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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 18 May '18

10,000 borrowers should lose homes, says expert

“It is absolutely essential that if you want to protect the vast majority of responsible borrowers you’ve got to allow the banks deal with the very small percentage – about 2 per cent, 10,000 or -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 May '18

21 years to save for a deposit in Dublin as housing crisis deepens

Research carried out by Prosperous Financial has found that Dubliners earning the average wage (€36,919 a year) are left with just €127.24 per month after covering rent and living expenses. This i -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Apr '18

Numbers getting mortgage approval falls by 8% in year to March

According to figures published on Monday by the Banking and Payments Federation, the value of mortgage approvals fell by 3 per cent in the year to March 2018, down to €763 million, and on a volume b -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Apr '18

Pressure grows on AIB and Bank of Ireland to cut mortgage rates

Permanent TSB has become the latest to reduce its fixed rates, after Ulster and KBC also reduced their mortgage costs. Experts said AIB and Bank of Ireland would now have to respond. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Apr '18

Some 263 first-time buyers in Dublin apply for State mortgage scheme

Some 263 home buyers in Dublin have applied for the Government’s new home-loan scheme, looking to avoid Central Bank loan restrictions and lock in to low-cost interest rates. The high rate of initia -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 09 Apr '18

PTSB adds fuel to mortgage war by slashing fixed rates for new business

Permanent TSB has reduced its rates on a number of its fixed rate mortgage products for new business. The changes, will apply to three-year and five-year fixed home loans, will come into effect on -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 27 Mar '18

Mortgage approvals increase 5% in February

Figures from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland showed the 3,137 home loans that were agreed were 0.3 per cent down on last month’s figures, when 3,145 loans were approved. Mover purchasers m -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Mar '18

General higher rates may undo new dawn for variable mortgage holders

Prof Kieran McQuinn noted that this “wedge” between rates here and elsewhere – so long the source of controversy – may finally be about to come down as healthier banks compete with each other -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Mar '18

Mortgage exemptions could dry up as soon as April

Michael Dowling of Dowling Financial says he expects that exemptions will run out by April, driven by so many approvals not yet drawn down from last year. “Banks will run short of exceptions at a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Mar '18

Ten reasons why you still can’t get a mortgage

1: You don’t have a deposit 2: You’re trading up 3: Your income isn’t rising quickly enough 4: The bank of Mum and Dad is closed 5: You can’t get an exemption 6: You’re not a professional/in -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 Mar '18

Surge in homeowners fixing as mortgage war heats up again

Joey Sheahan of said: "Latest figures from the Central Bank support our contention, based on activity in the market, that fixed-rate mortgages are soaring in popularity." -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Mar '18

Finance Ireland considering entering mortgage market as profits soar

Finance Ireland, the country’s largest non-bank lender in the retail market, is considering entering the mortgage market as it assesses ways to further diversify its business after its pre-tax profi -  Subscribe
© 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
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