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#Mortgages

# mortgages - Today’s News

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# mortgages - Yesterday’s News

Dublin apartment prices are up 35% in a year, but the house market is finally starting to cool

Most of buyers’ ‘mattress money’ that was built up during the boom years is gone.

# mortgages - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Aaron McKenna: The Central Bank mortgage restrictions make great sense – here’s why

With these rules in place, property prices will tied to people’s incomes rather than crazy speculations.

# mortgages - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From Business ETC There’s been a drop of 2,000 in the number of mortgages in arrears Right Direction

There’s been a drop of 2,000 in the number of mortgages in arrears

There figures relate to the six main banks, which cover 90 per cent of the market.

# mortgages - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Fianna Fáil thinks the Central Bank’s tough new lending rules are ‘simply unfair’

Yep, the party in power during the last property bubble…

# mortgages - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Buying a house? Here’s what you need to be earning under the new rules

The Central Bank has revealed some new guidelines to banks. Here’s how they might affect you.

From Business ETC Bubble buster: Homebuyers face 20% deposits as banks hit with tighter controls Laying Down The Law

Bubble buster: Homebuyers face 20% deposits as banks hit with tighter controls

The Central Bank is seeking to reduce banks lending risky mortgages.

Poll: Should there be a limit on how much you can borrow for a mortgage? Your Say This post contains a poll

# mortgages - Friday 3 October, 2014

Worried about losing your home? These guides are for you

The guides cover both the Circuit and High courts.

# mortgages - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

‘If children are being left without a home, what are any of us doing here?’

TDs have been debating a Sinn Féín-proposed motion on homelessness.

# mortgages - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From Business ETC Estate agents to Government: Don’t ‘reinflate the housing bubble’ Over Stimulation

Estate agents to Government: Don’t ‘reinflate the housing bubble’

Savills say that the mortgage guarantee scheme could do just that.

# mortgages - Thursday 4 September, 2014

What do ECB interest cuts mean for Irish pockets? Plenty for trackers

But you should take advantage while you can, OK?

Knocking through and levelling up – your three-step guide to renovating

Invaluable tips and tricks for navigating the new territory of home improvement.

# mortgages - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC Ireland has a €12.5 billion problem mortgage mountain to climb Debt Problem

Ireland has a €12.5 billion problem mortgage mountain to climb

The headline number of arrears has fallen, but ultra long term problem loans continue to climb.

From The Daily Edge A Russian bank is giving out cats to people taking out mortgages Cat Melodeon

# mortgages - Thursday 14 August, 2014

There’s still no solution for over 70% of problem mortgages

New figures from the Department of Finance also show that Buy to Let loans are still struggling.

# mortgages - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Fears as 10,000 mortgages now in the hands of ‘vulture funds’

The selling off of IBRC assets leaves home owners vulnerable to a rise in interest rates.

# mortgages - Friday 8 August, 2014

We’re still paying more for mortgages than the rest of Europe

The rate is coming down, but new lending for house purchase is still more expensive than the euro zone average.

From Business ETC The Briefcase: Russia freezes us out, house prices and drinking on the job Inbox Me

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# mortgages - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Homeowners are stepping up problem mortgage repayments – but it’s not enough to solve the arrears crisis

Meanwhile, new mortgage approvals have hit a three year high, with over €400 million approved in the second quarter.

# mortgages - Friday 1 August, 2014

Good news: Fewer homes are in negative equity

The author of the report David Duffy says it is expected house prices will continue to increase in 2014.

# mortgages - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Opinion: Reluctance to repossess homes just drags out the misery for those in serious debt

Politicians are bemoaning the fact that older people might now have to carry debt onto their pension books – but that’s the risk of re-mortgaging.

# mortgages - Monday 30 June, 2014

From Business ETC Sell your house, bring the negative equity with you – is the new AIB mortgage plan a good one? Positive Negative

Sell your house, bring the negative equity with you – is the new AIB mortgage plan a good one?

The bank has launched a new product that will help people in negative equity move – but they’ll take the debt with them.

# mortgages - Friday 27 June, 2014

# mortgages - Thursday 26 June, 2014

The verdict on Bank of Ireland’s €250 million mortgage book sale

The sale of the performing mortgages to domestic player Dilosk was confirmed this morning.

# mortgages - Monday 23 June, 2014

Opinion: Lack of mortgage affordability now rivals the bubble era

It’s a reality we can no longer ignore – mortgage affordability is little better now than it was at the height of the boom.

# mortgages - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From Business ETC Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt Austerity

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt

Giving tax cuts in the upcoming budget would be popular, but it’s not the right thing to do.

# mortgages - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business

The key to taking advantage of the bounce-back is to remove some of the fixed costs involved in starting up a business (or keeping one going).

# mortgages - Monday 9 June, 2014

From Business ETC We paid back €700 million in mortgage debt in the first three months of the year Paying Up

We paid back €700 million in mortgage debt in the first three months of the year

Debts owed across the board continue to fall, but buy-to-let loans are coming down at a slower rate.

# mortgages - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From Business ETC PTSB has reduced problem mortgages to one-tenth of peak levels Mortgage Arrears

PTSB has reduced problem mortgages to one-tenth of peak levels

The bank has urged struggling customers to get in touch, with the prospect of legal action also on the table.

# mortgages - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Noonan’s first-time buyers plan slammed as ‘pre-election gimmick’

It’s planned a portion of mortgages for first-time buyers will be guaranteed by the State as part of the Government’s Construction 2020 scheme.

# mortgages - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

From Business ETC What does this chart tell us about the Irish mortgage market? Market Malfunction

What does this chart tell us about the Irish mortgage market?

New figures show a big jump in drawdowns, but concerns remain over the structure of the market.

From Business ETC New scheme would help first-time buyers get foot on property ladder Bubble Bubble

New scheme would help first-time buyers get foot on property ladder

The scheme, which is being examined by the Department of Finance, would see the State guarantee a proportion of mortgages.

# mortgages - Friday 25 April, 2014

Is this the solution to property bubbles? Bursting Bubbles This post contains a poll

Is this the solution to property bubbles?

The Reform Alliance reckon it has housing bubbles licked.

# mortgages - Thursday 24 April, 2014

From Business ETC Too much debt and not enough houses: Ireland’s creditless recovery is here to stay Credit Crunch

Too much debt and not enough houses: Ireland’s creditless recovery is here to stay

We’re too focused on paying down our existing debt burden to consider new lending, says a new report.

# mortgages - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Number of homeowners in arrears over 90 days falls to 78,000

The number of permanent restructures is up by around 200 in February.

# mortgages - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

The government has sold thousands of mortgage owners ‘down the river’ – Donnelly

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly accused the government of failing to take the welfare of “tens of thousands of men, women and children” into account when selling mortgage loans to US hedge funds.

# mortgages - Friday 4 April, 2014

From Business ETC Credit Unions withdraw from debt deal because ‘it gives banks too much power’ Debt Relief

Credit Unions withdraw from debt deal because ‘it gives banks too much power’

The plan “vests control in the banks”, a statement from two Credit Union agencies said.

# mortgages - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From Business ETC IBRC and NAMA will dump €15 billion worth of loans this year – report Loan Book

IBRC and NAMA will dump €15 billion worth of loans this year – report

Stress tests may encourage banks to offload loan books.

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