Monthly Archives: September 2015

More than 2,600 council homes sit empty across the State

Local authorities have more than 2,600 vacant homes across the State and cuts in refurbishment funds of €6.15 million, according to Freedom of Information figures released to Fianna Fáil. Read the full details in the Irish Times If it’s a Structural Survey … Continue reading

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Euro zone house-price recovery sustainable but subdued – ECB

A recent rise in euro zone property prices appears sustainable, but the recovery is weaker than in past cycles and the eventual normalisation of interest rates poses some risks, the European Central Bank said on Tuesday. House prices fell sharply … Continue reading

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Call for national housing authority

A report commissioned by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland wants increased government support for developers and builders of new homes in order to improve the national housing stock. It also wants local authorities banned from imposing more restrictive planning … Continue reading

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Quarter of homeowners aged 25 to 40 plan to move

A quarter of those in the 25 to 40 age group said they wanted to live in a better location, while one in 10 wanted to invest in a higher value property. A small proportion (2%) said they wanted to … Continue reading

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Recovery? Ghosts still haunt abandoned estates

Dublin has housing shortage while rest of country has symbolic oversupply Alan Maguire and Carol Anne Kennedy live, with two dogs, on a small housing estate just outside Waterford city. The estate, just over the Co Kilkenny border, contains 12 … Continue reading

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