The reluctance of AIB to restore thousands of people to tracker rates will have to be resolved in the courts.

AIB tracker lawsuit the only hope for thousands

June 22, 2018 2:30

The reluctance of AIB to restore thousands of people to tracker rates will have to be resolved in the courts.

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House prices could rise by 11pc between now and 2020 after a period of dramatic increases and drops never before seen, new research from the ESRI suggests.

House prices may increase 11pc by 2020 - ESRI

June 22, 2018 2:30

House prices could rise by 11pc between now and 2020 after a period of dramatic increases and drops never before seen, new research from the ESRI suggests.

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A branch of fast-food giant McDonald's is looking for people to rent out their rooms to its staff, in order to expand its workforce.

Fast-food giant on lookout for McRentals for its staff

June 22, 2018 2:30

A branch of fast-food giant McDonald's is looking for people to rent out their rooms to its staff, in order to expand its workforce.

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THE reluctance of AIB to restore thousands of people to tracker rates will have to be resolved in the courts.

AIB still denying thousands of customers a good-value tracker rate

June 21, 2018 12:28

THE reluctance of AIB to restore thousands of people to tracker rates will have to be resolved in the courts.

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Storm Emma has been blamed for a rise in the number of people falling behind on mortgage payments in the first three months of the year.

Storm blamed for mortgage arrears rise

June 21, 2018 2:30

Storm Emma has been blamed for a rise in the number of people falling behind on mortgage payments in the first three months of the year.

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The Central Bank has been accused of failing to protect mortgage holders after it brought in new rules for banks but failed to ban controversial mortgage cash-back offers.

'Weak' regulator fails to ban cash-back deals

June 21, 2018 2:30

The Central Bank has been accused of failing to protect mortgage holders after it brought in new rules for banks but failed to ban controversial mortgage cash-back offers.

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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy cannot guarantee affordable homes on State-owned lands will be available this year, despite a funding boost of €50m.

Affordable homes plan lacks clear timeline

June 21, 2018 2:30

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy cannot guarantee affordable homes on State-owned lands will be available this year, despite a funding boost of €50m.

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It has been a very good week on the jobs front. It isn't that often a major global technology firm like Amazon announces 1,000 new jobs for Dublin. And to cap it all, they appear to be higher end, highly skilled jobs, as opposed to those tough tasks Amazon sets its warehouse operatives who have to pick up products quickly - but that is another story.

Lukewarm reaction to Amazon's 1,000 jobs highlights scale of Ireland's housing crunch

June 21, 2018 2:30

It has been a very good week on the jobs front. It isn't that often a major global technology firm like Amazon announces 1,000 new jobs for Dublin. And to cap it all, they appear to be higher end, highly skilled jobs, as opposed to those tough tasks Amazon sets its warehouse operatives who have to pick up products quickly - but that is another story.

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The boss of AIB has complained about how difficult it is to repossess homes when mortgage holders get into arrears.

Repossession is 'difficult' here - AIB chief executive

June 21, 2018 2:30

The boss of AIB has complained about how difficult it is to repossess homes when mortgage holders get into arrears.

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HUNDREDS of new tracker denial cases have been conceded by a leading lender.

EBS concedes on 500 tracker cases

June 18, 2018 13:52

HUNDREDS of new tracker denial cases have been conceded by a leading lender.

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A new property search engine, Perfect Property, has revealed the budget of the average house hunter in Dublin.

Revealed: How much the average Dublin house buyer has in their budget

June 18, 2018 10:33

A new property search engine, Perfect Property, has revealed the budget of the average house hunter in Dublin.

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The number of property millionaires has increased by 20pc in the past 12 months as two €1m properties are sold in Ireland every day.

Price hikes see two €1m houses sold every day

June 17, 2018 18:30

The number of property millionaires has increased by 20pc in the past 12 months as two €1m properties are sold in Ireland every day.

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Leafy Eglinton Road doesn't so much drip wealth as ooze it. It is quintessential Dublin 4 with its mixture of red-brick villas, semi-d's of a very different kind to the suburban estates on the outskirts of Dublin, and some modest, but expensive properties, at either end.

A wealth of opportunities to dream of life in leafy Dublin 4

June 17, 2018 18:30

Leafy Eglinton Road doesn't so much drip wealth as ooze it. It is quintessential Dublin 4 with its mixture of red-brick villas, semi-d's of a very different kind to the suburban estates on the outskirts of Dublin, and some modest, but expensive properties, at either end.

