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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 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
© The Irish Times 28 Apr '23

Mortgage switching collapses with approvals down 54% in March

Remortgaging and mortgage switching activity fell 54.4 per cent year-on-year in March, pointing to a slowdown in that market as interest rates rose, according to Banking & Payments Federation Ireland -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Apr '23

Proposals for subsidies totalling up to €600m to encourage apartment building

The Irish Times understands that the plans involve giving the Land Development Agency (LDA) an extra €500 million to €600 million over a number of years to help fund the development of apartments. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Apr '23

Hundreds approved for First Home scheme that bridges gap for squeezed middle home buyers

New figures show that 1,336 buyers have been approved for the scheme since it was launched last July. The new price ceilings include houses with prices of up to €475,000 in the scheme, depending on -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Mar '23

Marlet secures €384m in funding with AIG and Activate Capital for delivery of 1,108 Dublin apartments

The transaction represents the largest financing deal completed in the capital so far this year and will be used for the delivery of 596 apartments at Grand Canal Harbour in Dublin 8 and 512 apartment -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Mar '23

Cantillon: Mortgage data tells a sobering tale

Despite the dramatic slump in loan volumes and the fall in overall value, the average loan size in February according to the BPFI data was €291,545, 6.7 per cent more than in the same month last yea -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 28 Feb '23

Slight rise in number of mortgage approvals for first-time buyers

This is a 2.1pc increase on the same month last year, according to the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland. Separate figures show the stock of houses available for sale remains at a historicall -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 28 Feb '23

Divorced homebuyers: ‘Gamechanging’ rule changes make it easier to buy a new home

My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 07 Feb '23

State house-buying scheme will increase to €360,000 for first-time buyers

Under the changes to the scheme, the house-price limit will increase by €40,000 to €360,000 for people seeking loans from local authorities in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, South Dublin, Dublin City, F -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Feb '23

AIB first with higher mortgage rates after ECB’s fifth move

AIB said on Thursday that it is increasing mortgage rates again, moving within hours of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision to hike official rate for a fifth time since July, as rivals said t -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 02 Feb '23

ECB hikes rates by half a point, pledging the same in March

The European Central Bank has raised its main borrowing rate by half a point to 3pc, promising the same next month. It also raised its deposit rate by half a point to 2.5pc, while its overnight rat -  Subscribe
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