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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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© Business Post 09 Dec '18

[Needs SBP sub] Karl Deeter: Council flats: Rip them up and start again

In Dublin, some of the finest real-estate locations have a common type of housing: council-owned flats. They are often located in prime locations within walking distance of the best amenities. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 09 Dec '18

Scrapping height limits will change our landscape, but it won't end housing crisis

The real barrier to apartment construction is cost, with an October 2017 report from the Society of Chartered Surveyors noting it was cheaper to build a three-bed semi-detached house than an apartment -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 Dec '18

Paul McNeive: 'More change to come for property markets in 2019'

There is no better source of information than the 'Emerging Trends in Real Estate: Europe', a joint publication by The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. The forecast for 2019 points to some surprisi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Dec '18

Property prices have slowed, but buyers still can’t afford homes

This was the year when the Central Bank of Ireland’s mortgage-lending rules really kicked in – and boy did they. Most market observers last year predicted price growth of between 9 and 11 per cent -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Dec '18

Adrian Trueick of Knight Frank International: Investment yields in Cork look attractive

As most of the standing blocks have now traded, new stock will come from joint ventures or forward purchase agreements with existing residential developers. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Dec '18

John Moran of JLL: Expanding tech firms to drive office demand

The private rental sector (PRS) as an investment class has been very active, and we are expecting this to continue next year. There is very strong demand from investors, with volumes in 2019 dictat -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Dec '18

Johnny Horgan of CBRE: Sheds and beds offer best investments

"it is clear that prime CBD offices in Dublin have reached a plateau. However, rental growth will still be in evidence for secondary and provincial locations over the coming 12 months. Meanwhile, we b -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Dec '18

Aidan Gavin of Cushman & Wakefield: Interest to turn to secondary urban areas

"there is now a notable broadening of both occupier and investor appetite to secondary and suburban locations in Dublin and regional Ireland, w -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Dec '18

Conor Whelan of QRE: Good growth potential in industrial market

"As witnessed in 2018, we expect the private rented (PRS) and build-to-rent sectors to continue to grow in 2019. The fundamentals of the domestic economy – -  Subscribe
© RTE 03 Dec '18

Why Ireland's housing crisis may continue for decades: Dr Frank Crowley

From this, you would think land is scarce. In the 2011 census, urban areas only represented 2.4 per cent of the total land area in Ireland. We are not covering the countryside in concrete. In fact, mo -  Subscribe
© Business Post 03 Dec '18

Karl Deeter: We need to talk about council housing

During a housing crisis, it is ever important to examine every aspect of housing. Very few analysts ever look at social housing from the perspective of how we use it currently - and that is a mistake, -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Nov '18

Mark Keenan: 'We can't moan now we finally have someone to pull reins'

The banking and brokerage sectors didn't want the powers to grant more than the 20pc rule exceptions already permitted. They were just asking for an ability to distribute the exceptions more evenly to -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Nov '18

Irish developers have dangerous fondness for one good thing

Built-to-rent deserves a place in the Irish market. But by no means should it become a feature of lightly populated rural areas. Developers, therefore, should be cautious -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 22 Nov '18

Kennedy Wilson CEO is bullish on Dublin market

Bill McMorrow has said that the combination of a "great university system" and "clear growth" among the world's major technology companies will continue to support its decision to invest hundreds of m -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Nov '18

Failure to solve rental crisis will ‘disable’ economy, says Marian Finnegan

Marian Finnegan, chief economist with Sherry Fitzgerald, said the private sector would not provide the volume of affordable rental needed, and so far there had not been detailed efforts to address it. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Nov '18

Lorraine Courtney: 'Housing crisis is wrecking lives and our patience is gone'

The Government really needs to ask what will happen when we all get priced out of the rental market. Dublin needs to be a city where people from all different backgrounds, working in all different typ -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Nov '18

Tom Maguire of Deloitte: 'Property a bigger issue than tax in luring high-skilled workers to Ireland'

Let's get crystal here, we are at Defcon 2 in housing. It's affecting our attractiveness and you know something's wrong when tax is "…and another thing" when we're talking how competitive we are. It -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 14 Nov '18

JOE GILL: It’s misguided to keep pumping foreign investment into Dublin

Anyone with that thought should be directed to Amazon’s decision last week to create two new campuses in the US. Did they pick a high profile mainstream city? Not quite. Rather, they are building a -  Subscribe
© RTE 13 Nov '18

Cork University Business School's John O'Brien: increased tax will discourage new investors and encourage current investors to leave the market

The simplest and most effective way to reduce the number of investors is by tax. Increased tax will reduce the profitability of property investment, discourage new investors and encourage current inve -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Nov '18

David McWilliams: Want to find the cause of the housing crisis? Look in the mirror

When people oppose denser/higher housing development in the city, what they are actually trying to do is privatise public investment in their existing property values. -  Subscribe
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