Monthly Archives: January 2015

Central Bank announces new regulations on residential mortgage lending

The Central Bank of Ireland has published new regulations on residential mortgage lending. Loan to Value (LTV) for principal dwelling houses (PDH) There are different limits for different categories of buyers: PDH mortgages for non-first time buyers are subject to a … Continue reading

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Homebuyers’ 20% mortgage deposit rule may be phased in gradually

Government sources have welcomed reports that the Central Bank is reconsidering plans to introduce an immediate 20 per cent deposit rule for homebuyers. The Department of Finance has strongly opposed strict lending restrictions of the kind advocated by Central Bank … Continue reading

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Dublin is second best city for real estate investment

Dublin remains the second best city in Europe for real estate investment and development, according to a new report. The Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2015 study, which is published jointly by the Urban Land Institute and PwC, highlights a surge … Continue reading

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House prices to continue climbing but at slower rate

Last year saw the sharpest rates of house price growth in seven years and 2015 will see further price increases, although at more modest levels, according to the latest house price survey from MyHome.ie. The report, produced in conjunction with … Continue reading

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House prices rise in commuter belt

House prices are on the rise in commuter belts, as industry analysts claim that buyers are being priced out of the market for property in city centres.     Figures released yesterday by the Central Statistics Office revealed that residential … Continue reading

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