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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ask the expert: If supply is at a record low right now, why aren't enough people selling?

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

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Ask the experts: Is there a danger of another property bubble forming, as some are claiming?

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

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Ask the experts: Where Do you see rents going in 2017?

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

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Ask the experts: What impact (if any) do you think the effects of the last Budget's Help-to-Buy scheme combined with the Central Bank's end-of-year tweaks to its lending regime will have on the market?

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

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Ask the experts: In what locations do you expect to see most capital value growth?

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

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Ask the experts: What are your views on 'Rebuilding Ireland', Minister Simon Coveney's plan to sort out the housing crisis?

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

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Ask the experts: What would you buy if you were an investor spending (a) €250,000, (b) €350,000 and (c) €600,000? A specific property type and a specific area...

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

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Sinéad Conlon, a 37-year-old secondary school teacher and blogger, and husband Ronan Conlon, a 36-year-old IT project manager, bought their four-bed semi-detached home in the Galway suburb of Knocknacarra in 2006 at the peak of the property boom.

The Trader-Upper: 'After decade in negative equity, we can finally move'

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Sinéad Conlon, a 37-year-old secondary school teacher and blogger, and husband Ronan Conlon, a 36-year-old IT project manager, bought their four-bed semi-detached home in the Galway suburb of Knocknacarra in 2006 at the peak of the property boom.

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What will 2016 be remembered for? Was it to be the year, a century after our independence, when we finally said goodbye to homelessness? Not by a long shot. Was it to be the year that prices stabilised, leaving the opportunity for home-ownership realistic and achievable? Not that either.

Sinead Ryan: Things are looking up for first-time buyers - but policies and interest rates need a big review

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

What will 2016 be remembered for? Was it to be the year, a century after our independence, when we finally said goodbye to homelessness? Not by a long shot. Was it to be the year that prices stabilised, leaving the opportunity for home-ownership realistic and achievable? Not that either.

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IN order to determine your home's value, first select your micromarket from the drop down menu.

How to use 'How Much Is Your House Worth?'

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

IN order to determine your home's value, first select your micromarket from the drop down menu.

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IN a reversal of fortune, Ireland's trophy home locations of Dublin 4 and South County Dublin - in which the country's most prestigious abodes are found - have ended up being among Ireland's flattest property markets as we enter 2017.

Is 2017 the year of no homes to go to?

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

IN a reversal of fortune, Ireland's trophy home locations of Dublin 4 and South County Dublin - in which the country's most prestigious abodes are found - have ended up being among Ireland's flattest property markets as we enter 2017.

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Housing was centre-stage in 2016. Don't expect matters to change much in 2017. Owing to the time it takes to build new homes, a likely (modest) increase in the supply of housing this year won't transform trends in rents and house prices.

Househunters will have little to look forward to in 2017

Jan 21, 2017 2:30

Housing was centre-stage in 2016. Don't expect matters to change much in 2017. Owing to the time it takes to build new homes, a likely (modest) increase in the supply of housing this year won't transform trends in rents and house prices.

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If you want to know what is going on in the property market don't talk to an estate agent. The best leading indicator of the market is Mover Mark - the king of furniture movers. A conversation with a lad in a big white van stuffed to the gills with other people's possessions is by far the most instructive steer you will get on the property market.

People are trading up, and if Mover Mark says it's true, I believe him...

Jan 21, 2017 2:30

If you want to know what is going on in the property market don't talk to an estate agent. The best leading indicator of the market is Mover Mark - the king of furniture movers. A conversation with a lad in a big white van stuffed to the gills with other people's possessions is by far the most instructive steer you will get on the property market.

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Crunch time is coming for the Central Bank. Legislation the regulators do not want, designed to tackle the great mortgage rip-off, is on the way.

A victory in battle on mortgage rip-offs

Jan 21, 2017 2:30

Crunch time is coming for the Central Bank. Legislation the regulators do not want, designed to tackle the great mortgage rip-off, is on the way.

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Fine Gael politicians have expressed concern that the mechanism being used to select the new areas for rent caps will see many rural towns bypassed.

Coveney faces clamour for towns to be listed as 'rent pressure zones'

Jan 21, 2017 2:30

Fine Gael politicians have expressed concern that the mechanism being used to select the new areas for rent caps will see many rural towns bypassed.

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The much-promised law that will give the Central Bank the power to cap mortgage interest rates is likely to be enacted by the summer.

