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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 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
© Irish Independent 08 Nov '18

Pepper hit with €3.7m bill after tax appeal defeat

Last month, Pepper Ireland exited the residential mortgage market in Ireland, having entered the business in 2016. It sold a €200m portfolio (face value) of mortgages, held by about 900 borrowers -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 Nov '18

New mortgage lending jumps 49pc at Permanent TSB

"Whilst the mortgage market in Ireland continues to grow steadily, it remains competitive. We continue to carefully manage our offering maintaining price discipline and credit underwriting standards," -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 Nov '18

[Needs IT sub] Why has lending for mortgages in Ireland suddenly stalled?

There were 1,782 first-time buyer mortgages in the month, down 3.4 per cent on the same month the previous year and down 10 per cent on August. For mover-purchasers the annual figures were 1.5 per cen -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 Oct '18

New mortgage lending at Bank of Ireland jumps by a quarter

Overall and customer loan volumes were €76.6bn at the end of September, an increase of €0.5bn since the end of December 2017, according to an interim management statement from the group. Custom -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Oct '18

Just 33 affordable mortgages drawn down in Dublin city

According to Dublin City Council, 33 loans, worth €7 million, or an average loan of €212,840, have been drawn down by the end of September. Given a deposit of 10 per cent, this would indicate an a -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 19 Oct '18

Warning ‘warehoused mortgages’ is next crisis

Pádraic Kissane: "I am at meetings with clients and the bank cannot tell me who has the keys, nobody knows who has the keys, and the property is empty. It is astonishing,” -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 19 Oct '18

Families to save in home loan and health shake-up

The mortgage market is in line for a shake-up as Finance Ireland signalled its intention to become a key player with the purchase of the home-loans business of Pepper Money. It plans to grow the Pe -  Subscribe
© 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
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