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#Mortgage

# mortgage - Yesterday’s News

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# mortgage - Monday 7 August, 2017

First-time buyer couples are spending over a quarter of their wages on mortgages

“First time buyers are facing more expensive mortgages and inflated pricing due to the chronic shortage of houses in Ireland.”

# mortgage - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

'Deal with your debt problems': The number of people seeking insolvency is on the rise

€588 million worth of insolvency applications were made between April and June this year.

# mortgage - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Victim of tracker mortgage scandal: 'If I was six months in arrears they'd be ringing me every day'

The Bank of Ireland customer was first told she was affected in December last year – but has received no additional information since then.

# mortgage - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Warning for borrowers in arrears: Don't let fear get in the way of saving your home

Experts say anxiety and a lack of information provided to people struggling with debt can lead them to making decisions that will worsen their situation.

# mortgage - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Banks in Ireland decline to give progress updates on their tracker scandal reviews

Lenders in Ireland have until September to identify all customers who were affected by interest rate overcharging – we asked how they’re getting on.

# mortgage - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'I was living in fear': Kerryman thanks supporters as fundraising campaign passes €40k

Ray Flavin said he hopes his story will encourage other people in his position to seek the help they need.

# mortgage - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home?

The average list price of a house is now €230,000.

# mortgage - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates

A new report states that 9,900 impacted customer accounts have now been identified by lenders.

# mortgage - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Column: 'New Dáil Bill would help stop devastating home repossessions and evictions'

The people I work with are not are not speculators or wily investors. They are not people who knowingly entered into home loans they couldn’t afford, writes Julie Sadlier.

# mortgage - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Financial madness or 'a shot in the arm'? Changes to mortgage-to-rent scheme

18,380 social housing supports were provided to people in 2016, according to a progress report on the government’s housing plan.

# mortgage - Friday 27 January, 2017

Mortgage approval rates have shot up by nearly 30% in a year

New figures show a 28% increase in mortgage approvals since last year.

# mortgage - Thursday 5 January, 2017

More than 500 people have already applied for the new first-time buyers scheme

The Help-To-Buy scheme opened for applications on Tuesday.

# mortgage - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'I can walk a little taller': Radio listeners donate €15k to woman at risk of losing home

The woman is in arrears of €28,000 and was facing repossession.

# mortgage - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Nearly 80,000 families in mortgage arrears but figure is declining

Sinn Féin has called on the Government to release a Central Bank report on how to handle arrears.

# mortgage - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Family in tracker mortgage error: 'My budget is €70 per week for food for four of us'

18 months since the Central Bank first announced an industry-wide investigation of tracker mortgage issues, I still haven’t been contacted by Ulster Bank, writes Caitriona Redmond.

# mortgage - Thursday 1 December, 2016

The vow to end homelessness by Christmas? Not going to happen

Jonathan Corrie died two years ago today and homelessness in Ireland is worse than ever.

# mortgage - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor House Prices This post contains videos

Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor

The Central Bank says that the market ‘isn’t at risk of overheating’.

# mortgage - Monday 21 November, 2016

It costs over €16,500 a year to run and maintain the average Irish home

Those in negative equity were also found to be paying over €5,000 more a year than the average homeowner.

# mortgage - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Turning 30? Our guide to owning it

Life lessons for your fourth decade.

# mortgage - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications?

The Department of Finance thinks it’s a good idea.

# mortgage - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Ulster Bank customers report mortgage direct debit problems

The bank says it is ‘working to resolve’ the issue.

# mortgage - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Thinking about getting a mortgage? It could take you over six years to save for a deposit

New research shows first-time buyers will rely on a family contribution for a deposit.

# mortgage - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Mortgage caps are going nowhere, Central Bank deputy says

House hunters currently have to come up with 20% of a house’s value as a deposit (or 10% for first-time buyers).

# mortgage - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Families one step closer to paying less on their mortgages

A bill passed tonight could result in 300,000 families seeing their mortgage repayments fall.

# mortgage - Friday 4 March, 2016

# mortgage - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Could you be saving money on your mortgage?

It’s more likely than you think – here’s how.

# mortgage - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

‘We have two young kids, €320 a month is a massive amount to be overcharged by’

A mortgage customer says the compensation he’s been offered is “simply not good enough”.

# mortgage - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Permanent TSB boss: ‘I’m sorry, but we inherited these problems’

Jeremy Masding said the bank’s problems stem to before he took the reins.

# mortgage - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

'She was inspirational" - a Kerry woman whose life assurance lapsed over arrears of €244 has died RIP

'She was inspirational" - a Kerry woman whose life assurance lapsed over arrears of €244 has died

Jackie Crowe came to national notice last year in a TV3 documentary ‘Jackie’s Story: My Life, My Legacy’.

# mortgage - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The Naas house-repossession story has taken an interesting twist...

And it doesn’t sound like it’s good news for the bank. A High Court judge has given Leeds Building Society until 28 July to prove they are ‘genuinely interested’ in a resolution.

# mortgage - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

House buyers warned not to be taken in by 'glitzy' offers

The Association of Expert Mortgage Advisors is saying that individuals should look for longer term benefits.

# mortgage - Friday 29 May, 2015

The Central Bank’s new mortgage rules are slowing lending to house-buyers in a MAJOR way

Year on year growth in mortgage lending has slowed to 12%, its lowest in two years.

# mortgage - Monday 25 May, 2015

What happens to you if your landlord doesn’t pay their mortgage?

Things can get tricky if your property falls into the hands of the bank.

# mortgage - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

It’s ‘not possible or appropriate’ to adjourn all repossession cases

Thomas Byrne hoped the courts might halt all repossession cases in light of the government’s planned reforms.

# mortgage - Monday 27 April, 2015

From Business ETC There’s some ‘good news’ for Ulster Bank mortgage holders in arrears Debt

There’s some ‘good news’ for Ulster Bank mortgage holders in arrears

Those who qualify for social housing can sell their homes and not be pursued for the outstanding debt.

# mortgage - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Banks treating people on variable mortgage rates “very badly”

The Health Minister made the comment today.

# mortgage - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Pay thy neighbour's mortgage? No thanks

If county councils pay the difference between what people owe on their mortgages and what they can afford to pay the taxpayer foots the bill, writes Aaron McKenna.

# mortgage - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Can't pay your mortgage? Your council should do it for you...

Whatever action the government takes on Ireland’s housing debt crisis will be the ‘biggest political decision since Irish Water’ according to a householders’ group.

# mortgage - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Why is speculation on residential homes allowed?

It’s time to face up to the mortgage arrears crisis.

# mortgage - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof

Loans from so-called sub-prime lenders are four times more likely to be in arrears than those from the mainstream banks

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