Rents in the capital increased in the first quarter but remain lower year-on-year. Photograph: i Stock

Average national rents rose 2.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 and are 1.7 per cent higher than they were a year ago, while Dublin rents remain(...)

The Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers says the prospect of incomes being reduced due to Covid-19 will make it ‘very difficult to reach the already high threshold of 3.5 times income under the Central Bank macroprudential mortgage rules’.

The unprecedented economic impact of coronavirus and the challenge that presents to the residential property market has prompted a call for the help-t(...)

The Croft, Parc Na Silla Avenue, Loughlinstown, Dublin : “Cash buyers only please.”

It has turned from a trickle into a flow, as fire-safety issues and substandard construction work continues to be identified in an increasing number o(...)

Ella Dunphy of DNG Ella Dunphy, Kilkenny,  receives her chain of office from outgoing IPAV president Brian Dempsey. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

In what has been a momentous week for Mná na hÉireann, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers (IPAV) has moved to make a little histo(...)

Having been anointed as the coolest place on the planet by National Geographic magazine, Ireland’s most north-westerly county is back in the headlines(...)

Japanese knotweed: the invasive plant species is devaluing properties substantially and costing home owners tens of thousands of euro to remedy. Photograph: Barry Batchelor

The rampant spread of an invasive plant species is devaluing properties substantially and costing home owners tens of thousands of euro to remedy. Jap(...)

Japanese knotweed in an Irish bog in Kerry. Photograph: David Morrison/iStock/Getty

Potential house-buyers in our towns and cities, as well as our countryside, face hidden and costly post-purchase repercussions from an innocuous-looki(...)

Rents nationally are now 8.6 per cent higher than this time last year, according to the Residential Tenancies Board’s Quarterly Rent Index of the Economic and Social Research Institute. Photograph: Rui Vieira

The cost of renting a home in the Republic is continuing to climb, although at a slower rate than before, according to new figures. The Residential T(...)

Property tax is not allowed as a tax-deductible expense for landlords. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Landlords across the country could be in line for some tax relief in this year’s budget, amid expectations that the controversial cap on tax-deductib(...)

Introduced in February 2015, the Central Bank’s new mortgage rules limit the amount home buyers can borrow, typically to 3.5 times their gross income up to a limit of 80 per cent of the purchase price of the property.

Putative home buyers hoping for some mitigation of the Central Bank’s restrictive mortgage lending rules are unlikely to take heart from comments mad(...)

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