

Fears as many as 70pc of apartments built here between 2000 and 2008 are fire deficient

June 17, 2017 2:30

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland says that even before the Grenfell Tower fire in London, there had been "major concerns" over fire safety in multi-unit dwellings in Ireland, particularly those built between 2000 and 2008.

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I own a flat in Dublin purchased in 1986 at €70,000, now valued around €350,000. If I sell now, I understand I will be liable for Capital Gains Tax (CGT). But can I then gift the amount from the sale to my son within his limit for Gift Tax or bypass this altogether by gifting the flat directly to him?

Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

June 16, 2017 2:30

I own a flat in Dublin purchased in 1986 at €70,000, now valued around €350,000. If I sell now, I understand I will be liable for Capital Gains Tax (CGT). But can I then gift the amount from the sale to my son within his limit for Gift Tax or bypass this altogether by gifting the flat directly to him?

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If you are one of the 300,000 non-tracker mortgage holders who is paying around €150 to €200 a month in excessive interest rates, you won't get much comfort from reading the report on mortgage rates published yesterday by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).

It's time to shout 'stop' on excessive charges

June 16, 2017 2:30

If you are one of the 300,000 non-tracker mortgage holders who is paying around €150 to €200 a month in excessive interest rates, you won't get much comfort from reading the report on mortgage rates published yesterday by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).

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The State's consumer protection body has fired a warning shot across the bows of banks that use cashback deals and loyalty discounts to compete for mortgage customers.

Banks warned over cashback mortgage deals

June 16, 2017 2:30

The State's consumer protection body has fired a warning shot across the bows of banks that use cashback deals and loyalty discounts to compete for mortgage customers.

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A state-rescued bank has cut its fixed mortgage rates after being accused of exploiting its customers.

Bank accused of 'gouging' loyal customers cuts its fixed rates

June 15, 2017 2:30

A state-rescued bank has cut its fixed mortgage rates after being accused of exploiting its customers.

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House prices are not overvalued here even if they are rising strongly, the Central Bank has said.

House prices here are not overvalued, insists the Central Bank

June 15, 2017 2:30

House prices are not overvalued here even if they are rising strongly, the Central Bank has said.

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Rental costs have continued to increase but there are signs that the rises may be moderating.

Rate of rent rises is 'moderating' as pressure zone rules take effect

June 15, 2017 2:30

Rental costs have continued to increase but there are signs that the rises may be moderating.

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None of Dublin City Council's four under-construction 'rapid- build' home schemes will be completed by the end of the month as planned.

Rapid-build homes facing deadline delay

June 13, 2017 2:30

None of Dublin City Council's four under-construction 'rapid- build' home schemes will be completed by the end of the month as planned.

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The principals of Irish investment firm FL Partners are understood to be exploring social housing projects worth €50m in Dundalk and Clonmel.

Investment firm FL Partners in €50m social housing plan

June 11, 2017 18:00

The principals of Irish investment firm FL Partners are understood to be exploring social housing projects worth €50m in Dundalk and Clonmel.

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Property investor and developer Foxglove Finance expects to fund 350 residential units over the next 12 months.

Developer Foxglove Finance out to deliver 350 completed homes

June 11, 2017 18:00

Property investor and developer Foxglove Finance expects to fund 350 residential units over the next 12 months.

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The housing market is getting more confused than ever. Luminaries such as the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (FAC), the OECD and outgoing finance minister Michael Noonan all waded in on the debate this week about whether there is a bubble.

Richard Curran: More groundwork needed on how to combat housing bubble fears

June 11, 2017 18:00

The housing market is getting more confused than ever. Luminaries such as the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (FAC), the OECD and outgoing finance minister Michael Noonan all waded in on the debate this week about whether there is a bubble.

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We've gone 'sale agreed' on our house but, unfortunately, the property we're moving to has fallen through and it has been taken off the market, leaving us having to find another home. We're really upset about this as it took ages to find our perfect home. Our problem is that the buyers of our house are chasing us to close the sale - how long can we delay legally?

