Fewer houses are being bought as property prices continue to rise.

Property sales slow as prices continue to increase

Nov 15, 2018 2:30

Fewer houses are being bought as property prices continue to rise.

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People in mortgage arrears suffer shame and stress and feel they've been abandoned by the State, it has been claimed.

People in mortgage arrears 'feel abandoned by the State'

Nov 15, 2018 2:30

People in mortgage arrears suffer shame and stress and feel they've been abandoned by the State, it has been claimed.

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FEWER houses are being bought as property prices continue to rise.

Fewer houses being bought as property prices continue to rise

Nov 14, 2018 12:35

FEWER houses are being bought as property prices continue to rise.

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A report for the Government has found that vulture funds are engaging with borrowers in arrears.

Vulture funds are engaging with borrowers in arrears, Government report finds

Nov 13, 2018 18:21

A report for the Government has found that vulture funds are engaging with borrowers in arrears.

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Fewer than 20 local authority loans aimed at helping first-time buyers get on the property ladder were drawn down in the cities during the first half of this year.

Fewer than 20 local authority home loans taken in cities

Nov 12, 2018 2:30

Fewer than 20 local authority loans aimed at helping first-time buyers get on the property ladder were drawn down in the cities during the first half of this year.

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Rents have risen 30pc above Celtic Tiger rates and reached a record high for the 10th consecutive quarter, according to a new report.

Unwanted new records as rents surge 30pc higher than during Celtic Tiger

Nov 12, 2018 2:30

Rents have risen 30pc above Celtic Tiger rates and reached a record high for the 10th consecutive quarter, according to a new report.

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The lack of competition in the banking market has been blamed after new figures showed mortgage rates here remain the highest in the eurozone.

Banking 'duopoly' is keeping mortgage rates high

Nov 10, 2018 2:30

The lack of competition in the banking market has been blamed after new figures showed mortgage rates here remain the highest in the eurozone.

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Almost 5,000 new dwellings were built in the third quarter of the year – a 23.4pc increase on the same period last year.

Almost 5,000 new dwellings built in third quarter of year - CSO

Nov 9, 2018 11:23

Almost 5,000 new dwellings were built in the third quarter of the year – a 23.4pc increase on the same period last year.

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Irish banks must shed a further €9bn of bad loans to meet ECB targets, Moody's has warned.

Half of bad loans now residential mortgages

Nov 9, 2018 2:30

Irish banks must shed a further €9bn of bad loans to meet ECB targets, Moody's has warned.

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High housing costs in the capital may be limiting the ability of companies to attract workers, a report from the four Dublin local authorities says.

High housing costs in Dublin could be limiting ability of companies to attract staff

Nov 9, 2018 2:30

High housing costs in the capital may be limiting the ability of companies to attract workers, a report from the four Dublin local authorities says.

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House price growth is expected to slow down in the coming years amid concerns about Brexit and a lack of perceived value in the property market.

House price hikes set to slow amid Brexit concerns and 'lack of value'

Nov 8, 2018 2:30

House price growth is expected to slow down in the coming years amid concerns about Brexit and a lack of perceived value in the property market.

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People who save into a pension should be allowed to borrow from it to fund a house purchase, a leading actuary has argued.

Allow people to raid pension pots to pay for deposit on a home, actuaries recommend

Nov 8, 2018 2:30

People who save into a pension should be allowed to borrow from it to fund a house purchase, a leading actuary has argued.

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been accused of dismissing the plight of thousands of young people seeking to buy their first home after he said it has "never been easy" to get a mortgage.

'It wasn't ever easy to save for first mortgage' - Taoiseach under fire for 'dismissive' comments about plight of first-time buyers

Nov 4, 2018 7:30

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been accused of dismissing the plight of thousands of young people seeking to buy their first home after he said it has "never been easy" to get a mortgage.

