Monthly Archives: July 2018

Slowing house price growth still means huge shortages

A new measurement of housing completions by the CSO shows the level of house-building is much lower than previously envisaged. Using the new metric, there were 14,500 new dwellings completed in 2017, well below the previous estimate of 19,300. Housebuilding figures were … Continue reading

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Revealed: Japanese knotweed not a big deal after all, groundbreaking report says

The prayers of homeowners whose property values are weighed down by Japanese knotweed could have been answered: a new study suggests the plant is relatively harmless. Received wisdom considers the pervasive plant to be extremely damaging to homes because its … Continue reading

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What is the difference between old Building Control and new?

A very strong ‘blame culture’ emerged and media contributors regularly offered perceived opinions on the causes and remedies of many highprofile failures which unfortunately bedevilled our industry and this reached a low point during the ‘Celtic Tiger’ building era. Read … Continue reading

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Dublin house prices rise by an average of €155,000 since 2012

House prices in Dublin have risen by an average of almost €155,000 (70 per cent) above their low-point in 2012, while the average asking price for houses across the State has risen by more than 54 per cent, figures in … Continue reading

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What salary will buy a typical house around Ireland?

If you’re not a professional earning more than €150,000 a year, you can forget about buying the typical house in an area like Blackrock or Ranelagh in Dublin, with rising house prices continuing to stretch affordability. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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