Monthly Archives: August 2016

No quick fix for home rental crisis, say experts

Anyone who has ever rented has horror stories. Whether those involve dodgy landlords, difficult housemates or almost-uninhabitable dives, the experiences renters gain are character-building, if nothing else. But while those who moved on to buy their own homes often look … Continue reading

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Is Ireland setting itself up for a crash with new housing bubble?

Ireland’s housing market collapsed less than a decade ago, but has lately been experiencing a blistering recovery in prices. They have risen in Dublin by 50% from the trough of 2010. Is Ireland setting itself up for another devastating crash? … Continue reading

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Average Dublin house is now four times dearer than one in Longford

It comes as evidence has emerged that the mortgage market is bouncing back with a jump in the number of home loans drawn down. But property prices remain muted in many rural parts of the country. Properties in Longford are … Continue reading

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Number of homes trading hands falls as prices rise

An analysis of the Property Price Register (PPR) shows the number of houses and apartments changing hands fell in 17 of the 26 counties, even in areas of high demand including Dublin and the commuter belt, Cork and Galway. Some … Continue reading

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Property still ‘buoyant’ in spite of decline in returns

The latest quarterly report, published by MCSI, shows that notwithstanding the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s Brexit referendum, property delivered a 3.1pc total return, representing a slight increase on the 2.9pc return recorded for the three-month period to the end of … Continue reading

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