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<b>Question:Myself and my boyfriend are buying our first home together. It is my first house, but he is selling a flat he owns to purchase it which is worth €140,000 once the mortgage is paid and our new house will be around €500,000. However, our solicitor is saying that his contribution to the purchase could be treated as a ‘gift’ to me, which I don’t understand, as we will both own the house 50/50. I’m putting in €25,000 of my savings also. Is there a tax implication and how do we get around it?</b>

Home Economics: Our property finance expert answers your questions

Nov 2, 2018 2:30

Question:Myself and my boyfriend are buying our first home together. It is my first house, but he is selling a flat he owns to purchase it which is worth €140,000 once the mortgage is paid and our new house will be around €500,000. However, our solicitor is saying that his contribution to the purchase could be treated as a ‘gift’ to me, which I don’t understand, as we will both own the house 50/50. I’m putting in €25,000 of my savings also. Is there a tax implication and how do we get around it?

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Hundreds of thousands of mortgage-holders, as well as small businesses, are set for a reprieve on anticipated higher repayments.

Good news for mortgage holders: Rates to stay low as the eurozone flounders

Oct 31, 2018 2:30

Hundreds of thousands of mortgage-holders, as well as small businesses, are set for a reprieve on anticipated higher repayments.

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House completions grew by a quarter in the three months to 30 September, according to BER Housebuilding Tracker from Goodbody.

House completions growing but still well below demand

Oct 26, 2018 7:16

House completions grew by a quarter in the three months to 30 September, according to BER Housebuilding Tracker from Goodbody.

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Credit unions will be able to do more mortgage lending and issue more commercial loans under proposals from the regulator.

Rule changes set to allow credit unions to issue more mortgages

Oct 25, 2018 2:30

Credit unions will be able to do more mortgage lending and issue more commercial loans under proposals from the regulator.

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The Central Bank has called for feedback on a report it has published outlining potential changes to the lending framework for credit unions.

Central Bank proposals would allow credit unions 'to offer home loans in a meaningful way'

Oct 24, 2018 11:52

The Central Bank has called for feedback on a report it has published outlining potential changes to the lending framework for credit unions.

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A young couple waiting for permission to build their home for more than three years have said the obstacles created by planning authorities are fuelling the housing crisis.

Three-year wait for permission for family keen to build new house

Oct 23, 2018 2:30

A young couple waiting for permission to build their home for more than three years have said the obstacles created by planning authorities are fuelling the housing crisis.

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Architect Dermot Bannon has suggested that building apartments with proper storage areas rather than traditional semi-detached, three-bedroom homes could create a housing solution for Dublin.

'Time to re-imagine our cities - we need to build up, not semi-Ds' - Dermot Bannon

Oct 23, 2018 2:30

Architect Dermot Bannon has suggested that building apartments with proper storage areas rather than traditional semi-detached, three-bedroom homes could create a housing solution for Dublin.

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Councillors in Co Kildare have agreed to look at building log cabins as a cheaper alternative to building houses in a bid to tackle the housing crisis.

Could councillor's 'log cabin proposal' be a short-term solution to Ireland's housing crisis?

Oct 23, 2018 2:30

Councillors in Co Kildare have agreed to look at building log cabins as a cheaper alternative to building houses in a bid to tackle the housing crisis.

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Ulster Bank is continuing to accept mortgage applications from new buyers who need an exemption from strict lending limits.

Ulster Bank is bucking trend on exemptions for new buyers

Oct 22, 2018 2:30

Ulster Bank is continuing to accept mortgage applications from new buyers who need an exemption from strict lending limits.

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<b>Question: We are three people renting a house together and the utility bills are becoming a nightmare. One of us wants to install a pre-pay meter as she says it’s the best value for money and we can tightly control our spend. I don’t agree, because I’ve heard these are actually quite expensive, but I would also like the control. As it is, we don’t really know where our costs are going. Now with electricity prices rising we really need a solution. The house itself is quite old (1980s) and wouldn’t have great insulation. Our landlord says we can change supplier if we want. We’re with Bord Gáis currently.</b>

Home Economics: Our property finance expert answers your questions

Oct 19, 2018 2:30

Question: We are three people renting a house together and the utility bills are becoming a nightmare. One of us wants to install a pre-pay meter as she says it’s the best value for money and we can tightly control our spend. I don’t agree, because I’ve heard these are actually quite expensive, but I would also like the control. As it is, we don’t really know where our costs are going. Now with electricity prices rising we really need a solution. The house itself is quite old (1980s) and wouldn’t have great insulation. Our landlord says we can change supplier if we want. We’re with Bord Gáis currently.

