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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 11 Nov '20

Why won’t the State offer cheap loans to homebuyers?

While it doesn’t begin to solve the problem of boosting supply of housing, lower rates are a clear path to improving affordability for those on low incomes. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Nov '20

With no sign of a house to buy the clock is now ticking

You often hear conversations and debates revolving around the Irish obsession with property ownership. But this is all it boils down to: a simple and profound lack of security on behalf of the tenant. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Nov '20

Richard Curran: Banks are better prepared for property price falls this time round

It is hard to make generalisations across a sector where a landlord might be an individual who owns a building on the main street of a small country town, or may be Blackstone, a multi-billion dollar -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Nov '20

David McWilliams: A plan to put Ireland’s 200,000 vacant buildings to use

At every juncture, the divine right of the land owner, rather than the interests of the community, is afforded primacy. The cost is born by society in higher rents, prices and unsightly dereliction. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 Oct '20

Global house prices surge as Covid upends economics

This time, it really is different and investment bank HSBC says prices are up 4pc across the world and are rising almost everywhere: from the UK to Russia, Philippines to Poland, and the US to Sweden. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Oct '20

Myles Clarke of CBRE Ireland: City businesses can’t afford to wait for a Covid-19 vaccine

While respecting the undoubted threat to public health that is Covid-19, for the sake of our town and city centres we must find creative and safe ways to encourage a return to the office and allow urb -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Oct '20

Conor Whelan of QRE: Vendors adopting ‘wait-and-see’ approach in sub-€20m market

For instance in the office market, I suspect that all major corporates are likely considering their real estate options at present. And while there is a certain amount of hysteria around the future of -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Oct '20

Co-living apartments could become ‘glorified tenement living’ says Taoiseach

Eoin Ó Broin said there was little or no investment in affordable homes but “outstretched arms to equity investors queueing up to build co-living”. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 19 Oct '20

What does Budget 2021 mean for the property sector?

David Browne, head of New Homes at Savills Ireland, welcomed the move. "Construction delays due to Covid-19 restrictions have resulted in a significant drop in new home completions this year. This pre -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Oct '20

David McWilliams: The rules of the property game have changed

A meaningful dereliction tax, say 100 per cent of the price of the property paid over five years, with an up-front penalty, would change the game. Every floor that is converted to productive use coul -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Oct '20

David McWilliams: Why an Irish mortgage costs €80k more than a German one [Missed]

If the private sector can’t fix the housing problem quickly enough, the State must intervene. Given that the State can borrow at zero per cent from the ECB – because it doesn’t have to go throug -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 09 Oct '20

Paul McNeive: Will Budget 2021 finally address the housing market crisis failures?

At the heart of the problem is the State's almost total failure to build affordable houses, despite having the money, the land and the planning powers. Instead, governments rely on the private sector -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Oct '20

Housing crisis will become a monster unless the State kills it now: Mark Paul

That cannot be the solution to the problem this time round. And be in no doubt that a huge problem is coming. Research released this week shows that it is metastasizing and getting ready to explode al -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 02 Oct '20

Paul McNeive: For estate agents, markets rising or falling are better than stalled ones

Savills in Ireland has retreated from the mainstream "second-hand" residential business in Ireland, but maintains a country-house department. Conversely, JLL only handled commercial property tradition -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 28 Sep '20

Cheapest houses by Christmas? Perhaps not, but change is coming

To understand what has been happening, first consider that most of those whose jobs are affected by Covid-19 are generally working in lower-paid sectors like catering, retail and hospitality. -  Subscribe
© The Times Ireland 28 Sep '20

Market Watch: Don’t forget housing in the budget

We can’t let Brexit and Covid distract us from problems in the supply of affordable homes: -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Sep '20

State should use Covid-19 impact on construction costs to build new homes: Micheál Mahon, SCSI

We believe, amongst other measures, the present Government should leverage the Land Development Agency (LDA) and local authorities to deliver new alternative models of delivery for social housing by u -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Sep '20

Eunan O'Carroll: Why working in an office beats living at work

The office is where a company’s culture evolves, and where the learning and gaining of experience is at its most productive. It’s also where the early-career generation should be together with the -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 Sep '20

Long-term remote working could be the ruin of city centre economies and FDI: Kellie O'Brien, Savills

I work for Savills - one of Ireland's largest property advisors - as an associate director in its office-leasing team. Our success is contingent on demand from office occupiers for space. What prom -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Sep '20

Selling off homes has hurt State's ability to provide social housing

Prof Michelle Norris told the Dublin Economics Workshop that Ireland needs to learn lessons from other small countries, particularly Austria and Denmark, which provide much more social housing at a fr -  Subscribe
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