Mortgage rate caps to be enacted in law by the summer

Jan 21, 2017 2:30

The much-promised law that will give the Central Bank the power to cap mortgage interest rates is likely to be enacted by the summer.

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Landlords have been slapped down by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) after threatening to hike tenants' charges in lieu of raising rents.

Landlords ordered to withdraw threat of extra charges as rent cap comes in

Jan 21, 2017 2:30

Landlords have been slapped down by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) after threatening to hike tenants' charges in lieu of raising rents.

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The number of €1m-plus homes trading hands has risen year-on-year as families struggle to secure a foothold on the housing ladder.

Families struggling to get a foothold on ladder but €1m-plus sales on the rise

Jan 21, 2017 2:30

The number of €1m-plus homes trading hands has risen year-on-year as families struggle to secure a foothold on the housing ladder.

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Sarah Lennon, a 29-year-old who works in employee engagement at a Dublin-based tech company, her 31-year-old partner Declan Butler, and their two-year-old daughter Sienna moved in with Sarah's parents in Knocklyon in June to step up their saving habit. The couple have been saving towards a deposit on their first home for almost five years, making plenty of sacrifices along the way.

The Young Family: 'We've moved in with my parents so we can save enough for a deposit'

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Sarah Lennon, a 29-year-old who works in employee engagement at a Dublin-based tech company, her 31-year-old partner Declan Butler, and their two-year-old daughter Sienna moved in with Sarah's parents in Knocklyon in June to step up their saving habit. The couple have been saving towards a deposit on their first home for almost five years, making plenty of sacrifices along the way.

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In much the same way that petrol consumption has long been an accepted factor in calculating the price we pay for a car at the motor-showroom forecourt, research now shows that a home's fuel consumption is fast become a key pricing factor for property here in Ireland - alongside more traditional considerations such as size, condition and proximity to amenities.

Don't underestimate energy efficiency - and add €30,000 to the value of your home

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

In much the same way that petrol consumption has long been an accepted factor in calculating the price we pay for a car at the motor-showroom forecourt, research now shows that a home's fuel consumption is fast become a key pricing factor for property here in Ireland - alongside more traditional considerations such as size, condition and proximity to amenities.

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The west Cork farmhouse Gina Meehan bought in Rineen, on the coast road between Union Hall and Castletownshend back in 2009 will be too large and too remote for the 52-year-old's needs once her second son leaves the family nest in March.

The Downsizer: 'I love my quirky home but when my son leaves, it will be too big for me'

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

The west Cork farmhouse Gina Meehan bought in Rineen, on the coast road between Union Hall and Castletownshend back in 2009 will be too large and too remote for the 52-year-old's needs once her second son leaves the family nest in March.

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Baz Taylor, a 33-year-old iPhone developer from Limerick, is scouting the city for a three-bed house to buy because he is weary of belonging to Generation Rent.

The Single Man: 'I'm worried rent rises will delay my departure from Generation Rent'

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Baz Taylor, a 33-year-old iPhone developer from Limerick, is scouting the city for a three-bed house to buy because he is weary of belonging to Generation Rent.

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Prices have increased in D8 by a whopping 13pc on average through the last 12 months, with particularly favoured locales going even higher.

Dublin 8: 'Nearly every sale in the area has gone above asking price'

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Prices have increased in D8 by a whopping 13pc on average through the last 12 months, with particularly favoured locales going even higher.

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Stock is down in Dublin 16 on a year ago but, despite this, lending restrictions played a big role in keeping price increases well below the norm at just 1pc. This is middle-ground, middle-class territory and it contains the sort of homes which are impacted most by the Central Bank's lending regime.

Dublin 16: Garages and gardens great for 'future-proofing'

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Stock is down in Dublin 16 on a year ago but, despite this, lending restrictions played a big role in keeping price increases well below the norm at just 1pc. This is middle-ground, middle-class territory and it contains the sort of homes which are impacted most by the Central Bank's lending regime.

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During the boom, prices in Ballyfermot (pretty much comprising all of Dublin 10) hiked right up to €400,000, but when the crash kicked in they collapsed down as low as €80/90,000. Now they have shot back up again.

Dublin 10: Market continues to be popular

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

During the boom, prices in Ballyfermot (pretty much comprising all of Dublin 10) hiked right up to €400,000, but when the crash kicked in they collapsed down as low as €80/90,000. Now they have shot back up again.

