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# 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.

# houses - Friday 6 December, 2013

Sean Dunne fails in bid to overturn bankruptcy
# Bankrupt
# Bankrupt

Sean Dunne fails in bid to overturn bankruptcy

Dec 6th 2013, 4:24 PM 9,367 Views 39 Comments

“I am a victim of lots of inaccurate publicity” Sean Dunne is quoted as saying in an email used as evidence in court.

# houses - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Dublin property prices up 15 per cent as rest of country shows some positive signs
# Buy And Sell
# Buy And Sell

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

Nov 27th 2013, 2:35 PM 11,978 Views 105 Comments

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.

# houses - Monday 18 November, 2013

Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition
# Ghost Estates
# Ghost Estates

Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition

Nov 18th 2013, 10:23 AM 28,608 Views 119 Comments

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

# houses - Friday 8 November, 2013

President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation
# Construction
# Construction

President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation

Nov 8th 2013, 7:16 PM 10,719 Views 54 Comments

Speaking at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland he said the construction sector was leaving a ‘disturbing’ part of its history behind.

# houses - Monday 4 November, 2013

Poll: Should people who give up their mortgages be allowed on housing lists?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should people who give up their mortgages be allowed on housing lists?

Nov 4th 2013, 11:04 AM 15,490 Views 130 Comments

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?

# houses - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Property prices rise again, that’s five months in a row now
# Property Prices
# Property Prices

Property prices rise again, that’s five months in a row now

Oct 29th 2013, 10:00 PM 20,144 Views 160 Comments

Residential property prices at a national level, increased by 3.6 per cent in September but Dublin accounted for practically the entire increase.

# houses - Monday 14 October, 2013

Planning applications down 6% nationwide in 2013
# Building Sector
# Building Sector

Planning applications down 6% nationwide in 2013

Oct 14th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,578 Views 11 Comments

Sligo and Leitrim had the worst construction performance for 2013, according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index.

# houses - Monday 7 October, 2013

Over 75 per cent valued homes at less than €200,000 in property tax return
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Over 75 per cent valued homes at less than €200,000 in property tax return

Oct 7th 2013, 12:23 PM 10,928 Views 52 Comments

Just 3,180 valued their property at over €1 million.

# houses - Sunday 6 October, 2013

These dilapidated capsule apartments were meant to be the future of housing
# Pokey
# Pokey

These dilapidated capsule apartments were meant to be the future of housing

Oct 6th 2013, 9:45 AM 25,215 Views 21 Comments

The Nakagin Capsule Tower was seen as the future of architecture when it was first built in 1972, with each 300-square-foot capsule acting a self-contained apartment. See them here.

# houses - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Dublin property prices up 10.6 per cent as cash sales increase
# Housing Market
# Housing Market

Dublin property prices up 10.6 per cent as cash sales increase

Sep 26th 2013, 1:50 PM 15,279 Views 116 Comments

Savills Ireland said mortgage buyers are struggling to compete with cash buyers.

# houses - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

11 things that make flat-hunting a living hell
# On The Market
From The Daily Edge
# On The Market

11 things that make flat-hunting a living hell

Aug 20th 2013, 9:30 PM 32,136 Views 46 Comments

WHY does it have to be so hard? WHYYYYY?

Dublin driving continued growth of property prices
# On The Up
# On The Up

Dublin driving continued growth of property prices

Aug 20th 2013, 1:04 PM 8,824 Views 70 Comments

House prices across Ireland rose by 2.3 per cent over the last year with Dublin achieving growth levels of 8 per cent.

# houses - Monday 19 August, 2013

Average rent hits €825 per month as Dublin prices rise significantly
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

Average rent hits €825 per month as Dublin prices rise significantly

Aug 19th 2013, 6:30 AM 14,532 Views 37 Comments

It’s bad news for students going back to college in the coming weeks with prices rising by up to 7 per cent compared to this time last year.

# houses - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Pics: Plane crashes into houses, four found dead
# Connecticut
# Connecticut

Pics: Plane crashes into houses, four found dead

Aug 10th 2013, 7:10 PM 22,042 Views 9 Comments

The propeller-driven plane struck two small homes near Tweed New Haven Airport in Connecticut, USA. The victims have not yet been identified.

# houses - Friday 2 August, 2013

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 14,763 Views 246 Comments

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

# houses - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Column: The family home needs to be protected in a debt crisis
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The family home needs to be protected in a debt crisis

Jul 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 126 Views 62 Comments

The banks are not looking at the long-term resolutions strategies for homeowners in debt; the only available strategies are limited to those that that suit bank recovery, writes Julie Sadlier.

# houses - Friday 31 May, 2013

Poll: Did you register to pay the property tax?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did you register to pay the property tax?

May 31st 2013, 10:15 AM 14,821 Views 123 Comments

The deadline has come and gone but did you register to pay the new tax?

# houses - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Property prices are still falling, according to latest CSO data
# Property
# Property

Property prices are still falling, according to latest CSO data

Apr 25th 2013, 12:34 PM 10,535 Views 73 Comments

The average Irish home dropped in value by 0.5 per cent in March, with Dublin homes doing best and apartments faring worst.

# houses - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

11 fictional homes we wish we could live in
# We Wanna Live There
From The Daily Edge
# We Wanna Live There

11 fictional homes we wish we could live in

Apr 10th 2013, 1:30 PM 6,311 Views 4 Comments

Who doesn’t want to live in the Home Alone house?

# houses - Friday 5 April, 2013

Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms

Apr 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 50 Views 172 Comments

The Government has no democratic mandate from the electorate for a property tax. In fact, they were elected on the very opposite of commitments, writes Kieran Allen.

