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#Mortgages

# 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.

# mortgages - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fears as 10,000 mortgages now in the hands of ‘vulture funds’ Vulture Funds

Fears as 10,000 mortgages now in the hands of ‘vulture funds’

The selling off of IBRC assets leaves home owners vulnerable to a rise in interest rates.

# mortgages - Friday 8 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie We’re still paying more for mortgages than the rest of Europe Pay Up

We’re still paying more for mortgages than the rest of Europe

The rate is coming down, but new lending for house purchase is still more expensive than the euro zone average.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# mortgages - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Homeowners are stepping up problem mortgage repayments – but it’s not enough to solve the arrears crisis Payback Time

Homeowners are stepping up problem mortgage repayments – but it’s not enough to solve the arrears crisis

Meanwhile, new mortgage approvals have hit a three year high, with over €400 million approved in the second quarter.

# mortgages - Friday 1 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Good news: Fewer homes are in negative equity Up Up Up

Good news: Fewer homes are in negative equity

The author of the report David Duffy says it is expected house prices will continue to increase in 2014.

# mortgages - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Reluctance to repossess homes just drags out the misery for those in serious debt Mortgages

Opinion: Reluctance to repossess homes just drags out the misery for those in serious debt

Politicians are bemoaning the fact that older people might now have to carry debt onto their pension books – but that’s the risk of re-mortgaging.

# mortgages - Monday 30 June, 2014

Sell your house, bring the negative equity with you – is the new AIB mortgage plan a good one?

The bank has launched a new product that will help people in negative equity move – but they’ll take the debt with them.

# mortgages - Friday 27 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The briefcase: subprime mortgages, house prices and burying a Bentley Inbox Me

# mortgages - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The verdict on Bank of Ireland’s €250 million mortgage book sale Sell Off

The verdict on Bank of Ireland’s €250 million mortgage book sale

The sale of the performing mortgages to domestic player Dilosk was confirmed this morning.

# mortgages - Monday 23 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Lack of mortgage affordability now rivals the bubble era Mortgage

Opinion: Lack of mortgage affordability now rivals the bubble era

It’s a reality we can no longer ignore – mortgage affordability is little better now than it was at the height of the boom.

# mortgages - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt

Giving tax cuts in the upcoming budget would be popular, but it’s not the right thing to do.

# mortgages - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business Rural Towns

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business

The key to taking advantage of the bounce-back is to remove some of the fixed costs involved in starting up a business (or keeping one going).

# mortgages - Monday 9 June, 2014

We paid back €700 million in mortgage debt in the first three months of the year

Debts owed across the board continue to fall, but buy-to-let loans are coming down at a slower rate.

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