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Our expert on the ground reports a disparity between buyer expectations in Dublin 12 and the true market values of homes on offer - as evidenced by the huge numbers of viewers turning up at showings only to be put off by bidding. "Most first viewings have been attracting 30-100 people; there were 200 at one showing," says Adrian Murphy of Murphy Mullan, who reports a "very strong" year for prices in D12.

Dublin 12: Buyers must go well above 'asking'

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Our expert on the ground reports a disparity between buyer expectations in Dublin 12 and the true market values of homes on offer - as evidenced by the huge numbers of viewers turning up at showings only to be put off by bidding. "Most first viewings have been attracting 30-100 people; there were 200 at one showing," says Adrian Murphy of Murphy Mullan, who reports a "very strong" year for prices in D12.

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The housing stock in Dublin 14 mainly comprises mature residential estates built between the 1950s and 1980s. This area experienced a surge in demand through the boom years thanks largely to the impact of two incredibly important arrivals: the Luas, which cut travel times in the morning from a 90-minute traffic tailback to 20 minutes by rail, and Dundrum Town Centre, one of Ireland's biggest and most popular shopping, dining and cinema complexes.

Dublin 14: Supply shortage helps push up Dundrum prices

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

The housing stock in Dublin 14 mainly comprises mature residential estates built between the 1950s and 1980s. This area experienced a surge in demand through the boom years thanks largely to the impact of two incredibly important arrivals: the Luas, which cut travel times in the morning from a 90-minute traffic tailback to 20 minutes by rail, and Dundrum Town Centre, one of Ireland's biggest and most popular shopping, dining and cinema complexes.

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Supply improved in Dublin 18 through the year but, after Brexit was declared in June, demand fell off late last year in an area particularly popular with returning emigrants from the UK. The average three-bed semi showed no increase in value as a result.

Dublin 18: Bungalows in big demand with downsizers

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Supply improved in Dublin 18 through the year but, after Brexit was declared in June, demand fell off late last year in an area particularly popular with returning emigrants from the UK. The average three-bed semi showed no increase in value as a result.

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Due to its stock of more afford- able homes, most of the demand in Dublin 20 comes from first-time buyers. But Dublin 20 was hit hard by the bank lending regulations brought in two years ago.

Dublin 20: Palmerstown best bang for your buck

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Due to its stock of more afford- able homes, most of the demand in Dublin 20 comes from first-time buyers. But Dublin 20 was hit hard by the bank lending regulations brought in two years ago.

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Dublin 22 was another location in which shortages had worsened in 2016 - agent Paul O'Brien of Property Partners O'Brien Swaine estimated that transactions were down by 5pc compared with the previous year. As a result, prices are up by 8pc. An average three-bed semi now stands at €250,000.

Dublin 22: Dearer but Corpos still a steal

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Dublin 22 was another location in which shortages had worsened in 2016 - agent Paul O'Brien of Property Partners O'Brien Swaine estimated that transactions were down by 5pc compared with the previous year. As a result, prices are up by 8pc. An average three-bed semi now stands at €250,000.

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The most popular properties in Dublin 24 are, not surprisingly, entry-level properties priced between €280,000 and €300,000, and aimed at first-time buyers. This relatively young area - with a population larger than Limerick's - is among the few on the southside in which affordable family homes are still available.

Dublin 24: Kilnamanagh ticks boxes for first-timers

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

The most popular properties in Dublin 24 are, not surprisingly, entry-level properties priced between €280,000 and €300,000, and aimed at first-time buyers. This relatively young area - with a population larger than Limerick's - is among the few on the southside in which affordable family homes are still available.

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At the heart of the city centre, Dublin 1 is becoming a more diverse market daily, as the Docklands continue to stride upmarket while less salubrious parts of the inner city continue to remain quite run down in some pockets. Across the board, stock here is predominantly apartments, and the buyers see investors outnumber owner- occupiers by almost three to one.

Dublin 1: Dapper Docklands are a boon to this diverse area

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

At the heart of the city centre, Dublin 1 is becoming a more diverse market daily, as the Docklands continue to stride upmarket while less salubrious parts of the inner city continue to remain quite run down in some pockets. Across the board, stock here is predominantly apartments, and the buyers see investors outnumber owner- occupiers by almost three to one.

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First-time buyers focus on Fairview and Marino, with Marino's ex-Corporation houses ranging in price from €360,000 to €505,000. In North Strand, Ballybough and East Wall, houses that would cost €550k elsewhere in Dublin 3 can still be bought for around €300k.

