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A combination of Central Bank borrowing limits and cash in the market are limiting would-be buyers’ options. Photograph: iStock

House prices may now be fully valued in comparison to incomes, according to the latest analysis by the Central Bank, but still “may not be affordable (...)

Daft recently calculated that the average supply of monthly rental properties is only a third of estimated demand. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

City-centre rents and house prices are increasingly out of reach for those on average wages. As well as causing big problems for those directly affect(...)

There was no relief for cash-strapped renters in Tuesday’s budget however, despite the possibility for re-introducing an old tax credit that used to exist.

Landlords will give up less of their rental income in tax next year, following a decision in Tuesday’s budget to ramp up the amount of mortgage intere(...)

The Government is under intense pressure to address the State’s housing problems amid a series of rallies and sit-in protests. Up to 10,000 people took part in the #RaiseTheRoof protest  in Dublin last week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leading housing experts have warned the Government not to introduce short-term measures to address the current crisis in Tuesday’s budget, suggesting (...)

The Economist says residential property prices in Dublin are overvalued by 25 per cent when compared with incomes.

Thinking of buying a home or an investment property this autumn? Or maybe you’re selling? If you are then you’ll be wondering where house prices will (...)

House prices nationally have risen  50%  since the trough of 2013, while rents are up over 80%  since 2010

In 1980, housing accounted for just 7 per cent of household expenditure in the Republic. By 2016, this had increased to 20 per cent, equating to an es(...)

Whether the prohibitive land cost element has been removed or not, a private sector developer-led model will seek a profit margin of at least 15 per cent. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

So what are the big takeaways from the newly announced Land Development Agency? Look past all the big numbers and where are all the affordable homes s(...)

Irish people now have more money on deposit today than they did back in 2009.

This Saturday marks 10 years since US investment bank Lehman Brothers imploded, sending markets around the world into freefall and exacerbating the de(...)

The bulk of new homes built last year were in Dublin and the commuter counties of Kildare and Meath, which, between them, saw seven times as many new homes built as Cork, for example.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

As the property market kicks back into gear for the autumn selling season, what’s coming down the tracks in terms of new homes will be of particular i(...)

In the 12 months to April 2017, the Republic had net inward migration of just under 20,000. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Next week the Central Statistics Office (CSO) will publish one of its most picked-over and pondered stats: immigration. Last year, or more precisely (...)

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