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64 Harbour View, Dún Laoghaire What: Two-bed apartment Price in 2005: From €390,000 Asking price now: €440,000

Given the double-digit leap in property prices (up 13 per cent in the year to February), the cost of owning a home in Ireland appears to be on an unst(...)

Savills said it had a “stable performance in a very competitive property market” in 2016,  with turnover up €200,000 to €1.8m. Photograph: PA Wire

Property agents Savills has cautioned the Government against providing supports or incentives for investor landlords in a bid to boost the supply of r(...)

Has Denis had a Morgan Kelly moment when he has spotted something everyone else has missed?

Could Denis O’Brien be right about the Dublin office market, when he warns that we are now in an over-building “bubble”? Has Denis had a Morgan Kelly (...)

Former five-storey office block Burlington House on Burlington Road, which was demolished to make way for a new block.

Dublin’s office landscape is in the process of a transformation with 26 office blocks demolished and replaced since 2014, according to a new report fr(...)

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned that although a sudden upsurge in house construction may be “necessary”, it would also be problematic in that it could spark “over-heating”. Photograph: Alan Betson

It seems it’s a case of “damned if we do and damned if we don’t” when it comes to fixing the crisis in the housing market. Estate agent Savills publ(...)

Surge into the rental market means  the vacancy rate across Ireland is now just 1.31%, or 1.41% in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One in four people are now renting their home in Dublin, the highest figure since quarterly records began, with a new report predicting that the avera(...)

 People who bought between January 1st 2004 and the end of 2012 will get at least some relief on their mortgage payments until 2020. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The decision to abolish mortgage interest relief will lead to almost 300,000 mortgage holders paying more for their home loans. However, by tapering(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  announced a tripling of the stamp duty payable by purchasers in commercial property transactions. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced commercial stamp duty refunds to purchasers of residential sites, if they start building homes on t(...)

“What’s actually happened is that people have had to stay out of the home ownership market due to difficulties in getting a mortgage, meaning pressure on the rental market has intensified.” File photograph: Getty Images

They’ve been singled out as playing havoc with the Central Bank’s efforts to put some manners on the housing market. Earlier this month, governor Phi(...)

An analysis by Savills shows house prices may return to peak April 2007 prices in Dublin by February 2020.

They said it wouldn’t happen again, but if house prices continue to rise at the current pace, peak prices will return in the Dublin area by February 2(...)

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