Monthly Archives: March 2016

Average age of mortgage customers rising steadily

The average age of borrowers taking out mortgages has risen steadily in recent years, according to an analysis from Royal London, the assurance company previously known here as Caledonian Life. From data on its mortgage protection policies for Irish borrowers, … Continue reading

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IMF: No need to change Ireland’s mortgage rules

The IMF has credited the Central Bank’s mortgage lending rules with steadying house prices here, saying there is no need to change them. The rules, which were introduced a year ago, have come under fire from mortgage brokers, and other … Continue reading

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No silver bullet to fix housing crisis

Somewhat amazingly, less than a decade after one of the biggest house building booms that any developed economy has probably ever experienced, Ireland is now faced with a considerable shortage of housing. This either suggests that the demand for housing … Continue reading

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House prices fall – but new buyers squeezed out of the market

The figure was down 321 on the same month last year, and is also lower than the figure for the previous month, banks said. It is among a raft of new data that show the property and mortgage markets are … Continue reading

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