Home Economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

June 9, 2017 2:30

We've gone 'sale agreed' on our house but, unfortunately, the property we're moving to has fallen through and it has been taken off the market, leaving us having to find another home. We're really upset about this as it took ages to find our perfect home. Our problem is that the buyers of our house are chasing us to close the sale - how long can we delay legally?

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ONE out of every 10 borrowers is in some form of arrears on their mortgage.

One in 10 homeowners behind on mortgage payments

June 9, 2017 2:30

ONE out of every 10 borrowers is in some form of arrears on their mortgage.

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Builders are busy again, mad busy. The breakfast roll is once more in demand from legions of lads in hi-vis jackets and boots with steel toe-caps.

Brendan the Builder is busy, but he's not building houses, only office blocks and extensions

June 8, 2017 2:30

Builders are busy again, mad busy. The breakfast roll is once more in demand from legions of lads in hi-vis jackets and boots with steel toe-caps.

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New policies are needed to return Ireland's housing market to a normal state. Cycles are par for the course for housing markets around the world, but Ireland's experience over the last 20 years stands out in particular. Following one of the biggest booms in international history in the 2000s, the biggest bust then ensued. Since 2013, prices have grown strongly, and having accelerated recently, talk is now widespread of a housing boom once again. Given this rollercoaster ride, one could be forgiven for believing that "normal" is an elusive state for the Irish housing market.

We must build upwards to fix abnormal housing market

June 8, 2017 2:30

New policies are needed to return Ireland's housing market to a normal state. Cycles are par for the course for housing markets around the world, but Ireland's experience over the last 20 years stands out in particular. Following one of the biggest booms in international history in the 2000s, the biggest bust then ensued. Since 2013, prices have grown strongly, and having accelerated recently, talk is now widespread of a housing boom once again. Given this rollercoaster ride, one could be forgiven for believing that "normal" is an elusive state for the Irish housing market.

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The sharp rise in Irish property prices and lending raises concerns that another bubble may be forming, a global economic think-tank has warned.

Housing crisis: Ireland at risk of creating new property bubble - OECD

June 8, 2017 2:30

The sharp rise in Irish property prices and lending raises concerns that another bubble may be forming, a global economic think-tank has warned.

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The pace of property price rises has picked up again.

Property price rises pick up steam again as hikes up over 10pc

June 7, 2017 11:32

The pace of property price rises has picked up again.

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It will take more than 40 years to provide permanent homes to people on Dublin City's housing waiting list at current building levels, a new report says.

'40 years' to build homes for those on waiting list

June 7, 2017 2:30

It will take more than 40 years to provide permanent homes to people on Dublin City's housing waiting list at current building levels, a new report says.

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One-in-three houses put on the market almost three months ago has failed to sell.

How 30pc of houses for sale can’t find buyers despite crisis

June 7, 2017 2:30

One-in-three houses put on the market almost three months ago has failed to sell.

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We already have a Help to Buy scheme in operation, but the ever-increasing numbers of those in rental accommodation indicate that it hasn't been enough to help people who still can't get on to that vital first rung of the property ladder.

A 'Rent to Buy' scheme could be a happy halfway house and give families security

June 5, 2017 2:30

We already have a Help to Buy scheme in operation, but the ever-increasing numbers of those in rental accommodation indicate that it hasn't been enough to help people who still can't get on to that vital first rung of the property ladder.

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The true extent of how Ireland's rental trap has snared aspiring homeowners is revealed today as just 15pc of current renters believe they can acquire a home within the next year.

Revealed: the rental trap that aspiring homeowners fall into

June 5, 2017 2:30

The true extent of how Ireland's rental trap has snared aspiring homeowners is revealed today as just 15pc of current renters believe they can acquire a home within the next year.

