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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 Jan '23

Irish mortgage rates now cheaper than Eurozone average but increases are coming

The average rate on a new mortgage in this country was 2.57pc in November, unchanged from the previous month, according to Central Bank of Ireland figures. The Eurozone average is 2.84pc, its highest -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Jan '23

Revealed: The areas where it is cheaper to buy a home than rent – and the six areas where it pays to rent

Martina Hennessy, managing director of doddl.ie: "In our analysis, the cost of a 30-year variable mortgage plus 10pc deposit on a home at the current national house price came to €582,259 with Finan -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Nov '22

Association of Irish Mortgage Advisors says main lenders should guarantee rate offers for at least eight weeks

Brokers are calling for lenders to adopt a standard timeframe to allow mortgage borrowers to lock in their rate offers to protect them from rapid European Central Bank (ECB) increases. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Nov '22

A Revolut mortgage? CEO reveals 'super-app' plans to offer '100pc digital' mortgages

“It could be one of two models, or a combination. 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 build is a frictio -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Oct '22

Finance Ireland suspends long-term fixed mortgages as funding costs rise

The specialist lender, which launched Ireland’s first 20-year fixed product just a year and a half ago, will now stop offering fixes of 10 years or more to new customers. “Given current volatility -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Oct '22

Joe Brennan: Decision to ease some mortgage lending rules should allow more people to buy their homes

While the rules – which have been subject to various tweaks on the loan-to-deposit side over the years – have protected banks and borrowers from overstretching, they have had ... casualties. No -  Subscribe
© Other 21 Oct '22

Over 500 first-time buyers approved for financial supports under First Home Scheme

Michael Broderick, cheif executive of the First Home Scheme, said: "It is early days, but we are off to a good start and First-Time Buyers are responding very favourably to what we offer, with close t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Oct '22

Central Bank to ease income rules for mortgage lending

The Central Bank is set to say on Wednesday that it will ease its mortgage rules marginally to allow households to borrow up to four times their income in taking on a home loan, according to sources. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 07 Oct '22

Brokers want eight-week period for house hunters to draw down mortgages

Trevor Grant of the AIMA: "If an applicant has fully submitted all of the information required and has secured mortgage approval, they should be given a period of eight weeks, to close out their mortg -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 Oct '22

‘Disgraceful behaviour’ – Anger as huge rate rise by Finance Ireland means buying plans are scuppered for many

Plans by number of people to buy homes are set to collapse after Finance Ireland announced an enormous rate rise with immediate effect. People hoping to close contracts to buy homes have told how t -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 01 Oct '22

Finance Ireland doubles mortgage lending as broker channel grows in influence

Half of that business was in home loans and Finance Ireland now commands a 5.3pc market share, with a 13pc share of the growing broker channel, which now accounts for half of new mortgages written in -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Sep '22

BPFI: Number of mortgage approvals to buy homes falls compared with 2021

Mortgage approvals data for August show a decline of more than 21 per cent in the number of buy-to-let approvals compared with 2021, while approvals for people moving house fell 5.4 per cent. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Sep '22

Shane Quinlan, of Sherry FitzGerald Financial Services: Irish mortgage market is shrinking but there are reasons to be hopeful

The launch of initiatives such as the €400 million First Home shared equity scheme in July provides another option for mortgage customers but more is needed. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 12 Aug '22

Major fears for mortgage competition after lender caps loans at two-and-a-half times salary

The move by ICS Mortgages to heavily restrict its lending is set to hand huge market power to AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB. They are already gaining from the planned exits of Ulster Bank -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 12 Aug '22

Charlie Weston: Watchdog has let big lenders off the hook and we will pay dearly for that

The mortgage business in this country is a particularly good case study of the impact of competition and what happens when competition weakens. All the more so as we have a small population. Before -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Jul '22

First-time buyers are having to borrow more to secure a home as spending power falls, reports show

The latest figures from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) show that the average mortgage drawdown by first-time buyers in the second quarter of this year was €263,312, up 13 per cent -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 Jul '22

End of era for cheaper mortgages as ECB set to raise interest rates today

Daragh Cassidy of Bonkers.ie said the question now is how high rates will go and whether the main banks will pass on the increase to customers. “Irish mortgage rates are already among the highest -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Jul '22

Mortgage switching hits record high as the European Central Bank gets ready to hike rates

Lenders approved 5,355 new mortgages with a total value of €1.45bn in May, according to figures compiled by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland. While the volume of new mortgages approved was up 1 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Jul '22

Ireland has second highest level of rent and mortgage arrears in EU, report finds

Data across the EU27 shows 8 per cent of Irish households were in arrears on debt, up 36 per cent between 2019 and second only to Greece. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Jun '22

Review of Help to Buy will determine future of €600m scheme for first-time buyers

Evidence suggests as many as a third of those who have availed of the scheme did not need it to meet the deposit requirement and instead used the scheme to create larger deposits. -  Subscribe
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