Monthly Archives: November 2015

Property market ‘looked a little scary’ with fears of property bubble – Noonan

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has defended the Central Bank’s mortgage rules and said the situation had “looked a little scary” early this year with concerns about a new property bubble. Mr Noonan was responding to Fianna Fáil finance spokesman … Continue reading

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Mortgage drawdowns to drop by 30pc on new rules

The amount of mortgage money drawn down will drop by almost a third in the last three months of the year, compared with the same period in 2014, according to the Association of Expert Mortgage Advisors. The group wants the … Continue reading

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A quarter of homebuyers ill-informed about property valuation

The TV ad for home insurance in which the hapless homeowners lapse into a trance while the broker outlines details of their policy surely strikes a chord with many when it comes to addressing boring financial matters. A new survey … Continue reading

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Property prices still rising despite Central Bank’s lending curbs

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show national price hikes of 8.9pc year on year – and 1.3pc in September. Meanwhile, in Dublin, residential prices rose by almost 1pc (0.9pc) – up 6.5pc on September last year. The … Continue reading

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