A state-rescued bank has been accused of exploiting its mortgage customers by offering those who want to fix an interest rate that is more than double what other banks are charging.

Permanent TSB 'charging double' its rivals to fix rate

Mar 30, 2017 2:30

A state-rescued bank has been accused of exploiting its mortgage customers by offering those who want to fix an interest rate that is more than double what other banks are charging.

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Private sector rents grew by 7.8pc across Ireland in Q4 2016 according to the latest Quarterly Rent Index from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB).

Dublin rents now over 8pc higher than 2007 peak - as average monthly costs reach €986

Mar 29, 2017 11:53

Private sector rents grew by 7.8pc across Ireland in Q4 2016 according to the latest Quarterly Rent Index from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB).

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Not a single home has been built using a €400m fund set aside for housing in 2015, the Irish Independent can reveal.

Not one home built from €400m fund set up in 2015

Mar 29, 2017 2:30

Not a single home has been built using a €400m fund set aside for housing in 2015, the Irish Independent can reveal.

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Landlords are asking for up to five months' rent upfront, raising concerns that they are discriminating against certain types of tenants.

Discrimination fears as landlords demand five months' rent upfront

Mar 29, 2017 2:30

Landlords are asking for up to five months' rent upfront, raising concerns that they are discriminating against certain types of tenants.

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A rush to get approved for a mortgage, with first-time buyers to the fore, is expected to push house prices up by 10pc this year.

Mortgage surge means house prices 'now set to rise by 10pc'

Mar 29, 2017 2:30

A rush to get approved for a mortgage, with first-time buyers to the fore, is expected to push house prices up by 10pc this year.

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There has been a rush to get approved for a mortgage, with first-time buyers to the fore.

First-time buyers lead the pack as numbers getting go ahead for a mortgage surge

Mar 28, 2017 11:42

There has been a rush to get approved for a mortgage, with first-time buyers to the fore.

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Irish homeowners have spent a total of €1.2bn through the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) Scheme since its launch in 2013.

Householders spent €1.2bn on revamps with tax-back scheme

Mar 27, 2017 2:30

Irish homeowners have spent a total of €1.2bn through the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) Scheme since its launch in 2013.

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The price of an average semi-detached house in parts of Dublin is inflating as fast as in the boom years and the period immediately before the Central Bank introduced its lending restrictions two-and-a-half years ago.

Price of Dublin semi-D surging again at same rate as in boom years

Mar 27, 2017 2:30

The price of an average semi-detached house in parts of Dublin is inflating as fast as in the boom years and the period immediately before the Central Bank introduced its lending restrictions two-and-a-half years ago.

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The Central Bank mortgage lending restrictions introduced more than two years ago were necessary to control shortage-induced rampant house price inflation in Dublin and to a lesser degree, Cork and Galway cities.

Restrictions bought us time to build a way out of the housing market crisis - but we've blown it

Mar 27, 2017 2:30

The Central Bank mortgage lending restrictions introduced more than two years ago were necessary to control shortage-induced rampant house price inflation in Dublin and to a lesser degree, Cork and Galway cities.

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First-time house buyers risk being lured into escalating levels of debt, as the Government's new help-to-buy scheme stokes demand to potentially dangerous levels, one of the country's leading think-tanks has warned.

First-time home buyers warned they are at risk of a new debt trap

Mar 26, 2017 2:30

First-time house buyers risk being lured into escalating levels of debt, as the Government's new help-to-buy scheme stokes demand to potentially dangerous levels, one of the country's leading think-tanks has warned.

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Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

I wanted to buy an Allsop property - but was shocked to learn three mortgages were secured on it. Is this allowed?

Mar 24, 2017 19:44

Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

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Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

Home Economics: Answering your property questions

Mar 24, 2017 2:30

Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

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The Central Bank is prepared to review rules that restrict credit unions from helping to fund social housing.

Housing bid by credit unions up for review

Mar 24, 2017 2:30

The Central Bank is prepared to review rules that restrict credit unions from helping to fund social housing.

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The number of people who had tracker mortgages wrongly taken off them has risen as regulators continue to probe what has become the largest overcharging scandal in the history of the State.

Rise in number wrongly denied a tracker rate

Mar 24, 2017 2:30

The number of people who had tracker mortgages wrongly taken off them has risen as regulators continue to probe what has become the largest overcharging scandal in the history of the State.

