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# houses - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Commuter belt three-bed home prices rising faster than Dublin says survey
# Tighten The Belt
# Tighten The Belt

Commuter belt three-bed home prices rising faster than Dublin says survey

Jun 26th 2014, 10:40 PM 15,129 Views 37 Comments

The price of an average three-bed semi in Irish towns and cities has risen by 11.12% to €170,074 since the end of December.

# houses - Friday 20 June, 2014

The number of houses granted planning permission will probably surprise you
# Burst Bubble
# Burst Bubble

The number of houses granted planning permission will probably surprise you

Jun 20th 2014, 7:23 PM 22,143 Views 31 Comments

The latest CSO figures show a drop of 30.5% in the first three months of the year.

# houses - Sunday 8 June, 2014

The 7 cheapest houses for sale in Ireland right now
# Gaffs
From The Daily Edge
# Gaffs

The 7 cheapest houses for sale in Ireland right now

Jun 8th 2014, 8:15 PM 206,053 Views 61 Comments

Including a former garda station!

# houses - Monday 2 June, 2014

Why is this house so expensive?
# Have Ye No Homes
# Have Ye No Homes

Why is this house so expensive?

Jun 2nd 2014, 8:30 PM 118,368 Views 125 Comments

The shortage in the housing supply means regular family homes like this one will now cost you more than half a million euro.

# houses - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Opinion: The election results offer radical possibilities to solve the housing crisis in Dublin – here’s how
# Fixing Dublin
# Fixing Dublin

Opinion: The election results offer radical possibilities to solve the housing crisis in Dublin – here’s how

Jun 1st 2014, 12:00 PM 58 Views 82 Comments

The people of Dublin city have voted for a majority left-wing council. Now let’s see what they can do with it.

# houses - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Opinion: Generation rent? The bloated housing market must be curbed by rent controls
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: Generation rent? The bloated housing market must be curbed by rent controls

May 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 106 Views 136 Comments

Priced out of home ownership, relying on sublets and owing only what can snugly fit into a car boot – we no longer live in homes, only houses.

# houses - Saturday 24 May, 2014

The 7 most expensive houses for sale in Ireland right now
# Nice Gaff
From The Daily Edge
# Nice Gaff

The 7 most expensive houses for sale in Ireland right now

May 24th 2014, 8:15 PM 135,824 Views 58 Comments

Finally! A way to spend your millions.

# houses - Friday 23 May, 2014

Irish people believe now is a good time to buy a house
# Attitudes
# Attitudes

Irish people believe now is a good time to buy a house

May 23rd 2014, 10:36 AM 13,658 Views 111 Comments

Over half of Irish people questioned in a global study said they believe now is a good time to buy.

# houses - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Half of house hunters are willing to spend up to €350k on a home
# Bubble Bubble
# Bubble Bubble

Half of house hunters are willing to spend up to €350k on a home

May 21st 2014, 9:03 AM 10,849 Views 66 Comments

Three out of four property buyers want to buy within the next six months.

# houses - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Poll: Do you think the new construction stimulus will lead to another property bubble?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the new construction stimulus will lead to another property bubble?

May 14th 2014, 9:23 AM 9,084 Views 79 Comments

Michael Noonan said Ireland is a ‘long way from a housing bubble’.

# houses - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

New scheme would help first-time buyers get foot on property ladder
# Bubble Bubble
# Bubble Bubble

New scheme would help first-time buyers get foot on property ladder

May 13th 2014, 10:53 AM 12,407 Views 65 Comments

The scheme, which is being examined by the Department of Finance, would see the State guarantee a proportion of mortgages.

# houses - Monday 12 May, 2014

Poll: Do you think rents in Dublin should be capped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think rents in Dublin should be capped?

May 12th 2014, 9:15 AM 17,362 Views 153 Comments

The average rent in Dublin is now €1,289.

# houses - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Property prices down in March but still 7.8% higher than this time last year
# CSO
# CSO

Property prices down in March but still 7.8% higher than this time last year

Apr 30th 2014, 3:41 PM 7,314 Views 20 Comments

Prices are still 47 per cent lower than they were in the peak of 2007.

