Monthly Archives: October 2018

Apartment owners should prepare for the worst

Ireland is only really getting used to the concept of apartment living but, true to form, we’re getting it wrong. A report for the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland this week found that, in most cases, apartment owners are not putting nearly enough … Continue reading

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Property price rises moderately in August with the lowest growth in south Dublin

The monthly charge in August this year was just 0.3pc, compared with 0.7pc in the previous month. In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 6.1pc in the year to August. The highest house price growth was in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, at … Continue reading

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The 10 reasons why house prices and rents must fall

House prices in recent years should never have been allowed to soar to the point where they have become unaffordable for the vast majority of aspiring purchasers. Rents in the private rental sector are also unaffordable for most. Vendors seeking … Continue reading

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Mortgage approvals for first-time buyers dip as switching activity rises

The number of mortgages approved in August rose 5.7 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier. But approvals for first-time buyers declined, new figures show. According to data from Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, a total of … Continue reading

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