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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Houses

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Map, table: Ireland's 16,881 vacant homes
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.
63 per cent of first time buyers will buy in the next 12 months
Around 60% of first time buyers believe banks aren’t lending according a new survey.
TD says state must cover cost of pyrite damage
Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis said the state allowed regulations which failed to stop contamination and failed to legislate to protect people.
House prices are still falling - except for South County Dublin
The average asking price for a house in Ireland is now €167,000 – down by 54 per cent since the peak of the boom.
More immigrants buying homes in Ireland than ever before
Around 7 per cent of immigrants in Ireland now has a mortgage, compared to around 14 per cent of Irish-born people.
9 things you (probably) didn't know about... Merrion Square
A new month-long festival aims to celebrate this historical part of the capital – but we’ve found out some things you may not have known about Merrion Square.
Open thread: What high-tech functions would you like in your home?
What kind of tech developments would make it easier to run your home? Add your thoughts to this open thread.
Home ownership drops as number of people renting increases
Almost half a million households rent their accommodation, according to the April 2011 Census.
Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn't happening won't make it go away
One in ten people who have a mortgage in Ireland are struggling to pay it off. Where is the urgency in solving this epidemic, asks Noeline Blackwell.
Mortgage arrears in Ireland rise to highest level yet
New figures from the Central Bank illustrate the deepening mortgage crisis in Ireland with almost 130,000 in arrears.
Entire Kerry housing estate sells for €235,000 at property auction
A castle in Kildare sold for €195,000 after attracting huge interest from buyers at the Allsop property auction.
5 properties to view in...Clontarf and Killester
Sherry FitzGerald picks five homes you can see this weekend.
5 properties to view in... Dublin 15
Sherry FitzGerald picks five homes you can see this weekend.
Slight fall in rate of decline in house building
New figures show a rise in the number of people applying for an extension of their original planning application.
10 per cent of Irish mortgages are in arrears says Central Bank
1 in 10 mortgage holders are at least three months behind with repayments according to the new figures.
5 properties to view in... Dublin 16
Sherry FitzGerald picks five homes you can see this weekend.
5 properties to view in... Dun Laoghaire
Sherry FitzGerald picks five homes you can see this weekend.
They still sell houses for €6.5m, don’t they?
Family behind Merlin Motors looking to sell their house. But it’s not any old gaff…
How a volunteer scheme is finding housing solutions for Ireland
Global charity Habitat for Humanity was set up in 1976, but has had an Irish branch since 2002. We found out more about the work they do in housing people around the world.
POLL: Will you have paid the household charge by end of the day?
It’s the last day to pay the household charge of €100. If you are one of those told they must pay it, will you have done so by the end of today?
More than one million have not yet paid the household charge
Just over 31,000 payments were made in the past day – a slight decrease on the previous 24 hours.
Number of available rental properties hits three-year low
Quarterly report from also shows that average rental asking price on largest property website fell slightly over course of 2011 – but is increasing in Cork.
House prices still declining - but cash sales are growing
A new report also found that the rental market in Dublin grew last year for the first time in three years.
Loans to households, businesses declined during December
Despite the dip in lending, households’ deposits with banks rose in December
Approved planning permission for homes almost halved in one year
CSO data on planning permission for dwelling units shows a drop of 45.9 per cent between Q3 2010 and the same period of 2011.
Distressed or distraught? €21,000 reserve put on house at auction
The three-bed semi-d in Donegal, being sold by a receiver, has one of a number of rock-bottom reserves in 30 November firesale.
Planning permissions granted drop by more than a third
There has been a decline in people being given permission to build new houses, while planning permission granted for apartments dropped by almost 70 per cent this year.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Energy regulator backs rise in Bord Gáis prices, Corrib ‘rape tape’ report released, and amazing video of a whale’s ‘thank you’ dance after being freed from fishing nets…
Average house price now under €200k - and there's still room to fall report shows property price fall accelerated in second quarter of 2011. Asking prices nationally fell 5 per cent in three months.
Distressed property auction 'likely to be success'
Organisers of July firesale of properties in Dublin says he is not put off by collapse in sales at Cork ‘discounted’ property auction last week.
A family home for €100,000: The bargain basement property auction
Flick through our slideshow to see some of the rock-bottom reserve prices on ‘distressed’ properties that are heading for auction.
House prices down 35% from peak
But could this be the end of the decline?