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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 02 Jan '19

Dublin housing market faces more pressure from Brexit moves

More pressure could be put on Dublin's stretched housing market after a number of major US banks warned staff whose roles are moving from London to other European cities because of Brexit that they wi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Dec '18

New builds account for less than 8% of social homes

Figures released by the Department of Housing show just 601 were built across the Dublin region, the area of greatest social housing need. A total of 18,781 “additional housing solutions” have -  Subscribe
© Business Post 09 Dec '18

[Needs SBP sub] Summit finds hint of brighter future amid housing crisis

The consensus among ths Sunday Business Post property summit speakers is that the solution lies in increasing urban density - which means changing traditional mindsets -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Nov '18

We are told Irish houses are not over-priced. So how come they are unaffordable?

1. More people are hitting the affordability barrier 2. Unless house prices fall this means many will be unable to buy in Dublin 3. Cash remains a big factor in the market -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Nov '18

'Fast-track' flats won't be finished until late next year

The first "volumetric apartments" - built off-site, including fittings and finishes, and stacked on-site - will be installed on Bunratty Road in Coolock, north Dublin. Other sites where it is expec -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Nov '18

The way we buy and sell houses is about to change

From January 1st, 2019, the buying and selling of houses and other real estate will move to a pre-contract investigation of title (PCIT) system. All property title queries will be dealt with and resol -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 Nov '18

Cash buyers snapping up cheaper homes is pushing up prices: Central Bank economist, Edward Gaffney

This means there is a limit on the ability of the Central Bank's lending rules to control property prices, a study by an economist has found. Cash buyers can represent up to half of all purchases o -  Subscribe
© 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
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