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The mortgage market is in line for a shake-up as Finance Ireland signalled its intention to become a key player with the purchase of the home-loans business of Pepper Money.

Families to save as mortgage market shake-up challenges existing lenders

Oct 19, 2018 2:30

The mortgage market is in line for a shake-up as Finance Ireland signalled its intention to become a key player with the purchase of the home-loans business of Pepper Money.

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First-time buyers here are paying hundreds of euro per month more for a mortgage than the European average.

First-time buyers pay out €157 more every month than eurozone average

Oct 16, 2018 2:30

First-time buyers here are paying hundreds of euro per month more for a mortgage than the European average.

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First-time buyers here are paying multiples more for a mortgage every year than the European average.

First-time buyers in Ireland paying multiples more for mortgage than European average

Oct 15, 2018 12:42

First-time buyers here are paying multiples more for a mortgage every year than the European average.

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The knock-on effect of Brexit is likely to see plenty of our older emigrants come home to roost early, along with a whole new tranche of British-born immigrants to boot.

Wild geese to return early - but it's not clear where we are going to put them

Oct 15, 2018 2:30

The knock-on effect of Brexit is likely to see plenty of our older emigrants come home to roost early, along with a whole new tranche of British-born immigrants to boot.

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STATE-owned Permanent TSB was accused of lacking care and respect for its customers when it appeared before the Oireachtas Finance Committee.

PTSB chief Masding accused of being 'uncaring' over selling mortgages to vulture funds

Oct 11, 2018 12:37

STATE-owned Permanent TSB was accused of lacking care and respect for its customers when it appeared before the Oireachtas Finance Committee.

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The most common price paid for a residential property has remained static in the past three months.

Median property price static amid dip in capital

Oct 10, 2018 2:30

The most common price paid for a residential property has remained static in the past three months.

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PROPERTY price rises have continued to moderate.

Property price rises moderately in August with the lowest growth in south Dublin

Oct 9, 2018 11:16

PROPERTY price rises have continued to moderate.

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House buyers are paying thousands of euro extra to live near a Luas line in Dublin.

You want to live near a Luas stop? Here's how much it adds to the average property price

Oct 9, 2018 2:30

House buyers are paying thousands of euro extra to live near a Luas line in Dublin.

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Ireland's largest private landlord has scrapped plans to hike rents by up to 25pc at a south Dublin complex following protests by tenants.

'People power victory' as private landlord scraps rent hikes of up to 25pc

Oct 9, 2018 2:30

Ireland's largest private landlord has scrapped plans to hike rents by up to 25pc at a south Dublin complex following protests by tenants.

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The pace of house building slowed for the second month in a row in September, hitting an 11-month low.

Pace of housing construction slows for the second month in a row

Oct 8, 2018 2:30

The pace of house building slowed for the second month in a row in September, hitting an 11-month low.

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Earlier this week, it was reported that the Independent Alliance TDs - who form part of the Government - are proposing a 'granny flat grant', that would help convert family homes into two units, as one of their flagship measures for Budget 2019.

Trinity professor Ronan Lyons: Downsizing is central to our housing solution

Oct 8, 2018 2:30

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Independent Alliance TDs - who form part of the Government - are proposing a 'granny flat grant', that would help convert family homes into two units, as one of their flagship measures for Budget 2019.

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The VAT rate on new homes should be slashed to zero to help fuel the construction such properties, according to the executive chairman of stock market-listed home builder Abbey.

Calls for VAT on new homes to be slashed to zero to help fuel construction

Oct 5, 2018 13:09

The VAT rate on new homes should be slashed to zero to help fuel the construction such properties, according to the executive chairman of stock market-listed home builder Abbey.

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Irish banks have paid around €580m to customers impacted by the tracker mortgage scandal, according to the Central Bank Governor Philip Lane.

Irish banks 'paid €580m to customers impacted by tracker mortgage scandal'

Oct 4, 2018 7:53

Irish banks have paid around €580m to customers impacted by the tracker mortgage scandal, according to the Central Bank Governor Philip Lane.

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Homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry believes that there are at least half a million people in the country whose housing situation is causing them serious distress.

Housing: More than 10,000 vent their anger over crisis

Oct 4, 2018 2:30

Homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry believes that there are at least half a million people in the country whose housing situation is causing them serious distress.