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The latest Daft.ie Wealth Report shows that - as prices continue to rise - so does Ireland's housing wealth. There were over 800 transactions of at least €1m during 2017 and, by all accounts, there will be even more seven-figure purchases this year.

Where are Ireland's top housing markets? Increase of 20pc in Irish property millionaires

June 17, 2018 0:00

The latest Daft.ie Wealth Report shows that - as prices continue to rise - so does Ireland's housing wealth. There were over 800 transactions of at least €1m during 2017 and, by all accounts, there will be even more seven-figure purchases this year.

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BUILDING more houses has failed to drive down prices in areas of high demand, startling new figures reveal.

Revealed: Increased house supply fails to halt price spiral as ordinary families squeezed out

June 16, 2018 14:46

BUILDING more houses has failed to drive down prices in areas of high demand, startling new figures reveal.

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THE global media will shine a spotlight on Ireland's housing and homelessness problem when the Pope (below) visits the Capuchin Day Centre in August. The question for Government is how best to put on a brave face and demonstrate to the world that it has a grip on the problem.

The darkest stain on Government's record is that 10,000 are homeless

June 16, 2018 14:46

THE global media will shine a spotlight on Ireland's housing and homelessness problem when the Pope (below) visits the Capuchin Day Centre in August. The question for Government is how best to put on a brave face and demonstrate to the world that it has a grip on the problem.

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THE head of Permanent TSB has insisted to TDs that lenders need to move quickly to sell off mortgages that are in arrears.

Banks need to move quickly to sell off mortgages in arrears – Masding

June 14, 2018 10:49

THE head of Permanent TSB has insisted to TDs that lenders need to move quickly to sell off mortgages that are in arrears.

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THE pace of property price rises has picked up.

Property prices rise at faster pace

June 13, 2018 11:17

THE pace of property price rises has picked up.

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THE average cost of renting has surged past €1,000 a month nationally.

Average cost of renting surges past €1,000 a month nationally

June 12, 2018 16:03

THE average cost of renting has surged past €1,000 a month nationally.

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The scale of the rental trap facing hard-pressed families is revealed in a new report showing that the vast majority of people do not wish to be tenants.

Less than a third of people renting their home do it by choice

June 11, 2018 2:30

The scale of the rental trap facing hard-pressed families is revealed in a new report showing that the vast majority of people do not wish to be tenants.

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As house buyers could need a deposit of almost €60,000 to buy a home, saving up a deposit has become one of the biggest challenges facing young people today. First-time buyers typically need a deposit equivalent to a tenth of the value of their home. The average asking price of a home nationwide is almost €250,000, according to Daft - but that rises to almost €590,000 in south county Dublin.

The dos and don'ts of coming up with the deposit for a home

June 10, 2018 18:00

As house buyers could need a deposit of almost €60,000 to buy a home, saving up a deposit has become one of the biggest challenges facing young people today. First-time buyers typically need a deposit equivalent to a tenth of the value of their home. The average asking price of a home nationwide is almost €250,000, according to Daft - but that rises to almost €590,000 in south county Dublin.

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The cost of housing will keep climbing for the next three years, according to a leading economist.

House prices 'will continue rising for next three years'

June 10, 2018 18:30

The cost of housing will keep climbing for the next three years, according to a leading economist.

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A generation of tracker mortgage holders who were unable to move because of fears of losing the lucrative rates have been handed a fresh lifeline.

Bank breaks 'tracker mortgage trap' by allowing movers keep cheap rates on new homes

June 9, 2018 2:30

A generation of tracker mortgage holders who were unable to move because of fears of losing the lucrative rates have been handed a fresh lifeline.

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They have been referred to as the locked-in generation. These are the people who bought houses during the boom, often purchasing a starter home in the hope of moving to more suitable accommodation to meet the needs of growing families.

Charlie Weston: Freeing up families to move to suitable homes will benefit the housing market

June 9, 2018 2:30

They have been referred to as the locked-in generation. These are the people who bought houses during the boom, often purchasing a starter home in the hope of moving to more suitable accommodation to meet the needs of growing families.

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Property tax is to increase from next year, with Dublin homeowners continuing to pay vastly more than those in rural Ireland despite government commitments to dramatically overhaul the system.

Property tax to rise as price cuts hit €1m homes

June 3, 2018 18:30

Property tax is to increase from next year, with Dublin homeowners continuing to pay vastly more than those in rural Ireland despite government commitments to dramatically overhaul the system.

