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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 22 Sep '17

Leo Varadkar rules out tax breaks for developers

"Build more council houses and apartments; service more development land; make apartments more affordable to build and buy; make it more attractive to let a house or apartment, to name just a few. We -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Sep '17

We’ve been asked to submit a sealed bid for a house, what is this?

Roger Berkeley: Sometimes it can help if you outline, or give specific reasons why you want this particular house on this road eg if you have relatives living nearby or if children are attending local -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Sep '17

Letter to the Irish Times: Housing costs and housing co-operatives

Our Government and Department of Finance only sees housing, and land for housing, as a taxation cash cow and is placing no value on the benefit of affordable housing for society or, indeed, industry. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Sep '17

Housing: Who are the cash buyers and how come there’s so many of them?

“It’s a bit bouncy from quarter to quarter, but on a four-quarter moving average basis, you can see that it is gradually tapering, very very slowly,” says John McCartney, director of research at -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Sep '17

UK house price growth at slowest since 2012

Asking prices for London have dropped 3.2 per cent in the past year, the most this decade and a far cry from growth of more than 20 percent in 2014, Rightmove said. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Sep '17

How do I find out when my house was built?

The age of a building can be researched from a number of sources. Many large period properties may have been altered at different stages during different periods and, as such, the phases of developmen -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Sep '17

Murphy eyes €7bn Isif cash to finance new housing blitz

A draft document, drawn up by the Department of Housing and seen by the Irish Independent, sets out a greater level of involvement in the sector by Isif, which is managed by the National Treasury Mana -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Sep '17

CSO standing over Census figures of 183,000 vacant dwellings

Dublin City Council commented: “We are of the view that many of the ‘vacancies’ identified by the census are not vacant or available, but even if the true figure is significantly less, we will b -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Sep '17

Varadkar proposal: Repurposed NAMA to work with developers towards greater supply of affordable homes

According to sources, the key change in Nama’s remit would be that it would fund developers other than its own debtors, who it funds at the present time. It is also understood it would develop its o -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 14 Sep '17

Surveyors call for ‘radical’ action on housing crisis

The SCS has called for a zero Vat rate for building “affordable” homes as it warned pent-up demand could mean the housing crisis will last almost 10 years. Separately, Property Industry Ireland di -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Sep '17

Few cities have capacity for Amazon's new HQ

Once you've winnowed the list to large metropolitan areas with robust international airports, other considerations come into play. Amazon says "a highly educated labour force is critical and a strong -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Sep '17

Government urged not to bring back the bedsit

“The bedsit is not a healthy option for accommodation and thousands of people were condemned to cramped, unsanitary conditions before their abolition in 2013,” he said. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Sep '17

Number of vacant homes ‘may be grossly overstated’

Fingal County Council's study, which involved council officials visiting houses listed as vacant, found that only a very small number of houses in the north county Dublin authority area (perhaps only -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Sep '17

Your easy-to-use guide to the brand new house scheme launches countrywide

Our listing includes brand-new launches happening over the next few months as well as fresh phases hitting the market. It also covers all budgets from high-end schemes to developments suitable for fir -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Sep '17

Majority of Irish colleges would consider joint ventures for student accommodation: Knight Frank

A Knight Frank survey of third-level institutes has found that many colleges expect the acute shortage of campus student accommodation to get worse due to more international students being diverted to -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Sep '17

Louth council acquires 35 vacant houses by compulsory purchase

Appeals against the process go to An Bord Pleanala (ABP) which he says usually holds a hearing within six weeks and gives a decision within a further month. To date there have been three appeals, two -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Sep '17

Central Bank singles out cash buyers as key driver of house prices

Cash buyers of property are limiting the ability of the Central Bank to control house prices through mortgage lending rules, governor Philip Lane has said. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Sep '17

AG clears way for forced sales of vacant homes

The Government has been given the green light to use controversial compulsory purchase order powers to force the owners of more than 180,000 vacant homes to sell or rent their properties, the Sunday I -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Sep '17

Dalkey developer seeks €516,400 per social housing apartment

Under the planning laws, Winterbrook is required to provide five apartments for sale to the council for social housing, at a discounted price, if it secures planning permission. The company has put th -  Subscribe
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