Monthly Archives: September 2017

House prices to rise for up to 10 years, property report says

House prices will continue to rise for the next five to 10 years unless drastic action is taken, a report released on Friday by property website Daft.ie has warned. Daft.ie economist Ronan Lyons said that we are unlikely to see … Continue reading

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Number of vacant homes ‘may be grossly overstated’

The number of vacant homes in the State may be grossly overstated, the findings of a pilot study in one local authority area has indicated. In last year’s census, a total of 183,000 vacant residential properties were identified across State, … Continue reading

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They’re back, cash rich and want a home

More than 400 of Ireland’s ‘Lost Generation’, many with significant cash savings for a down-payment on a new house, are returning home each week. And these returnees are another “pressure point” pushing up property prices to Celtic Tiger levels. More … Continue reading

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House hunters being pushed into more debt as prices surge

Surging prices are forcing house hunters to get approval for larger mortgages. First-time buyers are now getting the go-ahead from banks to borrow almost €15,000 more than a year ago. House-price inflation means the average a first-time buyer couple have … Continue reading

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Housing shortage to drive up prices by 15% over the next three years

House prices are set to rise by 15pc over the next three years, a survey conducted by the Central Bank has found. The survey of estate agents, auctioneers, economists and surveyors indicates prices will rise by eight per cent nationally … Continue reading

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