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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 11 Sep '18

Sinead Ryan's financial tips for getting on the ladder

Savill's Director of Research, Dr John McCartney: "It may prevent more people becoming owner occupiers, but the problem with that is they don't just evaporate; they still need to live somewhere and th -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Sep '18

'As a first time buyer you have to annoy and pester people really' - how one couple secured a mortgage exception

It is hard to get one. You require extra documentation, and you have to have good savings behind you, and be able to prove that you are saving above what will be needed to pay the mortgage for maybe a -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 11 Sep '18

The Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan (RIHL) explained

The aim of this scheme is to make it easier for first-time buyers who earn too much to qualify for social housing, but too little to get a sufficient mortgage from a bank to buy their own home. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 Jul '18

Mortgage lending on track to grow 20pc in 2018

First-time buyers remain the single largest segment by volume (48.69pc) and by value (48.8pc). Mortgage activity on new property grew significantly faster than activity on secondhand property, acc -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 21 Jun '18

Ex-BoSI chief eyes return to mortgage lending

Mark Duffy, who led the ill-fated Bank of Scotland (Ireland) (BoSI) for 10 years, is canvassing investor support for a new home-loan venture as he attempts to enter a highly-competitive sector that is -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Jun '18

Most tenants rent ‘as they cannot get mortgage or social housing’

The “tenant sentiment survey” from the housing charity Threshold finds the majority (71 per cent) are renting because they cannot get a mortgage to buy a home or cannot get social housing because -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 31 May '18

April sees jump in number of mortgage approvals

There had been a fall in approvals in March, which was blamed on the weather, but the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland figures show a 14pc rise in April. The average mortgage approval amount -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 May '18

Now buyers can borrow to purchase property at auction

Putative property buyers are now able to borrow to finance up to 70 per cent of their auction purchase, as ICS Mortgages expands its buy-to-let offering ahead of Ireland’s largest ever property auct -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 May '18

Cullaun Capital enters property market to finance housing

Cullaun Capital is a joint venture between three property and financial services executives based in Ireland and TPG Sixth Street Partners (TSSP), a global credit investment firm with more than $20 bi -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 May '18

Would-be first-time buyer left frustrated by experience with BoI

“I went on the property search and at long last went sale agreed on a property in January. However when I went to BOI to get the mortgage they told me I needed to be reapproved because approval all -  Subscribe
© 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
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