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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(...)

The housing market is in difficulty. More expensive properties are slow to sell and prices in some areas are static or easing back. File photograph: Getty

The Central Bank’s decision to maintain mortgage lending limits will keep people in a “rental trap” at a time when those home-lease costs are running (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: he  has been criticised for not doing enough to protect landlords

Housing charities have called for Government restrictions on rent increases in high-inflation areas to be extended nationwide. However, landlords clai(...)

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(...)

People should be able to build their own homes cheaper, IPAV says.

First time buyers should be able to buy sites at a reduced rate of stamp duty to allow them to build houses around the country more cheaply, according(...)

House prices across the Republic are still 21.1 per cent lower than their highest level in 2007.  Photograph: iStock

There was further misery for would-be home buyers on Wednesday morning with fresh data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showing that th(...)

Dunlin: more than 1,000 homes will lose gardens and parking places under plans to create 230km of expanded bus lanes and 200km of cycle lanes within a decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

Houses affected by the National Transport Authority’s plan to create 16 high-speed bus routes in Dublin could fall in value by a quarter, one property(...)

Daft.ie says the stock of homes on the Dublin rental market was likely to dip below 1,000 units by the end of this year, for the first time since 2001. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than half of the available rental properties in Dublin are being listed as short-term tourist lets, according to Daft.ie. The property website,(...)

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