# houses - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Junior Minister admits banks have 'hoodwinked' the government
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

Junior Minister admits banks have 'hoodwinked' the government

Mar 27th 2013, 9:46 PM 19,295 Views 98 Comments

The Dáil debated a Fianna Fáil-proposed private members’ motion on the mortgage arrears crisis tonight but it was easily defeated by the government’s majority.

# houses - Monday 25 March, 2013

Are you paying too much for home insurance?
# Insurance
# Insurance

Are you paying too much for home insurance?

Mar 25th 2013, 11:53 AM 8,076 Views 12 Comments

According to a home insurance survey, only 1 in 10 homeowners had a professional reinstatement valuation carried out on their home.

# houses - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Over 7,000 complete local property tax returns
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Over 7,000 complete local property tax returns

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:15 AM 11,761 Views 108 Comments

Most homeowners have submitted their returns electronically as over 714,000 letters have now been issued by the Revenue Commissioners.

# houses - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Revenue website showing property values goes live
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Revenue website showing property values goes live

Mar 10th 2013, 2:30 PM 69,527 Views 163 Comments

Are you a homeowner? This site will show you how much your property is worth so you can calculate how much property tax to pay.

# houses - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Evacuation of houses during Belfast security operation
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Evacuation of houses during Belfast security operation

Mar 6th 2013, 7:58 PM 3,917 Views 3 Comments

The PSNI has closed parts of two roads due to an ongoing security operation on Lenadoon Avenue, they said this evening.

# houses - Monday 11 February, 2013

Average national rent rose 2.2 per cent during 2012 – Daft.ie report
# Rents
# Rents

Average national rent rose 2.2 per cent during 2012 – Daft.ie report

Feb 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,530 Views 21 Comments

Rental rates in Dublin, Cork and Galway saw a second consecutive year of growth as a result of a shortage of accommodation in Ireland’s largest cities, the report reveals.

# houses - Monday 4 February, 2013

Fewer than 8,500 houses built in Ireland last year
# Houses
# Houses

Fewer than 8,500 houses built in Ireland last year

Feb 4th 2013, 10:35 AM 9,206 Views 31 Comments

Here is the table to show you how many houses were built in your county last year.

# houses - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Irish Banking Federation agrees new initiative to help distressed borrowers
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Irish Banking Federation agrees new initiative to help distressed borrowers

Jan 31st 2013, 8:07 AM 5,530 Views 50 Comments

The new initiative is designed to help people struggling with their debt to stay in their homes.

Column: Having the Revenue assess the value of your home is a totally unsuitable idea
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Column: Having the Revenue assess the value of your home is a totally unsuitable idea

Jan 31st 2013, 7:00 AM 31 Views 38 Comments

There has been immense confusion over the valuation of homes for the property tax, which is why a site value tax would have been better, writes James Pike.

# houses - Saturday 26 January, 2013

New York City extols virtues of small apartments
# Living Space
# Living Space

New York City extols virtues of small apartments

Jan 26th 2013, 10:30 AM 17,744 Views 11 Comments

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.

# houses - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Before the Boom: building houses in Kilbarrack, 1951
# Rewind
# Rewind

Before the Boom: building houses in Kilbarrack, 1951

Jan 9th 2013, 12:01 PM 9,144 Views 17 Comments

Take a trip down memory lane…

Poll: Would you consider buying a house this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you consider buying a house this year?

Jan 9th 2013, 9:40 AM 15,021 Views 84 Comments

With housing prices possibly due to fall another 20 per cent, would you buy in the current market?

# houses - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe
# Desolate
# Desolate

PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe

Jan 1st 2013, 4:30 PM 24,283 Views 14 Comments

Even as they crumble, these ruined stately homes still portray decadence in photographs of Thomas Jorion.

# houses - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’
# Read Me
# Read Me

My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’

Dec 25th 2012, 7:30 PM 97 Views 84 Comments

‘Mike’ has no home to go to this Christmas. He describes what life is like on the streets – and how common death is.

# houses - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Residential rents could rise by as much as 7 per cent by 2014
# Rent
# Rent

Residential rents could rise by as much as 7 per cent by 2014

Dec 22nd 2012, 7:30 AM 7,349 Views 49 Comments

Property experts have said families and couples choosing to rent instead of buying has increased dramatically.

# houses - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Map, table: Ireland's 16,881 vacant homes
# Housing
# Housing

Map, table: Ireland's 16,881 vacant homes

Nov 29th 2012, 8:32 AM 27,232 Views 45 Comments

Ireland’s problems with unfinished housing developments have improved but new figures from the National Housing Development Survey outline just how many vacant dwellings there are and where the problem is worst.

# houses - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

63 per cent of first time buyers will buy in the next 12 months
# Property
# Property

63 per cent of first time buyers will buy in the next 12 months

Oct 17th 2012, 4:45 PM 9,201 Views 31 Comments

Around 60% of first time buyers believe banks aren’t lending according a new MyHome.ie survey.

# houses - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

TD says state must cover cost of pyrite damage
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

TD says state must cover cost of pyrite damage

Oct 3rd 2012, 4:38 PM 6,431 Views 54 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis said the state allowed regulations which failed to stop contamination and failed to legislate to protect people.

# houses - Monday 1 October, 2012

House prices are still falling - except for South County Dublin
# Cribs
# Cribs

House prices are still falling - except for South County Dublin

Oct 1st 2012, 6:30 AM 10,652 Views 29 Comments

The average asking price for a house in Ireland is now €167,000 – down by 54 per cent since the peak of the boom.