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A special savings scheme to help first-time buyers is being considered as part of Budget 2019, the Irish Independent can reveal.

First-time buyers to get savings top-up in Budget housing plan

Oct 4, 2018 2:30

A special savings scheme to help first-time buyers is being considered as part of Budget 2019, the Irish Independent can reveal.

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A project backed by celebrity architect Dermot Bannon has been championing the idea of converting elderly people's homes into separate units for two years now - and it costs a lot more than €15,000.

Room to Improve: Dermot Bannon backs project to convert pensioners' homes into separate units

Oct 4, 2018 2:30

A project backed by celebrity architect Dermot Bannon has been championing the idea of converting elderly people's homes into separate units for two years now - and it costs a lot more than €15,000.

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Tom Roche (69) from Offaly fears what the future will hold for him after he fell into mortgage arrears.

'This is like a nightmare' - Tom (69) on the fear of losing his home

Oct 4, 2018 2:30

Tom Roche (69) from Offaly fears what the future will hold for him after he fell into mortgage arrears.

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Half of all workers will still be paying debts in their retirement including mortgage or paying rent.

Half of all workers to still be in debt when they retire

Oct 4, 2018 2:30

Half of all workers will still be paying debts in their retirement including mortgage or paying rent.

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More than 530 social homes first announced three years ago will not be completed and ready for occupation until at least 2020.

More than 500 social homes announced in 2015 won't be delivered before 2020

Oct 3, 2018 2:30

More than 530 social homes first announced three years ago will not be completed and ready for occupation until at least 2020.

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Forget avocado toast and living beyond our means - the only reason that so many first-time buyers like myself are waiting until our mid-30s to buy is because of the dysfunctional housing market.

'We have mortgage approval and a significant deposit - but it's a catch 22 when it comes to renting and looking to buy'

Oct 3, 2018 2:30

Forget avocado toast and living beyond our means - the only reason that so many first-time buyers like myself are waiting until our mid-30s to buy is because of the dysfunctional housing market.

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Mortgage borrowers are getting older as it takes longer to save for a deposit for a property.

Revealed: First-time buyers now 34 before they save up for home they will pay off in retirement

Oct 3, 2018 2:30

Mortgage borrowers are getting older as it takes longer to save for a deposit for a property.

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Peter and Birgit Lochmann have always loved travelling, but since retirement they've found that Airbnb is bringing the world to them.

Bringing world to us: 'We let out our art studio to meet people - it's like travelling while standing still'

Oct 1, 2018 2:30

Peter and Birgit Lochmann have always loved travelling, but since retirement they've found that Airbnb is bringing the world to them.

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The number of older Airbnb hosts - or 'empty nesters' - is rising rapidly.

Older Airbnb hosts on the rise as 'empty nesters' earn €3,000 a year letting rooms

Oct 1, 2018 2:30

The number of older Airbnb hosts - or 'empty nesters' - is rising rapidly.

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It came as a shock to self-employed driving school operator Jay Sukhdeo when he was turned down by the banks for a mortgage.

'I only needed a €100k mortgage for a €480k house but the banks turned me down'

Oct 1, 2018 2:30

It came as a shock to self-employed driving school operator Jay Sukhdeo when he was turned down by the banks for a mortgage.

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The mortgage market is finally due to undergo a massive shake-up.

Mortgage market shake-up: Credit unions set to challenge banks and open up market

Oct 1, 2018 2:30

The mortgage market is finally due to undergo a massive shake-up.

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The Governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane has welcomed indications that the surge in house prices is showing signs of abating.

Head of Central Bank hails slowdown in surging house prices

Sep 29, 2018 2:30

The Governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane has welcomed indications that the surge in house prices is showing signs of abating.

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Governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane has said that Irish house prices flatlining is "good news".

Irish house prices flatlining 'good news' – Philip Lane in Bloomberg interview

Sep 28, 2018 9:27

Governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane has said that Irish house prices flatlining is "good news".

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Local authorities have built fewer than 500 homes in the first half of the year.

Councils fall dramatically short of target

Sep 28, 2018 2:30

Local authorities have built fewer than 500 homes in the first half of the year.

