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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 17 Oct '18

Bank of Ireland mortgages to be available through brokers

Bank of Ireland’s intention to re-enter the broker market offering “increased choice for consumers” acquiring a mortgage through the broker channel was announced to the market in February. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Oct '18

Why the Government’s affordable loan scheme was flawed from the start

Not only does a Rebuilding Ireland Homeloan applicant’s mortgage protection look pricey, it also diminishes the borrower’s ability to repay their loan, and thus the amount for which they might be -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 16 Oct '18

First-time buyers in Ireland paying multiples more for mortgage than European average

“Ireland continued to have the highest average interest rate across the euro area on all new mortgages agreed in August, at 3.15pc,” the Central Bank said in its latest statistical release. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 03 Oct '18

Mortgages of 34 years ‘insanely long’

Michael Dowling: “I would suggest the main reason is affordability in relation to monthly repayments. Borrowers can make adjustments at any stage to the monthly repayments to reduce the term and wit -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Oct '18

First-time buyers now 34 before they save up for home they will pay off in retirement

According to the Central Bank report 'Household Credit Market Report 2018', First-time buyers are now 34 years on average when they get the keys to their own home. This is up from around 31 back in 20 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Oct '18

Irish lender Dilosk to enter owner-occupier mortgage market

Fergal McGrath, chief executive and co-founder of Dilosk: “I think if one looks at the mortgage market across Europe, the non-bank sector is certainly gaining ground and competing against the more t -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 01 Oct '18

Mortgage market shake-up: Credit unions set to challenge banks and open up market

He is the first credit union member in the country to be granted a mortgage under a new standardised offering being rolled out across the State by the Irish League of Credit Unions. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Sep '18

Mortgage approvals for first-time buyers dip as switching activity rises

According to data from Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, a total of 4,185 mortgages got the thumbs-up last month, down 0.9 per cent versus the 4,222 applications that were approved in July. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Sep '18

Sinead Ryan's financial tips for getting on the ladder

Savill's Director of Research, Dr John McCartney: "It may prevent more people becoming owner occupiers, but the problem with that is they don't just evaporate; they still need to live somewhere and th -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Sep '18

'As a first time buyer you have to annoy and pester people really' - how one couple secured a mortgage exception

It is hard to get one. You require extra documentation, and you have to have good savings behind you, and be able to prove that you are saving above what will be needed to pay the mortgage for maybe a -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Sep '18

The Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan (RIHL) explained

The aim of this scheme is to make it easier for first-time buyers who earn too much to qualify for social housing, but too little to get a sufficient mortgage from a bank to buy their own home. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 Jul '18

Mortgage lending on track to grow 20pc in 2018

First-time buyers remain the single largest segment by volume (48.69pc) and by value (48.8pc). Mortgage activity on new property grew significantly faster than activity on secondhand property, acc -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 Jun '18

Ex-BoSI chief eyes return to mortgage lending

Mark Duffy, who led the ill-fated Bank of Scotland (Ireland) (BoSI) for 10 years, is canvassing investor support for a new home-loan venture as he attempts to enter a highly-competitive sector that is -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Jun '18

Most tenants rent ‘as they cannot get mortgage or social housing’

The “tenant sentiment survey” from the housing charity Threshold finds the majority (71 per cent) are renting because they cannot get a mortgage to buy a home or cannot get social housing because -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 31 May '18

April sees jump in number of mortgage approvals

There had been a fall in approvals in March, which was blamed on the weather, but the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland figures show a 14pc rise in April. The average mortgage approval amount -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 May '18

Now buyers can borrow to purchase property at auction

Putative property buyers are now able to borrow to finance up to 70 per cent of their auction purchase, as ICS Mortgages expands its buy-to-let offering ahead of Ireland’s largest ever property auct -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 May '18

Cullaun Capital enters property market to finance housing

Cullaun Capital is a joint venture between three property and financial services executives based in Ireland and TPG Sixth Street Partners (TSSP), a global credit investment firm with more than $20 bi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 May '18

Would-be first-time buyer left frustrated by experience with BoI

“I went on the property search and at long last went sale agreed on a property in January. However when I went to BOI to get the mortgage they told me I needed to be reapproved because approval all -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 May '18

10,000 borrowers should lose homes, says expert

“It is absolutely essential that if you want to protect the vast majority of responsible borrowers you’ve got to allow the banks deal with the very small percentage – about 2 per cent, 10,000 or -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 May '18

21 years to save for a deposit in Dublin as housing crisis deepens

Research carried out by Prosperous Financial has found that Dubliners earning the average wage (€36,919 a year) are left with just €127.24 per month after covering rent and living expenses. This i -  Subscribe
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