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Permanent TSB has begun shortlisting bidders for its controversial sale of €2.2bn of residential mortgages, as the State-backed bank sets its sights on selecting a final deal by mid-summer.

Bidders shortlisted for PTSB mortgages sell-off

June 1, 2018 2:30

Permanent TSB has begun shortlisting bidders for its controversial sale of €2.2bn of residential mortgages, as the State-backed bank sets its sights on selecting a final deal by mid-summer.

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Web Summit boss Paddy Cosgrave says that his company is now offering mortgage and rent subsidies to prospective staff due to Dublin housing costs.

Web Summit to offer Dublin staff mortgage supplements as Paddy Cosgrave slams housing costs as 'bad for business'

May 30, 2018 11:35

Web Summit boss Paddy Cosgrave says that his company is now offering mortgage and rent subsidies to prospective staff due to Dublin housing costs.

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My father and mother separated many years ago and she came to live with me. My dad and his partner live in what was my parents’ home. Mum now needs a nursing home. I can’t afford this, and it would need to be under Fair Deal. However, the problem is that the house technically still belongs to Mum and Dad, as they never legally separated and the HSE is saying it has to be included in the costings. But Dad and his partner are avidly refusing this and I’m caught in the middle. What advice can you give?

Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

May 25, 2018 2:30

My father and mother separated many years ago and she came to live with me. My dad and his partner live in what was my parents’ home. Mum now needs a nursing home. I can’t afford this, and it would need to be under Fair Deal. However, the problem is that the house technically still belongs to Mum and Dad, as they never legally separated and the HSE is saying it has to be included in the costings. But Dad and his partner are avidly refusing this and I’m caught in the middle. What advice can you give?

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Rising rents and house prices in Ireland need close monitoring, Moody's has warned, but there is no sign yet that the economy is overheating.

Forecast of growth rises to 5pc - but house prices 'need close monitoring'

May 23, 2018 2:30

Rising rents and house prices in Ireland need close monitoring, Moody's has warned, but there is no sign yet that the economy is overheating.

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It could be the perfect home for fans of flat-pack furniture - but these unfurnished one-bed apartments in Finglas will cost you €1,550 a month.

'Flat-pack flats' come without furniture... and rent starts at €1,500

May 23, 2018 2:30

It could be the perfect home for fans of flat-pack furniture - but these unfurnished one-bed apartments in Finglas will cost you €1,550 a month.

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A company controlled by the family of controversial businessman Jim Kennedy has been given more time to build almost 400 homes on a key north Dublin site after blaming financing and economic difficulties for delays.

Kennedys get five more years to build 400 homes

May 20, 2018 18:00

A company controlled by the family of controversial businessman Jim Kennedy has been given more time to build almost 400 homes on a key north Dublin site after blaming financing and economic difficulties for delays.

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Airbnb is one of the original disruptors. It basically disrupted the hotel and professional hospitality industry by providing a cheaper alternative using the so-called sharing economy.

Time to keep Airbnb's move beyond the sharing economy in check

May 20, 2018 18:00

Airbnb is one of the original disruptors. It basically disrupted the hotel and professional hospitality industry by providing a cheaper alternative using the so-called sharing economy.

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Marlet Property, the group run by developer Pat Crean, has secured a €115m facility from Deutsche Bank to fund a major development in Dublin's Silicon Docks.

Marlet seals €115m financing deal with Deutsche Bank for Dublin project

May 20, 2018 18:00

Marlet Property, the group run by developer Pat Crean, has secured a €115m facility from Deutsche Bank to fund a major development in Dublin's Silicon Docks.

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One of Ireland's biggest estate agents, Lisney, has moved to expand its operations and its offering with the acquisition of Morrissey's, a long-standing market leader in the pub, restaurant and hotel property market, .

Lisney toasts deal with pub experts Morrissey's

May 20, 2018 18:00

One of Ireland's biggest estate agents, Lisney, has moved to expand its operations and its offering with the acquisition of Morrissey's, a long-standing market leader in the pub, restaurant and hotel property market, .

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One in four households in receipt of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) needs a top-up from local authorities to keep them in their homes.

One in four households in receipt of HAP payments needs top-up

May 18, 2018 2:30

One in four households in receipt of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) needs a top-up from local authorities to keep them in their homes.

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Thousands of people who have been paying nothing on their mortgages for years are the reason variable rates are so high in this country, it has been claimed.