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THE number of people who had trackers wrongly taken off them has risen.

Banks forced to restore more trackers

Mar 23, 2017 11:40

THE number of people who had trackers wrongly taken off them has risen.

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Banks are overcharging people by €800m a year on variable rate mortgages, the State's competition watchdog has been told.

Banks make €800m a year by 'overcharging' on variable rate mortgages

Mar 23, 2017 2:30

Banks are overcharging people by €800m a year on variable rate mortgages, the State's competition watchdog has been told.

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Who could have guessed that buying a house would be so little fun? Well... I suppose the answer is 'everyone', but when we started our hunt last November I really felt like we would be the exception.

'Our dream home was lost to somebody with deeper pockets' - First-time buyer couple on the online hunts, the viewings and the ruthless bidding wars

Mar 18, 2017 12:14

Who could have guessed that buying a house would be so little fun? Well... I suppose the answer is 'everyone', but when we started our hunt last November I really felt like we would be the exception.

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Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

Home Economics: Answering your property questions

Mar 17, 2017 2:30

Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

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Banks have stepped up repossessions of residential properties, and the number of people getting into early-stage arrears on their mortgages has risen for the first time in four years.

Spike in mortgage arrears as banks repossess more homes

Mar 17, 2017 2:30

Banks have stepped up repossessions of residential properties, and the number of people getting into early-stage arrears on their mortgages has risen for the first time in four years.

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NEW mortgage lending has exceeded the amount of money being paid off existing home loans for the first time in seven years. Lending for house purchases rose by a net €27m in the last three months of last year. It was the first net increase in mortgage lending since the end of 2009.

Mortgage lending at seven-year high

Mar 14, 2017 2:30

NEW mortgage lending has exceeded the amount of money being paid off existing home loans for the first time in seven years. Lending for house purchases rose by a net €27m in the last three months of last year. It was the first net increase in mortgage lending since the end of 2009.

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Property prices continued to surge in January. And they are expected to keep increasing this year.

Property price surge to keep on going

Mar 11, 2017 2:30

Property prices continued to surge in January. And they are expected to keep increasing this year.

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Property prices continued to surge in January.

Property prices surge 7.9pc as help-to-buy scheme and relaxed lending rules come into effect

Mar 10, 2017 11:14

Property prices continued to surge in January.

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Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

Home Economics: answering your property questions

Mar 10, 2017 2:30

Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

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An apartment complex in Dublin which is advertising one and two-bed apartments for sale - some of which are water damaged - received interest from over one thousand prospective buyers, an estate agent said.

Return of the housing bubble? 'One thousand suitors' eye up water damaged apartments

Mar 9, 2017 19:00

An apartment complex in Dublin which is advertising one and two-bed apartments for sale - some of which are water damaged - received interest from over one thousand prospective buyers, an estate agent said.

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People living in poorly insulated housing will be eligible for a new "deep retrofit" under the expansion of a government scheme.

Families in homes with poor insulation entitled to 'deep retrofit' as scheme expanded

Mar 7, 2017 2:30

People living in poorly insulated housing will be eligible for a new "deep retrofit" under the expansion of a government scheme.

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State-owned AIB has increased its share of the mortgage market at the expense of rivals Bank of Ireland, KBC and Permanent TSB.

AIB races ahead in mortgage market as BoI and smaller lenders lose out

Mar 6, 2017 2:30

State-owned AIB has increased its share of the mortgage market at the expense of rivals Bank of Ireland, KBC and Permanent TSB.

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AIB has increased its share of the mortgage market at the expense of rivals Bank of Ireland, KBC and Permanent TSB.

AIB leading the pack in mortgage market war

Mar 6, 2017 2:30

AIB has increased its share of the mortgage market at the expense of rivals Bank of Ireland, KBC and Permanent TSB.

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Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

'I live with my landlord and pay rent in cash. But I need payment record for applying for mortgage - what can I do?'

Mar 3, 2017 2:30

Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

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Just 19 out of 73 sites taken over by a "mini-Nama" scheme to help debt-ridden local authorities have housing construction projects in the pipeline.

Just 19 out of 73 sites in 'mini-Nama' have housing projects in the pipeline

Mar 3, 2017 2:30

Just 19 out of 73 sites taken over by a "mini-Nama" scheme to help debt-ridden local authorities have housing construction projects in the pipeline.