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Property owners in certain areas are facing a clampdown on the use of sites like Airbnb to cash in on short-term lets on a long-term basis.

Clampdown on long-term Airbnb lets in rent zones

Sep 28, 2018 2:30

Property owners in certain areas are facing a clampdown on the use of sites like Airbnb to cash in on short-term lets on a long-term basis.

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In December 2012, the government designated North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock in the Dublin Docklands as a strategic development zone (SDZ).

Paul Melia: Setback does not inspire much confidence crisis will be solved

Sep 28, 2018 2:30

In December 2012, the government designated North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock in the Dublin Docklands as a strategic development zone (SDZ).

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The level of mortgage switching continues to increase sharply - albeit off a low base.

Sharp increase in number of mortgage holders switching

Sep 28, 2018 2:30

The level of mortgage switching continues to increase sharply - albeit off a low base.

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A much-hyped fast-track housing plan to deliver thousands of new homes for families will be gathering dust for at least three years before anything is done.

Revealed: Fast-track plan for thousands of new homes in tatters

Sep 28, 2018 2:30

A much-hyped fast-track housing plan to deliver thousands of new homes for families will be gathering dust for at least three years before anything is done.

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A SPANISH bank has bought Irish credit operator Avantcard in a move that raises the prospect of a new foreign lender shaking up the market.

Spanish bank is first foreign lender since crash to enter Ireland

Sep 28, 2018 2:30

A SPANISH bank has bought Irish credit operator Avantcard in a move that raises the prospect of a new foreign lender shaking up the market.

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A draw in the Mansion House for a home in Ballyfermot, where new housing estates were being developed, was the novel way in which growing demand was tackled in 1948.

When homes were raffled in Ballyfermot to hopeful families

Sep 26, 2018 2:30

A draw in the Mansion House for a home in Ballyfermot, where new housing estates were being developed, was the novel way in which growing demand was tackled in 1948.

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The Central Bank has been producing data that "grossly" overstates mortgage arrears, calling into question a raft of home repossessions.

Central Bank's arrears figure 'overstated by a huge amount'

Sep 25, 2018 2:30

The Central Bank has been producing data that "grossly" overstates mortgage arrears, calling into question a raft of home repossessions.

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WHEN the Central Bank tightened up on mortgage lending by introducing a stringent new set of lending criteria in February 2015, it was against a backdrop of house price inflation running close to 20pc per annum in the capital and rising to worrying levels in other cities.

Mark Keenan: Stop-gap lending rules limit home ownership to rich

Sep 24, 2018 12:54

WHEN the Central Bank tightened up on mortgage lending by introducing a stringent new set of lending criteria in February 2015, it was against a backdrop of house price inflation running close to 20pc per annum in the capital and rising to worrying levels in other cities.

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House prices are flatlining in Dublin and Ireland's other cities - with even an average 'semi-D' out of ordinary families' price range.

New data shows house prices nationwide flatline - with a semi-D now beyond reach for ordinary families

Sep 24, 2018 2:30

House prices are flatlining in Dublin and Ireland's other cities - with even an average 'semi-D' out of ordinary families' price range.

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Families are being forced to lower their expectations in a housing market driven by need rather than choice, a survey has revealed.

Desperate house hunters are forced to compromise to put down roots

Sep 24, 2018 2:30

Families are being forced to lower their expectations in a housing market driven by need rather than choice, a survey has revealed.

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The recently launched Land Development Agency has the potential to stem the tide of an ever-increasing shortage of urban homes. Its remit will cover mainly State-owned land but will encompass some land assembly of other, privately owned sites.

Ronan Lyons: A win-win way to get the homes we need and solve the housing crisis

Sep 24, 2018 2:30

The recently launched Land Development Agency has the potential to stem the tide of an ever-increasing shortage of urban homes. Its remit will cover mainly State-owned land but will encompass some land assembly of other, privately owned sites.

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The Government will provide cheap funding to builders and developers to finance the development of lands they secure through the newly-proposed Land Development Agency (LDA).

State backing for builders is under fire

Sep 23, 2018 18:00

The Government will provide cheap funding to builders and developers to finance the development of lands they secure through the newly-proposed Land Development Agency (LDA).

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Almost half of mortgage holders feel they were put under pressure to take out their bank's protection policy, new research has found.

