Monthly Archives: October 2013

Buyers struggle to find homes

Finding the right house is the biggest obstacle for people looking to buy a new home, according to the latest market soundings. The survey findings point to increasing evidence of a supply crisis in the family homes market, particularly in … Continue reading

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Housing market surge now spreads outside capital

SOARING demand for quality family homes is driving the growth of the property market in cities outside the capital. While demand in Dublin has been strong for some time, sparking warnings of a second housing bubble, the market has been stagnant … Continue reading

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Chronic shortage as fewer than 5,000 homes for sale in capital

DUBLIN city has less than 1pc of its housing stock currently for sale – the lowest proportion in memory for estate agents. Numbers of properties available in the capital are now reduced to less than 5,000, according to the latest … Continue reading

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Irish house prices rising at much higher rate than most EU states

House prices in Ireland are rising at a much higher rate than in most EU countries, according to the latest Eurostat figures. Comparing figures for the three months to June this year with the first quarter, the average increase in … Continue reading

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Construction returns to growth after six years

Construction activity grew last month for the first time in more than six years, according to figures due to be published today. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which tracks the sector’s performance on a monthly basis, shows the industry returned … Continue reading

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Competition growing among lenders in mortgage market

Competition is growing in the mortgage market, as lenders see opportunities in the recovery of the Dublin housing market to sign up high-quality borrowers and secure future income streams. A series of recent developments suggests banks are becoming active rather than passive … Continue reading

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Now property prices begin to stabilise in cities outside capital

PROPERTY prices are stabilising in cities outside of Dublin, with the market holding steady in Limerick, Clare and Galway over the past three months. But despite the signs that these three biggest markets outside the capital are on a more … Continue reading

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