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One quarter of adults in Ireland are living in unsuitable homes but cannot afford to move, according to the country's credit union body.

Some 25pc of adults in Ireland live in unsuitable homes but can't afford to move - credit union body

June 1, 2017 10:57

One quarter of adults in Ireland are living in unsuitable homes but cannot afford to move, according to the country's credit union body.

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There has been a sharp rise in the number of first-time buyers being approved for a mortgage.

19pc jump in mortgage approvals

June 1, 2017 2:30

There has been a sharp rise in the number of first-time buyers being approved for a mortgage.

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We need to get our house in order. Since 2009 Ireland has experienced a strange macroeconomic cycle. Tens of billions of euro in property assets/liabilities have been locked in a financial and legal glacier.

Five quick ways to raise supply and ease housing crisis

June 1, 2017 2:30

We need to get our house in order. Since 2009 Ireland has experienced a strange macroeconomic cycle. Tens of billions of euro in property assets/liabilities have been locked in a financial and legal glacier.

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The dramatic increase in residential rents is a cause of major concern and will potentially have significant adverse consequences for the entire economy, the State's competitiveness watchdog has warned.

Soaring rents and legal costs a 'warning signal' for the economy, says watchdog

June 1, 2017 2:30

The dramatic increase in residential rents is a cause of major concern and will potentially have significant adverse consequences for the entire economy, the State's competitiveness watchdog has warned.

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A total of 3,340 mortgages were approved in April, up 11.7pc year-on-year, but down 11.6pc month-on-month, according to the latest data released by the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI).

Mortgage lending down in April, but up annually

May 31, 2017 9:13

A total of 3,340 mortgages were approved in April, up 11.7pc year-on-year, but down 11.6pc month-on-month, according to the latest data released by the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI).

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Felicity Fox, a vivacious and pioneering female estate agent, died of a rare form of cancer at St Vincent's Private Hospital, at the age of 49.

Obituary: Felicity Fox

May 28, 2017 2:30

Felicity Fox, a vivacious and pioneering female estate agent, died of a rare form of cancer at St Vincent's Private Hospital, at the age of 49.

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'Disruptive' is a term that tech-sector wonks are fond of applying to any new idea which causes a tsunami of change within an industry or ­product range, and generates consternation among the hitherto status quo-ed incumbents.

No doubt that Airbnb impacts on rents, but it's not all bad

May 28, 2017 2:30

'Disruptive' is a term that tech-sector wonks are fond of applying to any new idea which causes a tsunami of change within an industry or ­product range, and generates consternation among the hitherto status quo-ed incumbents.

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Any bid to remove the Government's Help-to-Buy scheme would cause a surge in demand during the summer and then depress prices, a leading economist said.

'Scramble to buy' if Varadkar pulls the plug on scheme to build more homes

May 27, 2017 2:30

Any bid to remove the Government's Help-to-Buy scheme would cause a surge in demand during the summer and then depress prices, a leading economist said.

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The line of people outside the shabby looking house in hip Dublin 8 snakes on to the street. They are here to view a one-bedroom flat with a monthly rent of €1,300. Twenty two people - some of them coupled up - wait for the estate agent to arrive.

Gauging the Airbnb effect on Ireland's rental market

May 28, 2017 2:30

The line of people outside the shabby looking house in hip Dublin 8 snakes on to the street. They are here to view a one-bedroom flat with a monthly rent of €1,300. Twenty two people - some of them coupled up - wait for the estate agent to arrive.

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Q. I want to build a 5ft-high brick wall to separate my front garden from next door. There is currently an ugly rattan fence over a low (knee-height) brick wall erected by the previous owner - it looks terrible and is in poor condition. I've offered to pay for the entire structure, but my neighbour is objecting as she has grown a hedge against it on her side and wants to retain it. Can I go ahead or what permission do I need? I really don't want to have to build a second wall along the existing one as this would be silly.

