Monthly Archives: February 2018

Ireland needs 480,000 new homes by 2031, says peer-to-peer lender

At least 40,000 homes will have to be built this year to satisfy demand, a peer-to-peer lender has said. A report from Initiative Ireland suggests the construction industry is falling far short of this, having built fewer than 9,500 properties in 2017. … Continue reading

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Surplus of hungry buyers ensures house prices keep going up

In recent months any indications that the rate of house price growth might be slowing have been quickly followed by a renewed acceleration. And so it was that after some slowdown in November, the CSO figures for December show a … Continue reading

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New analysis of house prices shows significant slowdown in increases for first time

A new analysis of house prices nationwide shows for the first time signs of a significant slowdown in increases in certain key market areas, the Sunday Independent can reveal. The study of prices actually achieved reveals that increases have slowed … Continue reading

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Affordable mortgages more restrictive than they first appear

Local authorities are set to apply stringent eligibility requirements when the new affordable home loan scheme goes live this Thursday. This means that applicants looking to circumvent the Central Bank’s mortgage lending rules may need to look elsewhere. Read the … Continue reading

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