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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 09 Mar '20

Permanent TSB becomes latest lender to lower its mortgage rate in price war

Two weeks ago AIB reduced its mortgage rates, signalling a renewed intensity in the rates war. Mortgage interest rates have been steadily falling over the past few years, with keen value now availa -  Subscribe
The Property Week 03 Apr '20

Latest PPR sales results already fully matched up with our listings – Download sample here

We've already completed this week's matching up of the latest sales results with the original property listings (as well as recording results of properties not previously listed). Download sample here -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 28 Feb '20

Strong growth in Mortgage Approvals in January: BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report

–– Some 3,265 mortgages to the value of €744 million were approved in January–– Good growth continues  with first-time buyers – volume up 7.5% year on year  -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 24 Feb '20

[NEEDS INDO SUB] Charlie Weston: Rates may be finally falling but people can't afford to buy

The irony is that there is so little choice and a chronic affordability issue when it comes to securing a property to buy with the newly competitive mortgages. Last year some 21,000 homes were comp -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Feb '20

AIB calls for new scheme to allow shared ownership of homes

Donall O’Shea, head of real estate finance at AIB, said the bank believes there are a large number of households on average incomes that “could potentially afford home ownership but are constraine -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Jan '20

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland: First-time buyers drive growth in mortgage values and volumes

Some 12,259 new mortgages to the value of €2.8 billion were drawn down by borrowers. That represented an increase of 1.2 per cent in volume and 5 per cent in value on the corresponding quarter of 20 -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Jan '20

Sinead Ryan: What does the mortgage market look like for 2020?

Joey Sheahan, head of credit at, says, "2020 could be the year of the fixed-rate mortgage in Ireland. These latest figures give weight to our own observation that more and more mortgage -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Jan '20

New buyers pay €2,000 a year more than rest of eurozone

The Central Bank figures show the weighted average interest rate on all new mortgages was 2.9pc in November. This was 11 basis points down since the start of 2019 when the rate stood at 3.01pc. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Jan '20

Banks expected to loan €9bn to homebuyers this year

Buoyant sales of goods and services abroad and expanding multinational employers will boost the Republic’s economy in 2020, according to Conall MacCoille, chief economist at Dublin stockbrokers Davy -  Subscribe
© Business Post 06 Jan '20

[NEEDS BP SUB] Angela Keegan: Clarity on lending rules and Brexit should help stabilise property market

Late last year, the new Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf scotched speculation surrounding mortgages by announcing that lending rules would stay at three and a half times that of borrowers’ -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Jan '20

First-time buyers push up mortgage approvals

The Banking and Payments Federation said the strongest growth was evident with first-time buyers, where the number of mortgages was up 8.6pc on the year. The number of mortgages across the entire m -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Dec '19

Central Bank’s unchanged mortgage rules ‘fuelling rental trap’

“The mortgage measures are working and because they’re working we don’t propose any changes to them,” said Mr Makhlouf, who took over as governor in September. “I want to be very clear that -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Nov '19

Mortgage brokers, AIMA, call for change in lending rules to help second-time buyers

Association of Irish Mortgage Advisors chairman Trevor Grant: "we have to turn away as many as we help because, while most of these applicants could easily qualify for the bigger repayments, they don -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Nov '19

New mortgage lending to overtake repayments for first time since crisis

Mortgage lending is on track to expand by 11 per cent this year to €9.6 billion and a further 12.5 per cent in 2020 to €10.8 billion, according to Davy analysts Stephen Lyons and Diarmaid Sheridan -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Nov '19

PTSB builds mortgage lending share to post-crisis peak of 15.5%

New mortgage lending at the bank rose at an annual pace of 17 per cent during the third quarter, outperforming the market’s 11 per cent expansion, the bank said. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Oct '19

Sherry FitzGerald to build new mortgage broker platform

Steven McKenna: “It’s a game-changer for us because we don’t have the capacity to deal with the volumes manually. About 80 per cent of the process will be done through AI.” -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Oct '19

Central Bank 'not likely' to loosen mortgage rules despite AIB's call

The issue gained a sharp new focus at the weekend when AIB's Colin Hunt, chief executive of the country's biggest mortgage provider, became the first top executive at a pillar Irish bank to say the ru -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 Sep '19

Vulture funds perform a U-turn as mortgage-to-rent market opens up

A change in the eligibility criteria announced by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy in July, and the fact that vulture funds are now prepared to sanction deals, means thousands of heavily indebted people -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 26 Sep '19

Mortgage approvals in August showed continued year-on-year growth

Almost 4,400 mortgages to the value of €968 million were approved in AugustSome signs of slower growth in August in comparison to previous months of the year.Banking & Payments Federation Ire -  Subscribe
© Business Post 23 Sep '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Banks are unmoved by plight of struggling downsizers

For those who do not want to move to the seaside or back to their rural roots, there is a shortage of suitable smaller properties to buy in mature city neighbourhoods or suburbs. In Dublin -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Sep '19

State-backed mortgages boosted by extra €363m

The Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme is targeted at prospective buyers who cannot get a bank loan. It has experienced higher than expected demand since it was launched in February 2018. -  Subscribe
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