Home Economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

May 26, 2017 2:30

Q. I want to build a 5ft-high brick wall to separate my front garden from next door. There is currently an ugly rattan fence over a low (knee-height) brick wall erected by the previous owner - it looks terrible and is in poor condition. I've offered to pay for the entire structure, but my neighbour is objecting as she has grown a hedge against it on her side and wants to retain it. Can I go ahead or what permission do I need? I really don't want to have to build a second wall along the existing one as this would be silly.

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To understand just how much you can see on a clear sunny day from the higher reaches of Dublin’s tallest residential building, we’ve compiled a range of photos taken both inside and outside apartment 74 — which shares the 12th floor of the Millennium Tower at Charlotte Quay, Dublin 4.

Inside the €895k Grand Canal apartment with spectacular 360 views of Dublin

May 26, 2017 2:30

To understand just how much you can see on a clear sunny day from the higher reaches of Dublin’s tallest residential building, we’ve compiled a range of photos taken both inside and outside apartment 74 — which shares the 12th floor of the Millennium Tower at Charlotte Quay, Dublin 4.

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People moving house have built up a large amount of equity in their homes, ensuring they can often outbid first-time buyers, new research indicates.

Movers with equity outbidding first-time buyers for houses

May 24, 2017 2:30

People moving house have built up a large amount of equity in their homes, ensuring they can often outbid first-time buyers, new research indicates.

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People moving home have built up a large amount of equity in their homes, ensuring they can outbid first-time buyers, new research indicates.

Movers have more financial firepower

May 23, 2017 13:09

People moving home have built up a large amount of equity in their homes, ensuring they can outbid first-time buyers, new research indicates.

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Banks have been dealt a blow after the High Court ruled on how mortgage borrowings are to be treated in formal debt deals.

Blow to banks after High Court judge rules splitting mortgage debt is not sustainable

May 23, 2017 2:30

Banks have been dealt a blow after the High Court ruled on how mortgage borrowings are to be treated in formal debt deals.

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The property tax take in Ireland is below the EU average, and we rely too much on "volatile revenue sources", the European Commission has warned.

Property tax take too low, says EU in warning over 'volatile revenue'

May 23, 2017 2:30

The property tax take in Ireland is below the EU average, and we rely too much on "volatile revenue sources", the European Commission has warned.

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Houses have not become more expensive to buy because of the Help to Buy scheme. The main reason is the lack of supply.

Paul Melia: Prices are going through the roof because we simply aren't building enough homes to meet demand

May 23, 2017 2:30

Houses have not become more expensive to buy because of the Help to Buy scheme. The main reason is the lack of supply.

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Fine Gael leadership frontrunner Leo Varadkar risks causing further chaos in the housing market after pledging to abolish the Help to Buy scheme if it proves to be inflating prices.

Revealed: Homebuyers race for deals as €20,000 grant faces axe

May 23, 2017 2:30

Fine Gael leadership frontrunner Leo Varadkar risks causing further chaos in the housing market after pledging to abolish the Help to Buy scheme if it proves to be inflating prices.

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Developer Michael O'Flynn has said it is highly unlikely that Ireland will see the emergence of another stock-market listed builder such as Cairn Homes to help address the country's deepening housing crisis.

O'Flynn: Private housebuilders will build homes to help beat crisis, not plcs

May 21, 2017 18:00

Developer Michael O'Flynn has said it is highly unlikely that Ireland will see the emergence of another stock-market listed builder such as Cairn Homes to help address the country's deepening housing crisis.

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Be afraid, be very afraid. As a journalist, you know the property nonsense is well and truly back when you get your first press release in eight years announcing Irish tour dates for an overseas property show.

Time to be very afraid as overseas property shows and rapid-fire house sales return

May 21, 2017 18:00

Be afraid, be very afraid. As a journalist, you know the property nonsense is well and truly back when you get your first press release in eight years announcing Irish tour dates for an overseas property show.