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A €50,000 report on the impact of the help-to-buy scheme for first-time buyers is to be delivered to the Department of Finance by the end of August.

Noonan sets up €50,000 probe into help-to-buy scheme

Mar 3, 2017 2:30

A €50,000 report on the impact of the help-to-buy scheme for first-time buyers is to be delivered to the Department of Finance by the end of August.

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Mortgage holders first raised issues about being denied trackers nine years ago with the State office that deals with consumer complaints.

Tracker issue raised by mortgage holders as far back as 2008 - but no action for years

Mar 2, 2017 11:46

Mortgage holders first raised issues about being denied trackers nine years ago with the State office that deals with consumer complaints.

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Housing Minister Simon Coveney has denied that a plan to give State funding for the renovation of vacant houses is effectively giving landlords free cash to do up their houses.

Coveney denies repair fund 'is just free cash for landlords to do up their houses'

Mar 2, 2017 2:30

Housing Minister Simon Coveney has denied that a plan to give State funding for the renovation of vacant houses is effectively giving landlords free cash to do up their houses.

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The number of people approved for a mortgage shot up last month as new rules on lending and the Government's help-to-buy scheme kicked in.

Surge in home loan approvals as new lending rules kick in

Mar 1, 2017 2:30

The number of people approved for a mortgage shot up last month as new rules on lending and the Government's help-to-buy scheme kicked in.

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The strong rise in the number of people getting the all-clear from their banks to borrow to buy a home indicates that the mortgage market may be getting back to some sort of normality.

Charlie Weston: And January is supposed to be a quiet month...

Mar 1, 2017 2:30

The strong rise in the number of people getting the all-clear from their banks to borrow to buy a home indicates that the mortgage market may be getting back to some sort of normality.

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The number of people approved for a mortgage shot up last month as new rules on lending and the Government’s help-to-buy scheme kicked in.

Mortgage approvals soar as new lending rules and help-to-buy scheme kicks in

Feb 28, 2017 10:47

The number of people approved for a mortgage shot up last month as new rules on lending and the Government’s help-to-buy scheme kicked in.

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Banks are losing millions of euro as more people are choosing to go bankrupt, it has emerged.

Banks are losing millions of euro as home owners go bankrupt

Feb 28, 2017 2:30

Banks are losing millions of euro as more people are choosing to go bankrupt, it has emerged.

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Competitive pressures are in short supply in the mortgage market in this country. On the surface, it might appear that we have plenty of lenders offering mortgages, leading to the conclusion that we have a healthy home-loans market.

Competition in the mortgage market? You must be joking

Feb 26, 2017 2:30

Competitive pressures are in short supply in the mortgage market in this country. On the surface, it might appear that we have plenty of lenders offering mortgages, leading to the conclusion that we have a healthy home-loans market.

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The Irish market is "highly vulnerable" to an interest rate rise because of the high numbers of variable rate home loans here, including trackers, the head of Bank of Ireland has warned.

Irish market is highly at risk from mortgage rate rises - Boucher

Feb 25, 2017 2:30

The Irish market is "highly vulnerable" to an interest rate rise because of the high numbers of variable rate home loans here, including trackers, the head of Bank of Ireland has warned.

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Homeowners are being warned to prepare for interest rate rises, as the era of cheap debt is set to end.

Significant blow for mortgage holders: low tracker rates to rise

Feb 24, 2017 2:30

Homeowners are being warned to prepare for interest rate rises, as the era of cheap debt is set to end.

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A new bill that will enable courts to take home owners' personal circumstances into consideration was brought before the Dáil yesterday.

Bid to make it harder to repossess homes

Feb 24, 2017 2:30

A new bill that will enable courts to take home owners' personal circumstances into consideration was brought before the Dáil yesterday.

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If we know nothing else, its that interest rates are going to rise. Mario Draghi has slashed official rates to zero in a bid to kick start the economy, and the signs increasingly are that it is working.

Analysis: Banks will be the winners

Feb 24, 2017 2:30

If we know nothing else, its that interest rates are going to rise. Mario Draghi has slashed official rates to zero in a bid to kick start the economy, and the signs increasingly are that it is working.

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A State scheme that offers owners of vacant properties up-front payments to bring them back into use is to be rolled out nationwide.

