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# property ladder
'Relationship status should not define your ability to own a home, but it does'
Single people say trying to buy a home is even more difficult for them than for couples – and that’s saying something.
As difficult as buying a home can be for couples, single people face an even bigger challenge
Some people are 'priced out of 95% of houses in Dublin'
'The rampant greed of the Celtic Tiger cast a long and depressing shadow,' one buyer said
Some houses selling for €120,000 above asking price as virtual viewings become the norm during pandemic
# bidding wars
Some houses selling for €120,000 above asking price as virtual viewings become the norm during pandemic
Home-buyers have raised concerns about the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on house prices.
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Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing 2.8% year-on-year increase
That’s according to figures released by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland today.
# property ladder
Over 5,200 mortgages approved in October, with surge driven by first-time buyers
October was the busiest month for mortgage approvals since BPFI began collecting this data in 2011.
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'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme
Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.
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Majority of potential homebuyers believe next year will be a good time to buy property
Over a third of respondents believe prices will drop by over 10% in the next 12 months.
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First-time buyers made up most of the 12,000 mortgages drawn down in last quarter of 2019
The 12,259 mortgages are valued at €2.7 billion.
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First-time buyers in Dublin are now spending an average of €375,000 for a home
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in Dublin had the highest average house price for first-time buyers, costing €520,000.
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Average asking price for newly listed homes is €269k nationally and €376k in Dublin
That’s according to property website MyHome.ie’s latest house price report.
# 600 million more
Ongoing lack of clarity on funding is 'not inhibiting' popular mortgage scheme in any way, says government
Higher-than-anticipated demand for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan had put its future in doubt.
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People are now paying an extra €129,000 to live near the Dart or Luas
The most expensive house prices are in Sandymount, Dalkey and Lansdowne Road.
# For Sale
Average asking price for 3-bed semi-d is €268,000 nationally or €375,000 in Dublin
That represents a decrease in both figures.
# property ladder
Over 4,000 mortgages approved last month, with lots of people switching
The almost 45,000 mortgages approved in the last 12 months are valued at €9.9 billion.
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People are paying an extra €114,000 to live near the Dart or Luas
The most expensive house prices are in Sandymount, Lansdowne Road and Sydney Parade.
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A three-bed semi-detached house now costs an average of €229,111
The highest increases in prices to date in 2018 have occurred in towns.
# ten per cent
Central Bank decides NOT to change mortgage deposit rules for first-time buyers
There will be some slight changes in January to loan-to-income limits and collateral for purchase-to-renovate mortgages.
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Taoiseach says workers in their 20s and 30s should be given the chance to buy a home
Varadkar said young people who are renting or living with their parents can’t get on the property ladder.
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House prices in Dublin rise by €32,000 in six months
The Help-to-Buy scheme appears to have contributed to house price inflation, according to a new report.
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One in four adults are living in an unsuitable home but can't afford to move
Some are planning to extend or convert their home for more space.
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More than 500 people have already applied for the new first-time buyers scheme
The Help-To-Buy scheme opened for applications on Tuesday.
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Coveney: Change to first-time-buyer scheme is 'sensible' but €600k threshold remains
The government has been forced to change one of its key budget proposals on foot of concerns raised by the Central Bank.
# supply vs demand
Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'
Cutting VAT on new homes would have been a better approach, one economist has said.
# Penny Pinching
Thinking about getting a mortgage? It could take you over six years to save for a deposit
New research shows first-time buyers will rely on a family contribution for a deposit.
# Pricey
Developers need more than €330,000 to build a single house in Dublin - here's why
The median asking price for three-bed homes in Dublin stands at €285,000 – and stocks are at record lows.
# Housing Crisis
Rent in Dublin is up by 16.6%, but what about other areas?
In the capital, rents are now almost 30% above their lowest point in 2012 and less than 10% below their 2007 peaks.
# property ladder
Local authorities issue 99 mortgage approvals this year
If you have been turned down for a bank loan you can apply for a loan from your local authority.
# gold standard
Rich sports fans are renting luxury London homes for the Olympics
On your marks, get set… spend.
# Your Say
Poll: Should people be helped onto the property ladder?
Do you agree with the Government’s plans to boost mortgage interest relief? Let us know…