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With all the commotion of the last decade or so, markets are not very fashionable these days. We forget that markets work a lot of the time and when they work well, they are invaluable. They help identify who has the greatest need for something, as identified by how much they are willing to give up to get it, and transfer it to them.

Now is the time for a register of rental rates

May 22, 2017 2:30

With all the commotion of the last decade or so, markets are not very fashionable these days. We forget that markets work a lot of the time and when they work well, they are invaluable. They help identify who has the greatest need for something, as identified by how much they are willing to give up to get it, and transfer it to them.

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Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

Home economics: Answering your property questions

May 19, 2017 2:30

Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

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House prices are set to zoom upwards this year and next. Rises of 10pc by the end of this year and by around 8pc in 2018 are predicted by Goodbody Stockbrokers.

Unpalatable action needed to slow our return to crazy boom days

May 18, 2017 2:30

House prices are set to zoom upwards this year and next. Rises of 10pc by the end of this year and by around 8pc in 2018 are predicted by Goodbody Stockbrokers.

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The average price of a house is set to soar by the end of 2018 - first jumping 10pc this year, and rising by another 8pc next year.

Property prices forecast to rise 10pc this year and 8pc in 2018

May 18, 2017 2:30

The average price of a house is set to soar by the end of 2018 - first jumping 10pc this year, and rising by another 8pc next year.

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THE average price of a house is set to jump by 10pc this year, and rise by another 8pc next year.

Study: House prices to jump 10pc this year - and 8pc in 2018

May 17, 2017 13:55

THE average price of a house is set to jump by 10pc this year, and rise by another 8pc next year.

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It was the advice for millennials that has left a generation divided: if you want to own a home, then stop buying avocado toast.

Stop splurging on avocado toast if you want a house, millennials told

May 17, 2017 2:30

It was the advice for millennials that has left a generation divided: if you want to own a home, then stop buying avocado toast.

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The European Commission has warned it is closely monitoring house prices in this country.

Europe monitoring price surge for signs of trouble

May 17, 2017 2:30

The European Commission has warned it is closely monitoring house prices in this country.

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I remember the day one of my friends first mentioned buying a house. We were all in our mid-20s. She was a year younger than me. I thought she was insane.

Don't get stressed at not being on the housing ladder - play the long game and enjoy your freedom

May 17, 2017 2:30

I remember the day one of my friends first mentioned buying a house. We were all in our mid-20s. She was a year younger than me. I thought she was insane.

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Young people would be able to get a foot on the property ladder if they stopped eating avocado on toast, according to an Australian millionaire.

Millennials would be able to afford a home 'if they stopped buying avocado on toast'

May 16, 2017 12:00

Young people would be able to get a foot on the property ladder if they stopped eating avocado on toast, according to an Australian millionaire.

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A leading bank has reported a surge in people applying for home improvement loans.

Bank of Ireland reports surge in home improvement loan applications

May 16, 2017 11:50

A leading bank has reported a surge in people applying for home improvement loans.

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The chronic shortage of student accommodation means new units coming on stream next year will cost as much as €920 a month to rent.

Students scramble for a place to stay amid soaring rents

May 15, 2017 2:30

The chronic shortage of student accommodation means new units coming on stream next year will cost as much as €920 a month to rent.

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A Cavan student attending university in Dublin warns that people will end up paying "crazy" money unless they start looking for accommodation as early as possible.

'Sort your house out early or pay crazy money' - says college student

May 15, 2017 2:30

A Cavan student attending university in Dublin warns that people will end up paying "crazy" money unless they start looking for accommodation as early as possible.

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The average person in Ireland is worth the princely sum of €137,000. What's more, people are getting wealthier at quite a clip, according to the Central Bank's latest figures released last week.

Strange things are happening in the economy - and budget outlook is bleak

May 14, 2017 18:05

The average person in Ireland is worth the princely sum of €137,000. What's more, people are getting wealthier at quite a clip, according to the Central Bank's latest figures released last week.