Dublin 3 (excluding Clontarf): Clontarf is streets ahead in D3

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

First-time buyers focus on Fairview and Marino, with Marino's ex-Corporation houses ranging in price from €360,000 to €505,000. In North Strand, Ballybough and East Wall, houses that would cost €550k elsewhere in Dublin 3 can still be bought for around €300k.

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Unlike many postcodes throughout the capital, Dublin 5 saw an increase in transactions through the past 12 months even though supply remains relatively poor.

Dublin 5: Pent-up demand will push Raheny's prices higher

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Unlike many postcodes throughout the capital, Dublin 5 saw an increase in transactions through the past 12 months even though supply remains relatively poor.

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The big news in Dublin 7 is the 'Luas effect', which is inflating prices in Cabra in particular - spiking them disproportionately following the interest from buyers with an eye on a faster travel time to the city centre.

Dublin 7: Grangegorman and Luas drive demand in all D7 areas

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

The big news in Dublin 7 is the 'Luas effect', which is inflating prices in Cabra in particular - spiking them disproportionately following the interest from buyers with an eye on a faster travel time to the city centre.

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Investors are back in Dublin 9 and have increased their share of deals to around one third - up from about a quarter of transactions the previous year.

Dublin 9: 'Couples who bought before the bust can finally sell up'

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Investors are back in Dublin 9 and have increased their share of deals to around one third - up from about a quarter of transactions the previous year.

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Inflation is taking priced-out couples from Dublin 7, 8 and 9 into Dublin 11 and inflationary conditions are bringing buyers in from very far afield, says Aidan Horan of Wilson Moore, who noticed a big change in the type of buyer who is now interested in Dublin 11, with prices increasing by 8pc in the year to date.

Dublin 11: Middle East and Asia investors boost sales

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Inflation is taking priced-out couples from Dublin 7, 8 and 9 into Dublin 11 and inflationary conditions are bringing buyers in from very far afield, says Aidan Horan of Wilson Moore, who noticed a big change in the type of buyer who is now interested in Dublin 11, with prices increasing by 8pc in the year to date.

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The market in Dublin 13 - which includes a rump of middle income family-sized estate homes - seemed an unlikely one to be hit by Brexit, but that's just what happened in the last six months; 2016 started out quietly, and there was uncertainty after Brexit in June.

Dublin 13: First-time buyers take coastal route in Sutton

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

The market in Dublin 13 - which includes a rump of middle income family-sized estate homes - seemed an unlikely one to be hit by Brexit, but that's just what happened in the last six months; 2016 started out quietly, and there was uncertainty after Brexit in June.

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Properties at the lower end of the market saw growth in the region of 7.5pc during 2016, while at the middle and higher end of the market it was in the region of 3.5pc in one of the few Dublin markets that has plenty of new homes available for sale.

Dublin 15: 'You have to get the asking price right in this area'

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Properties at the lower end of the market saw growth in the region of 7.5pc during 2016, while at the middle and higher end of the market it was in the region of 3.5pc in one of the few Dublin markets that has plenty of new homes available for sale.

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Dublin 17 is suffering from a very acute shortage of supply but that didn't translate into much growth, says Brian Caulfield of GWD, our expert on the ground, who estimates value increases of 6pc in the year to date.

Dublin 17: Values stagnant in areas plagued by 'social issues'

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Dublin 17 is suffering from a very acute shortage of supply but that didn't translate into much growth, says Brian Caulfield of GWD, our expert on the ground, who estimates value increases of 6pc in the year to date.

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In Dublin North County, 2016 got off to a good start, reports Grainne McKenna of DNG McKenna Healy.

North County Dublin: Huge discrepancies in prices

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

In Dublin North County, 2016 got off to a good start, reports Grainne McKenna of DNG McKenna Healy.

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Prices rose by 8pc in Dublin West County following a previous fall of 2pc in prices in the year to January 2016 while the investor is back buying around the north county area.

West County Dublin: 'Investors buying apartments, not houses'

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

Prices rose by 8pc in Dublin West County following a previous fall of 2pc in prices in the year to January 2016 while the investor is back buying around the north county area.

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In the past in Carlow, any properties that came onto the market through receivers were always sold to investors looking to rent them out. Stock is now so low in the county that 50pc of these sales are currently going to owner-occupiers.

Carlow: Carlow town a clever buy if you're willing to commute

Jan 21, 2017 17:00

In the past in Carlow, any properties that came onto the market through receivers were always sold to investors looking to rent them out. Stock is now so low in the county that 50pc of these sales are currently going to owner-occupiers.

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