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# Homes

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# Homes
Charity found homes for 51 homeless children last year
In a report published today, Threshold said last year was their busiest year ever recorded.
# home buyers
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.
# Wildfires
One dead as Australian blaze razes around 50 homes
The fire follows from other devastating fires last year.
Voices
Column: Earth’s forgotten places – the locations humans have left behind
Take a look at some of the locations on Earth which human beings have abandoned.
# Mortgage Arrears Crisis
Debt write offs for some, but up to 27,000 homes could be repossessed
A new report says that 40 per cent of mortgages will begin to re-perform next year.
# Homelessness
Number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has doubled - charity
Sixteen families are now losing their homes in the capital every month, according to Focus Ireland.
# gaffs
Today is the deadline for registering to pay property tax online
Any homeowners who haven’t yet let Revenue know how they plan to pay the Local Property Tax has until the end of today to fill in the online form.
# hidden history
VIDEO: The secrets of Dublin tenements
Why do some tenement homes have thick blue paint on the walls? An expert explains.
# cancer danger
Cancer-causing radon found in over 430 Irish homes
One home in Tralee was found to have 26 times the acceptable level of radon.
# Your Say
Poll: Should people who give up their mortgages be allowed on housing lists?
Anyone who goes through the mortgage arrears process but still ends up surrendering their home will be able to join the local authority housing waiting list. Good idea? Bad idea?
# Homes
New date of home renovation scheme 'will boost construction'
The tax incentive is for homeowners to carry out home improvements and it is hoped it will decrease black market activity.
# hive of activity
Hundreds of mini-robot cleaners could clean your house in a jiffy
Award-winning idea came after designer observed the movements of swarms of bees pollinating flowers.
# For Sale
Allsop Auctioneers: 'No repossessed homes were sold at auction today'
A group of protesters gathered outside the Allsop auction at the RDS today, but the auction house states no houses were sold over the heads of any owners.
# bubble prophet
Nobel Prize winner reponsible for two of most important economic charts in recent decades
Robert Shiller compiles two charts and makes them free for the public – and these charts predicted the dotcom bubble and the property bubble.
# Property Tax
Over 75 per cent valued homes at less than €200,000 in property tax return
Just 3,180 valued their property at over €1 million.
# fliuch
More than 100 homes are without electricity this morning
Bad weather knocked out electricity supply to more than 800 homes.
# Floods
Up to eight believed dead in Colorado flooding
Many of the evacuees have returned to Colorado but hundreds of people were stranded by floodwaters.
# Ireland
Repossession of Irish homes to rise - but as 'a last resort'
Fitch Ratings said that the rate is to rise following the introduction of the Personal Insolvency Act, amongst other changes.
# Homeowners
Property tax to be taken from salaries of 50,000 people who haven't paid
The Revenue Commissioners has sent letters to people who have not yet paid the charge to urge them to pay.
# sponsored by kbc
6 amazingly inventive homes
From eco-friendly to space-saving, check out these clever home-owners.
# Your Say
Poll: What do you think about house prices rising?
Asking prices for homes in parts of Dublin have risen by up to 12 per cent over the past year – but is this a good thing?
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added surfing and goodbyes
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Mortgage crisis
95,000 Irish homes are in mortgage arrears over 90 days
Homeowners who are three months or more behind on their payments owe financial institutions €1.8 billion.
Voices
Pearse Doherty: Sinn Féin is committed to abolishing the property tax
After the rejection of Sinn Féin’s bill to repeal property tax legislation last night, Pease Doherty writes that the tax could be the tipping point for families across the state.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you register to pay the property tax?
The deadline has come and gone but did you register to pay the new tax?
# Final Countdown
40 hours to go until property tax deadline
Around 1.1 million homeowners have so far paid the charge.
# scrutiny
Watchdog to inspect disability centres for the first time
There are around 9,500 people living in residential centres around the country – and this is the first time the centres will be subject to independent scrutiny.
# Property
Property prices are still falling, according to latest CSO data
The average Irish home dropped in value by 0.5 per cent in March, with Dublin homes doing best and apartments faring worst.
# Property Prices
Dublin property market showing signs of stabilisation - reports
Meanwhile, house prices nationally were down 1.8 per cent in Q1 2013, MyHome.ie says.
# gaffs
579 people pay the property tax in its first week
Figures released by the Revenue also show there were more than 600,000 hits on its new website to calculate property tax.
# rebel week
Cork towns and homes asked to host... marching bands
Towns and districts of Cork are being asked to host one marching band in their locality during Rebel Week.
# Houses
Fewer than 8,500 houses built in Ireland last year
Here is the table to show you how many houses were built in your county last year.
# living space
New York City extols virtues of small apartments
Population of NYC is due to grow by 600,000 inhabitants by 2030 – and new ‘state-of-the-art’ but tiny apartments are deemed to be one way of easing the squash.
# Property Tax
You asked, we answered: What you wanted to know about the property tax
We asked readers to submit questions they had about the property tax last weekend. You responded with a number of queries and here are the answers…
# Computers
81 per cent of households now have internet access
The figures from the CSO also show that 19 per cent of unemployed people have never used the internet.
# Pyrite
Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes
Environment Minister Phil Hogan has announced the setting up of the Pyrite Resolution Board which will aim to give thousands of homeowners by the issue a long-awaited resolution.
# Germany
Germany sees property boom as people seek security
House prices are booming as people seek stability as a consequence of the European debt crisis.