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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 05 May '21

Affordable housing plan imposes regional price caps, with €500,000 limit on Dublin flat

Mr O’Brien defended the price cap, saying they were based on the median prices in all of the regions. “They are above the [median] but that allows for different types of [design],” he said, addi -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 May '21

A lack of equity? O’Brien unveils his three-point housing plan: Gabija Gataveckaite

There are three parts within the Affordable Housing Bill; cost rental, a shared equity scheme and local authorities building affordable housing on their -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 May '21

Home buyers in affordable scheme to face pressure to repay loan early

The Central Bank has repeated its view that the affordable housing scheme could saddle homebuyers with unaffordable debts and potentially break its mortgage rules. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 May '21

Up to 20 tenants could face jail unless they leave Dublin properties, court told

Businessman Jerry Beades is the registered owner but is not an occupant of the mortgaged properties at 31 Richmond Avenue and 21 Little Mary Street, both of which were made subject of High Court posse -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 May '21

New law proposes to reduce gazumping and speed up house sale process

The length of time it takes to buy a house would be reduced significantly and some hurdles that cause many sales to fall through would be eliminated under new legislation being brought forward by a fo -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Apr '21

Alternative funding for cost rental homes must be considered, Minister says

The Minister for Housing said “alternative funding streams” such as the European Investment Bank and international pension funds may play a “central role” in the delivery of cost rental homes -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Apr '21

A full six weeks after going sale agreed I set foot in my new home for the first time

I made it a condition of sale that the property be taken off the market to deter other house-hungry prospects. My bold ask of the estate agent paid off and my soon-to-be house was moved to sale agreed -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Apr '21

Solicitor and accountant face trial over property fraud

Mr Kilcline is accused of money laundering and submitting false deeds to the Property Registration Authority stating ownership of two houses, at Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7 and St Mary’s Road, D4, h -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Apr '21

Frustrated buyers turn up on sellers’ doorsteps to ask to view locked-down properties

A selling agent in the same postcode had two similar experiences recently. In each it really annoyed their vendors, she says. “One felt that if the person was prepared to do such a thing that they w -  Subscribe
© Business Post 19 Apr '21

What happens when an agent puts her own home up for sale?

Selling agent Sinéad Beggan turns the tables on herself as she puts her Tudor-style, three-bedroom home in Dublin’s Templeogue on the market -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 16 Apr '21

Retrofit grants ‘should target home buyers and rentals between tenants’: ESRI

Lawyers and estate agents would be key to the plan, referring buyers and sellers to State agencies offering support to make the change. Landlords could also be targeted to take action between tenan -  Subscribe
© Business Post 12 Apr '21

MUD Act: bringing home owners together for the common good

The Multi-Unit Developments Act, which regulates the ownership and management of the common areas of multi-unit developments, is ten years old. We examine its efficiency in terms of apartment manageme -  Subscribe
© Business Post 12 Apr '21

Three-bed semis reaching sale agreed in record two weeks

With no need to schedule appointments, potential buyers are making swift bids on the back of virtual viewings, according to REA’s latest Average House Price index -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Apr '21

Home ownership rises across State as numbers renting falls

The increase was sharpest in Dublin, with the numbers owning a property increasing by 8 per cent, up from 848,700 at the end of 2019 to 916,400 at the end of 2020, according to preliminary unpublished -  Subscribe
© Business Post 29 Mar '21

Hobbs hits back at Murphy’s criticism over social housing

Hobbs has been seeking to attract investors to put money into social housing projects through Hobbs Financial Practice, his private wealth management firm based in Kildare. His firm was criticised -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Mar '21

Estate agent seek cash buyers for properties with potential fire defects

An Irish Times investigation running since December 2018 has uncovered defects in 33 developments comprising more than 2,100 apartments in the State. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Mar '21

Social housing delivery more than a third short of target in 2020

Figures published by the Department of Housing on Tuesday show 6,387 new social homes were either built (5,073) or acquired (1,314) in 2020 – 34 per cent short of the 8,536 target set by the departm -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Mar '21

Land Development Agency to deliver homes at one-third below market rent

A two-bed will be rented for between €1,200 and €1,300 per month, a discount of 27.7 per cent to 33.3 per cent on market rents in the area, he said. Construction is expected to begin on the site i -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Feb '21

Dublin City Council faces six-year wait to start housing projects

The European Union procurement process accounted for half of the delay, with waiting for approval from the Department of Housing adding to the pre-construction time lag, Mr Bourke told a council housi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Feb '21

Has Dublin built too many luxury apartments?

A report from Goodbody Stockbrokers pointed to high levels of vacancy – about 30 per cent – in newly built luxury developments alongside significant tenant incentives. Some landlords are now offer -  Subscribe
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