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Our NEWS section is the most comprehensive publication on the business of property in Ireland, keeping our trade readers fully informed on all developments in the property business and among their competitors.

It gathers together in one place all reports on the market, and goes into much greater detail than does the consumer press on trade issues of interest to estate agents, developers and other property professionals. It summarises property stories from the media, and provides handy links to the full stories. Occasional indepth features and opinion pieces for a fully developed online property magazine. It also acts as a searchable archive of all property matters down the years.

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© The Irish Times 20 Jun '17

The worst places in Ireland to invest in property

With an average sale price of €706,741 in April, Dublin 6 – which incorporates Ranelagh, Rathmines and Rathgar – has the country’s lowest rental yield of just 3.6 per cent, followed by Dublin -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Jun '17

Steven McKenna to take over as Sherry FitzGerald CEO in July

Mr McKenna (39) joined Sherry FitzGerald in 2008 as financial controller of the residential business. He was promoted in 2010 to group financial controller, and to group finance director in 2012, a ro -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Jun '17

Mark FitzGerald to step down as CEO of Sherry FitzGerald

He was a co-founder of the firm in 1982, leading it at just 25 years of age. It sold 40 houses in its first year of operation, a long way removed from today, when it sells about 7,000 homes a year and -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Jun '17

Mortgage market and lending issues expose flaw in creating single State agency

The Options for Ireland’s Mortgage Market report by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) suggests Ireland’s mortgage market is dysfunctional. No surprise there. With six lende -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Jun '17

Residents feel under siege by city's 'supersize' developments

Ben Thompson, of Churches Estate Agent in Blackrock, said property prices could be hit among those living in the immediate vicinity of certain developments. "That's a legitimate concern they have. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Jun '17

People living in the docklands don't buy into planners' and preservationists' fears of heights

High-rise living benefits residents and society, so don't restrain Dublin's ambition to reach for the sky, writes Niamh Horan -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Jun '17

The wealthy are buying land in prestigious areas because it has become such a rare commodity

Of course we're not talking vulgar estates of starter homes, or even trendy cottages in places like Portobello or Stoneybatter. We're talking big bucks to get a foundation in some of the best addresse -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Jun '17

DEAL: Developer Pat Crean's Marlet buys €16m site with scope for 1,500 apartments

The purchasing price for the site - near the centre of Tallaght and the Luas line - is believed to be €16m. The site is zoned for regeneration by South Dublin County Council, which would need to -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Jun '17

Craystown House, a 67ac residential farm at Bective, Navan sold for €1.02m

Land is continuing to sell well with good prices being achieved under the hammer and outside of the auction room. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Jun '17

A townhouse in New York? A rooftop pool in Dubai? This is what your Dublin rent will get you around the world

With the average monthly rent in Dublin costing €1,627 (higher than the 2008 peak), Independent.ie cast an eye abroad to see what your hard earned cash could get you around the globe. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Jun '17

Elevated planning numbers no guide to future housing supply with up to 40 per cent never translating into homes

If anything, planning permission data is barometer of activity in the land market. The mass sell-off of land here after the crash, combined with generous tax breaks, has seen land speculators flood th -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Jun '17

Funding of Dublin apartment schemes viable again, AIB says

“AIB is backing mixed housing schemes where apartments and houses are being built, but in terms of ‘pure’ apartment developments, we are only now getting meaningful engagement from the market on -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Jun '17

Ireland risks ‘perfect storm’ in housing system, DIT lecturer says

“Without state intervention to create affordability and a reappraisal of mortgage risk, access to housing through the private rental sector, traditional home ownership and the local authorities will -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Jun '17

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped, says Eoghan Murphy

New Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said he is concerned the help-to-buy scheme has not delivered an adequate supply of housing. The scheme, which is now expected to be scrapped, was launched -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 16 Jun '17

Banks warned over cashback mortgage deals

"The work of Pricelab detailed in the analysis earlier shows that consumers cannot properly assess these type of loan product and often make poor choices." -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Jun '17

House building ‘delayed by lack of water treatment’

Mr Parlon noted that the problem was at its worst in parts of Dublin’s commuter belt and in the regions. “There is a major need to invest in water infrastructure,”he stressed. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 15 Jun '17

Paul McNeive: Property firms need to be alert to the dangers of cyber crime and fraud

Estate agents are particularly at risk as they routinely handle personal information, commercially sensitive data and large amounts of clients' money. So what are the risks, and what can agents do to -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Jun '17

House prices here are not overvalued, insists the Central Bank

Mark Cassidy, head of financial stability at the Central Bank, said prices were not inflated: "The work that we published at the end of last year, that we will be updating, suggests that house prices -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Jun '17

Cairn Orwell Road scheme almost sold out and public launch deferred

Kevin Stanley says: “It’s our first major launch, and we would like to have it further on before bringing people through. The club room and the car park needed to be completed and a lot was closed -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Jun '17

Landlord types are always an extension of their personality: Damian Flanagan (property developer, writer and critic)

Perhaps I am just sweating the small stuff and they have their clear eyes on the bigger picture, the route to mega-millions? -  Subscribe
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