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# property - Sunday 9 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland’s residential rental market needs a massive shake-up Opinion

Column: Ireland’s residential rental market needs a massive shake-up

Pension funds investing in residential property could make a significant contribution to supplying a constrained market with much needed accommodation, write Lorcan Sirr and Tom Dunne.

# property - Friday 7 February, 2014

Another property auction, this ‘Shebeen’ is probably the weirdest lot yet

The Shebeen Bar on Carrick On Suir up for grabs for just €10,000 with a total of 190 lots on sale.

# property - Friday 31 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The private rented sector is heating up dramatically – yet fails to meet basic needs Hang Your Hat

Column: The private rented sector is heating up dramatically – yet fails to meet basic needs

Rent are rising but our pay packets aren’t. Why? Because our housing strategy is based almost exclusively on debt-fuelled private home ownership, writes Mick Byrne.

# property - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

House-sitters bunk down in hotels, pubs and convents to keep vandals at bay

A company based in Dublin is offering owners of vacant properties a security solution with a bit of a difference.

# property - Thursday 23 January, 2014

This chart shows just how much Dublin property prices drive up the average

Prices in Dublin might be up 15.7 per cent since last year but national prices, excluding the capital, are down 0.4 per cent.

# property - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

House prices in the euro area are still on the rise

Countries like Slovenia and Denmark, however, are not faring well.

# property - Friday 17 January, 2014

Dublin seen as hot property in Europe’s real estate market

A report puts the capital as the second biggest property investment market in Europe for 2014.

# property - Thursday 16 January, 2014

NAMA drops 80:20 home buyer scheme citing improving market conditions

Under the 80:20 deferred payment initiative, buyers pay 80 per cent of the value up front with a valuation then carried out after five years.

# property - Monday 13 January, 2014

Home-building at fastest rate in nine years as industry ‘turns corner’

A survey by Ulster Bank found rising activity has prompted firms to expand their staffing levels.

# property - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Relics of the boom: What now for the banking sector’s landmark real estate sites?

Some are becoming coffee house, others high-street fashion retailers…

# property - Saturday 11 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Niall Mellon: ‘I was left penniless with €1 and my young family’ NAMA

Niall Mellon: ‘I was left penniless with €1 and my young family’

In a radio interview today, Niall Mellon spoke about being found guilty of breach of the peace and his public drunkenness conviction.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Why does government make it safer to invest in houses than jobs? Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Why does government make it safer to invest in houses than jobs?

Capital Gains Tax is a good way of making the rich pay their taxes – but it isn’t only the rich that invest into start-ups. This tax should be treated completely differently for job creation initiatives.

# property - Friday 10 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge House for sale in England – with the dead owners buried in the back garden All Mod Cons

# property - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Almost 50,000 mortgages have now been restructured Property Crash

Almost 50,000 mortgages have now been restructured

The Department of Finance’s latest figures shows the number of accounts in arrears has fallen since October last year.

# property - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Bus set on fire outside Quinn Group property Investigation

Bus set on fire outside Quinn Group property

Gardaí are carrying out a technical examination of the scene today.

# property - Monday 6 January, 2014

Google and Blackstone to buy four buildings from NAMA’s ‘Platinum Portfolio’ Property This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

Rise in Dublin house prices masks fall in every other part of the country

The 2013 house price report from property website Daft.ie shows more evidence of Ireland’s two-tier housing market.

# property - Saturday 4 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Calls for rent controls are blatantly stupid Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Calls for rent controls are blatantly stupid

Proposing a simplistic solution to arbitrarily attempt to solve one facet of Ireland’s housing problem is just bad policymaking, writes Aaron McKenna.

# property - Friday 3 January, 2014

NAMA has raised €16.5 billion since 2010

The bad bank raised €5.8 billion of that figure in 2013.

# property - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie These unusual homes have secret tunnels, moats and castle towers Dream Home
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should more high-rise properties be built in Dublin to address the supply problem? Your Say This post contains a poll

Mind the gap: Dublin house prices almost a third higher than the rest of the country

Supply concerns in the capital are driving price increase with the average asking price now €241,000.

Department spent over €50m in two years on making vacant homes habitable

While local authorities are responsible for repairs and maintenances on their housing stock, the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government has been funding retrofitting of vacant homes.

# property - Monday 23 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Property prices have increased for the eighth month in a row

Residential prices are now 5.6 per cent higher than this time last year.

# property - Friday 20 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie NAMA fights back against claims of illegality NAMA

NAMA fights back against claims of illegality

NAMA’s bosses told an Oireachtas committee this morning that although they have not been presented with the specific allegations, they are “satisfied that they are unfounded”.

# property - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie NAMA to be called before Public Accounts Committee over leak allegations NAMA

NAMA to be called before Public Accounts Committee over leak allegations

Hearings are likely to take place with National Asset Management Agency and Department of Finance officials in the New Year.

# property - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Today everybody’s talking about the sale of Bord Gáis Energy, garda recruitment and the response of the ‘fake’ deaf interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial.

The average monthly rent in Dublin is now over €1,000 as prices continue to rise

As with the sale of residential property, the increase in rental values in Dublin is out of kilter with a slower recovery in the rest of the country.

# property - Monday 9 December, 2013

‘We’re only barely getting off the ground’: Noonan dismisses boom suggestions

The Minister for Finance is in Brussels for a Eurogroup meeting, who said Ireland is “proof” that austerity packages ‘deliver results’.

# property - Friday 6 December, 2013

Biggest property auction yet – This time with a golf course and four storey office block

The auction at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin will have 150 properties with a combined valuation of about €23 million.

# property - Monday 2 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Reckless journalism’ could affect Thomas Byrne’s prison safety, claims lawyer Thomas Byrne

‘Reckless journalism’ could affect Thomas Byrne’s prison safety, claims lawyer

A number of newspaper reports claiming that Byrne had acted on behalf of suspected criminal figures were rejected in court today.

# property - Thursday 28 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Over 550 unfinished estates have been resolved in the last year, but 1,200 remain Ghost Estates

Over 550 unfinished estates have been resolved in the last year, but 1,200 remain

The Minister for Housing says that progress is being made on unfinished housing estates.

# property - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Dublin property prices up 15 per cent as rest of country shows some positive signs

Although Dublin continues to outpace the rest of the county, today’s figures show that properties outside the capital are showing some early signs of turnaround.

# property - Saturday 23 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Madonna, blaas and Dubliners: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people can’t name their MEP? Hint: A lot.

# property - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Desperate renters accepting sub-standard accommodation as prices rise Threshold

Desperate renters accepting sub-standard accommodation as prices rise

The drop-off in supply of rented accommodation in large urban areas coupled with rising demand has led to increasing difficulties for renters on low incomes.

# property - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

JPMorgan agrees record $13 billion deal for mortgage misdeeds

The bank acknowledge that it had “made serious misrepresentations to the public” over residential mortgage-backed securities.

# property - Monday 18 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition Ghost Estates

Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition

None of the estates being considered by the government for demolition are currently occupied.

# property - Saturday 9 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think prenuptial agreements should be legal in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think prenuptial agreements should be legal in Ireland?

The Department of Justice will be considering the legal position of prenuptial agreements as part of legal reforms.