Monthly Archives: March 2013

Commercial recovery outside Dublin

Over the past few months, property analysts have heralded a pick-up in the commercial property market, pointing to the influx of international money and some big ticket sales as signs that a recovery is under way. But while there has … Continue reading

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Handling of property tax exemptions a ‘mess’

A Coalition Minister has admitted the Government made a “mess” of how it handled the announcement of which estates would be exempt from the property tax. Minister of State for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock was also critical of the … Continue reading

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Second steppers ‘need more help’

Three in five people aiming to take their second step on the property ladder over the past year have found themselves stuck on the first rung, research has suggested. Read the full story in the Irish Independent  

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Properties in Dublin record first annual rise in five years

PROPERTY prices jumped in Dublin in January to record their first annual rise in more than five years. It means that the average cost of a home in the capital is now €191,000 – 2.1pc higher than it was a … Continue reading

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Bargain hunters splash out €13.7m at property auction

THE property tax might have been the hot topic around the corner in Leinster House – but it did nothing to deter steely buyers with an eye for a bargain. Read the full story in the Irish Independent. If you … Continue reading

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Time for new thinking on property market

ANYBODY living in our major cities will be familiar with the problem; large, draughty houses inhabited by one of two pensioners located close to small houses with growing families slowly going stir crazy. Both homeowners would happily swap but the … Continue reading

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Now market faces major shortage of family homes

A CHRONIC shortage of family homes is being caused by a logjam of people unable to move house. Young boom-time buyers and older empty-nesters are stalling recovery in the market because they are either unable or unwilling to move. The … Continue reading

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