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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 19 Feb '19

Can An Post deliver a mortgage partner?

Sources across the main retail lenders have indicted little or no interest in joining forces – especially as An Post has outlined a bold ambition of offering mortgages that would undercut the market -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 15 Feb '19

Rent-free: How do you get away with not paying mortgage for nine years?

Karl Deeter says the Irish system makes it perfectly possible for a family to stay in their home for a long time without paying their mortgage. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Feb '19

Lenders preparing to pull cashback deals on mortgages

Declan Fitzpatrick, the head of intermediary sales management at Permanent TSB, told brokers on Thursday that cashback might not be available for mortgages approved after June 30th, the paper says. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Feb '19

'Ill wind of low growth blows good for mortgages'

As Sherry Fitzgerald's 'Irish Residential Market Review 2018, Outlook 2019' noted yesterday: "Due to stricter mortgage conditions, and to a lesser extent an increase in the supply of new homes, 2018 s -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Jan '19

Value of mortgage drawdowns rose 20% to €8.7bn last year: Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland

“Almost half of this was by first-time buyers, by far the single largest segment of the market,” said Felix O’Regan, the federation’s director of public affairs. “Growth was evident acros -  Subscribe
© RTE 28 Jan '19

€100m in mortgages drawn down under Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme

The new figures show the average mortgage approval in Dublin City Council is 209,000 while in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 20 loans have been approved at an average of 231,000. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Jan '19

Mortgage rates 'are fairly priced and won't drop any time soon'

An analysis by stockbroker Goodbody has concluded that mortgage rates are "fairly" priced as banks in Ireland have to set aside €50 of capital for every €1,000 of lending, compared with just €16 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Jan '19

Borrowers will pay more if commission system changes, say mortgage brokers

In a meeting with the Department of Finance last year, the Association of Expert Mortgage Advisers (AEMA) told officials that a ban on payments from banks to mortgage brokers would cause a “reductio -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Jan '19

EBS ups mortgage ante with cash-back offers

It is offering 2pc back to customers on variable and fixed rates on draw-down and 1pc five years later. This is similar to the deal Bank of Ireland offers. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Jan '19

New alternative finance provider targets Irish property developers

Sancus, a UK financing company owned by Aim-listed GLI Finance, is ramping up its Irish operation, and is looking to lend on commercial and residential developments across the Republic and Northern Ir -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Jan '19

Volume of mortgage approvals fall in November on previous month

Data from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) shows that approvals fell, bucking a trend in the previous two years whereby approvals rose in November. However, the BPFI cautioned about -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Jan '19

Lenders must now tell customers if they can save on their mortgage

The new rules will also require mortgage lenders to explain the pros and cons of mortgage incentives, like cash-back schemes. This applies to new, existing and switching mortgage holders. This is -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Dec '18

Cashback mortgages could cost borrowers €30,000 more

Cashback mortgages have increased in popularity in recent years, with lenders such as Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB and EBS offering a proportion of a mortgage back in cash. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Dec '18

FF seeks mortgage rate cap as part of stability agreement

The Irish Independent has learned Fianna Fáil representatives discussed ways of tightening the rules around how much interest homebuyers can be charged when they met with Central Bank officials in re -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Dec '18

Trading up? You’ll now need a deposit of €135,000

According to the latest Housing Market Monitor from the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI), the median income of first-time buyers who bought a home in the third quarter of the year was -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Nov '18

'Forget borrowing more, wait for new houses to be built' - Central Bank chief's tough message for homebuyers

Philip Lane acknowledged high house prices and rents were posing serious affordability issues, but more house building was the answer. "A fully functioning and sustainable housing market is not ach -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Nov '18

Why a cash buyer ends up paying up to 50% less for their home

Economists suggest almost one in every two sales are still being funded with cash in the Irish market. This can save buyers hundreds of thousands of euro thanks to having no interest bill on their fin -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Nov '18

Forget sale price - how much will your mortgage really cost to buy a home?

This would be easier if banks were obliged to be upfront about the total potential costs of finance over a 20-30 year term, by setting out early in your mortgage approval just how much the property wi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Nov '18

Central Bank resists calls for rolling mortgage-limit exemptions

Some lenders are said to be privately pushing the Central Bank to allow them apply exemptions on a rolling 12-month basis. The latest Banking Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) data shows that the -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 12 Nov '18

Fewer than 20 local authority home loans taken in cities

There are major concerns the upper limit of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan is not sufficient to secure a property in city areas. In nine council areas - including Cork city, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown -  Subscribe
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