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#Homeowners

# homeowners - Friday 28 December, 2018

Varadkar says he's reluctant to use the term 'vulture fund' to describe firms that have bought up Irish mortgages

Varadkar says he tried to remove split mortgage-holders from recent loan book sales but failed to do so.

# homeowners - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

More homeowners will have to pay property tax if government decides to scrap exemption

The Taoiseach said it is unfair that some pay while others do not.

# homeowners - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Airport noise issues to be sorted by Christmas paving the way for new runway

The Dail is due to debate the proposed noise regulations for Dublin Airport on Tuesday week.

# homeowners - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?

Such an initiative is being proposed by the Independent Alliance ahead of October’s budget.

# homeowners - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund

A total of 7,400 are owner-occupier mortgages, while 3,300 are buy-to-let properties.

# homeowners - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Irish homeowners have spent €1.7 billion via renovation scheme

It might be the Dermot Bannon effect.

# homeowners - Thursday 15 February, 2018

'You're throwing people to the vulture funds': Government criticised for taking no action to halt PTSB loan sale

PTSB, which is 75% owned by the State, states it is selling off non-performing loans.

# homeowners - Monday 8 January, 2018

Explainer: It's looking more likely that the property tax system will be overhauled

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said he favours a new calculation of the tax.

# homeowners - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Government scheme to help keep people in their homes has only completed 282 cases since 2012

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the numbers as “pitifully low”.

# homeowners - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

There are almost 4,000 'property millionaires' in Ireland

South County Dublin is the most expensive property market in the country, with an average property value of almost €550,000.

# homeowners - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Women being 'forced into homelessness' as former partners refuse to sign arrears deals

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibin raised a number of examples that he said fall outside the remit of processes the government put in place to protect people.

# homeowners - Thursday 25 May, 2017

The average first time buyer in Ireland is 34 years old and needs at least a €50,000 deposit

According to the Central Bank, the average first time buyer received a mortgage of €185,939 last year.

# homeowners - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Banks treating people on variable mortgage rates "very badly"

The Health Minister made the comment today.

# homeowners - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Irish Water to start fixing leaks - even if they're inside your gate

The company said it has identified leaks at Irish homes that are wasting enough water to fill 18 Olympic pools each day.

# homeowners - Friday 19 December, 2014

Think your home (or your neighbour's) could be Home of the Year?

If so, a new RTÉ show is looking for you.

# homeowners - Monday 24 November, 2014

"I would never buy a property again," says Government's top housing adviser. "I rent"

Conor Skehan says Irish people must stop thinking of renting as ‘dead money’.

# homeowners - Thursday 30 October, 2014

The Upgrade: Inside the salvage yard - tips for homeowners

TheJournal.ie spoke to the owner of a salvage yard about what they have to offer home renovators.

# homeowners - 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…

# homeowners - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Opinion: Do rising property prices impact on Local Property Tax payments?

It seems like every month there’s new confusion regarding the Local Property Tax; let’s clear up a couple here.

# homeowners - Friday 11 April, 2014

Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?

What are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…

# homeowners - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Richie Boucher defends €843,000 pay, says BOI is 'comfortable'

Bank of Ireland officials told the finance committee that they would veto any suggestion of debt write-down made by a Personal Insolvency Practitioner.

# homeowners - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank

Officials from Permanent TSB told the Oireachtas finance committee that 85 per cent of customers offered a split-mortgage had agreed to the deal.

# homeowners - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Homeowners opposed to flood levy to help others get insurance

The idea of a 1 per cent levy was mooted by Minister Phil Hogan last month – but a recent survey shows little desire among the public.

# homeowners - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Noonan says 'legal reasons' prevent him intervening in IBRC mortgage sale

Homeowners who had their loans with IBRC are said to be anxious, but the Finance Minister says he cannot get involved.

# homeowners - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Homeowners with pyrite problems can apply for funding from next week

Homes in 74 estates were identified as being at risk from ‘pyrite heave’ which causes buckling of floors and walls.

# homeowners - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Concern from homeowners as 13,000 IBRC mortgages to be sold

Deputy Stephen Donnelly appealed to the Finance Minister to allow families to bid for their own homes at market value.

# homeowners - Friday 29 November, 2013

Banks exceeding arrears targets, but some customers have "no clarity"

The Central Bank says that there is no “tangible evidence” that some customers’ circumstances are improving.

# homeowners - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Today's the first deadline for the Local Property Tax

It’s 14 November — the deadline for filing a written return.

# homeowners - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Your questions about the local property tax answered

You asked, so we now we answer…

# homeowners - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Open thread: What do you want to know about paying the local property tax?

Pay now or pay later? Go into the internet or into the post office? Leave your questions here and we’ll get them answered.

# homeowners - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs

The funding will be available for about 1,000 properties that require immediate repair but homeowners who have already paid for repairs will not be compensated.

# homeowners - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Central Bank Governor faces questions over banks’ legal letters and Anglo Tapes

Patrick Honohan has been called to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee after it emerged thousands of legal letters being sent by banks could be classified as ‘sustainable mortgage solutions’.

# homeowners - Friday 2 August, 2013

Property tax to be taken from salaries of 50,000 people who haven't paid

The Revenue Commissioners has sent letters to people who have not yet paid the charge to urge them to pay.

# homeowners - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Over 43,000 homeowners in arrears could have properties repossessed

The property owners are at risk of legal action once banks’ ability to seek repossession is restored following the passing of new legislation, a new report states.

# homeowners - Monday 15 July, 2013

Rise in 'accidental landlords' as homeowners rent out properties to cover mortgage costs

FLAC noted a “striking” rise in queries about housing such matters, which were up almost 70 per cent since 2011.

# homeowners - Friday 21 June, 2013

This graph shows how bad the mortgage arrears crisis is

The amount of money owed to financial institutions has risen 275 per cent in 42 months.

# homeowners - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Pearse Doherty: Sinn Féin is committed to abolishing the property tax

After the rejection of Sinn Féin’s bill to repeal property tax legislation last night, Pease Doherty writes that the tax could be the tipping point for families across the state.

# homeowners - Monday 27 May, 2013

Tips to combat bogus callers who prey on the old and vulnerable

Before answering your door, ensure your back door is locked.

40 hours to go until property tax deadline

Around 1.1 million homeowners have so far paid the charge.

# homeowners - Monday 29 April, 2013

Open thread: What do you need to know about the property tax?

With the deadlines fast approaching it’s likely you have a few questions about the new tax. We’re here to help.

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