Variable rates so high 'because thousands are choosing not to pay their mortgages'

May 18, 2018 2:30

Thousands of people who have been paying nothing on their mortgages for years are the reason variable rates are so high in this country, it has been claimed.

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Ireland's housing market cannot be fixed without first making fundamental changes to the methods by which land is sold and developed, says a controversial new report by Ireland's policy think-tank, the National Economic and Social Council (NESC).

'Sell land for housing that is needed - not just for best profit'

May 17, 2018 2:30

Ireland's housing market cannot be fixed without first making fundamental changes to the methods by which land is sold and developed, says a controversial new report by Ireland's policy think-tank, the National Economic and Social Council (NESC).

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Hundreds of homeowners have had their monthly mortgage repayments calculated incorrectly by the largest credit servicing firm in the State.

Hundreds affected by mistakes in mortgage calculations

May 17, 2018 2:30

Hundreds of homeowners have had their monthly mortgage repayments calculated incorrectly by the largest credit servicing firm in the State.

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Permanent TSB is to row back on plans to sell thousands of mortgages where homeowners are meeting revised payment arrangements.

Permanent TSB to pull 4,000 split mortgages from loan sale

May 16, 2018 2:30

Permanent TSB is to row back on plans to sell thousands of mortgages where homeowners are meeting revised payment arrangements.

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Mortgage lender EBS is to cut its fixed rates for new and existing customers.

EBS to cut fixed rates to heap pressure on rivals

May 16, 2018 2:30

Mortgage lender EBS is to cut its fixed rates for new and existing customers.

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Fianna Fáil has claimed the Government hasn't delivered any affordable homes since 2011, branding the situation an "absolute disgrace".

FF hits out over affordable house 'disgrace' ahead of Dáil showdown

May 16, 2018 2:30

Fianna Fáil has claimed the Government hasn't delivered any affordable homes since 2011, branding the situation an "absolute disgrace".

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Concerns have been raised that a historic section of a south Dublin town will end up like "communist Europe" in the wake of planned development.

Fears south Dublin suburb 'would end up like communist Europe' in wake of planned development

May 16, 2018 2:30

Concerns have been raised that a historic section of a south Dublin town will end up like "communist Europe" in the wake of planned development.

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A €2.8m mortgage owed to the Bank of Ireland by its incoming chairman Patrick Kennedy has been costing him as little as €17,000 a year to service.

Bank chief's €2.8m mortgage costs him just €1,400 a month

May 16, 2018 2:30

A €2.8m mortgage owed to the Bank of Ireland by its incoming chairman Patrick Kennedy has been costing him as little as €17,000 a year to service.

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The number of homes available for rent has steadily dropped, with fewer than 1,000 expected to be available in the capital by the end of the year, property website Daft.ie has warned.

Rental home numbers slide as Airbnb hits Dublin market

May 16, 2018 2:30

The number of homes available for rent has steadily dropped, with fewer than 1,000 expected to be available in the capital by the end of the year, property website Daft.ie has warned.

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Busy house-hunters are being warned it now takes up to 200 days to complete a sale because of issues with contracts.

House sales now taking 200 days to complete

May 13, 2018 21:35

Busy house-hunters are being warned it now takes up to 200 days to complete a sale because of issues with contracts.

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There is a "material risk" that house prices will fall within the next two to three years, the governor of the Central Bank, Philip Lane, has warned.

Central Bank chief warns of risks of house prices falling

May 11, 2018 2:30

There is a "material risk" that house prices will fall within the next two to three years, the governor of the Central Bank, Philip Lane, has warned.

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ULSTER Bank is putting 6,500 Irish mortgages, with combined debts of €1.6bn, on the market in the latest mass sale of home loans by an Irish bank.

Ulster Bank to sell 6,500 Irish mortgages in arrears

May 10, 2018 16:21

ULSTER Bank is putting 6,500 Irish mortgages, with combined debts of €1.6bn, on the market in the latest mass sale of home loans by an Irish bank.

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The cost and availability of housing are key challenges for businesses operating in Ireland, according to IDA chairman Frank Ryan.

IDA chairman warns housing crisis has now gone national for employers

May 10, 2018 2:30

The cost and availability of housing are key challenges for businesses operating in Ireland, according to IDA chairman Frank Ryan.

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We do like to think of ourselves as something special: even if we are not always as special as we think we are. But there is no doubt that Ireland does tend to find itself in special positions in those trend charts that economists love to use.