Borrowers unaware of protection choice

Sep 23, 2018 18:00

Almost half of mortgage holders feel they were put under pressure to take out their bank's protection policy, new research has found.

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The Government has been criticised for financing builders and developers to build on State lands that will be provided by the Land Development Agency (LDA).

New agency criticised for 'bankrolling' developers

Sep 23, 2018 18:00

The Government has been criticised for financing builders and developers to build on State lands that will be provided by the Land Development Agency (LDA).

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The biggest shake-up of the mortgage market for almost 20 years is on the way with An Post set to offer home-loans and pledging it will undercut current market rates by 1pc.

An Post to offer borrowers cheaper mortgages

Sep 23, 2018 18:30

The biggest shake-up of the mortgage market for almost 20 years is on the way with An Post set to offer home-loans and pledging it will undercut current market rates by 1pc.

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Housing prices are famously out of control in many US cities - the average studio apartment in San Francisco is nearly $2,500 (€2,120) a month, and over $2,900 in Manhattan. This trend has inspired a movement called "Yimby," for "Yes, in my backyard!"

Yes in my back yard! Taking on Nimbys

Sep 22, 2018 2:30

Housing prices are famously out of control in many US cities - the average studio apartment in San Francisco is nearly $2,500 (€2,120) a month, and over $2,900 in Manhattan. This trend has inspired a movement called "Yimby," for "Yes, in my backyard!"

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The rental market remains as dysfunctional as ever. Ever-rising costs (despite rent control measures), fewer properties and landlords leaving in droves, paints an unhappy place for accommodation seekers to find themselves.

Your Money: Six top tips for Generation Rent

Sep 22, 2018 2:30

The rental market remains as dysfunctional as ever. Ever-rising costs (despite rent control measures), fewer properties and landlords leaving in droves, paints an unhappy place for accommodation seekers to find themselves.

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A leading developer has warned that while the Government's new Land Development Agency (LDA) was a good idea, it will do little or nothing to tackle Ireland's housing crisis before 2023.

Warning that land agency does not offer short-term housing fix

Sep 21, 2018 2:30

A leading developer has warned that while the Government's new Land Development Agency (LDA) was a good idea, it will do little or nothing to tackle Ireland's housing crisis before 2023.

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House-hunting couples who earn up to €90,000 a year may be able to avail of a new affordable housing scheme after the Budget.

Couples earning up to €90,000 may avail of new affordable housing scheme after Budget

Sep 20, 2018 2:30

House-hunting couples who earn up to €90,000 a year may be able to avail of a new affordable housing scheme after the Budget.

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Large numbers of cash-strapped householders expect to be still paying off their mortgages in retirement.

One in five will still pay mortgage in retirement

Sep 17, 2018 2:30

Large numbers of cash-strapped householders expect to be still paying off their mortgages in retirement.

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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is facing increasing calls to review rent pressure zones amid accusations they are not fit for purpose and are failing to protect tenants from rent hikes.

Calls for Murphy to reform rent pressure zones 'to protect tenants'

Sep 17, 2018 2:30

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is facing increasing calls to review rent pressure zones amid accusations they are not fit for purpose and are failing to protect tenants from rent hikes.

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Pressure is mounting on the Government to reintroduce tax relief for renters as the housing crisis grows.

Number of renters doubles as sky-high charges force families into homelessness

Sep 15, 2018 2:30

Pressure is mounting on the Government to reintroduce tax relief for renters as the housing crisis grows.

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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has rejected claims that his party's €200m affordable homes plan is "insufficient, inefficient and unsustainable".

Affordable homes will go to taxpayers, insists Martin

Sep 13, 2018 2:30

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has rejected claims that his party's €200m affordable homes plan is "insufficient, inefficient and unsustainable".

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Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has rejected suggestions the European Central Bank (ECB) can veto proposed legislation giving increased protections to mortgage holders facing the repossession of their homes.

'We won't let ECB block plans to protect mortgage holders' - Flanagan

Sep 12, 2018 2:30

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has rejected suggestions the European Central Bank (ECB) can veto proposed legislation giving increased protections to mortgage holders facing the repossession of their homes.

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The Government's new land agency will seek to drive down the cost of development by buying up State-owned land and selling it on at competitive prices.