Coveney's plan to put 800 vacant homes into use

Feb 23, 2017 2:30

A State scheme that offers owners of vacant properties up-front payments to bring them back into use is to be rolled out nationwide.

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Two properties that sold for just over €5,000 each were the cheapest sold in Ireland last year, new figures have identified.

These two properties were the cheapest sold in Ireland in 2016 - just over €5,000 each

Feb 23, 2017 2:30

Two properties that sold for just over €5,000 each were the cheapest sold in Ireland last year, new figures have identified.

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The Government is to extend nationwide a scheme where the State pays for the refurbishment of private rental accommodation if it is allocated to social housing applicants.

State to fund repair of private homes used for social housing

Feb 21, 2017 2:30

The Government is to extend nationwide a scheme where the State pays for the refurbishment of private rental accommodation if it is allocated to social housing applicants.

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The State's competition watchdog has launched a probe into the mortgage market and questioned the low-level of competition in property lending.

Watchdog launches probe into competition in mortgage market

Feb 21, 2017 2:30

The State's competition watchdog has launched a probe into the mortgage market and questioned the low-level of competition in property lending.

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The Home Renovation Incentive was one good idea from Fine Gael that appears to have borne fruit.

Paul Melia: Time to build on success of FG's renovation scheme

Feb 20, 2017 2:30

The Home Renovation Incentive was one good idea from Fine Gael that appears to have borne fruit.

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Homeowners have spent €1.3bn upgrading their properties in just over three years, with the vast majority located in areas crippled by housing shortages.

Homeowners splash €1.3bn on upgrading their properties in just over three years

Feb 20, 2017 2:30

Homeowners have spent €1.3bn upgrading their properties in just over three years, with the vast majority located in areas crippled by housing shortages.

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Permanent TSB has been accused of not doing enough for some of the customers it overcharged on tracker mortgages.

Permanent TSB 'not doing enough' for customers it has overcharged

Feb 20, 2017 2:30

Permanent TSB has been accused of not doing enough for some of the customers it overcharged on tracker mortgages.

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In one of my first columns in this newspaper, a little over a year ago, I outlined the turnover in the residential sales market as a key measure of the health of the housing market.

Rent Pressure Zones may have unintended consequences

Feb 19, 2017 2:30

In one of my first columns in this newspaper, a little over a year ago, I outlined the turnover in the residential sales market as a key measure of the health of the housing market.

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Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

Home Economics: Answering your property questions

Feb 17, 2017 2:30

Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

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Only two properties remain in a north Dublin development after people queued for days in a bid to get on the property ladder.

Hopefuls snap up properties

Feb 17, 2017 2:30

Only two properties remain in a north Dublin development after people queued for days in a bid to get on the property ladder.

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Shortages of housing in key areas will see property prices rising strongly this year and next.

Bad news for first-time buyers: Cost of a home to jump 7pc this year, 5pc next year

Feb 16, 2017 2:30

Shortages of housing in key areas will see property prices rising strongly this year and next.

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A MAN who has spent two days queuing to secure a home for his retired father has said "this is the last roll of the dice."

'This is the last roll of the dice' - Hopeful home-buyers brave cold for second day in-a-row

Feb 16, 2017 2:30

A MAN who has spent two days queuing to secure a home for his retired father has said "this is the last roll of the dice."

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Up to half of people living in rented accommodation have no insurance cover for their contents, a survey shows.

Half of tenants fail to take out home contents insurance, says new survey

Feb 15, 2017 2:30

Up to half of people living in rented accommodation have no insurance cover for their contents, a survey shows.

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While some might consider it selling off the family silver, given the depth of the housing crisis any ideas to boost supply cannot be dismissed out of hand.

Paul Melia: Any idea that boosts supply should be given serious consideration

Feb 14, 2017 2:30

While some might consider it selling off the family silver, given the depth of the housing crisis any ideas to boost supply cannot be dismissed out of hand.

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State-owned lands will be offered to developers to build new homes in an effort to boost output and tackle rising prices.

State to offer private developers land in bid to ease housing crisis

Feb 14, 2017 2:30

State-owned lands will be offered to developers to build new homes in an effort to boost output and tackle rising prices.

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Rents had their highest rise on record last year, just as measures have been put in place to limit increases.

