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#Homeowners

# homeowners - This year 2022

Taoiseach on who pays for the concrete levy: 'It's industry or the taxpayer. Make up your mind'
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach on who pays for the concrete levy: 'It's industry or the taxpayer. Make up your mind'

Updated Oct 4th 2022, 5:22 PM 39,716 Views 79 Comments
  • Confusion within FG over Taoiseach's comments on how to prevent first-time buyers alone from being impacted by the levy, reports Christina Finn
  • Backlash from backbench TDs who want tax exemptions or for levy to be delayed or scrapped.
  • Sinn Féin say they want a levy on the industry but not consumers.

# homeowners - Last year 2021

Mica campaigners say average homeowner will have to pay €65,000 under redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Mica campaigners say average homeowner will have to pay €65,000 under redress scheme

Dec 1st 2021, 3:52 PM 15,744 Views 75 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty today told the government to “go back to the drawing board”.

'Not what we signed off on': Mica campaigners unhappy with redress report
# Mica
# Mica

'Not what we signed off on': Mica campaigners unhappy with redress report

Updated Oct 1st 2021, 4:43 PM 30,567 Views 101 Comments
  • The report says the total cost of the remediation scheme could be €3.2 billion.
  • Homeowners who have to completely demolish and rebuild their homes would not necessarily get a 100% grant.
  • Other remediation works would receive a 100% grant and all caps should be increased, the report says.
  • The report is to be considered by the minister before he brings proposals to Cabinet.
Here are the new Local Property Tax bands
# LPT
# LPT

Here are the new Local Property Tax bands

Jun 2nd 2021, 11:25 AM 156,190 Views 125 Comments

Most of those who face an increase in the tax will pay an extra €90 per year, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said.

# homeowners - All time

Taxpayers won't face higher property tax bills for 2021
# Deferred
# Deferred

Taxpayers won't face higher property tax bills for 2021

Sep 16th 2020, 4:13 PM 24,342 Views 57 Comments

The valuation date for local property tax has been deferred until 1 November 2021, said the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe.

Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant'
# Homeowners' Rights
# Homeowners' Rights

Central Bank to scrap code of conduct for banks on the transfer of mortgages as it's 'not relevant'

Apr 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 30,458 Views 35 Comments

Sinn Féin’s No Consent, No Sale Bill aims to puts the code on a statutory footing.

Central Bank says 35-45 year olds who bought homes in the boom will be most impacted if tracker rates rise
# Outlook
# Outlook

Central Bank says 35-45 year olds who bought homes in the boom will be most impacted if tracker rates rise

Feb 27th 2019, 4:57 PM 38,037 Views 26 Comments

Despite Brexit, the Central Bank believes workers are in line for pay increases of up to 7% over the next two years.

Varadkar says he's reluctant to use the term 'vulture fund' to describe firms that have bought up Irish mortgages
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

Varadkar says he's reluctant to use the term 'vulture fund' to describe firms that have bought up Irish mortgages

Dec 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 25,673 Views 115 Comments

Varadkar says he tried to remove split mortgage-holders from recent loan book sales but failed to do so.

More homeowners will have to pay property tax if government decides to scrap exemption
# Lpt Reform
# Lpt Reform

More homeowners will have to pay property tax if government decides to scrap exemption

Dec 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 48,095 Views 68 Comments

The Taoiseach said it is unfair that some pay while others do not.

Airport noise issues to be sorted by Christmas paving the way for new runway
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Airport noise issues to be sorted by Christmas paving the way for new runway

Nov 24th 2018, 10:00 PM 26,046 Views 35 Comments

The Dail is due to debate the proposed noise regulations for Dublin Airport on Tuesday week.

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?

Aug 9th 2018, 10:28 AM 37,225 Views 173 Comments

Such an initiative is being proposed by the Independent Alliance ahead of October’s budget.

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund

Jul 31st 2018, 8:10 PM 39,733 Views 136 Comments

A total of 7,400 are owner-occupier mortgages, while 3,300 are buy-to-let properties.

