Monthly Archives: June 2015

Property prices rise again in May but fall in Dublin

Property prices are continuing to rise but the rate of growth is now definitely slowing following the introduction of new mortgage lending limits. The latest official figures show prices nationally rose by 0.5 per cent last month and are now … Continue reading

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Property costs push Dublin up league of ‘most expensive’ cities

Rising property costs are pushing Dublin back up the league of the most expensive locations worldwide for employees working abroad. The capital is back among the 50 most expensive places according to Mercer’s annual cost of living survey, rising two … Continue reading

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Housing crisis forces 10,000 a month to rent

Private rented sector tenants have risen by more than half in just 18 months. Almost 700,000 people are now living in leased houses, flats or apartments – more than one seventh of the total population. And there has been a … Continue reading

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Irish house price rises reminiscent of bubble, says OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned that rapid rises in Irish property prices are “reminiscent of the bubble period of a decade ago” and has called on the Government to act on the issue. “Further macro-prudential tools … Continue reading

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Shortage of homes for sale to keep prices rising

Experts said the rate of increase was moderating, but prices would keep rising this year due to a shortage of homes and a rise in household formation. Values were up 0.6pc in the month and have now risen by almost … Continue reading

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