Monthly Archives: October 2016

Michael Noonan forced to alter threshold in help-to-buy plan

The Government has been forced to make significant changes to one of its key budget proposals on foot of concerns raised by the Central Bank and pressure from Fianna Fáil. The Central Bank had warned the income tax rebate for … Continue reading

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Chartered Surveyors say Help to Buy Scheme grant will have little impact on housing crisis

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland has said the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme announced in Budget 2017 will have very little impact on the housing crisis because supply is the problem, not demand. Claire Solon, the President of the SCSI … Continue reading

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Most first-time buyers won’t receive Budget grant

Purchasers of second-hand homes will not be entitled to any State aid, despite the fact that construction of new builds is moving at a snail’s pace. Proposals submitted by Housing Minister Simon Coveney to the Department of Finance limits support … Continue reading

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