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# homeowners - Friday 18 November, 2011

More than 100,000 households now in mortgage difficulties

New figures from the Central Bank show the number of mortgages in arrears has risen significantly.

# homeowners - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

AIB will not pass ECB interest rate cut to customers AIB

AIB will not pass ECB interest rate cut to customers

The bank says it hasn’t passed on the ECB’s past two rate increases to customers and, similarly, would not be passing on the recent cut.

# homeowners - Monday 24 October, 2011

Column: I’ve got two young children, and I could soon lose my house

James McKay told how he cannot meet his mortgage payments because his bank is not cooperating.

# homeowners - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Noonan: Mortgage measures will help families 'break shackles' of debt

The finance minister has defended proposals in the government’s Keane report on mortgage debt.

# homeowners - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

'Designed to protect the banks': Mortgage group slates debt relief report

The government’s much-touted plan for homeowners “gives no solutions”, according to David Hall of New Beginning.

Report rules out blanket debt forgiveness on mortgages

Under proposals contained in the report, struggling homeowners would give up their houses but be allowed to rent them back from State bodies or local authorities.

# homeowners - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Mortgage relief as ECB expected to avoid hiking interest rates

European Central Bank officials will meet in Frankfurt today to make a decision that will affect Irish homeowners.

# homeowners - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Column: Families are being failed by our mortgage system

With 60 people a day begging for help with their debts, we must take action now, writes David Hall of New Beginning.

# homeowners - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Are Labour ministers split over mortgage debt relief for homeowners?

The party denies it but that appears to be at odds with the differing lines ministers gave on the much talked about issue yesterday.

# homeowners - Friday 19 August, 2011

EBS to raise mortgage rates

EBS is to hike its variable mortgage rate from October.

# homeowners - Monday 11 July, 2011

Couple's €200k mortgage write-off 'wasn't unusual' - insider

Irish mortgage lenders are secretly agreeing huge reductions when borrowers cannot repay, an industry source tells

# homeowners - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Mortgage holders facing rate hike beyond ECB rise

Meanwhile, thousands of mortgage holders in arrears are being refunded charges incorrectly applied to their accounts, according to the Central Bank.

# homeowners - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Jump in Irish mortgage arrears - Moody's

Some 60,000 homeowners are now three or more months behind on their repayments.

# homeowners - Friday 8 April, 2011

Government asked to respond to the "mortgage arrears crisis"

Worries for 80,000 homeowners after yesterday’s interest rate increase by the European Central Bank.

# homeowners - Thursday 7 April, 2011

What will the ECB's interest rate hike mean for your mortgage?

Our at-a-glance guide will tell you how much the ECB’s 0.25 per cent rate increase will add to your monthly repayment.

# homeowners - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The fallout from the Moriarty report continues; an 8,000 page file on Anglo goes to the DPP and there are calls for a class action suit against the state and its banks by beleaguered homeowners.

# homeowners - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Poll: Would you support a scheme to help struggling homeowners? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a scheme to help struggling homeowners?

As new figures reveal that mortgage holders owe a total of €8.6 billion in arrears, what do you think should be done? Do you support plans to help them?

# homeowners - Thursday 29 July, 2010

THE LATEST ESRI/Permanent TSB house price index shows prices down over 35% from 2006, the peak of the housing boom.

The index is based on agreed sale prices and is calculated based on mortgages draw down, shows the decline in the average houseprice was 1.7% from April to June. This is the lowest quarterly reduction since the 2008.

Prices have fallen by 6.4% from January – June of this year. This compares to a drop  of 8.1% for the same period in 2009, but the year on year decline from June 2009 – June 2010 is 17%

The average price for a house nationally was €201,364, compared with €242,593 in Quarter 2 2009 and  €311,078 at their peak.

House prices in Dublin fell by 3.5% from April-June 2010 while prices outside of Dublin fell by 0.8% in the same period.

Niall O’ Grady, General Manager with Permanent TSB said “While prices continue to fall at different levels in Dublin versus the rest of the country, this reduction in Quarter 2 is the lowest recorded quarterly fall in almost two years.  This may indicate that prices are starting to find a more sustainable level after almost three and a half years of decline”

Figures from earlier in the year showed a similar drop in house prices.

Meanwhile, a report this morning says there is an oversupply of housing in Ireland and that over 300,000 houses in Ireland are unoccupied.