Average rents hit highest level since 2002 - and continue to rise

Feb 14, 2017 2:30

Rents had their highest rise on record last year, just as measures have been put in place to limit increases.

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Sleeping in your car parked next to a stranger for two days is not how most people are introduced to their new neighbours but it was all the rage 15 years ago when the boom was getting boomier.

'I'm exhausted and sick because it was two degrees' - Couples camp in cars for two nights to buy homes

Feb 12, 2017 2:30

Sleeping in your car parked next to a stranger for two days is not how most people are introduced to their new neighbours but it was all the rage 15 years ago when the boom was getting boomier.

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As far as investments go, buy-to-let property might seem attractive at first glance if you have the funds, but the crisis in the rental property market - along with competition for the few opportunities that exist - means it's a tough nut to crack and not for the faint-hearted.

Are you trying to tough it out in the buy-to-let market? It's a tough nut to crack

Feb 12, 2017 2:30

As far as investments go, buy-to-let property might seem attractive at first glance if you have the funds, but the crisis in the rental property market - along with competition for the few opportunities that exist - means it's a tough nut to crack and not for the faint-hearted.

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A business partnership involving broadcaster Gay Byrne has secured injunctions restraining a fund-appointed receiver dealing with the partnership's €13.5m investment property in central Dublin.

Gay Byrne partnership wins injunction over €13.5m property

Feb 11, 2017 2:30

A business partnership involving broadcaster Gay Byrne has secured injunctions restraining a fund-appointed receiver dealing with the partnership's €13.5m investment property in central Dublin.

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Property prices fell slightly in December, but were still up for last year as a whole.

Property prices stalled in December but are tipped to increase again this year

Feb 11, 2017 2:30

Property prices fell slightly in December, but were still up for last year as a whole.

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Property prices fell in December, but were still up for last year as a whole.

Property prices fell slightly in December - but up 8.1pc nationwide on annual basis

Feb 10, 2017 11:22

Property prices fell in December, but were still up for last year as a whole.

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Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

Home Economics: Answering your property questions

Feb 10, 2017 2:30

Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions.

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About 30,000 people are expected to be housed in a development heralded as the "biggest Ireland has ever seen".

'Biggest ever development' will house 30,000

Feb 10, 2017 2:30

About 30,000 people are expected to be housed in a development heralded as the "biggest Ireland has ever seen".

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The price of residential development land is expected to surge this year by up to 15pc in Dublin and by 11pc elsewhere, according to the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).

Demand for housing to drive up price of land by up to 15pc

Feb 9, 2017 2:30

The price of residential development land is expected to surge this year by up to 15pc in Dublin and by 11pc elsewhere, according to the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).

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Two groups are set to buy distressed mortgages from banks and rent them back to those no longer able to make home-loan repayments.

Groups to buy struggling owners' homes and rent them back

Feb 9, 2017 2:30

Two groups are set to buy distressed mortgages from banks and rent them back to those no longer able to make home-loan repayments.

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Large numbers of first-time buyers are using the "bank of mum and dad" to get a deposit together.

Fifth of first-time buyers need 'bank of mum and dad' to help fund deposit

Feb 9, 2017 2:30

Large numbers of first-time buyers are using the "bank of mum and dad" to get a deposit together.

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New changes to the 'mortgage-to-rent' scheme is expected to allow thousands of additional struggling mortgage holders to become eligible to apply.

'Up to 3,000 additional families' eligible for 'mortgage-to-rent' scheme under new rules

Feb 8, 2017 12:49

New changes to the 'mortgage-to-rent' scheme is expected to allow thousands of additional struggling mortgage holders to become eligible to apply.

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Huge numbers of first-time buyers are using the “bank of mum and dad” to get a deposit together.

First-time buyers turning to their parents for thousands of euro for house deposits

Feb 8, 2017 11:18

Huge numbers of first-time buyers are using the “bank of mum and dad” to get a deposit together.

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Some €38m was spent by Dublin City Council on acquiring private units to use to allay the social housing crisis in the capital.

Council spends €38m to ease crisis in social housing

Feb 8, 2017 2:30

Some €38m was spent by Dublin City Council on acquiring private units to use to allay the social housing crisis in the capital.

