Monthly Archives: March 2015

House prices fall again in wake of new lending restrictions

Residential property prices fell by 0.4 per cent nationally last month, with the decline in Dublin rising to 0.7 per cent, according to the latest official figures. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) results show more than 2 per cent has … Continue reading

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House prices and Central Bank cap on agenda as CSO releases figures

Thursday sees appearances from this parish, ‘The Irish Times’ and RTE, while the fun and games kick off on Wednesday with an appearance from the ‘Examiner’. A press release last week explained helpfully that the inquiry will “consider the role … Continue reading

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Buyers’ changing profile means market is much different to Tiger days

Whether it has been US firms such as Blackstone and Kennedy Wilson, Asian firms such as Oxley, or big European players such as DZ Bank, investment from overseas is showing few signs of slowing down. Some of these players, particularly … Continue reading

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Mortgage approvals up 57.5% for three months to end of January

The number of mortgages approved rose by 57.5 per cent for the three months ending January 31st compared to the same period a year earlier, according to new figures published on Friday. New data from the Banking and Payments Federation … Continue reading

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Property sales are running at 50pc ‘normal’ rate

Just 2pc of Ireland’s total housing stock of two million properties changed hands last year, but 4pc turnover is usual for a functioning market. The data reflects the shortage of property to market in Ireland, and may also highlight relatively … Continue reading

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Housing price falls in January biggest in three years

Residential property prices fell by 1.4pc nationwide, the Central Statistics Office said. Economists said that January was traditionally a slow month for property sales, but the figures for the past few months were also showing evidence of a slower pace … Continue reading

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