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Apr 16
House prices forecast to rise by 10% in 2018

Friends First economist Jim Power sees no sign of slowdown in property market House prices forecast to rise by 10% in 2018 <img src=”http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=8946263&cv=2.0&cj=1″ /> Despite signs of a slowdown in house price growth, financial services group Friends First still predicting prices to rise by a further 10 per cent this year. In its latest quarterly […]

Feb 28
We have no paperwork to show for our attic conversion, will it affect our house sale?

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              Many people convert attics believing it has no planning implications but that’s not the case I am in the process of selling my house and the agent mentioned that I may be requested to provide full documentation for any changes or extensions carried out during my ownership period. We converted […]

Nov 14
Rents soar 11% to a new all-time high of €1,200 per month

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Solving Ireland’s rental market crisis will take time The figures from this Daft.ie Rental Price Report do not make for happy reading for tenants, those worried about homelessness and those whose focus is national competitiveness. Having fallen for almost three years between 2008 and 2011, and then largely treading water until late 2012, rents have […]

Nov 03
House building below official figures but growing strongly

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Goodbody BER Housebuilding Tracker for September shows 86% growth in building House building remains substantially below official estimates, but there was significant growth during September, according to an analysis by Goodbody. The Goodbody BER Housebuilding Tracker, which is based on building energy ratings, was formed following increasing doubts about the accuracy of official statistics. “Our analysis […]

Jul 27
Tenants paying two months’ deposit to Ireland’s largest private landlord

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Landlords blame time it takes to solve arrears cases for trend towards larger deposits Ireland’s biggest private landlord is asking tenants for two months’ rent as a deposit.The move by Irish Residential Properties Reit (Ires Reit), which owns 2,400 apartments in greater Dublin,adds to the rapidly growing financial pressure on people looking to rent in […]

Jul 06
Soaring property prices: which counties are feeling the strain?

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Homes in North Dublin and in cities outside of the capital have seen the sharpest rise in property asking prices, according to a recent report by property website MyHome.ie. The surge in prices comes as more house hunters who are priced out of the expensive South Dublin property market begin to search elsewhere. Shortages of supply in new […]

Feb 20
Today FM (Dermot & Dave) – Arthur & Lees Jingly Bits

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A big thanks to Dermot & Dave from Today Fm for featuring us in their “Jingly Bits” segment. Follow the link to hear the full interview –  https://www.todayfm.com/Dermot-and-Dave/Jingly-Bits–Arthur-and-Lees-Estate-Agents

Feb 15
Report shows rents increasing at record pace

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Rental prices increased throughout 2016 at their fastest annual pace since the website Daft.ie started compiling statistics on the rental market in 2002. Average rents nationwide rose by 13.5% in the year to December, according to the latest report from the property website. At €1,111, the average monthly rent nationwide is at a new high, […]

Nov 24
First-time buyer deposits cut to 10% as Central Bank eases mortgage rules

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First-time buyers will only be required to have a deposit of 10 per cent regardless of the value of a property when applying for a mortgage, as a result of a decision by the Central Bank to relax its macroprudential rules. This is a shift from the current requirement, which puts the ceiling at 90 per cent […]

Nov 16
Buying your first home: Tips to keep you sane through the process

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ASK ANYONE WHO has gone through the process of buying a home and it is highly likely that ‘stressful’ will be the word they use to describe it. A house is probably the most expensive thing you will ever buy, mortgages are a minefield and the legalities of the process can be drawn-out and expensive. […]