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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 Nov '17

Revealed: How much renters need to earn to afford one-bed flat in Dublin

The Expat City Ranking survey found nine out of 10 foreign workers in Dublin regard accommodation as unaffordable - double the global average. In Dublin, the Nestpick survey found that the average -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 16 Nov '17

More difficult to buy a home now than in the 1980s

The paper, entitled 'A long-term assessment of Irish house price affordability', also says while housing affordability is "more favourable today" than at the height of the boom - and while affording a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 Nov '17

‘We watch reports of increasing house prices with horror’

The Irish Times asked readers to share their experiences. Are Irish house prices “quite affordable”, in their view? Below is a selection of the responses we received. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Nov '17

Social housing at a standstill, according to data compiled by housing policy analyst

Less than 1 per cent of the social housing needed across the State has been built by local authorities or approved housing bodies since the start of last year. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Nov '17

SCSI SPECIAL REPORT: Housing shortage set to continue

John Bruder, managing director of Burlington Real Estate: “Even with the value of residential property, it is not economically viable to undertake new development, particularly in the city,” says -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 12 Nov '17

Now there are two buyers for every property on sale

There are some 110,000 people ready and willing to buy a home, despite a chronic shortage of properties to purchase, the latest KBC Bank Homebuyer Sentiment Survey showed. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Nov '17

Dublin drops down real estate investment ranking

The annual forecast of over 800 real estate professionals in Europe by PwC and the Urban Land Institute found that the capital's infrastructure was seen to be failing to keep pace with growth. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Nov '17

Help to Buy isn’t helping boost home ownership figures

While it’s still too early to indicate the overall impact of the scheme, it would appear to have had limited impact on boosting home ownership – meaning that pressure continues to mount on the ren -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Nov '17

Cairn customers at Marianella, Rathgar left frustrated over wait to move into their new homes

The Sunday Independent understands that buyers who had been expecting to be able to move in shortly have now been told that it could be the end of March before they can take up residency in their new -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Nov '17

Fake bids being used to drive up house prices, Fianna Fáil claims

The party’s spokesperson on housing Barry Cowen said “dishonest practices” such as fake bids are making the “tense situation” of buying a home a lot worse. “We have anecdotal evidence tha -  Subscribe
© Business Post 31 Oct '17

[Needs SBP sub] The €50m Help to Buy money pit

The scheme is a failure, joining a litany of state affordability schemes of questionable value -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 31 Oct '17

Sellers beware: stealth-tax bill on homes could cost thousands

Here are the main tax loose ends which house sellers must tidy up before closing a sale. Second home tax The second home tax, also known as the Non-Principal Private Residence charge (NPPR), cou -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 31 Oct '17

Call for demolition of 10,000 social housing flats in Dublin

By “eliminating” these older blocks, the council could build taller, higher-density housing on the same land, potentially tripling the number of council flats to more than 30,000, he said. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 26 Oct '17

Have I any recourse for €10k lost in failed house purchases?

I just wondered if this situation is typical in Ireland (I had no such issues in Oxford where I purchased in a very buoyant market) and if I have any recourse on the costs I have outlaid. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Oct '17

Coillte to move into housing development on Co Galway site

Speaking to The Irish Times, Mark Foley, managing director of Coillte Land Solutions, said it hoped to receive planning permission in mid to late 2018 but had yet to decide how it will proceed to the -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 22 Oct '17

Nama would be a big winner from Murphy's high rise Dublin plan

This includes the Block Three site near the new Central Bank building. It has planning for 500 units. Another big winner would be the site near North Wall Quay known as Block Nine. Also standing t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Oct '17

State body, Solas, sued over condition of Mespil Road property

Davy Target Investments plc (DTI) says the Mespil Road premises is a “multimillion-euro asset” which has been left “in a significant state of disrepair”. Its expert advice is that it will cost -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Oct '17

Stamp duty will not deliver Government’s target, experts warn

Marie Hunt of property consultants CBRE said the figures for the past three years have been inflated by the sell-off of assets by Nama and the banks, which have generated an unusually large number of -  Subscribe
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