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Why are so many homes empty at a time of a national housing crisis? While the number of vacant houses and apartments has fallen by more than 30,000 over the past five years, the fact that one in 10 is lying empty points to systemic problems in how housing stock is managed.

Paul Melia: State needs to convince owners to put vacant properties to good use

Feb 8, 2017 2:30

Why are so many homes empty at a time of a national housing crisis? While the number of vacant houses and apartments has fallen by more than 30,000 over the past five years, the fact that one in 10 is lying empty points to systemic problems in how housing stock is managed.

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An art dealer based in Dublin said his daily commute to and from work could take up to three hours, as he struggled to find a place to rent close to the city centre.

'The state of places some landlords try to rent... they don't even bother to clean them'

Feb 8, 2017 2:30

An art dealer based in Dublin said his daily commute to and from work could take up to three hours, as he struggled to find a place to rent close to the city centre.

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Disputes involving banks and receivers are leaving as many as 15,000 homes lying vacant across the State, despite the chronic housing shortage which is fuelling rents and price hikes.

Legal wrangling leaves up to 15,000 houses lying empty as crisis deepens

Feb 8, 2017 2:30

Disputes involving banks and receivers are leaving as many as 15,000 homes lying vacant across the State, despite the chronic housing shortage which is fuelling rents and price hikes.

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Almost 15,000 new homes were completed last year, the largest number since 2009.

Home building at highest levels since 2009 but still 'a long way from normal'

Feb 7, 2017 2:30

Almost 15,000 new homes were completed last year, the largest number since 2009.

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Cybercriminals are hacking the email accounts of Irish solicitors in an attempt to steal tens of thousands of euro from unsuspecting home buyers, the Sunday Independent has learned.

Home buyers stand to lose thousands in new cyberattack

Feb 5, 2017 2:30

Cybercriminals are hacking the email accounts of Irish solicitors in an attempt to steal tens of thousands of euro from unsuspecting home buyers, the Sunday Independent has learned.

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Jennifer Walsh Salmoran and Victor Salmoran bought a three bed semi-detached house for €325,000 in Parkside, Balgriffin, Dublin 13, with Hooke & MacDonald

First-time buyer guide: 'Have at least another €10,000 on top of the deposit'

Feb 5, 2017 2:30

Jennifer Walsh Salmoran and Victor Salmoran bought a three bed semi-detached house for €325,000 in Parkside, Balgriffin, Dublin 13, with Hooke & MacDonald

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More so-called vulture funds will offer mortgages back to borrowers at a discount as they look to exit the market, a leading analysts believes.

More vulture funds likely to offer write-offs to families

Feb 4, 2017 2:30

More so-called vulture funds will offer mortgages back to borrowers at a discount as they look to exit the market, a leading analysts believes.

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Billionaire investor George Soros's Open Society Foundation - best known for financial human rights campaigns in fledgling democracies - has recently announced it will start fighting repossession cases here.

Soros foundation to fight against evictions here

Feb 3, 2017 2:30

Billionaire investor George Soros's Open Society Foundation - best known for financial human rights campaigns in fledgling democracies - has recently announced it will start fighting repossession cases here.

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The number of home buyers taking out a mortgage has risen to a six-year high.

Mortgage lending hits a six-year high as €5.6bn drawn down by 30,000 people

Feb 3, 2017 2:30

The number of home buyers taking out a mortgage has risen to a six-year high.

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A vulture fund that took over thousands of mortgages is offering to sell homeowners their tracker homeloans at a huge discount.

Vulture funds offer to slash your mortgage by 40pc

Feb 3, 2017 2:30

A vulture fund that took over thousands of mortgages is offering to sell homeowners their tracker homeloans at a huge discount.

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Vulture funds are not known for their compassion, so when they offer write-downs to mortgage holders you have to ask why they are doing this.

Analysis: We will see more deals before vultures fly off to next opportunity

Feb 3, 2017 2:30

Vulture funds are not known for their compassion, so when they offer write-downs to mortgage holders you have to ask why they are doing this.

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THE number of home buyers taking out a mortgage has risen to a six-year high.

Number of home buyers taking out mortgage rises to six-year high

Feb 2, 2017 10:50

THE number of home buyers taking out a mortgage has risen to a six-year high.

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The Irish property market is being hit increasingly hard by Brexit, with estate agents all over the country reporting an average fall-off in demand by one-third from across the water.

