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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 08 Nov '18

Majority of estate agents expect house prices to keep rising in 2019

Six out of 10 people working in the property sector expect the pace of house price increases to slow in the coming year, research by the Central Bank and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SC -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 07 Nov '18

ECB assesses house price outlook

“House prices have surpassed their pre-crisis peaks, while residential investment is still significantly below. The state of the euro area housing market is, so far, not characterised by generalised -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 06 Nov '18

Buying to rent popular among young

Consultant firm Linesight said within the 29% of Irish people now renting, two-thirds of that group were aged 25 and 44, one of the highest rates in the EU. With apartment living rising by almost 8 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Nov '18

More than one in two applicants fail to secure affordable home loan in Dublin

The Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme allows putative first-time buyers to avoid Central Bank loan restrictions and lock in to low-cost interest rates of as low as 2 per cent by applying for a home -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Nov '18

OPW overpaid more than €31m in five property deals, report says

Completed last year by two surveyors working for the OPW, the unpublished report, seen by The Irish Times, concluded the Civil Service culture in the OPW was resulting in “poor value for money outco -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Oct '18

Almost two-thirds of people believe house prices will rise in next 12 months

Almost two-thirds of people expect house prices to rise in the next 12 months, but one in five expect prices to stay the same and 15 per cent think they will fall, a survey by found. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Oct '18

Not only were we out of the bidding game but we also wanted to rescind our last few bids

From the astonishing 12,000 hits, just 65 calls and emails were recorded by the estate agent. These translated to about 35 viewing parties, seven of whom returned for second, third and fourth viewings -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 Oct '18

How more than 10,000 social houses are under-occupied as crisis deepens

In an extreme example, there are 195 four and five-bedroom homes across the city which are occupied by just one person. At the same time, larger households are forced to live in over-crowded condition -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 19 Oct '18

Wild geese to return early - but it's not clear where we are going to put them

Given that 55pc of enquiries for properties being made from the UK are from those born in Ireland and based in Britain, they are the generation that likely left in the 80s recession and more latterly -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Oct '18

Agency may demand over 40% social and affordable housing on idle lands

This will be “negotiated as a quid pro quo” for facilitating development on vacant sites, the agency’s interim chief executive John Coleman will tell the Joint Committee on Housing: “it is imp -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Oct '18

Rent caps should cease, Dublin City Council told

According to a report from UCD and the Community Foundation of Ireland on the financial sustainability of council housing, Council house tenants’ right to buy their homes should be suspended, and th -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Oct '18

Housing activists call for ‘total ban’ on Airbnb

The flash occupation was part of a new stage for the campaign, which would target other symbolic buildings, he said. “There are the offices of vulture funds around that area of the city, so they are -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Oct '18

Budget 2019: Homebuyers get boost with €310m fund

Low- and middle-income workers will be able to buy homes at a discount of up to 40 per cent on market rates through a €310 million fund announced in Budget 2019 to provide more than 6,000 affordable -  Subscribe
© RTE 05 Oct '18

Irish House Price Report Q3 2018:

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE >>> Ronan Lyons: "the more gradual slowdown in Dublin inflation is down to supply of housing, not supply of credit. This can be seen regardless of the measure of housing supp -  Subscribe
© RTE 05 Oct '18

6% of properties available within assistant limits - study

The 'Locked Out of the Market' snapshot study says that there were 561 properties with no income limits available to rent across the 11 locations researched in August, but just 34 properties were avai -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Oct '18

Local authorities to get new powers to build council houses

The change in existing laws effectively means local authorities will be given greater freedom to build more council houses without going through a process which can take more than 18 months. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Oct '18

Trading Down: Enthusiasm has waned after packed viewings and endless web trawls

Cliodhna O'Donoghue: One major irritant was having to dredge details such as aspect from agents that should have been available online, or in advertisements. Most responses were informed and delivered -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Oct '18

'We have mortgage approval and a significant deposit - but it's a catch 22 when it comes to renting and looking to buy'

It is a tragic reality that the rent we pay would well pay for a mortgage on a three-bedroom home. We have mortgage approval and have a significant deposit saved. But we simply can't get on the pro -  Subscribe
© Business Post 01 Oct '18

[NEED SBP Sub] Karl Deeter: Naming and shaming the politicians who have lobbied against housing

What chance does Eoghan Murphy have, when Nimbyism reigns and so many of our elected representatives are actively objecting to new homes at a time of crisis? -  Subscribe
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