New agency aims to cut development costs through sale of State-owned land

Sep 12, 2018 2:30

The Government's new land agency will seek to drive down the cost of development by buying up State-owned land and selling it on at competitive prices.

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The rate at which property prices are increasing continues to ease off.

House price rises now at lowest level in 15 months

Sep 12, 2018 2:30

The rate at which property prices are increasing continues to ease off.

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The wealth of households has risen to a new high. Figures from the Central Bank show the average person in the State now has a net worth of €151,000.

Property price surge sees wealth of households hit all-time high

Sep 11, 2018 2:30

The wealth of households has risen to a new high. Figures from the Central Bank show the average person in the State now has a net worth of €151,000.

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Just days before the latest bunch of first years arrive at third-level campuses across the country, there is a steady flow of teenagers and parents to Michael Hogan's house.

College students still flock to €750-a-month room... where six months' rent must be paid upfront

Sep 9, 2018 22:10

Just days before the latest bunch of first years arrive at third-level campuses across the country, there is a steady flow of teenagers and parents to Michael Hogan's house.

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THE stubborn mortgage arrears problem shows no signs of going away.

Long-term arrear numbers remain high despite economic rebound

Sep 8, 2018 2:30

THE stubborn mortgage arrears problem shows no signs of going away.

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Large numbers of homeowners who are in arrears on their mortgages are failing to engage with their banks with many believing they can "hold out for a better deal".

Arrears-hit homeowners dodge the banks in hope of 'holding out for better deal'

Sep 7, 2018 2:30

Large numbers of homeowners who are in arrears on their mortgages are failing to engage with their banks with many believing they can "hold out for a better deal".

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'A huge three-storey party house that no one knows about" - this rather unusual brief was put to leading architect Peter Owens of Tyler Owens at the height of the Celtic Tiger in 2007. It came with a site in Clontarf with lots of garden and a sad looking 1970s bungalow in situ.

Peek inside the Celtic Tiger party house with its own cinema and pub

Sep 7, 2018 2:30

'A huge three-storey party house that no one knows about" - this rather unusual brief was put to leading architect Peter Owens of Tyler Owens at the height of the Celtic Tiger in 2007. It came with a site in Clontarf with lots of garden and a sad looking 1970s bungalow in situ.

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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is supportive of tax breaks for landlords to incentivise longer leases.

Housing Minister backs plan to give tax breaks to landlords who sign longer leases

Sep 6, 2018 2:30

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is supportive of tax breaks for landlords to incentivise longer leases.

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Developer Paddy Kelly's Shrewsbury Road home has been put up for sale with an asking price of €10m.

In Pictures: Developer Paddy Kelly's Shrewsbury Road mansion for sale at €10m

Sep 6, 2018 2:30

Developer Paddy Kelly's Shrewsbury Road home has been put up for sale with an asking price of €10m.

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

Fall in first-time buyers getting loan approval

Sep 5, 2018 2:30

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

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Cairn Homes chief Michael Stanley has insisted that the rapid growth of Ireland's build-to-rent (BTR) residential sector will do nothing to dampen the desire of Irish people to own their homes.

Cairn CEO: Irish want to own homes, not rent them

Sep 5, 2018 2:30

Cairn Homes chief Michael Stanley has insisted that the rapid growth of Ireland's build-to-rent (BTR) residential sector will do nothing to dampen the desire of Irish people to own their homes.

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House prices are to keep rising rapidly this year and next, according to a report from international ratings Standards and Poor's.

House prices to keep surging at rapid rate, major report claims

Sep 4, 2018 2:30

House prices are to keep rising rapidly this year and next, according to a report from international ratings Standards and Poor's.

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Landlords who provide long-term leases for tenants would get tax breaks under new proposals.

Tax break proposed for landlords to encourage longer leases - and tackle housing crisis

Sep 4, 2018 2:30

Landlords who provide long-term leases for tenants would get tax breaks under new proposals.

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House prices in this country are to keep rising rapidly this year and next, according to the latest report from international ratings Standards and Poor’s.

A 'soft landing' again predicted: House prices to rise rapidly through 2019 before easing - S&P

Sep 3, 2018 12:32

House prices in this country are to keep rising rapidly this year and next, according to the latest report from international ratings Standards and Poor’s.