Tight credit rules are secret to curbing house price rises

May 10, 2018 2:30

We do like to think of ourselves as something special: even if we are not always as special as we think we are. But there is no doubt that Ireland does tend to find itself in special positions in those trend charts that economists love to use.

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More than half of the applicants to a State affordable mortgage scheme have been turned down.

Just 224 get affordable loan go-ahead

May 10, 2018 2:30

More than half of the applicants to a State affordable mortgage scheme have been turned down.

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Property prices continue to soar at double-digit percentage rates, rising at an even faster pace in March than in the previous month.

'Entire generation' risks being priced out as property cost continues to surge

May 10, 2018 2:30

Property prices continue to soar at double-digit percentage rates, rising at an even faster pace in March than in the previous month.

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One-in-three long-term social homes provided by the State last year was delivered by housing associations.

Voluntary sector delivers a third of social housing

May 10, 2018 2:30

One-in-three long-term social homes provided by the State last year was delivered by housing associations.

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With property prices in London continuing to increase, one woman took matters into her own hands and built her own floating dream home.

Woman who couldn't afford London property builds herself a luxury houseboat worth €210,000

May 9, 2018 12:29

With property prices in London continuing to increase, one woman took matters into her own hands and built her own floating dream home.

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Property prices rose again in March, at an even faster pace than the previous month.

Property prices in March rising faster than previous month

May 9, 2018 11:10

Property prices rose again in March, at an even faster pace than the previous month.

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Construction bosses have appealed to thousands of builders who emigrated during the recession to return home, saying at least 112,000 more workers are needed.

Emigrant builders urged to come home

May 7, 2018 2:30

Construction bosses have appealed to thousands of builders who emigrated during the recession to return home, saying at least 112,000 more workers are needed.

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A single person is putting in an average of 86 days of work - which would take you from January 1 into the middle of May - just to afford the annual rent on a one-bedroom home.

Revealed: This is how many days you need to work just to cover your rent in Ireland

May 7, 2018 2:30

A single person is putting in an average of 86 days of work - which would take you from January 1 into the middle of May - just to afford the annual rent on a one-bedroom home.

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There has been a fall in the number of people getting the go-ahead from a bank to take out a mortgage as house prices continue to rise.

Snow and rising prices are blamed as mortgage approvals fall by 8pc

May 1, 2018 2:30

There has been a fall in the number of people getting the go-ahead from a bank to take out a mortgage as house prices continue to rise.

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The number of mortgages approved fell by 8pc year-on-year in March, according to data from the Banking and Payments Federation.

Mortgage approvals fall 8pc in March

Apr 30, 2018 7:56

The number of mortgages approved fell by 8pc year-on-year in March, according to data from the Banking and Payments Federation.

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Most people now think buying a home is cheaper than renting, not only in Dublin but across the country, according to research from Bank of Ireland.

Now it's seen as cheaper to buy than rent everywhere

Apr 30, 2018 2:30

Most people now think buying a home is cheaper than renting, not only in Dublin but across the country, according to research from Bank of Ireland.

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The vast bulk of homeowners need grant aid to make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat.

Grants prompted most home energy upgrades

Apr 27, 2018 2:30

The vast bulk of homeowners need grant aid to make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat.

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A run-down Victorian house in the heart of Dublin 4 has sold for over €525,000 - a quarter of the price tag attached to a refurbished house two doors up.

Derelict house in Dublin 4 sells for 'bargain' €525k

Apr 27, 2018 2:30

A run-down Victorian house in the heart of Dublin 4 has sold for over €525,000 - a quarter of the price tag attached to a refurbished house two doors up.

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Thousands more tracker mortgage overcharging cases have been owned up to by Ulster Bank and AIB.

Close to 40,000 now affected by tracker scandal

Apr 26, 2018 2:30

Thousands more tracker mortgage overcharging cases have been owned up to by Ulster Bank and AIB.

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The former Bank of Scotland Ireland will be selling €5bn of residential and buy-to-let mortgages, in a move estimated to affect more than 20,000 homeowners.

Over 20,000 affected as former Bank of Scotland to sell €5bn of mortgages

Apr 26, 2018 2:30

The former Bank of Scotland Ireland will be selling €5bn of residential and buy-to-let mortgages, in a move estimated to affect more than 20,000 homeowners.

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The level of house building in this country is one of the lowest in Europe, despite the rapid population growth.

