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(...)

Central Bank rules on mortgage lending mean that only 20% of first-time buyers are allowed to borrow more than 3.5 times their income.

First-time buyers and trader uppers looking to borrow more than Central Bank rules allow are already running out of time to secure an exemption for a (...)

Turned down for a mortgage? Here’s why it might have happened. Photograph: Getty

If there are many reasons why people might want to buy a house now – rapidly rising rents and house prices to name just two – there seem to be just as(...)

Residential property prices in Dublin have increased  87.3%  from their February 2012 low, while residential property prices in the rest of the State are 64.8%  higher than their lowest point in May 2013

The growth of residential property prices is accelerating with a 12.3 per cent increase recorded in the 12 months to the end of December, new Central (...)

If rates rose by three percentage points, it could deliver a shock to Irish households with high levels of debt

It’s a sign of growth, of economic activity driving inflation which, in turn, must be tempered by higher interest rates. But as the hawks start to cir(...)

A combination of soaring rents, restrictive mortgage lending and a preponderance of contract work, as opposed to permanent, full-time work, means getting a first step on the property ladder has become increasingly difficult for millennials.

They’ve been labelled the “lost generation” but while this moniker may be overblown, there is no doubting the difficulties facing the current generat(...)

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