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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 Sep '19

New homes market slows down

Gemma Lanigan of DNG New Homes agrees that increased supply is affecting the commuter belt. "There is a lot more competition between developments. Take for example Naas, where Castle Farm is - there a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Sep '19

Repairing defects at Sandyford apartments to cost up to €10m

The report estimates it will cost € 11,000-€ 14,000 (excluding VAT and professional fees) per apartment to carry out the remedial works, and another €25,000-€30,000 for each of the 32 stairwel -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Sep '19

Cost of redeveloping Priory Hall passes €50m

Dublin City Council is in the final stages of completing the reconstruction of the complex of 187 apartments. Of the 105 newly completed apartments, 49 are being sold on the open market, 39 will be us -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 12 Sep '19

More homes being built, but increase may be hard to maintain

Eamon Hetherington of GPD Property Developers: "We will begin to see a slowdown in output as the new homes market appears to be reaching equilibrium with developers supplying as many homes as they can -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 12 Sep '19

Anger over O’Devaney Gardens 'affordable' redevelopment

Council deputy chief executive Brendan Kenny has insisted the publicly-owned land wasn't being "given away" to private developer and preferred bidder Bartra Capital, the firm behind the controversial -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Sep '19

DEVELOPMENT DEAL: O’Reilly-Hyland pays over €6.6m to secure high-profile south Dublin lands

O’Reilly-Hyland is understood to have paid in excess of €6.6 million for the 0.84 acre plot, which up until recently had been occupied by the luxury car dealer, Charles Hurst Premium. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Sep '19

Construction industry lobbies for more help for house buyers

Tom Parlon said that a combination of house prices in the capital, strict rules on mortgages and loan-to-income ratios meant new homes remained unaffordable for many couples. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Sep '19

DEAL: Site at Stockwell on Sandyford Road, Dundrum, sells for €1.4m.

The property extends to 0.32 acres and benefits from full planning permission for a part two/part three-storey building comprising eight own-door apartment and duplex units, of which four are one-bedr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Sep '19

Help to Buy uncertainty thwarts new home buyers

Any changes to the scheme would be “disastrous” , according to Ken MacDonald of estate agent Hooke & MacDonald. “We know from our own research that 80 per cent of our purchasers would not be buy -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Sep '19

New lending partnership to fund two housing developments, in Blackrock and Ranelagh

Castlehaven Finance and Avenue Capital will loan developer Michael Moran €20 million to fund home building on two high-profile sites in what is the lenders’ first deal as a partnership. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Sep '19

Why does a new house cost what it does?

To put those figures in perspective, a prospective buyer would need to earn €108,277-€114,692 a year to secure a 90 per cent mortgage under the Central Bank’s lending rules. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 02 Sep '19

EY-DKM Economic Advisory study: physical cost of an apartment is just 48pc to 56pc of overall construction total

Commissioned by Cork Chamber of Commerce and the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), the report makes stark reading in terms of the ongoing housing crisis. It found that the total delivery cost of -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 30 Aug '19

Cushman & Wakefield: student accommodation development soars but commencements anticipated to slow

According to a report by Cushman & Wakefield, a total of 2,133 PBSA bed spaces have completed construction during the period bringing total standing stock in Dublin to 13,476 bed spaces. As of mids -  Subscribe
© Business Post 25 Aug '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Bartra Capital to Dublin City Council and An Bord Pleanála: "Residents not covered by tenancy legislation"

Bartra Capital, the firm behind a co-living scheme approved in Dún Laoghaire, has sent a legal memo to Dublin City Council and An Bord Pleanála claiming its shared living developments cannot be regu -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 Aug '19

Cherrywood facing 'severe delays' over €62m funding gap

In its spring capital projects programme, the council stated that the money currently available would "not address the full funding requirement", and that there was a funding gap in the region of €6 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Aug '19

Value of development land sold rises to almost €500m in first half, against 50% fall in transactions

Cushman & Wakefield said the fall in transaction volumes may be linked to rising development costs and mortgage limits for buyers. By location, Dublin attracted the largest volume of funds with abo -  Subscribe
© Business Post 19 Aug '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Developers request ‘flexibility’ to reduce co-living unit

Documents filed by the Israeli-based developers show that several rooms in the Dublin scheme will not meet the minimum size guidelines, or will barely hit the 12 square metre limit -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Aug '19

South Dublin council plans affordable housing after 10-year gap at Ballyogan site

The council plans to build almost 120 social and affordable houses and apartments at Ballyogan Court, on a 2.4-hectare site left over from the construction of the M50 motorway. At least 52 of the home -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Aug '19

DEAL: GAA to get €105m from Hines for part of site it is buying for €95m

The site forms part of a larger plot being sold by the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin to the GAA and has scope to deliver up to 1,200 apartments and other residential accommodation -  Subscribe
© Business Post 29 Jul '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Bank lending to building sector down 77 per cent in past eight years

International capital has largely replaced domestic bank funding in sector as a whole: Regulator does not collect data on developers’ reliance on foreign credit, said Donohoe -  Subscribe
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