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Before you sign on the dotted line for a fixed-term mortgage, you need to consider what you might be giving up by fixing for so long. File photograph: Getty

Long-term mortgage rates have never really taken off in Ireland, despite their popularity elsewhere. In fact, the only mortgage rate with a term of mo(...)

The Republic had the joint highest mortgage interest rates across the euro area, according to Central Bank data. Photograph: iStock

Irish banks are charging the highest mortgage rates in the euro zone, according to the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI). The regulator’s latest monthly (...)

Households paid a median or middle-range price of €262,500 for a house over the 12-month period to the end of March.

House prices grew by 3.7 per cent year on year in March – the fastest rate of growth recorded in two years – while property-related transactions jumpe(...)

‘If you’re on a fixed-rate mortgage, you will be constrained should you wish to switch.’

And just like that, about 28 per cent of the Irish mortgage market appears to be up for grabs with the confirmed departure of Ulster Bank and planned (...)

Overall, mortgages totalling €617 million were agreed in February, up 7 per cent versus the same month a year earlier

Irish mortgage interest rates continue to be the second highest in the euro zone, latest figures from the Central Bank reveal. The weighed average in(...)

The annual rate of growth in house prices recorded at the start of the year was the fastest in 20 months.

Property prices continue to defy predictions, rising by 2.6 per cent in the 12 months to January despite the disruption of the pandemic. The annual r(...)

Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Property prices nationally rose 0.2 per cent in the 12 months to November as the market shrugged off the impact of coronavirus. The latest Residentia(...)

Mortgage lending to first-time buyers has increased by 15 per cent. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

With record numbers seeking mortgage approval, and stricter restrictions from today on property viewings, pent-up demand for limited stock is set t(...)

The differential in mortgage rates costs Irish consumers  as much as €80,000 on a €300,000 mortgage over 30 years

Irish home-buyers are still paying more than their European counterparts for basic mortgage products, according to latest Central Bank data. The aver(...)

Mortgage holders in Ireland could save more than €10,000 by switching lenders but the vast majority opt not to change, according to a new Central Bank report

Mortgage holders in Ireland could save more than €10,000 by switching lenders but the vast majority opt not to change, according to a new study. The (...)

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