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“Owners of more valuable assets obviously stand to benefit more from a rising market, so it should be no surprise that some potential traders-down are opting to hold on rather than sell”

Have you ever felt as if the kids will never leave home? Well, your fears could be justified, according to a new report from Savills Ireland, which fi(...)

Berlin, where just about 14 per cent own their own homes compared to about 60 per cent in Dublin.  Photograph:  John MacDougall/AFP/GettyImages

We may look to Boston when it comes to business, but when it comes to home ownership, it’s another story. While we might not be looking to emulate Ber(...)

Savills noted headline rents for prime business space in Dublin city centre had more than doubled since 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke

Nearly half the office space leased in Dublin during the last quarter of 2016 has not even been built yet, according to a study by Savills. The estat(...)

Most forecasters are predicting property price inflation of 8% for 2017. Image: iStock

The first reversal in house-price growth in several months was immediately explained away by Savills as a “temporary pause”. The estate agent claime(...)

The Burlington Plaza Office office block in Dublin 4, where tenants include Sky and Bank of Ireland

The National Asset Management Agency has selected Californian investment firm Colony Capital as preferred bidder for a portfolio of loans with a par v(...)

“While there is a considerable amount of new office space under construction, this is unlikely to flood the market”

Headline office rents in Dublin could rise to a new record of €67 per square foot by 2018, according to new research from property agent Savills. Th(...)

The Irish Times Business Podcast: Why do Irish consumers pay more online?

If you’ve shopped online and you’re Irish you may be familiar with the feeling that you are being ripped off by international retailers. Geo-blocking (...)

Outside of Dublin, there are 27,000 less rental properties since 2011

“Is that it?” broadly characterised a somewhat deflated response to Minister for Housing Simon Coveney’s rental strategy from those on the rental hous(...)

Savills is forecasting rental growth of just under 10 per cent in Grafton Street by the second quarter of 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Retail rents are likely to grow by between 7 and 10 per cent over the next two years, according to a report from property consultants Savills Ireland.(...)

Supply-side plans: Construction costs such as levies and tax take  need to be addressed if major apartment schemes are to become viable in 2017. Illustration: Getty

Marian Finnegan, Chief economist, Sherry FitzGerald New dwelling sales encouragingly increased during the second quarter, totalling about 2,400 i(...)

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