Monthly Archives: January 2013

House sales jump by 34pc as banks increase lending

THE number of houses and apartments bought and sold last year rose sharply, in a further sign the market has stabilised. The number of residential property transactions jumped by 34pc to 24,000, according to information on the new property price … Continue reading

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ABL Surveyors carry out Topographical Survey on St Mogue’s Island, Templeport, Co Cavan

ABL surveyors in conjunction with a number of Local Community Groups recently carried out Topographical Surveys on a number of historic graveyards in Co Cavan one of which was St Mogue’s Island on Templeport Lough, Templeport, Co Cavan.

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First-time buyers using cash to pay off 23pc of house price!

FIRST-time buyers are relying on cash savings to help pay off a chunk of the cost of their new home. Those getting a mortgage from Bank of Ireland typically have a deposit which is around a quarter of the value … Continue reading

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New buyers rush to get mortgage relief

THOSE looking for signs of a recovery in house prices will be heartened by the tripling in the number of first-time buyers availing of mortgage interest relief on homes in the final quarter of 2012. Read the full article in … Continue reading

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Mortgage surge evidence of housing market on the mend!

A SURGE in the number of mortgages being approved for house purchases is a sign that the property market is on the mend, experts have insisted. New figures show 2,010 mortgages with an average value of €172,000 were approved in November, … Continue reading

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Property prices could drop by another 20pc

HOUSE prices could decline by another 20pc from their current levels while variable rates are due to go up again, an international agency has warned. And ongoing rises in mortgage arrears mean borrowers in this country are effectively on strike. … Continue reading

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Surveys show urban-rural divide on house prices

The last quarter of the year confirmed the trend for a stabilisation in Dublin house prices in particular, while prices outside the main urban areas remain depressed, two new reports have shown. For further details on this check out the … Continue reading

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Property market stabilising in Dublin

Further evidence of the stabilisation of the Dublin property market is contained in new data released today. For further details check out the Irish Times. If you are intending to purchase a property, and you require a Structural Survey report … Continue reading

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