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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 11 Mar '18

Homes of nearly 8,200 Irish mortgage holders repossessed since crash

The figure is small in the context of a 750,000-strong Irish mortgage market and in the context of a mortgage arrears problem that affected nearly 100,000 borrowers at its peak in 2013. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 08 Mar '18

Banks tap huge margin on buy-to-lets

A huge gap between the low-interest rates that UK banks charge landlords for their buy-to-let (BTL) loans and the elevated levels charged in Ireland has widened to record levels, as Irish lenders tap -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Feb '18

What help can first-time buyers avail of?

The current Central Bank lending rules means that FTBs must have a 10pc deposit towards the price of the property. In addition, you will only be allowed to borrow 3.5pc of your combined income. The ma -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Feb '18

Times editorial – Mortgage loans: protecting borrowers

Ten years after the crash, it is clear that this should have been dealt with more expeditiously. The sale of loans to vulture funds opens up new risks which could have been avoided if there had not be -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Feb '18

Permanent TSB to write off debts of more than 1,000 landlords under deal

MORE than 1,000 buy-to-let investors who are in arrears have responded to an offer by Permanent TSB to write off debts if they hand over their properties to the bank. The take-up of the offer is un -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Feb '18

Not every tracker mortgage refusal will yield redress

I qualified for the Dublin City Council affordable housing scheme and was able to purchase an apartment at a reduction from market price. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Feb '18

Dilosk plans to raise another €200m-plus for buy-to-let lending

Irish lender Dilosk is planning to raise at least another €200 million to fund new buy-to-let mortgage lending in Ireland to capitalise on the growing demand for rental accommodation in the major ur -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 Feb '18

PTSB to deny 'deliberate' strategy on trackers

The bank admits it failed to warn customers they could lose the low-cost home loan if they moved to a fixed rate, it is to tell an Oireachtas committee today. Documents submitted to the Finance Commit -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Feb '18

90pc mortgages for one-bed flats as lender eases rules

Specialist lender Pepper Money is to loosen its lending criteria by offering mortgages for one-bed apartments and home loans to the self-employed based on one year's accounts. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Feb '18

Affordable mortgages more restrictive than they first appear

The Department of Housing has now clarified that applicants must be turned down for the same amount that they wish to borrow through the affordable home loan scheme. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 22 Jan '18

New council mortgage scheme explained

First-time buyers that have had two insufficient offers or refusals for a mortgage from two lending institutions can apply for the loan. In addition, to qualify, an individual’s annual gross inco -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 Jan '18

Bank of Ireland chief, Francesca McDonagh, to ring-fence €1bn for housing development

The vast bulk (80pc) of the property fund will be used to lend to residential housing developments, including purpose-built student accommodation as well as commercial real estate in the Republic. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 17 Jan '18

Higher mortgage rates on the way but 'increases will be gradual'

The gradual rise in interest rates comes as there are fears that mortgage cashback offers could be banned in a move that would hit first-time buyers and switchers hard. Banks have been accused of u -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Jan '18

'Massive blow' to vulture funds as home repossessions halted due to arrears miscalculations

Financial experts said other funds that bought mortgages were now likely to be forced into admitting they have been miscalculating arrears levels, which will force them to withdraw repossession cases. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Dec '17

Growth rate of mortgage approvals slows in November

That is the slowest year-on-year increase since March 2016, though Goodbody analyst Dermot O’Leary noted that November 2016 was a tough comparator month. Mortgage approvals jumped sharply at that ti -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 19 Dec '17

Karl Deeter: Don't be so nice - get mortgage loan savvy and play the banks at their own cash-back game

If a lender knew they could get a higher amount of money out of you they'd naturally do it. If you doubt this, just look at the variable rate many of them charge to get a loan with them and you'll see -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 19 Dec '17

Credit unions to take on banks with mortgage lending offers

Under the mortgage plan being hatched by the League of Credit Unions, a standardised mortgage product would be offered by each credit union that takes part in the initiative. The offer will be rest -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Dec '17

Homebuyers exposed as developers drop 'subject to loan approval' clause

Despite a recommendation from the Law Society that buying without this protective clause in place would be “unsafe” for purchasers, an increasing number of new-build developers are nonetheless ref -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Nov '17

500 first-time buyers a week get approved to take out mortgage

Figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland show a total of 3,751 mortgages were approved last month. This is 20pc higher than the same month last year. In the first 10 months of the yea -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Nov '17

'Trapped generation' hit by change to lending rules

Lobby group Brokers Ireland said the changes made did not go far enough. It said the existing rules remained too restrictive, especially for second-time and subsequent buyers, with good repayment capa -  Subscribe
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