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Dublin rents fall by 1.5% ( RTB )

Dublin rents fall by 1.5%  ( RTB )

Dublin rents fall by 1.5%  ( RTB )

Latest Data from RTB Quarterly Rent Index

  • Nationally private sector rents grew by 7.37% in the year from quarter 1 2016 to quarter 1 2017
  • Quarter on quarter growth appears to be moderating with an increase of less than 0.1% (down from 2.8% in the last index)
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Property prices see fastest growth since May 2015

Property prices see fastest growth since May 2015

Property prices see fastest growth since May 2015.

Residential property prices posted their fastest annual growth in almost two years in February, lifted by sharp increases outside of Dublin.

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Construction sector continues to grow - PMI

Construction sector continues to grow - PMI

Construction sector continues to grow - PMI.

Activity in the construction sector rose sharply last month, according to the latest Purchasing Managers Index from Ulster Bank.

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Cairn-NAMA joint venture to build 71 Dublin homes.

Cairn-NAMA joint venture to build 71 Dublin homes.

Cairn-NAMA joint venture to build 71 Dublin homes.

Homebuilding company Cairn Homes has announced a joint venture with the National Asset Management Agency to build 71 residential units in North Dublin.

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Over 20 towns to be added to 4% rent cap list

Over 20 towns to be added to 4% rent cap list

Over 20 towns to be added to 4% rent cap list.

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has said up to 25 towns and most of Galway city will be designated as rent pressure zones limiting annual increases to 4%.

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Credit Unions set to target mortgage market

Credit Unions set to target mortgage market

Credit Unions set to target mortgage market.

Credit Unions are set to enter the mortgage market with up to €400m available for new loans.

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Property rises see 8.6% annual growth in November - CSO

Property rises see 8.6% annual growth in November - CSO

Property rises see 8.6% annual growth in November - CSO.

In the year to November, residential property prices at national level increased by 8.6%. This compares with an increase of 6.9% in the year to October and an increase of 4.2% in the twelve months to November 2015.

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Coveney announces 'rent pressure zones' in Dublin and Cork

Coveney announces 'rent pressure zones' in Dublin and Cork

Coveney announces 'rent pressure zones' in Dublin and Cork.

Plans to limit how much landlords can increase rents in designated areas have been announced by the Minister for Housing.

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Construction industry boosted by new orders growth in September

Construction industry boosted by new orders growth in September

Construction industry boosted by new orders growth in September.

 

The monthly measure of activity in the construction sector showed further gains in September.

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First-time buyers need up to four years to save deposit

First-time buyers need up to four years to save deposit

First-time buyers need up to four years to save deposit.

 

New research by Central Bank economists suggests that it takes up to four years for a first-time buyer to save up a deposit for a house in south Dublin.

In other urban areas of the country, the time to save a deposit is much lower, at around 18 months, while in rural areas it is less than one year.

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Galway County Council votes to increase property tax

Galway County Council votes to increase property tax

Galway County Council votes to increase property tax.

 

Home owners in Co Galway are facing a 10% increase in Local Property Tax payments next year.

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Limerick 2030 - An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick

Limerick 2030 - An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick

Limerick 2030 - An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick.

 

Limerick City and County Councils have announced details of an ambitious plan which will transform Limerick city centre, its economy, and the way it is marketed as an ideal location for investment over the next 17 years.

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Rents in Dublin 3.9% higher than 2007 peak

Rents in Dublin 3.9% higher than 2007 peak

Rents in Dublin 3.9% higher than 2007 peak.

 

The latest Residential Tenancies Board rent index shows that, nationally, rents rose by just under 10% in the second quarter of this year, when compared to last year.

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Bank of Ireland enhances mortgage cashback offer amid strong competition

Bank of Ireland enhances mortgage cashback offer amid strong competition

Bank of Ireland enhances mortgage cashback offer amid strong competition.

 

Bank of Ireland is to enhance its cashback offer for mortgage customers by giving an additional 1% of the value of loan back in cash, as competition in the sector here intensifies.

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Students face tough choices as rents surpass Celtic Tiger peak

Students face tough choices as rents surpass Celtic Tiger peak

Students face tough choices as rents surpass Celtic Tiger peak.

 

Rents rocket 40% since 2011 with Dublin rates up 11.1% over last year, shows Daft.ie report .

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