Monthly Archives: April 2017

Return of 1,500 emigrants a week boosts property

A surge in the number of returning emigrants – some with significant cash savings for down payments on a new house – has emerged as the latest pressure point in pushing up property prices. More than 300,000 people emigrated after … Continue reading

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KBC Homebuyer survey indicates demand for 300,000 sales in next two years

Property prices will likely continue to rise in the absence of a significant increase in supply, with a new survey pointing to as many as 300,000 potential home buyers emerging over the next two years. According to the latest KBC … Continue reading

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Too many buyers, too few homes: what’s the story?

Latest figures indicate a marked increase in those seeking and securing mortgages, while property prices have also risen sharply over the same periodIt may be worthwhile to consider just how significant this demand pressure is. Latest mortgage approvals from the … Continue reading

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Mortgage surge means house prices ‘now set to rise by 10pc’

A rush to get approved for a mortgage, with first-time buyers to the fore, is expected to push house prices up by 10pc this year. Changes to Central Bank lending rules and the introduction of the Government’s help-to-buy scheme at … Continue reading

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