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According to the IPAV report, prices in D4 have fallen by €150,000, or 12.24pc, to bring the average cost of a home from €1,375,000 to €1,225,000.

Prices fall for first time in five years

Sep 2, 2018 18:30

According to the IPAV report, prices in D4 have fallen by €150,000, or 12.24pc, to bring the average cost of a home from €1,375,000 to €1,225,000.

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Almost three out of four people saving for a mortgage believe the Central Bank's lending rules are unfair, according to the latest Sunday Independent/Kantar Millward Brown opinion poll.

House buyers hit out at stiff Central Bank lending rules

Sep 2, 2018 18:30

Almost three out of four people saving for a mortgage believe the Central Bank's lending rules are unfair, according to the latest Sunday Independent/Kantar Millward Brown opinion poll.

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Over the past fortnight, there were two interesting outlooks published on the property market in Ireland. Earlier last week, the well-respected The Economist magazine declared that house prices in the capital are overvalued by 25pc.

Back to basics will solve great property conundrum

Sep 2, 2018 18:30

Over the past fortnight, there were two interesting outlooks published on the property market in Ireland. Earlier last week, the well-respected The Economist magazine declared that house prices in the capital are overvalued by 25pc.

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Renters are being forced to pay more than six months' rent and thousands of euro to secure a bedroom as part of a trend emerging from the housing crisis.

Landlord who demanded €5,500 rent up front from mother of student to secure room says he felt 'guilty'

Sep 2, 2018 18:30

Renters are being forced to pay more than six months' rent and thousands of euro to secure a bedroom as part of a trend emerging from the housing crisis.

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Half of mortgage holders say they have been pressured into taking out mortgage protection policies with their bank.

Banks 'steer homeowners into buying' their mortgage protection agreements

Aug 31, 2018 2:30

Half of mortgage holders say they have been pressured into taking out mortgage protection policies with their bank.

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The finding by 'The Economist' newspaper that house prices in Dublin are 25pc overvalued when compared to people's income, may have caused quite a few people to choke on their Cornflakes before heading to work to get paid and repay the mortgage.

Richard Curran: Don't choke on your Cornflakes over The Economist's Dublin house price analysis

Aug 30, 2018 2:30

The finding by 'The Economist' newspaper that house prices in Dublin are 25pc overvalued when compared to people's income, may have caused quite a few people to choke on their Cornflakes before heading to work to get paid and repay the mortgage.

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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is under fire for being "out of touch" with the housing crisis after saying the number of homeless "hitting 10,000 doesn't tell us anything that hitting 9,000 didn't tell us".

Murphy under fire as he dismisses extra homeless numbers

Aug 29, 2018 2:30

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is under fire for being "out of touch" with the housing crisis after saying the number of homeless "hitting 10,000 doesn't tell us anything that hitting 9,000 didn't tell us".

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Rents in Dublin are the sixth highest in the developed world, according to research from the European Union's statistics agency, Eurostat.

Sky-high Dublin rental costs rival global cities like Paris and New York

Aug 29, 2018 2:30

Rents in Dublin are the sixth highest in the developed world, according to research from the European Union's statistics agency, Eurostat.

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Fifteen years ago, in May 2003, 'The Economist' caused consternation in Ireland when it predicted the country's then fast inflating property market would shed 20pc of its value within four years.

Beware the curse of 'The Economist'

Aug 28, 2018 2:30

Fifteen years ago, in May 2003, 'The Economist' caused consternation in Ireland when it predicted the country's then fast inflating property market would shed 20pc of its value within four years.

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Property prices in Dublin are over-valued when compared with the incomes of people in the capital city, according to international research.

Dublin homes over-valued by 25pc as report warns global boom is ending

Aug 28, 2018 2:30

Property prices in Dublin are over-valued when compared with the incomes of people in the capital city, according to international research.

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Sales gurus regularly claim their bounties must be seen to be believed, but one home on the rental market in south Dublin certainly lives up to the billing.

'Unicorn home' hits the rental market for €9,000 per month

Aug 26, 2018 18:30

Sales gurus regularly claim their bounties must be seen to be believed, but one home on the rental market in south Dublin certainly lives up to the billing.

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