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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Houses

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Clare coast worst hit by storms with repair works to cost over €23m
Local authorities across the country are in the midst of a clean up following the recent severe storms.
Explosive device made safe outside home in Ballymun
Some residents in the area had to leave their homes in the early hours of this morning while the device was blown up safely.
Housing applications and commencements fell nationally in 2013
In Dublin, however, commencements rose by eleven per cent as demand for housing in the capital bounces back.
Financial pressures and lack of affordable housing linked to low fertility rates
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.
Optimism in construction sector 'at a record high'
Construction activity has now risen for three months in a row – but it’s still very low following the economic crash.
Sean Dunne fails in bid to overturn bankruptcy
“I am a victim of lots of inaccurate publicity” Sean Dunne is quoted as saying in an email used as evidence in court.
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.
Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition
None of the estates being considered by the government for demolition are currently occupied.
President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation
Speaking at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland he said the construction sector was leaving a ‘disturbing’ part of its history behind.
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?
Property prices rise again, that’s five months in a row now
Residential property prices at a national level, increased by 3.6 per cent in September but Dublin accounted for practically the entire increase.
Planning applications down 6% nationwide in 2013
Sligo and Leitrim had the worst construction performance for 2013, according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index.
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.
These dilapidated capsule apartments were meant to be the future of housing
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.
Dublin property prices up 10.6 per cent as cash sales increase
Savills Ireland said mortgage buyers are struggling to compete with cash buyers.
11 things that make flat-hunting a living hell
WHY does it have to be so hard? WHYYYYY?
Dublin driving continued growth of property prices
House prices across Ireland rose by 2.3 per cent over the last year with Dublin achieving growth levels of 8 per cent.
Average rent hits €825 per month as Dublin prices rise significantly
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.
Pics: Plane crashes into houses, four found dead
The propeller-driven plane struck two small homes near Tweed New Haven Airport in Connecticut, USA. The victims have not yet been identified.
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.
Column: The family home needs to be protected in a debt crisis
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.
Poll: Did you register to pay the property tax?
The deadline has come and gone but did you register to pay the new tax?
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.
11 fictional homes we wish we could live in
Who doesn’t want to live in the Home Alone house?
Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms
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.
Junior Minister admits banks have 'hoodwinked' the government
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.
Are you paying too much for home insurance?
According to a home insurance survey, only 1 in 10 homeowners had a professional reinstatement valuation carried out on their home.
Over 7,000 complete local property tax returns
Most homeowners have submitted their returns electronically as over 714,000 letters have now been issued by the Revenue Commissioners.
Revenue website showing property values goes live
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.
Evacuation of houses during Belfast security operation
The PSNI has closed parts of two roads due to an ongoing security operation on Lenadoon Avenue, they said this evening.
Average national rent rose 2.2 per cent during 2012 – report
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.
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.
Irish Banking Federation agrees new initiative to help distressed borrowers
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
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.
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.
Before the Boom: building houses in Kilbarrack, 1951
Take a trip down memory lane…
Poll: Would you consider buying a house this year?
With housing prices possibly due to fall another 20 per cent, would you buy in the current market?
PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe
Even as they crumble, these ruined stately homes still portray decadence in photographs of Thomas Jorion.
My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’
‘Mike’ has no home to go to this Christmas. He describes what life is like on the streets – and how common death is.
Residential rents could rise by as much as 7 per cent by 2014
Property experts have said families and couples choosing to rent instead of buying has increased dramatically.