# houses - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Dublin woman refusing to leave rental property until she can find a new affordable home
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

Dublin woman refusing to leave rental property until she can find a new affordable home

Apr 26th 2014, 7:15 AM 47,215 Views 215 Comments

People Before Profit MEP candidate Bríd Smith says her story is occurring on a daily basis and legislation must protect those in receipt of rent allowance.

# houses - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Ten houses built in 24 hours? All is possible with 3D printing
# Diy
# Diy

Ten houses built in 24 hours? All is possible with 3D printing

Apr 19th 2014, 4:00 PM 18,013 Views 33 Comments

A Chinese company printed the houses out of recycled material.

# houses - Friday 18 April, 2014

Houses to be knocked - because they're not medieval
# Archaeology
# Archaeology

Houses to be knocked - because they're not medieval

Apr 18th 2014, 11:01 AM 18,404 Views 20 Comments

Experts found that the front and rear walls of the two houses date mostly from 1881 and 1908, with no evidence they date to medieval times.

# houses - Monday 14 April, 2014

Will Irish Water charge homeowners a €100 standing charge?
# Drip Feed
# Drip Feed

Will Irish Water charge homeowners a €100 standing charge?

Apr 14th 2014, 9:00 AM 12,731 Views 85 Comments

One newspaper reports that the semi-state company will, but Minister Pat Rabbitte says no.

# houses - Saturday 5 April, 2014

We need a plan for Ireland's houses, says Peter McVerry charity
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

We need a plan for Ireland's houses, says Peter McVerry charity

Apr 5th 2014, 12:36 PM 10,937 Views 26 Comments

Rising rents, high property prices, homelessness, and social housing waiting lists have combined to cause problems for many people looking for a place to live.

# houses - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Three things you need to know about Bank of Ireland's new stamp duty offer

Three things you need to know about Bank of Ireland's new stamp duty offer

Apr 2nd 2014, 12:50 PM 17,794 Views 8 Comments

The state-backed bank is offering to pay first time buyer’s stamp duty-but should you take the deal?

# houses - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Average rent for a Dublin apartment is €1,070 - outside capital it's €630
# Still Climbing
# Still Climbing

Average rent for a Dublin apartment is €1,070 - outside capital it's €630

Mar 20th 2014, 6:45 AM 14,898 Views 67 Comments

Despite the continued growth in Dublin rents, they are still 15.5 per cent lower than their boom peak.

# houses - Monday 10 March, 2014

Irish construction sector rose again during February
# Boost
# Boost

Irish construction sector rose again during February

Mar 10th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,744 Views 21 Comments

The sharpest expansion in activity was again recorded on residential projects.

# houses - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

"We're in limbo": Kilcock residents face sixth night without street lights
# Power Out
# Power Out

"We're in limbo": Kilcock residents face sixth night without street lights

Mar 4th 2014, 8:00 PM 13,112 Views 79 Comments

Negotiations are said to be ongoing between Kildare County Council and ESB Networks on the issue.

# houses - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Column: The housing market is a mess, so we must decide – will we be charitable or fair?
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Column: The housing market is a mess, so we must decide – will we be charitable or fair?

Feb 26th 2014, 1:00 PM 55 Views 146 Comments

Incumbent property owners receive special privileges in Ireland – meaning some mortgagors will walk out of this crisis with the same assets they walked into it with, despite not paying for them, writes Karl Deeter.

Warning that Ireland's construction sector is facing a skills shortage
# HOUSING SHORTAGE
# HOUSING SHORTAGE

Warning that Ireland's construction sector is facing a skills shortage

Feb 26th 2014, 8:30 AM 10,154 Views 32 Comments

A new report shows that in 2013, just 8,301 residential units were completed, while in 2006 it was 89,000.

Homeless family to stage protest outside Joan Burton’s office today
# Rent Supplement
# Rent Supplement

Homeless family to stage protest outside Joan Burton’s office today

Feb 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,337 Views 136 Comments

Minister Burton told the family to ‘think anew about your family’s many needs’ and how they can be met within the housing market as it exists at the moment.