House building among lowest in Europe as population soars

Apr 24, 2018 2:30

The level of house building in this country is one of the lowest in Europe, despite the rapid population growth.

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Homeowners in an apartment complex found to have structural defects have been given 21 days to pay upwards of €5,000 or face legal action from their management company.

Flat owners 'will be sued and named' if they don't pay up to fix build faults

Apr 24, 2018 2:30

Homeowners in an apartment complex found to have structural defects have been given 21 days to pay upwards of €5,000 or face legal action from their management company.

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Demonstrators gathered outside the Ideal Homes Exhibition at the RDS Simmonscourt on Saturday to protest the event's main sponsors Permanent TSB.

'It's absolutely scandalous' - Protesters at Ideal Homes Exhibition target sponsors TSB over sale of mortgages to vultures

Apr 21, 2018 21:28

Demonstrators gathered outside the Ideal Homes Exhibition at the RDS Simmonscourt on Saturday to protest the event's main sponsors Permanent TSB.

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Another week and another government announcement aimed at tinkering around with a broken housing market.

Richard Curran: Housing boom is different this time - high costs and rip-off rents mean it's far crueller

Apr 19, 2018 2:30

Another week and another government announcement aimed at tinkering around with a broken housing market.

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Rogue landlords are set to face fines of €15,000 and potential jail terms under a planned Government crackdown.

Rogue landlords now face €15k fines and prison terms under planned crackdown

Apr 18, 2018 2:30

Rogue landlords are set to face fines of €15,000 and potential jail terms under a planned Government crackdown.

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Home prices in London are continuing to fall, prolonging a slump that's seen the average property in the English capital lose almost 2pc its value over the past year, new surveys show.

Brexit knocks £10k off London houses

Apr 17, 2018 2:30

Home prices in London are continuing to fall, prolonging a slump that's seen the average property in the English capital lose almost 2pc its value over the past year, new surveys show.

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Banking giant AIB is accused of failing to refund most of those who lost trackers from its subsidiary EBS.

AIB 'fails to refund cash and lost trackers to thousands'

Apr 17, 2018 2:30

Banking giant AIB is accused of failing to refund most of those who lost trackers from its subsidiary EBS.

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TENANTS who lived above a Dublin pub have told how they lost their deposits, a "secret camera" was hidden in a bedroom, and the locks were changed before they had to be evicted.

Secret cameras, hidden bunkbeds, windowless rooms - exposing Dublin landlord Christian Carter

Apr 15, 2018 2:30

TENANTS who lived above a Dublin pub have told how they lost their deposits, a "secret camera" was hidden in a bedroom, and the locks were changed before they had to be evicted.

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The lady was not for turning. She was adamant that property was the best investment, despite the country having recently emerged from one of the worst property crashes in the western world.

Charlie Weston: Tax-free return on State savings should be raised to discourage property investment

Apr 15, 2018 18:00

The lady was not for turning. She was adamant that property was the best investment, despite the country having recently emerged from one of the worst property crashes in the western world.

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A research paper co-authored by Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery published last week showed that, from a peak of 32pc in 2013, non-performing loans had fallen to "only" 14pc of domestic Irish bank lending by the end of 2017. In money terms that was a drop from €80bn to €30bn, a reduction of €50bn.

Rate rise to spur banks into action on troubled loans

Apr 15, 2018 18:00

A research paper co-authored by Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery published last week showed that, from a peak of 32pc in 2013, non-performing loans had fallen to "only" 14pc of domestic Irish bank lending by the end of 2017. In money terms that was a drop from €80bn to €30bn, a reduction of €50bn.

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AVERAGE house prices in some parts of the country have risen by more than €100,000 over the last year as the crisis shows no sign of easing.

Property prices rise by more than €100,000 in a year amid fear of Celtic Tiger-level hikes

Apr 14, 2018 2:30

AVERAGE house prices in some parts of the country have risen by more than €100,000 over the last year as the crisis shows no sign of easing.

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Within an hour of the doors opening at the gleaming show house at new estate Inglenook Wood, Carrickmines, six of the 10 properties are sold.

Clamour 'in crazy house market' has us back to bad old days

Apr 14, 2018 2:30

Within an hour of the doors opening at the gleaming show house at new estate Inglenook Wood, Carrickmines, six of the 10 properties are sold.

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THE scenes of people camping out in the rain this week, for a chance to put a deposit down on a new house, were an ugly reminder of the property boom years.

