Monthly Archives: December 2013

The decline and fall of property empires ends

This year played host to the most significant turning point in the Irish property market since 2007. Following six years of decline and a fall in values of more than 65 per cent, Irish commercial property prices were again finally … Continue reading

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Homeowners selling houses with Radon gas face €1,000 bill

Concerns about the number of houses identified as being at risk has prompted the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) to recommend that new regulations oblige homeowners to identify — and tackle — the problem prior to homes being sold. … Continue reading

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Shortfall hints at construction sector return

At long last, we can detect positivity in the construction sector following a collapse that first took hold back in 2007. The Construction Industry Federation has estimated that activity in 2013 will by up by 15.5% on last year, though … Continue reading

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Cheap loans for investors will make housing shortage worse

DUBLIN is a monument to largely unplanned growth and now houses one-third of our population. Houses lie idle and half-finished in ‘Dublin suburbs’ of Wexford, Cavan, Westmeath and elsewhere. But there is a shortage of suitable family homes within a … Continue reading

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Dublin house prices up 15% in past year but growth slower in rest of country

Property prices across the country have climbed dramatically over the past 12 months, with an increase of more than 6 per cent recorded nationally and more than 15 per cent in Dublin, according to the latest official figures. However, industry … Continue reading

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