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Last Friday's official figures on house prices and property sales gave a mixed picture. Probably the best news was a slowdown in the rate of price increases. Over the first three months of the year, national property prices rose by 1pc. That is sharply down from the second half of last year when prices were rising by more than 1pc every month. The 2017 trend towards lower property inflation was even to be seen in Dublin, where demand for housing is growing most rapidly.

Housing market still remains dysfunctional

May 14, 2017 18:05

Last Friday's official figures on house prices and property sales gave a mixed picture. Probably the best news was a slowdown in the rate of price increases. Over the first three months of the year, national property prices rose by 1pc. That is sharply down from the second half of last year when prices were rising by more than 1pc every month. The 2017 trend towards lower property inflation was even to be seen in Dublin, where demand for housing is growing most rapidly.

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CBRE has called on the Government to follow the UK's Build To Rent (BTR) model, where some £27.7bn (€33bn) of equity is currently targeting the sector across the water.

Build to Rent would help solve housing crisis, claims CBRE

May 14, 2017 18:00

CBRE has called on the Government to follow the UK's Build To Rent (BTR) model, where some £27.7bn (€33bn) of equity is currently targeting the sector across the water.

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More than 65,000 houses have been left empty for five years or more as the country grapples with the deepest housing crisis in its history.

Revealed: 183,000 vacant homes lying idle in demand hotspots nationwide

May 13, 2017 2:30

More than 65,000 houses have been left empty for five years or more as the country grapples with the deepest housing crisis in its history.

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Kevin Hollingsworth is still shocked by the poor standards of construction that he sees in his work as a building surveyor.

Cracking up: the legacy of Celtic Tiger Ireland

May 14, 2017 2:30

Kevin Hollingsworth is still shocked by the poor standards of construction that he sees in his work as a building surveyor.

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Twenty happy families got the keys to their new homes this week as part of a joint venture to deliver 300 units between Co-Operative Housing Ireland and Galway City Council.

Families 'over the moon' to move into 'great location'

May 13, 2017 2:30

Twenty happy families got the keys to their new homes this week as part of a joint venture to deliver 300 units between Co-Operative Housing Ireland and Galway City Council.

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Galway city is home to almost 79,000 people, has two universities, a major hospital - and, like most towns and cities, suffers from a shortage of housing.

Shortage of homes - but bustling city has 2,800 vacant properties

May 13, 2017 2:30

Galway city is home to almost 79,000 people, has two universities, a major hospital - and, like most towns and cities, suffers from a shortage of housing.

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The housing market is being dominated by movers and not first-time buyers, despite the introduction of a tax rebate, new figures reveal.

Housing market dominated by movers despite lure of tax rebate

May 13, 2017 2:30

The housing market is being dominated by movers and not first-time buyers, despite the introduction of a tax rebate, new figures reveal.

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Sixteen luxury homes in Raheny in Dublin sold out in the space of three hours, making it the fastest new home sell-out so far this year.

Luxury homes sell out in just three hours

May 13, 2017 2:30

Sixteen luxury homes in Raheny in Dublin sold out in the space of three hours, making it the fastest new home sell-out so far this year.

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Large numbers of potential first-time buyers are unaware of the Government's help-to-buy scheme.

Many potential first-time buyers are unaware of the help-to-buy scheme

May 12, 2017 2:30

Large numbers of potential first-time buyers are unaware of the Government's help-to-buy scheme.

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The surge in property prices has pushed up the net worth of households.

Households' worth jumps on back of property price rise

May 11, 2017 2:30

The surge in property prices has pushed up the net worth of households.

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The surge in property prices has pushed up the net worth of households and the debts of consumers here are falling faster than elsewhere in the European Union.

Surge in property prices pushes up net worth of households

May 10, 2017 12:29

The surge in property prices has pushed up the net worth of households and the debts of consumers here are falling faster than elsewhere in the European Union.