Charlie Weston: Eager to buy? Join the queue for another four years

Apr 14, 2018 2:30

THE scenes of people camping out in the rain this week, for a chance to put a deposit down on a new house, were an ugly reminder of the property boom years.

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TENS of thousands of people would be ready to move or buy a home - but too few new properties are being constructed.

Housing logjam: 80,000 people would buy immediately... but there aren't enough homes

Apr 13, 2018 2:30

TENS of thousands of people would be ready to move or buy a home - but too few new properties are being constructed.

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Property prices are rising at their fastest rate in nearly three years.

Home prices soaring at fastest rate in three years

Apr 13, 2018 2:30

Property prices are rising at their fastest rate in nearly three years.

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Property price rises show no sign of easing.

Average house prices jump almost €17,000 in just one month - CSO

Apr 12, 2018 11:24

Property price rises show no sign of easing.

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Mother-of-two Victoria Duff, from Greystones, Co Wicklow, is among dozens of hopeful homebuyers who are desperately trying to buy a new house at The View at Glenheron before they go on sale this weekend.

More buyers are 'prepared to camp out' to secure new house

Apr 12, 2018 2:30

Mother-of-two Victoria Duff, from Greystones, Co Wicklow, is among dozens of hopeful homebuyers who are desperately trying to buy a new house at The View at Glenheron before they go on sale this weekend.

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Affordable family homes cannot be delivered for couples earning a combined income of almost €92,000 a year, the Government has admitted.

Family home for couple on 'average' income of €92,000 now out of reach

Apr 12, 2018 2:30

Affordable family homes cannot be delivered for couples earning a combined income of almost €92,000 a year, the Government has admitted.

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Thousands of people in long-term mortgage arrears are failing to engage with their lenders, new Central Bank research shows.

Thousands risk losing their homes as they fail to confront long-term arrears

Apr 10, 2018 2:30

Thousands of people in long-term mortgage arrears are failing to engage with their lenders, new Central Bank research shows.

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AIB and Bank of Ireland are under mounting pressure to cut their mortgage rates - after three other lenders did so in recent weeks.

Pressure grows on AIB and Bank of Ireland to cut mortgage rates

Apr 10, 2018 2:30

AIB and Bank of Ireland are under mounting pressure to cut their mortgage rates - after three other lenders did so in recent weeks.

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Renters who live near Dart and Luas stops in Dublin have seen the costs of accommodation rise.

Revealed: How much extra each year renters pay to live near Dart and Luas stops

Apr 10, 2018 2:30

Renters who live near Dart and Luas stops in Dublin have seen the costs of accommodation rise.

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Higher mortgage bills are on the way - if, as expected, European interest rates start to tick upwards next year.

Shave tens of thousands off your home loan - by overpaying what you owe

Apr 8, 2018 18:00

Higher mortgage bills are on the way - if, as expected, European interest rates start to tick upwards next year.

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As far as architects around the world are concerned, the Venice Architecture Biennale is widely regarded as the single most important design event on the planet. It's where the globe's leading designers, architects and influencers gather each year to showcase their work. This year all eyes will be on Ireland when the 16th exhibition kicks off in Venice in May.

Timber and glass boxes with sliding doors: Irish architects throw open the doors to their homes

Apr 6, 2018 2:30

As far as architects around the world are concerned, the Venice Architecture Biennale is widely regarded as the single most important design event on the planet. It's where the globe's leading designers, architects and influencers gather each year to showcase their work. This year all eyes will be on Ireland when the 16th exhibition kicks off in Venice in May.

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Relentless hikes in the cost of buying a home have resulted in house prices rising by more than 7pc in the past year, new research revealed.

House prices up 50pc in space of five years

Apr 1, 2018 21:43

Relentless hikes in the cost of buying a home have resulted in house prices rising by more than 7pc in the past year, new research revealed.

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They're calling it the 'Dermot Bannon effect', but it's far more likely to be the 'Revenue effect' which has seen Irish home owners spend €1.737bn through the Home Renovation Initiative since its 2013 launch.

Use 'Dermot Bannon effect' to get tax back on home improvements

Mar 31, 2018 2:30

They're calling it the 'Dermot Bannon effect', but it's far more likely to be the 'Revenue effect' which has seen Irish home owners spend €1.737bn through the Home Renovation Initiative since its 2013 launch.

