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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 26 Feb '21

Mortgage approval grew 2.8pc in January as Covid ‘helped savers focus’: BPFI

The number of mortgages approved in January grew 2.8pc compared to the same month last year, indicating a resilient market despite the pandemic's impact on the economy, -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 22 Feb '21

Avant to build on Irish mortgage coup

Chris Paul: "It's insane. I think it's nip and tuck between Ireland and Greece between which Eurozone country consumers pay the highest for their mortgage. I'm genuinely pleased that we have been able -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Feb '21

Banks say tough capital rules are reason for higher Irish mortgage rates

The report found that lenders in Ireland are required to hold about three times more capital for the perceived higher risk in their mortgage loans books when compared to average capital requirements i -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Feb '21

Mortgage rates could rise again if Ulster Bank quits

Rates on new mortgages here were 2.76pc in December. Although this was down 12 basis points when compared with December in 2019 it was still more than double the average rate in the Eurozone, the l -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Feb '21

First-time buyers: Surge in demand may not be all that it seems

“We’re seeing a huge increase in mortgage applications, but, based on actual follow-through with all the required documents, a portion of these may just be using time on their hands at home to sim -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Jan '21

Value of mortgage drawdowns in fourth quarter at highest level in 12 years: Banking & Payments Federation Ireland

The value of drawdowns reached its highest quarterly level since the fourth quarter of 2008. The BPFI said this was driven by borrowing by first-time buyers, which rose to its highest level by volume -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 Jan '21

The mortgage market: what to expect in 2021

This increase in market activity looks set to continue this year, driven by a decline in Covid-19 economic uncertainty, lower available interest rates and, ultimately, people’s desire to secure a ho -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 15 Jan '21

Buyers face new six month ‘use it or lose it’ rule for mortgage approvals

Haven, which is the broker-focused part of EBS, said mortgage applications approved after this week will no longer be valid for a year. Other lenders are now expected to follow. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Dec '20

Mortgage approvals surged in October to record level: BFPI

The industry group’s latest monthly monitor of activity suggested a total of 5,207 mortgages worth €1.25 billion were approved in October, up nearly 13 per cent on the previous month. The value of -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 Nov '20

Focus: Home loan limbo - the growing number of buyers struggling to get their mortgages

Those who will struggle to get a home loan now range from people in receipt of the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) to those who are not affected directly by Covid-19 supports, but who work in a se -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 17 Nov '20

Central Bank slaps lenders' wrists over mortgage policy during Covid

"Mortgage lenders must make clear to customers that where there has been any material change to the customer’s circumstances prior to the drawdown of funds, the loan offer may subsequently be withdr -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 12 Nov '20

Mortgage drawdowns jumped 67pc quarter-on-quarter at KBC Bank Ireland in the three months to September 30

KBC saw a surge in mortgage applications in the three-month period, with applications up 66pc on the prior quarter, as people sought to make savings on new and existing mortgages, the bank said. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 Nov '20

Mortgage lending hit from Covid not as big as feared – Goodbody

The stockbroker said it expected mortgage lending to decline 20pc this year to €7.6bn – better than the previous estimate of €6.9bn before growing in 2021 to €8.6bn. The change in forecast fol -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 02 Oct '20

Ulster Bank to launch new green mortgage

It new loan, aimed at customers buying a home with a B2 Building Energy Rating (BER) or higher, is a four-year fixed rate of 2.4pc. Head of home-buying Lorraine Costelloe: “Like all of our other fix -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 25 Sep '20

Mortgage approvals on the rise but loan values decline: BPFI, August 2020

Almost 3,900 mortgages approved valued at €946 million, FTB approvals up in value and volume year-on-year. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 21 Sep '20

Avant’s low-rate mortgages could spell trouble for banking's big two

Forgoing cash-back gimmicks to concentrate on competitively priced loans, the new contender aims to make serious inroads into the mortgage market -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 18 Sep '20

With new arrival offering mortgages below 2%, get ready for a price war

Daragh Cassidy of “While the headline rate of 1.95% from Avant Money is certainly eye-catching and will capture all the headlines, it requires a deposit of at least 40%, which will be va -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 16 Sep '20

Boom-time buyers most likely to be on a payment break

A history of non-performance increases the likelihood that a loan has a payment break, according to ‘Covid-19 payment breaks on residential mortgages’ by Edward Gaffney and Darren Greaney. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Sep '20

Home-loan price war: lowest rates in 10 years as new lender shakes up market

Avant Money's entry is set to put massive pressure on existing lenders to slash their rates, as the launch today is set to spark a new price war. It is offering fixed rate mortgages as low as 1.95p -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Sep '20

Karl Deeter’s mortgage application company raises €1m

Home loans activity carried out through intermediaries hit a low point of about 20 per cent following the crash as overseas lenders retrenched from the market and mainstream banks focused on lending d -  Subscribe
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