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Savills Ireland has launched Workthere, a new service to help growing businesses find flexible, co-working, and services office space across Ireland.

Looking for flexible, co-working office space? Savills has the answer

May 10, 2017 12:23

Savills Ireland has launched Workthere, a new service to help growing businesses find flexible, co-working, and services office space across Ireland.

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Homeowners seeking insurance cover in flood-prone areas could be priced out of the market unless insurance companies, State agencies, property developers, banks and local authorities share data about at-risk areas.

Homes could be priced out of flood cover

May 9, 2017 2:30

Homeowners seeking insurance cover in flood-prone areas could be priced out of the market unless insurance companies, State agencies, property developers, banks and local authorities share data about at-risk areas.

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Rents have risen so much that it is now cheaper to buy almost everywhere than it is to rent.

Charlie Weston: It's time to try out something radical to boost housing supply

May 9, 2017 2:30

Rents have risen so much that it is now cheaper to buy almost everywhere than it is to rent.

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Local authorities "deliberately" left council houses vacant for periods of at least a year to secure funding from the Department of Housing for upgrades.

Councils are 'deliberately' leaving houses empty to secure State funds

May 9, 2017 2:30

Local authorities "deliberately" left council houses vacant for periods of at least a year to secure funding from the Department of Housing for upgrades.

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The cost of renting a home has continued to shoot up, while the number of properties available to rent is at an all-time low.

Country's average rent rises by €134 a month - and is now at an 'all-time high'

May 9, 2017 2:30

The cost of renting a home has continued to shoot up, while the number of properties available to rent is at an all-time low.

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A housing scheme in south Dublin sold out within hours of going on the market.

Sold out: First-time buyers snap up homes within hours of housing scheme going on the market

May 9, 2017 2:30

A housing scheme in south Dublin sold out within hours of going on the market.

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There is a busy week ahead for Irish data, including around the vexed housing market.

Week 18: Data to shed light on the housing market

May 8, 2017 2:30

There is a busy week ahead for Irish data, including around the vexed housing market.

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ULSTER Bank has set aside millions of euro to cover the cost of putting customers back on low-cost trackers and refunding them overcharged interest.

Ulster Bank sets aside millions of euro for tracker redress

May 5, 2017 16:34

ULSTER Bank has set aside millions of euro to cover the cost of putting customers back on low-cost trackers and refunding them overcharged interest.

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Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

Home Economics: Answering your property questions

May 5, 2017 2:30

Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

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Twenty-thousand first-time buyers are now set to chase half as many new homes, which will drive property prices sharply upwards for the rest of this year.

It doesn't add up: 20,000 first-time buyers chase 10,000 new homes

May 5, 2017 2:30

Twenty-thousand first-time buyers are now set to chase half as many new homes, which will drive property prices sharply upwards for the rest of this year.

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Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. Fans of William Shakespeare might forgive this journalist for twisting the "double, double toil and trouble" words spoken by the witches in 'Macbeth'.

Charlie Weston: It may not be a bubble yet, but make no mistake there is trouble ahead

May 5, 2017 2:30

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. Fans of William Shakespeare might forgive this journalist for twisting the "double, double toil and trouble" words spoken by the witches in 'Macbeth'.

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Mortgage lending has grown 39 per cent to €1.4bn in the first three months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

Mortgage lending surges to €1.4bn in the first three months of 2017

May 4, 2017 9:59

Mortgage lending has grown 39 per cent to €1.4bn in the first three months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

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A €1bn plan that would help thousands of people facing the prospect of home repossession is being hammered out by mortgage campaigner David Hall and State-owned AIB.

Campaigner and AIB hatch €1bn plan to keep families in their homes

May 1, 2017 2:30

A €1bn plan that would help thousands of people facing the prospect of home repossession is being hammered out by mortgage campaigner David Hall and State-owned AIB.

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