Irish homeowners have spent €1.7 billion via renovation scheme
# Room To Improve
# Room To Improve

Irish homeowners have spent €1.7 billion via renovation scheme

Mar 21st 2018, 6:20 AM 30,190 Views 20 Comments

It might be the Dermot Bannon effect.

'You're throwing people to the vulture funds': Government criticised for taking no action to halt PTSB loan sale
# Fire Sale
# Fire Sale

'You're throwing people to the vulture funds': Government criticised for taking no action to halt PTSB loan sale

Feb 15th 2018, 1:52 PM 21,490 Views 120 Comments

PTSB, which is 75% owned by the State, states it is selling off non-performing loans.

Explainer: It's looking more likely that the property tax system will be overhauled
# House Prices
# House Prices

Explainer: It's looking more likely that the property tax system will be overhauled

Jan 8th 2018, 12:05 PM 54,179 Views 120 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said he favours a new calculation of the tax.

Government scheme to help keep people in their homes has only completed 282 cases since 2012
# Mortgage To Rent
# Mortgage To Rent

Government scheme to help keep people in their homes has only completed 282 cases since 2012

Jan 7th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,243 Views 6 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the numbers as “pitifully low”.

There are almost 4,000 'property millionaires' in Ireland
# Daft Wealth Report
# Daft Wealth Report

There are almost 4,000 'property millionaires' in Ireland

Jul 18th 2017, 12:01 AM 26,094 Views 42 Comments

South County Dublin is the most expensive property market in the country, with an average property value of almost €550,000.

Women being 'forced into homelessness' as former partners refuse to sign arrears deals
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Women being 'forced into homelessness' as former partners refuse to sign arrears deals

Jul 16th 2017, 6:30 AM 21,355 Views 28 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibin raised a number of examples that he said fall outside the remit of processes the government put in place to protect people.

The average first time buyer in Ireland is 34 years old and needs at least a €50,000 deposit
# Start Saving
# Start Saving

The average first time buyer in Ireland is 34 years old and needs at least a €50,000 deposit

May 25th 2017, 1:24 PM 76,492 Views 69 Comments

According to the Central Bank, the average first time buyer received a mortgage of €185,939 last year.

Banks treating people on variable mortgage rates "very badly"
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Banks treating people on variable mortgage rates "very badly"

Apr 19th 2015, 2:21 PM 12,338 Views 84 Comments

The Health Minister made the comment today.

Irish Water to start fixing leaks - even if they're inside your gate
# First Fix
# First Fix

Irish Water to start fixing leaks - even if they're inside your gate

Mar 31st 2015, 10:30 AM 19,699 Views 175 Comments

The company said it has identified leaks at Irish homes that are wasting enough water to fill 18 Olympic pools each day.

Think your home (or your neighbour's) could be Home of the Year?
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

Think your home (or your neighbour's) could be Home of the Year?

Dec 19th 2014, 8:34 PM 12,903 Views 9 Comments

If so, a new RTÉ show is looking for you.

"I would never buy a property again," says Government's top housing adviser. "I rent"
# Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent
# Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent

"I would never buy a property again," says Government's top housing adviser. "I rent"

Nov 24th 2014, 8:01 AM 32,496 Views 146 Comments

Conor Skehan says Irish people must stop thinking of renting as ‘dead money’.

The Upgrade: Inside the salvage yard - tips for homeowners
# The Old School
# The Old School

The Upgrade: Inside the salvage yard - tips for homeowners

Oct 30th 2014, 6:20 PM 4,494 Views 2 Comments

TheJournal.ie spoke to the owner of a salvage yard about what they have to offer home renovators.

Fianna Fáil thinks the Central Bank's tough new lending rules are 'simply unfair'
# Property Bubble
# Property Bubble

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

Oct 8th 2014, 1:38 PM 15,655 Views 136 Comments

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

Opinion: Do rising property prices impact on Local Property Tax payments?
# Property
# Property

Opinion: Do rising property prices impact on Local Property Tax payments?

Jun 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 149 Views 57 Comments

It seems like every month there’s new confusion regarding the Local Property Tax; let’s clear up a couple here.

Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?

