Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mortgage lending soars as recovery continues

Mortgage lending rose by 73 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 to € 983m, as first-time buyers continued to dominate the market. However, both the value and volume of mortgage lending was down on the last quarter of … Continue reading

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Increased supply slows growth at high end of the market

Sales of properties in the €1 million-plus bracket in Dublin jumped 10 per cent in the first four months of this year, but with stock levels in the capital up 55 per cent in the same period just how well … Continue reading

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Seeds of recovery starting to flower on high streets

DESPITE the stream of positive indicators that have emerged over the past year pointing to an improved economic landscape, the country’s main streets have largely failed to mirror that progression. As employment figures improved; growth projections rose and exports hit … Continue reading

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Government Dirt incentive for first-time buyers not a great help

First-time buyers looking to save a deposit to secure their first home can now claim back tax paid on their savings to help them on their way, thanks to a Government initiative first announced last October. However, the scheme, which exempts … Continue reading

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