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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 23 May '22

High demand for Avant mortgages is leading to delays

It is understood that several lenders are currently experiencing delays at various stages of the mortgage process due to high demand from home buyers and switchers, in addition to staffing shortages. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Apr '22

Mortgage measures were not designed to limit house prices, says Central Bank deputy governor, Sharon Donnery

“A policy framework that can deliver lower construction costs, greater supply, lower house-price-to-income ratios and less indebtedness is far superior to one in which a higher cost base and great i -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Mar '22

ICS Mortgages increases its fixed interest rates due to inflation

ICS Mortgages chief commercial officer Ray McMahon said the increases “reflect the significant upward pressure on the cost of financing fixed interest rate products in the international markets”. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Mar '22

Barings Real Estate Debt provides €225m for Irish logistics deals

Barings has agreed two loans to KKR and Palm Capital to finance their acquisition of industrial and logistics assets in Dublin and the greater Dublin area (GDA). The loans mark Barings’s debut as a -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 07 Feb '22

90,000 could be in line for lower mortgage rate following surge in house prices: Irish Independent mortgage switching index managing director Martina Hennessy said: “With house prices increasing by over 10pc annually, opportunity is now knocking for those who have bought as recently as 2020 to take advantage of -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Feb '22

ICS sees 143pc growth in mortgage lending in 2021

KBC Bank Ireland chief economist Austin Hughes said it was a “noisy and nervous time for borrowers” but that any rate rise would be lower than in previous years. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Feb '22

Ibec group says Central Bank’s mortgage rules need to be replaced

Property Industry Ireland (PII) has written to the regulator with a submission to its review of the macroprudential mortgage measures that were first introduced in 2015 to provide stability and ensure -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 02 Feb '22

Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) doubles loan approvals for new homes to €835m

The strong performance last year means that HBFI has now committed all of the €730m capital initially allocated to it at inception. In a statement, HBFI said it will continue to have “significa -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Jan '22

Dilosk explores deal options in shifting mortgage market

Dilosk rivals Finance Ireland and then Avant launched 20-year fixed-rate mortgages last summer, highlighting the competition and innovation in the part of the mortgage market where lenders are chasing -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Jan '22

‘Bank of mum and dad’ hiking house prices, new survey suggests

Barry Cahill of "The question that regulators and Government should potentially now be asking is whether the ‘bank of mum and dad’ is becoming a banking force in and of itself? One th -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Jan '22

Mortgage drawdowns hit €10.5bn last year – highest level since financial crash

The number of loan approvals hit 53,335 in 2021, up 23.6 per cent on 2020 while the value of those approvals jumped by 30 per cent to €13.4 billion. These are the highest levels recorded since the d -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Jan '22

New €100 million social housing fund, Gresham House Credit Union Income Fund, will finance up to 450 homes

“This fund will match approved housing bodies, who need long term loan capital on competitive terms, with credit unions who are looking for an attractive and secure home for their members’ savings -  Subscribe
© The Times Ireland 17 Jan '22

Puma Property Finance lays foundations for big property investments, including in Ireland

Paul Frost, managing director: “Many of the dynamics in the Irish market, such as chronic undersupply of quality housing, mirror the situation in the UK and present attractive opportunities for us t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Jan '22

Mortgage repayments cheaper than rent in all but two areas

“High prices relative to income are pushing potential buyers out of the market and into rental accommodation, social housing or emigration,” was the grim conclusion. Without a big bang somewhere a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '21

First-time buyers need deposits of €52,500 as house prices rise

The average deposit needed to buy a home is now €52,500 for a first-time buyer (FTB) and €135,000 for a mover purchaser, according to figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Dec '21

Pressure is building on big banks as Avant cuts loan rates

Meanwhile, from Monday, Finance Ireland is reducing its 10-, 15- and 20-year fixed rates and introducing a new 25-year fixed rate. Most rates are coming down by 0.10 percentage points. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Dec '21

Refused a mortgage because employer in receipt of State Covid-19 supports

“There seems to be a black and white rule where if one or both individuals are in receipt of the EWSS, local authorities will not entertain an application under the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan sche -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 Nov '21

Latest data shows a drop in mortgage approvals

The 4,568 mortgages approved in October was down 4.2pc month-on-month and by 12.3pc compared with the same month last year, according to new data from the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (B -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Nov '21

UK property lender Octopus launches in Ireland

Octopus said it offers clients a speedy approvals process on bridging loans starting from €500,000. The British outfit said its product is available for all types of commercial property transacti -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Oct '21

First-time buyers squeezed out by high prices, lack of stock and competition

New figures from the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI) show that although FTBs make up the majority of mortgage buyers, they are more than twice as likely to buy second-hand. -  Subscribe
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