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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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© Irish Independent 28 Nov '17

Activate lending breaks €300m as housebuilding booms

Activate, the private equity and State-backed specialist financier, has ramped up its lending volumes to residential property developers over the past year as housing construction sputters back to lif -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Nov '17

Dublin City Council cracking down on Airbnb-style lettings

According to a spokeswoman for the council, about 100 apartment owners are under investigation for inappropriate use as short-term lets. This follows some 75 complaints being received about such usage -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Nov '17

More than 60 first-time buyers get approved every day for €215k mortgage

According to figures from the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI), some 3,751 mortgages were approved in October 2017, at a value of €834 million, up by 20 per cent in volume terms, an -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Nov '17

House price growth to slow to 8% next year, Central Bank says

The third quarter residential property price survey, in conjunction with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, expects price inflation to slow to 8 per cent next year. That compares to the curre -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Nov '17

We almost had the house, then the big budget couple appeared

But the previous day, an ad had gone online for a similar house across the road. For €110,000 more than our offer. It had obviously given this other couple ideas. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 26 Nov '17

[Needs SBP sub] The reinvention of Treasury Holdings' Richard Barrett

"We were not the devil." -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Nov '17

Paul McNeive: in Ireland it is practically impossible to repossess a family home

Some will say that's a good thing, but it prevents the mortgage market operating normally, and that's partly why it's so hard to get a mortgage here, and why we pay excessive mortgage rates. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Nov '17

The old-school developers making a comeback

Sean Mulryan ... Michael O'Flynn ... Gerry Gannon .... Joe O'Reilly ... The Cosgraves ... Bernard McNamara ... Luke Comer ... Paddy McKillen ... Michael Cotter ... -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Nov '17

Sean Mulryan's Ballymore to partner with CIE on 'Bosto Sidings' development at Grand Canal Quay

Ballymore's tender for the site, known as Boston Sidings, is understood to have won out over competing proposals from a number of leading developers and investment funds seeking opportunities in the r -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Nov '17

David McWilliams: Want to fix the housing crisis? Tax land

A substantial tax on unimproved land held by both the public and private sectors would fix this. If we do nothing to the tax system we will facilitate more money flowing into this most useless of asse -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 Nov '17

Dalata extends lease on the Ballsbridge Hotel until at least October next year

The Ballsbridge Hotel, a separate hotel to Dalata’s Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, is a four-star, 392-room hotel located on Pembroke Road and adjacent to Lansdowne Road, in Dublin 4. Dalata has oper -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 Nov '17

DEAL: Ires Reit in move from apartments to houses, Hansfield Wood in Clonsilla, west Dublin

In a statement issued to the stock exchange, the company announced its purchase for €7m of a 4.5 acre site with planning permission for 99 new homes at Hansfield Wood in Clonsilla, west Dublin. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 Nov '17

Paul McNeive: Has the Government learned nothing from the disastrous crash?

This was frustrating in that the private sector should never have been expected to provide social housing. The private sector operates in a profit-driven free market and, by definition, there is no ma -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 Nov '17

Lansdowne Place sales set new record for Dublin market

A spokeswoman for Chartered Land said that sales are also "very well-advanced" in The Barrington, the third building on the market. While the larger two-bedroom apartments and two bedroom plus study u -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Nov '17

Housing market cannot be ‘consumed’ by measures on homelessness

Keith Lowe said double-digit annual property price growth was “not sustainable”. “I predict that the 11 per cent annual rate of increase will be down to 7 or 8 per cent by the middle of 2018.” -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Nov '17

Almost 40,000 social homes could be built by local authorities

The data, from housing policy analyst Mel Reynolds, show the 31 local authorities own about 700 sites, or 1,211 hectares of land which is undeveloped and zoned for residential development. On the land -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Nov '17

New guidelines rule out rent hikes for painting and decorating

Under the law, owners of properties in RPZ areas in counties such as Dublin, Kildare and Cork can only raise the rent by a maximum of four per cent a year, but they can be exempted from this if they h -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Nov '17

State lost potential €100m to build social housing, conference told by Richard Barrett

Bartra Capital came close to getting €100 million backing from an ethical investor for this purpose. However, the firm pulled out because the Government had not approved the leases that would have b -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Nov '17

Government unwilling to admit scale of housing crisis, developer says

“They are families, not units,” he said. Barrett’s case is that the Government cannot tackle the crisis. It has signed the stability and growth pact which allows it to borrow only 3 per cent of -  Subscribe
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