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# homes - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Here's how much a fire in your house could cost you

Plus, new insurance figures show that just one in eight claims are related to burglary.

# homes - Monday 10 March, 2014

"It's going to take for someone to be hurt": Street lighting problems around Ireland

Chambers Park in Kilcock isn’t the only estate to run into problems with public lighting. Here are your stories.

# homes - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Concern that banks are only tackling "easy" mortgage arrears cases

The new figures show that 168 properties were taken into possession by lenders in the last quarter of 2013.

# homes - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Association uses new funding approach to redevelop homes for older people FOLD IReland This post contains images

Association uses new funding approach to redevelop homes for older people

FOLD Ireland used private funds to redevelop a housing project in north Dublin after ownership was transferred from Dublin City Council.

Councils told 'keep on spending' on flooding repairs

A memorandum of understanding is also due to be introduced for flooding repairs in the near future.

Column: The housing market is a mess, so we must decide – will we be charitable or fair?

Incumbent property owners receive special privileges in Ireland – meaning some mortgagors will walk out of this crisis with the same assets they walked into it with, despite not paying for them, writes Karl Deeter.

# homes - Thursday 20 February, 2014

There are just 3,000 properties for sale in the capital with Dublin 15 the most popular

The biggest one off residential sale in Dublin was that of Walford, Shrewsbury Road in March for €14 million.

# homes - 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.

# homes - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

€30m to be spent on insulating 25k council houses

The scheme will see local authority homes made warmer, meaning lower energy bills.

# homes - Monday 17 February, 2014

Selling your home? You might have to test it for radon

A new report from the Department of Environment makes the suggestion as part of the effort to tackle the cancer-causing gas.

# homes - 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.

€20m fund to assist distressed local authority mortgage holders

The new fund will move people onto the mortgage to rent scheme for those who have unsustainable mortgages.

More flooding expected after the River Thames burst its banks yesterday UK This post contains images

More flooding expected after the River Thames burst its banks yesterday

More severe weather is expected to hit flooded areas in the UK today.

# homes - Monday 10 February, 2014

UK floods: River Thames threatens homes, soldiers on standby and a cow stuck in the mud

14 severe flood warnings have been issued across the UK, with householders living along the River Thames put on standby.

# homes - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

AIB will write off debt for some split mortgage holders

It is understood that the product will only suit some people whose mortgages are in distress.

# homes - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Pics: Limerick residents return home to assess flood devastation The Aftermath This post contains images

Pics: Limerick residents return home to assess flood devastation

Junior Minister Jan O’Sullivan said the flooding was of such magnitude that it requires a national response.

# homes - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Charity found homes for 51 homeless children last year

In a report published today, Threshold said last year was their busiest year ever recorded.

# homes - Thursday 16 January, 2014

NAMA drops 80:20 home buyer scheme citing improving market conditions

Under the 80:20 deferred payment initiative, buyers pay 80 per cent of the value up front with a valuation then carried out after five years.

# homes - Monday 13 January, 2014

One dead as Australian blaze razes around 50 homes

The fire follows from other devastating fires last year.

# homes - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Column: Earth’s forgotten places – the locations humans have left behind

Take a look at some of the locations on Earth which human beings have abandoned.

# homes - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Debt write offs for some, but up to 27,000 homes could be repossessed

A new report says that 40 per cent of mortgages will begin to re-perform next year.

# homes - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has doubled - charity

Sixteen families are now losing their homes in the capital every month, according to Focus Ireland.

# homes - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Today is the deadline for registering to pay property tax online

Any homeowners who haven’t yet let Revenue know how they plan to pay the Local Property Tax has until the end of today to fill in the online form.

# homes - Sunday 17 November, 2013

VIDEO: The secrets of Dublin tenements

Why do some tenement homes have thick blue paint on the walls? An expert explains.

# homes - Friday 8 November, 2013

Cancer-causing radon found in over 430 Irish homes

One home in Tralee was found to have 26 times the acceptable level of radon.

# homes - Monday 4 November, 2013

Poll: Should people who give up their mortgages be allowed on housing lists? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who give up their mortgages be allowed on housing lists?

Anyone who goes through the mortgage arrears process but still ends up surrendering their home will be able to join the local authority housing waiting list. Good idea? Bad idea?

# homes - Thursday 24 October, 2013

New date of home renovation scheme 'will boost construction'

The tax incentive is for homeowners to carry out home improvements and it is hoped it will decrease black market activity.

# homes - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Hundreds of mini-robot cleaners could clean your house in a jiffy

Award-winning idea came after designer observed the movements of swarms of bees pollinating flowers.

# homes - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Allsop Auctioneers: 'No repossessed homes were sold at auction today'

A group of protesters gathered outside the Allsop auction at the RDS today, but the auction house states no houses were sold over the heads of any owners.

# homes - Monday 14 October, 2013

Nobel Prize winner reponsible for two of most important economic charts in recent decades

Robert Shiller compiles two charts and makes them free for the public – and these charts predicted the dotcom bubble and the property bubble.

# homes - Monday 7 October, 2013

Over 75 per cent valued homes at less than €200,000 in property tax return

Just 3,180 valued their property at over €1 million.

# homes - Thursday 3 October, 2013

More than 100 homes are without electricity this morning

Bad weather knocked out electricity supply to more than 800 homes.

# homes - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Up to eight believed dead in Colorado flooding

Many of the evacuees have returned to Colorado but hundreds of people were stranded by floodwaters.

# homes - Friday 23 August, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# homes - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Repossession of Irish homes to rise - but as 'a last resort'

Fitch Ratings said that the rate is to rise following the introduction of the Personal Insolvency Act, amongst other changes.

# homes - 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.

# homes - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

6 amazingly inventive homes Sponsored By Kbc This post contains videos

6 amazingly inventive homes

From eco-friendly to space-saving, check out these clever home-owners.

# homes - Monday 1 July, 2013

Poll: What do you think about house prices rising? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What do you think about house prices rising?

Asking prices for homes in parts of Dublin have risen by up to 12 per cent over the past year – but is this a good thing?

# homes - Friday 28 June, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added surfing and goodbyes

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# homes - Friday 21 June, 2013

95,000 Irish homes are in mortgage arrears over 90 days

Homeowners who are three months or more behind on their payments owe financial institutions €1.8 billion.