Monthly Archives: July 2016

Housing plan: First-time buyer couple set for €10,000 package

A new scheme to provide first-time buyers with assistance in purchasing a home will be tied in with incentives for developers to build new houses. The Government is working on a so-called help to buy scheme for first time-buyers, which … Continue reading

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Census 2016: Number of vacant houses ‘scandalous’

There are almost 260,000 vacant homes across the country, preliminary figures from the latest census show, prompting campaigners and housing experts to call for urgent action to address the State’s “dysfunctional” housing system. The census found there are almost 260,000 … Continue reading

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Housing supply at worst level for 50 years as prices exceed boomtime levels

And in further signs of a dysfunctional market, prices in some parts of the country are rising at a faster pace than during the boom – while in the capital they have flatlined. According to June’s Irish Independent/Real Estate Alliance … Continue reading

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Property prices on the rise again as market braces for impact of Brexit

Prices rose by almost 7pc in the year, the Central Statistics Office said. This was due to the fact that prices were up 0.2pc in the month across the country. Dublin prices rose by 0.1pc in May, and were almost … Continue reading

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