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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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© Business Post 23 Sep '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Banks are unmoved by plight of struggling downsizers

For those who do not want to move to the seaside or back to their rural roots, there is a shortage of suitable smaller properties to buy in mature city neighbourhoods or suburbs. In Dublin -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Sep '19

State-backed mortgages boosted by extra €363m

The Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme is targeted at prospective buyers who cannot get a bank loan. It has experienced higher than expected demand since it was launched in February 2018. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Sep '19

Irish paying at least €80,000 more on €300,000 mortgage than EU counterparts

Analysis from Brokers Ireland, a lobby group representing 1,250 brokers, found that on a rate of 2.98 per cent, Irish mortgage holders can expect to pay €454,000 back on a €300,000 mortgage while -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 11 Sep '19

Housing costs approach previous peaks – BPFI Housing Market Monitor

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE >>> The trend is due to a combination of limited housing supply, high and rising housing costs (including rents) and relatively slower income growth which have made it more -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Sep '19

Dilosk confirms entry to owner-occupier mortgage market

The company, which bought ICS Mortgages from Bank of Ireland in 2014 and currently has a portfolio of €600 million of loans, said that it will offer home loans through mortgage brokers and its direc -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 29 Aug '19

Strong Growth in Mortgage Approvals in July

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for July 2019. The following are the key elements:* A total of 5,129 mortgages -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Aug '19

New funding finally confirmed for State mortgage scheme

Hundreds of millions in funding has been allocated to local authorities to bolster the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme, which was thrown into doubt following budget over-runs earlier this year. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Aug '19

Negative mortgage rates? Don’t expect the Irish to follow the Danes

With Danish banks heralding the advent of negative mortgage rates, which means that homeowners could be actually paid to borrow money to buy a home, Irish homeowners may understandably be expecting a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Aug '19

Chris Johns: Could Irish mortgage interest rates go negative?

Householders may cheer the prospect of being paid to borrow but they won’t enjoy the accompanying falls in house prices that economic stagnation would bring about. Someone has to start investing, pr -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 24 Jul '19

BPFI figures show good growth in mortgage drawdown activity as well as in approvals activity

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q2 2019 and Mortgage Approvals Report for June 2019.The following ar -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Jul '19

New figures show 15% of mortgage holders switch providers

The report from the Irish Banking & Payments Federation (IBPF) puts the rate of switching activity in the market at just over 15 per cent compared to a rate of little more than 1 per cent which has be -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 05 Jul '19

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland's Mortgage Approvals: Strong uplift in May 2019

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for May 2019. DOWNLOAD HERE >>>  (The full time series -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Jun '19

Cantillon: Easing mortgage caps is lenders' top priority for new Central Bank governor

The answer to increasing housing supply lies in controlling the cost of construction and in reining in galloping land prices. In a booming economy, that will not be easy. But it must be done. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Jun '19

Time to ‘shout stop’ on 'too binding' mortgage caps, Sherry FitzGerald chair says

Mark FitzGerald, the chairman of Sherry FitzGerald: “The Central Bank is . . . [too] transfixed on avoiding the beast of capitalism,” he said on Friday, while addressing a conference organised by -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Jun '19

‘Movers’ are facing their own issues on the property ladder: Bank of Ireland “Mover Barometer”

According to Bank of Ireland’s research, 35 per cent of the 202 property movers it surveyed found the cost of a new home to be their single biggest challenge, while 23 per cent of respondents cited -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Jun '19

Mortgage arrears grow to €6bn 'unfinished business'

The total number of residential properties in mortgage arrears declined in the first quarter, but those mortgages mired in arrears lasting two years or more have kept climbing, particularly in the buy -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 12 Jun '19

First-time buyers lose as banks fail to use all mortgage exemptions

Mortgage broker Michael Dowling said banks not using their full quotas for lending outside the limits was leaving buyers "bitterly disappointed". -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Jun '19

Trying to get a mortgage? Best to be in a couple, with a substantial deposit

The Central Bank's annual review of mortgage lending in Ireland for 2018 contained some nuggets on the kinds of mortgages being drawn down. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Jun '19

UK lender, PMM Real Estate Finance, provides €30m finance to Westpark Business Campus in Shannon

A UK real estate lender has completed its first transaction in the Irish market, providing up to €30 million to allow the refinancing of a business park in Co Clare. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 31 May '19

Mortgages: Why European-style fixed rates aren't coming to Ireland any time soon

A new Central Bank paper has raised questions about whether the cost of these longer-term fixed-rate homeloans may in future have to rise. This is important, as it is about whether we will ever be abl -  Subscribe
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