# houses - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Over 30 syringes found in a boarded up council house
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Over 30 syringes found in a boarded up council house

Feb 25th 2014, 6:30 AM 13,625 Views 62 Comments

Sinn Fein Councillor John Brady said it is not an isolated incident and that boarded up houses are becoming drug dens in towns across the country.

# houses - Thursday 20 February, 2014

There are just 3,000 properties for sale in the capital with Dublin 15 the most popular
# Bubble Build Up
# Bubble Build Up

There are just 3,000 properties for sale in the capital with Dublin 15 the most popular

Feb 20th 2014, 8:36 AM 18,489 Views 90 Comments

The biggest one off residential sale in Dublin was that of Walford, Shrewsbury Road in March for €14 million.

# houses - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

US Redditor offering €110 to the person who finds ancestors' Dublin home
# Location Location
From The Daily Edge
# Location Location

US Redditor offering €110 to the person who finds ancestors' Dublin home

Feb 19th 2014, 10:32 AM 23,852 Views 55 Comments

A architecture-themed mystery to work your brain over this morning.

No policy decision made yet on NAMA speeding up sale of assets, says Noonan
# Houses
# Houses

No policy decision made yet on NAMA speeding up sale of assets, says Noonan

Feb 19th 2014, 9:36 AM 4,377 Views 9 Comments

He said he’s asked NAMA to explore what the implications would be of bringing forward the sale as he said the market would be able to carry a big sale.

# houses - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

€30m to be spent on insulating 25k council houses
# Home Improvement
# Home Improvement

€30m to be spent on insulating 25k council houses

Feb 18th 2014, 2:22 PM 12,708 Views 89 Comments

The scheme will see local authority homes made warmer, meaning lower energy bills.

# houses - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Pics: Limerick residents return home to assess flood devastation
# The Aftermath
# The Aftermath

Pics: Limerick residents return home to assess flood devastation

Feb 2nd 2014, 4:11 PM 25,366 Views 35 Comments

Junior Minister Jan O’Sullivan said the flooding was of such magnitude that it requires a national response.

# houses - Thursday 23 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 23rd 2014, 1:45 PM 13,935 Views 45 Comments

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.

# houses - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

# houses - Monday 13 January, 2014

Home-building at fastest rate in nine years as industry 'turns corner'
# Construction
# Construction

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

Jan 13th 2014, 8:50 AM 12,289 Views 56 Comments

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

# houses - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Clare coast worst hit by storms with repair works to cost over €23m
# Floods
# Floods

Clare coast worst hit by storms with repair works to cost over €23m

Jan 11th 2014, 3:23 PM 13,711 Views 24 Comments

Local authorities across the country are in the midst of a clean up following the recent severe storms.

# houses - Friday 10 January, 2014

Explosive device made safe outside home in Ballymun
# Dublin
# Dublin

Explosive device made safe outside home in Ballymun

Jan 10th 2014, 9:51 AM 8,445 Views 14 Comments

Some residents in the area had to leave their homes in the early hours of this morning while the device was blown up safely.

# houses - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Housing applications and commencements fell nationally in 2013
# Housing
# Housing

Housing applications and commencements fell nationally in 2013

Jan 8th 2014, 7:10 AM 4,774 Views 14 Comments

In Dublin, however, commencements rose by eleven per cent as demand for housing in the capital bounces back.

# houses - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Financial pressures and lack of affordable housing linked to low fertility rates
# Families
# Families

Financial pressures and lack of affordable housing linked to low fertility rates

Dec 18th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,173 Views 54 Comments

A Trinity College symposium suggested that housing finance and pension systems depresses young couples’ ability to form households and as a result has also depressed fertility rates in that country.

# houses - Monday 9 December, 2013

Optimism in construction sector 'at a record high'
# Building
# Building

Optimism in construction sector 'at a record high'

Dec 9th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,953 Views 18 Comments

Construction activity has now risen for three months in a row – but it’s still very low following the economic crash.