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# mortgages - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Buying a home? You’re facing fresh competition. A glut of new landlords

Savills say the new mortgage rules will mean even more investors.

# mortgages - Monday 16 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 300,000 people who owe €2.5 billion have asked for help Mortgages

# mortgages - Monday 9 February, 2015

The price of a 3-bed semi has dropped by €20k in one area of Dublin

The market slowed in the Dublin area in the last quarter of 2014, amid uncertainty over new Central Bank lending rules.

# mortgages - Friday 6 February, 2015

TSB customers may be about to get a nice windfall after lender withdraws court bid

Thousands of customers could be affected, following PTSB’s decision to drop a Supreme Court appeal against complaints by mortgage-holders.

# mortgages - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Ulster Bank is cutting its mortgage rates

This follows moves by First Permanent TSB and Bank of Ireland.

# mortgages - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Average earner saving a €30,000 home deposit? Enda says that’s ‘achievable’

Strict new lending rules are coming in. But first-time buyers are still being allowed borrow 90% of a property’s value, up to €220,000.

# mortgages - Monday 26 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Is the Credit Union going to start doing mortgages? No Place Like Home

Is the Credit Union going to start doing mortgages?

Maybe, but it’s “early days”.

# mortgages - Sunday 25 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home?

Are you a lifelong renter or do you want the property ladder?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Opposition to mortgage caps is worryingly shortsighted – have we learned nothing? Groupthink

Opinion: Opposition to mortgage caps is worryingly shortsighted – have we learned nothing?

Irish house prices are increasing at a rate 30 times the eurozone average. If you think this seems like a bubble, it’s because it certainly looks like one.

# mortgages - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

New mortgage rules ‘will stop another boom… but rents could explode’

But the Central Bank could relax its rules for first-time buyers.

# mortgages - Monday 12 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Was Eddie Hobbs pimping property during the boom? P.I.M.P. This post contains videos

Was Eddie Hobbs pimping property during the boom?

We spoke to the financial advisor involved in Lucinda Creighton’s new party about his advice to consumers during the boom.

# mortgages - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The IMF is a fan of the Central Bank’s mortgage rules Housing

The IMF is a fan of the Central Bank’s mortgage rules

But it says that reform of the rental market is needed.

# mortgages - Monday 5 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage rates drop: First Permanent TSB, now BoI ring in the changes Gaffs

Mortgage rates drop: First Permanent TSB, now BoI ring in the changes

But only new customers will reap the full rewards.

# mortgages - Monday 29 December, 2014

10,000 Irish homeowners need protection against ‘vulture funds’

Fianna Fáil’s Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said the issue needs to be dealt with in 2015.

# mortgages - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Poll: Will only rich people be able to buy houses under new mortgage rules? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will only rich people be able to buy houses under new mortgage rules?

That’s the concern of the Department of Finance.

# mortgages - Saturday 6 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers

Plus: How many homeowners are more than two years behind with their mortgage repayments?

# mortgages - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

The number of homeowners who are years behind on their loans is still going up

Banks have been accused of only helping the ‘low-hanging fruit’ of people who are a few months overdue.

# mortgages - Friday 14 November, 2014

Two-thirds of first home buyers would not meet new Central Bank rules: Ulster Bank

The bank’s boss is not a fan of buyers having to save a 20% deposit.

# mortgages - Thursday 13 November, 2014

AIB will return the €21bn taxpayers pumped into it, but don’t hold your breath on when

Here’s what the bank’s chief would reveal today about how long that will take…

Why does Ulster Bank charge Irish customers much higher mortgage rates than those in NI?

The bank’s boss has been accused of “screwing” customers to pay for its bad decisions.

# mortgages - Monday 10 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie AIB is giving out more mortgages and fewer people are in arrears Back In Black

AIB is giving out more mortgages and fewer people are in arrears

The bank says it is “profitable” this year.

# mortgages - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Want to buy a house next year? You may not actually need a full 20% deposit

New rules restricting banks from granting loans of more than 80% of the property value were due to come into force in January 2015 but there may be a way around that.

# mortgages - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Thinking of saving for a house? Here’s what to expect*

*Hint: It’s not going to be easy.

# mortgages - Thursday 23 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Will Enda snub the Central Bank to keep deposits at 10 per cent? First Time Buyers

Will Enda snub the Central Bank to keep deposits at 10 per cent?

A new mechanism to make sure houses remain affordable for first-time buyers is being considered by the coalition.

# mortgages - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dublin apartment prices are up 35% in a year, but the house market is finally starting to cool Pricey Pads

Dublin apartment prices are up 35% in a year, but the house market is finally starting to cool

Most of buyers’ ‘mattress money’ that was built up during the boom years is gone.

# mortgages - Saturday 11 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: The Central Bank mortgage restrictions make great sense – here’s why Bubble Buster

Aaron McKenna: The Central Bank mortgage restrictions make great sense – here’s why

With these rules in place, property prices will tied to people’s incomes rather than crazy speculations.

# mortgages - Thursday 9 October, 2014

There’s been a drop of 2,000 in the number of mortgages in arrears

There figures relate to the six main banks, which cover 90 per cent of the market.

# mortgages - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil thinks the Central Bank’s tough new lending rules are ‘simply unfair’ Property Bubble

Fianna Fáil thinks the Central Bank’s tough new lending rules are ‘simply unfair’

Yep, the party in power during the last property bubble…

# mortgages - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Buying a house? Here’s what you need to be earning under the new rules Mortgage Your Future

Buying a house? Here’s what you need to be earning under the new rules

The Central Bank has revealed some new guidelines to banks. Here’s how they might affect you.

Bubble buster: Homebuyers face 20% deposits as banks hit with tighter controls

The Central Bank is seeking to reduce banks lending risky mortgages.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a limit on how much you can borrow for a mortgage? Your Say This post contains a poll

# mortgages - Friday 3 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Worried about losing your home? These guides are for you Mortgage Arrears Crisis

Worried about losing your home? These guides are for you

The guides cover both the Circuit and High courts.

# mortgages - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘If children are being left without a home, what are any of us doing here?’ Housing Crisis

‘If children are being left without a home, what are any of us doing here?’

TDs have been debating a Sinn Féín-proposed motion on homelessness.

# mortgages - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Estate agents to Government: Don’t ‘reinflate the housing bubble’

Savills say that the mortgage guarantee scheme could do just that.

# mortgages - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What do ECB interest cuts mean for Irish pockets? Plenty for trackers Winners

What do ECB interest cuts mean for Irish pockets? Plenty for trackers

But you should take advantage while you can, OK?

From TheJournal.ie Knocking through and levelling up – your three-step guide to renovating Next Level

Knocking through and levelling up – your three-step guide to renovating

Invaluable tips and tricks for navigating the new territory of home improvement.

# mortgages - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Ireland has a €12.5 billion problem mortgage mountain to climb

The headline number of arrears has fallen, but ultra long term problem loans continue to climb.

From The Daily Edge A Russian bank is giving out cats to people taking out mortgages Cat Melodeon

# mortgages - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie There’s still no solution for over 70% of problem mortgages No End In Sight

There’s still no solution for over 70% of problem mortgages

New figures from the Department of Finance also show that Buy to Let loans are still struggling.

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