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“Landlords offering properties for rent for the first time are free to charge whatever rent they can achieve on the first rental,” says IPAV’s chief executive, Pat Davitt.

Investment funds are getting around the rules regulating rent increases and are setting rents “that go beyond the maximum” allowable level, the Instit(...)

The national average house price in 2013 was €189,000, rising to €284,000 this year

Property owners will have to revalue their house in November to be assessed for the revised local property tax (LPT) system. With huge rises in house(...)

New homes at Bay Meadows, Hollystown, Dublin 15. The entire estate of 112 houses was bought by Round Hill Capital earlier this month.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Government plans to restrict the bulk-buying of homes in housing estates are unlikely to result in significant supply increases for owner-occupiers, p(...)

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(...)

‘There is no precedent for availability this tight in the post-Celtic Tiger housing market,’ says the report’s author, Ronan Lyons. Photograph: Simon Dawson/ Bloomberg

House prices in Ireland have increased by an average of €20,000 in the past year, according to property website This is roughly twice the ra(...)

A significant number of people who carried out home improvements in the past year (43 per cent) said the work was carried out due to the increased time spent at home.

Average rents increased by 1.4 per cent, or €17 a month, in the last quarter, which was the slowest national annual growth rate in almost eight years.(...)

‘New homes construction numbers will surpass 2020 levels and are likely to hit 25,000 units in 2021, with many being bought by long-term investors rather than homeowners.’ File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Marian Finnegan, managing director residential, Sherry FitzGerald 2020 has been a perplexing year in terms of housing. The year began with a notable b(...)

Last week it emerged AIB had issued a de facto ban on mortgages for anyone who has been in receipt of the wage subsidy scheme. Photograph: Getty Images

“Over-zealous lending restrictions” by banks will halt the pick-up in house building, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) has(...)

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 bodies representing valuers say though they are adding a Covid-related clause to valuations, they are not altering values based on the virus.

Getting a mortgage can be stressful at the best of times. Add a pandemic and things ratchet up. Whether you are applying for a mortgage or have signed(...)

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