Apr 11th 2014, 9:00 AM 9,379 Views 34 Comments

What are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…

Richie Boucher defends €843,000 pay, says BOI is 'comfortable'
# Debt
# Debt

Richie Boucher defends €843,000 pay, says BOI is 'comfortable'

Apr 10th 2014, 5:05 PM 19,045 Views 122 Comments

Bank of Ireland officials told the finance committee that they would veto any suggestion of debt write-down made by a Personal Insolvency Practitioner.

Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank
# Debt
# Debt

Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank

Apr 9th 2014, 11:32 AM 6,757 Views 21 Comments

Officials from Permanent TSB told the Oireachtas finance committee that 85 per cent of customers offered a split-mortgage had agreed to the deal.

Homeowners opposed to flood levy to help others get insurance
# Flooding
# Flooding

Homeowners opposed to flood levy to help others get insurance

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:55 AM 7,430 Views 31 Comments

The idea of a 1 per cent levy was mooted by Minister Phil Hogan last month – but a recent survey shows little desire among the public.

Noonan says 'legal reasons' prevent him intervening in IBRC mortgage sale
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Noonan says 'legal reasons' prevent him intervening in IBRC mortgage sale

Feb 20th 2014, 7:32 PM 7,385 Views 34 Comments

Homeowners who had their loans with IBRC are said to be anxious, but the Finance Minister says he cannot get involved.

Homeowners with pyrite problems can apply for funding from next week
# Pyrite Heave
# Pyrite Heave

Homeowners with pyrite problems can apply for funding from next week

Feb 19th 2014, 10:11 AM 9,796 Views 11 Comments

Homes in 74 estates were identified as being at risk from ‘pyrite heave’ which causes buckling of floors and walls.

Concern from homeowners as 13,000 IBRC mortgages to be sold
# Homeowners
# Homeowners

Concern from homeowners as 13,000 IBRC mortgages to be sold

Feb 11th 2014, 6:27 PM 15,128 Views 46 Comments

Deputy Stephen Donnelly appealed to the Finance Minister to allow families to bid for their own homes at market value.

Banks exceeding arrears targets, but some customers have "no clarity"
# Mortgage Arrears Crisis
# Mortgage Arrears Crisis

Banks exceeding arrears targets, but some customers have "no clarity"

Nov 29th 2013, 12:58 PM 4,411 Views 9 Comments

The Central Bank says that there is no “tangible evidence” that some customers’ circumstances are improving.

Today's the first deadline for the Local Property Tax
# Paper Return
# Paper Return

Today's the first deadline for the Local Property Tax

Nov 14th 2013, 8:36 AM 7,562 Views 40 Comments

It’s 14 November — the deadline for filing a written return.

Your questions about the local property tax answered
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Your questions about the local property tax answered

Nov 7th 2013, 9:11 PM 22,325 Views 56 Comments

You asked, so we now we answer…

Open thread: What do you want to know about paying the local property tax?
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Open thread: What do you want to know about paying the local property tax?

Nov 5th 2013, 9:03 AM 6,546 Views 96 Comments

Pay now or pay later? Go into the internet or into the post office? Leave your questions here and we’ll get them answered.

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs

Oct 16th 2013, 2:17 PM 6,572 Views 43 Comments

The funding will be available for about 1,000 properties that require immediate repair but homeowners who have already paid for repairs will not be compensated.

Central Bank Governor faces questions over banks’ legal letters and Anglo Tapes
# Mortgage Crisis
# Mortgage Crisis

Central Bank Governor faces questions over banks’ legal letters and Anglo Tapes

Sep 25th 2013, 8:09 AM 5,055 Views 30 Comments

Patrick Honohan has been called to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee after it emerged thousands of legal letters being sent by banks could be classified as ‘sustainable mortgage solutions’.

Property tax to be taken from salaries of 50,000 people who haven't paid
# Homeowners
# Homeowners

Property tax to be taken from salaries of 50,000 people who haven't paid

Aug 2nd 2013, 9:54 AM 14,782 Views 246 Comments

The Revenue Commissioners has sent letters to people who have not yet paid the charge to urge them to pay.

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