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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 12 Apr '24

Bank of Ireland's new mortgage product could force buyers into more debt, broker says

The move by Bank of Ireland to give mortgage discounts to ­homeowners as long as they have some form of energy rating would force large numbers of buyers to take on more debt, Michael Dowling said. -  Subscribe
© Business Post 02 Apr '24

Exclusive: Estate agent DNG sets €300m target for new mortgage brokerage

The new business, which will trade under the DNG Financial Services brand name, will also provide financial planning and pension advice to clients. Earlier this month, DNG secured a licence from th -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Mar '24

How raising a mortgage deposit can take 2 years in some areas — and 28 years in others

Research by price-comparison site shows that the average time it takes first-time buyers to save for a deposit for a mortgage in Ireland is 4.6 years. Dún Laoghaire in south Co Dublin is -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Mar '24

First-time buyer activity drives mortgage approvals in February: Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI)

First-time buyers continued to drive the market, with 2,171 mortgages approved in February valued at €640 million, a jump of 14.7 per cent and 19.8 per cent year-on-year in volume and value terms, a -  Subscribe
© Business Post 11 Feb '24 and Beam combine to deliver ‘fastest home loan in Ireland’

Karl Deeter: “Innovation in the mortgage market nearly always comes from brokers. We are the ones who brought in trackers, we are the ones who foster in every new lender in the country (recent addit -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Feb '24

Royal London Ireland: One in 10 homeowners face mortgage payments past 70, survey finds

“The average age of homebuyers is rising each year, going from 36 years in 2019 to 39 years in 2021. This trend is likely to put more pressure on some mortgage holders, as they have less time to pay -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Jan '24

First-time buyer mortgage activity rises to highest level since 2007

A new report by the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has indicated the he number of FTB drawdowns reached a new post-crash peak of 25,591, valued at more than €7.2 billion in 2023. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Jan '24

Marlet secures €113.6m refinancing deal with BlackRock for Dundrum scheme

Green Acre Grange, adjacent to Airfield’s urban farm, is a development of 307 build-to-rent apartments, with a full suite of tenant amenities. Esh Subramanian: “The Dublin real estate market conti -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 03 Jan '24

Irish Institutional Property publish research on residential development finance

IIP call on all political parties to set out how they propose to fund the significantly increased numbers of new homes we need to deliver to solve our housing challenge. LINK TO PDF OF IIP 2023 RESEAR -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 30 Dec '23

First-time buyers are drawing down mortgages at a level not seen since the boom

The most recent Banking & Payment Federation Ireland report reveals that FTBs have been drawing down 470 mortgages, valued at €131m per week, since the start of the year. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Nov '23

Expert calls for more ‘green mortgages’ to offer a leg-up to first-time house buyers

Luca Bertalot, of the European Mortgage Federation, which represents more than 2,000 European lenders, said he is concerned about the adverse impact of poor housing affordability and rising living cos -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 07 Nov '23

Onate seals new €50m funding deal with NatWest for Irish loans

The funding line will also help Onate with its own expansion plans – that now include an ambition to begin lending property bridging loans in other European markets, according to Onate CEO Dan Gande -  Subscribe
© Business Post 02 Nov '23

Hines secures €80m loan from Cheyne Capital for Central Plaza redevelopment

The Dame Street site, formerly home to the Central Bank of Ireland, is being redeveloped as a joint venture between Hines and Peterson Group, the Hong Kong based real estate investment company, after -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Sep '23

Record number of first-time buyers approved for loans as prices rise again

It is the first time since the Banking and Payments Federation started compiling mortgage figures in 2011 that so many first-time buyers have been approved. It comes as the asking price for housing -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 22 Sep '23

Revolut set to enter mortgage market for first time

“It could be one of two models, or a combination,” he said. “The first one is a mortgage financed by us as a bank. Or it could be like a mortgage introduction. But ultimately what we want to bui -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Sep '23

Irish mortgage interest rates nudged up slightly in July

The average interest rate on new Irish mortgages rose marginally to 4.06 per cent in July, according to data published by the Central Bank of Ireland. Fixed rate home loans accounted for 85 per cent o -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Aug '23

Increase in mortgage approvals for first-time buyers despite market slowdown

A collapse in the number of switchers had dragged overall mortgage-approval numbers down, the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) said. Last month, banks approved a total of 4,747 mortga -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Jul '23

Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) has seen a recovery in demand following a slowdown in the second half of last year

HBFI chief executive Dara Deering: "Against a challenging backdrop of higher interest rates and inflation in construction materials and labour, our support for house building firms gives them access t -  Subscribe
© Business Post 12 Jul '23

John Walsh: We need an ‘IDA for housing’ to source building funds overseas

Institutional investors have been depicted as vulture funds but the truth is an international solution is necessary as the state cannot fund the entire housing sector by itself -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 May '23

Avant Money becomes first lender to cut its mortgage rates and is now letting borrowers fix for life

Avant Money is banking on people choosing to “fix and forget” at a time when European rates have shot up seven times, with more hikes expected. Broker Martina Hennessy of said Avant Money -  Subscribe
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