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Perhaps one of the most remarkable sales of last year was the largely unnoticed disposal of no less than 18 penthouse apartments - along with seven other apartment units - at the Riverdale/Rockfield scheme in Dundrum, Dublin 14, right beside the Luas station and opposite the well-known shopping centre.

On top of the world in Dundrum

Mar 30, 2018 2:30

Perhaps one of the most remarkable sales of last year was the largely unnoticed disposal of no less than 18 penthouse apartments - along with seven other apartment units - at the Riverdale/Rockfield scheme in Dundrum, Dublin 14, right beside the Luas station and opposite the well-known shopping centre.

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DCU president Professor Brian MacCraith has called for regulations to deal with the "escalating and uncontrolled pricing" of the student housing sector.

Students in protest over 27pc rent hike at Dublin residence

Mar 30, 2018 2:30

DCU president Professor Brian MacCraith has called for regulations to deal with the "escalating and uncontrolled pricing" of the student housing sector.

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Buyers will be given maximum discounts of less than 8pc off the price of a new home under a controversial scheme where developers receive State funding to help boost housing output.

Small change for buyers as builders handed State funds

Mar 30, 2018 2:30

Buyers will be given maximum discounts of less than 8pc off the price of a new home under a controversial scheme where developers receive State funding to help boost housing output.

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Almost 800 new housing units were completed in February this year, representing a 38pc increase from the same month last year, according to the latest Goodbody Housebuilding Tracker.

Number of completed houses up nearly 40pc

Mar 28, 2018 2:30

Almost 800 new housing units were completed in February this year, representing a 38pc increase from the same month last year, according to the latest Goodbody Housebuilding Tracker.

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The number of mortgages approved rose by 5pc year-on-year in February, with first-time buyers making up just over 50pc of the approvals.

Number of mortgages approved rose by 5pc year-on-year

Mar 27, 2018 11:54

The number of mortgages approved rose by 5pc year-on-year in February, with first-time buyers making up just over 50pc of the approvals.

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Almost 800 housing units were completed in February this year, representing a 38pc increase year-on-year, according to the latest Goodbody Housebuilding Tracker.

Number of completed housing units up almost 40pc in February

Mar 27, 2018 9:07

Almost 800 housing units were completed in February this year, representing a 38pc increase year-on-year, according to the latest Goodbody Housebuilding Tracker.

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The mortgage market is finally rumbling and rolling in the direction of consumers.

Don't be swayed by 'free' gimmicks...Check rates before committing to new mortgage deal

Mar 26, 2018 12:25

The mortgage market is finally rumbling and rolling in the direction of consumers.

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HOUSE prices in the outer commuter counties have soared as people priced out of the Dublin market are being pushed farther afield in search of affordable homes.

House prices soar in commuter belt but flatline in the capital

Mar 26, 2018 9:38

HOUSE prices in the outer commuter counties have soared as people priced out of the Dublin market are being pushed farther afield in search of affordable homes.

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Developer Pat Crean's Marlet Property Group has been given the go-ahead by An Bord Pleanala for 420 homes on the site of CIE's former lands on Carnlough Road in Dublin's Cabra area.

Developer praises fast-track planning scheme as 420 homes get the green light in Dublin

Mar 25, 2018 18:00

Developer Pat Crean's Marlet Property Group has been given the go-ahead by An Bord Pleanala for 420 homes on the site of CIE's former lands on Carnlough Road in Dublin's Cabra area.

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AIB has been accused of misleading customers who were denied tracker mortgages by writing to them to tell them they would have paid more if they got a tracker rate.

AIB accused of misleading customers on mortgages

Mar 24, 2018 2:30

AIB has been accused of misleading customers who were denied tracker mortgages by writing to them to tell them they would have paid more if they got a tracker rate.

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My husband and I are in our mid-fifties and have a mortgage of €185,000 with eight years left and we have savings of €100,000. Would you recommend that we pay the €100,000 off the mortgage or buy an investment holiday property in Spain and with the rental income pay more off the monthly mortgage, as it is our dream to commute from Ireland to Spain or could you recommend where we could invest the money for our retirement?

Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

Mar 23, 2018 2:30

My husband and I are in our mid-fifties and have a mortgage of €185,000 with eight years left and we have savings of €100,000. Would you recommend that we pay the €100,000 off the mortgage or buy an investment holiday property in Spain and with the rental income pay more off the monthly mortgage, as it is our dream to commute from Ireland to Spain or could you recommend where we could invest the money for our retirement?

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