Falling sterling hits UK interest in Irish property

Jan 30, 2017 2:30

The Irish property market is being hit increasingly hard by Brexit, with estate agents all over the country reporting an average fall-off in demand by one-third from across the water.

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Surging house prices mean first-time buyers are back borrowing amounts last seen during the disastrous property boom.

Back to boom era: first-time buyers borrowing an average of over €200k

Jan 28, 2017 2:30

Surging house prices mean first-time buyers are back borrowing amounts last seen during the disastrous property boom.

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In the past year alone, 6,100 Airbnb hosts welcomed more than 400,000 guests to their homes across Dublin county.

6,100 in capital have rented out space on Airbnb in the past year

Jan 27, 2017 2:30

In the past year alone, 6,100 Airbnb hosts welcomed more than 400,000 guests to their homes across Dublin county.

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The Dublin economy is experiencing mixed fortunes, with strong employment growth but high rents and a dip in consumer confidence.

Booming economic growth threatened by housing market fears

Jan 27, 2017 2:30

The Dublin economy is experiencing mixed fortunes, with strong employment growth but high rents and a dip in consumer confidence.

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The housing crisis faces increased pressure as a result of an influx of workers coming to Ireland due to Brexit, the Central Bank's chief economist has warned.

Influx of Brexit workers to put extra strain on housing market

Jan 27, 2017 2:30

The housing crisis faces increased pressure as a result of an influx of workers coming to Ireland due to Brexit, the Central Bank's chief economist has warned.

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Rent caps have been extended to 24 further areas as part of the Government's attempts to tackle spiralling bills.

Rent caps for Galway city and 23 towns come into force today

Jan 27, 2017 2:30

Rent caps have been extended to 24 further areas as part of the Government's attempts to tackle spiralling bills.

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Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

Home Economics: Answering your property questions

Jan 27, 2017 2:30

Personal Finance expert Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

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A SPECIALIST lender is to offer buy-to-let investors the option of interest-only repayments for up to 10 years.

Specialist lender Dilosk challenges banks on buy-to-let mortgages

Jan 25, 2017 2:30

A SPECIALIST lender is to offer buy-to-let investors the option of interest-only repayments for up to 10 years.

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Fianna Fáil is demanding changes to the Government's controversial first-time buyers' grant after it emerged just 17 contractors across the country have registered.

Just 17 developers have signed up to help-to-buy scheme

Jan 25, 2017 2:30

Fianna Fáil is demanding changes to the Government's controversial first-time buyers' grant after it emerged just 17 contractors across the country have registered.

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Plans for a new town with 3,000 homes in blocks of up to 50 metres high and office, commercial and retail space for 8,000 workers have been unveiled by Dublin City Council.

3,000 new homes and space for 8,000 workers planned in capital

Jan 25, 2017 2:30

Plans for a new town with 3,000 homes in blocks of up to 50 metres high and office, commercial and retail space for 8,000 workers have been unveiled by Dublin City Council.

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Hopes have been raised that rules limiting the amount of mortgage lending by credit unions may be relaxed.

Regulator is poised to relax credit union rules on mortgages

Jan 24, 2017 2:30

Hopes have been raised that rules limiting the amount of mortgage lending by credit unions may be relaxed.

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Credit unions are gearing up to issue millions of euro worth of mortgages this year.

Credit Unions' €400m pot to push mortgage lending rules

Jan 23, 2017 2:30

Credit unions are gearing up to issue millions of euro worth of mortgages this year.

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The Government has been accused of introducing contradictory policies that will fail to address the housing crisis.

Minister was told to avoid new rent caps

Jan 22, 2017 2:30

The Government has been accused of introducing contradictory policies that will fail to address the housing crisis.

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THE former home of Ryanair founder Tony Ryan sold for just over €12m last October, becoming the most expensive property sold across the State in 2016.

Who sold where - and for how much? The ten most expensive house sales of 2016

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

THE former home of Ryanair founder Tony Ryan sold for just over €12m last October, becoming the most expensive property sold across the State in 2016.

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Ask the experts: Are prices falling or static in any locations that you can think of?

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

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Ask the experts: In your experience, what percentage of buyers are paying cash? Do you think this will rise or fall this year?

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

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Ask the experts: How do you see the Irish residential market behaving in 2017?

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

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