Monthly Archives: May 2014

More than half of house buyers ‘are willing to spend up to €350,000’

Three out of four people who responded to a survey said they were preparing to purchase in the next six months, despite the lack of suitable housing in urban areas. And six out of 10 want-to-be buyers have a budget … Continue reading

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Demand for offices is rising, due to more self-employed

According to the latest CSO figures, the numbers of self-employed people increased by 33,400 or 11.5pc to 324,500 in the last quarter of 2013. Over the same period, the numbers being hired for jobs increased by less than 29,000 or … Continue reading

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Property prices in Meath rise 15%

A shortage in the supply of three- and four-bed family homes is pushing prices up in Meath. According to estate agents in the county, prices are up approximately 15 per cent on last year. “The biggest issue for us right … Continue reading

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Dramatic fall in number of buildings being started

Bureaucracy associated with the amended Building Regulations has led to a fall of almost three-quarters in the number of “commencement notices” for new building projects since they came into force on March 1st, it has been revealed. A total of … Continue reading

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Home shortage pushes average rent up by nine per cent

Average rents rose by nearly nine per cent in the first quarter compared to a year earlier, increasing by as much as 14 per cent in some parts of Dublin, new data show. The latest quarterly rental report by property … Continue reading

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Recovery moves beyond urban centres

Figures based on the Property Price Register suggest Dublin is not the only county seeing an increase in property transactions – sales are increasing countrywide. The recovery in the property market is no longer confined to Dublin and the larger … Continue reading

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Property prices increase nearly 8%: CSO

Residential property prices increased nearly 8% in the year to March, with Dublin property on average costing 14.3% more than a year ago. The figures published yesterday by the CSO also indicated that house prices are stabilising somewhat — nationally … Continue reading

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Dublin house prices set to rise faster than New York

According to a newly released report from Savills, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management and Candy & Candy, the famous property developer that caters almost entirely to the super-prime end of the market, Dublin is now one city that has becoming … Continue reading

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EU: Irish house prices undervalued by 10%

House prices in Ireland are undervalued by more than 10%, according to a study by the EU. They point out that the cost of housing in the EU reduced in almost all countries following the economic crisis but have now … Continue reading

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