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#Houses

# houses - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Half of house hunters are willing to spend up to €350k on a home

Three out of four property buyers want to buy within the next six months.

# houses - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Poll: Do you think the new construction stimulus will lead to another property bubble? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the new construction stimulus will lead to another property bubble?

Michael Noonan said Ireland is a ‘long way from a housing bubble’.

# houses - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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.

# houses - Monday 12 May, 2014

Poll: Do you think rents in Dublin should be capped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think rents in Dublin should be capped?

The average rent in Dublin is now €1,289.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know this morning as you start your week.

# houses - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Property prices down in March but still 7.8% higher than this time last year CSO

Property prices down in March but still 7.8% higher than this time last year

Prices are still 47 per cent lower than they were in the peak of 2007.

# houses - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Dublin woman refusing to leave rental property until she can find a new affordable home

People Before Profit MEP candidate Bríd Smith says her story is occurring on a daily basis and legislation must protect those in receipt of rent allowance.

# houses - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Ten houses built in 24 hours? All is possible with 3D printing Diy

Ten houses built in 24 hours? All is possible with 3D printing

A Chinese company printed the houses out of recycled material.

# houses - Friday 18 April, 2014

Houses to be knocked - because they're not medieval

Experts found that the front and rear walls of the two houses date mostly from 1881 and 1908, with no evidence they date to medieval times.

# houses - Monday 14 April, 2014

Will Irish Water charge homeowners a €100 standing charge?

One newspaper reports that the semi-state company will, but Minister Pat Rabbitte says no.

# houses - Saturday 5 April, 2014

We need a plan for Ireland's houses, says Peter McVerry charity

Rising rents, high property prices, homelessness, and social housing waiting lists have combined to cause problems for many people looking for a place to live.

# houses - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Three things you need to know about Bank of Ireland's new stamp duty offer This post contains a poll

Three things you need to know about Bank of Ireland's new stamp duty offer

The state-backed bank is offering to pay first time buyer’s stamp duty-but should you take the deal?

# houses - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Average rent for a Dublin apartment is €1,070 - outside capital it's €630

Despite the continued growth in Dublin rents, they are still 15.5 per cent lower than their boom peak.

# houses - Monday 10 March, 2014

Irish construction sector rose again during February

The sharpest expansion in activity was again recorded on residential projects.

# houses - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

"We're in limbo": Kilcock residents face sixth night without street lights

Negotiations are said to be ongoing between Kildare County Council and ESB Networks on the issue.

# houses - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

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.

Warning that Ireland's construction sector is facing a skills shortage

A new report shows that in 2013, just 8,301 residential units were completed, while in 2006 it was 89,000.

Homeless family to stage protest outside Joan Burton’s office today

Minister Burton told the family to ‘think anew about your family’s many needs’ and how they can be met within the housing market as it exists at the moment.

# houses - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Over 30 syringes found in a boarded up council house

Sinn Fein Councillor John Brady said it is not an isolated incident and that boarded up houses are becoming drug dens in towns across the country.

# houses - 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.

# houses - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge US Redditor offering €110 to the person who finds ancestors' Dublin home Location Location

US Redditor offering €110 to the person who finds ancestors' Dublin home

A architecture-themed mystery to work your brain over this morning.

No policy decision made yet on NAMA speeding up sale of assets, says Noonan

He said he’s asked NAMA to explore what the implications would be of bringing forward the sale as he said the market would be able to carry a big sale.

# houses - 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.

# houses - 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.

# houses - Thursday 23 January, 2014

This chart shows just how much Dublin property prices drive up the average

Prices in Dublin might be up 15.7 per cent since last year but national prices, excluding the capital, are down 0.4 per cent.

# houses - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

# houses - Monday 13 January, 2014

Home-building at fastest rate in nine years as industry 'turns corner'

A survey by Ulster Bank found rising activity has prompted firms to expand their staffing levels.

# houses - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Clare coast worst hit by storms with repair works to cost over €23m

Local authorities across the country are in the midst of a clean up following the recent severe storms.

# houses - Friday 10 January, 2014

Explosive device made safe outside home in Ballymun

Some residents in the area had to leave their homes in the early hours of this morning while the device was blown up safely.

# houses - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Housing applications and commencements fell nationally in 2013

In Dublin, however, commencements rose by eleven per cent as demand for housing in the capital bounces back.

# houses - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Financial pressures and lack of affordable housing linked to low fertility rates

A Trinity College symposium suggested that housing finance and pension systems depresses young couples’ ability to form households and as a result has also depressed fertility rates in that country.

# houses - Monday 9 December, 2013

Optimism in construction sector 'at a record high'

Construction activity has now risen for three months in a row – but it’s still very low following the economic crash.

# houses - Friday 6 December, 2013

Sean Dunne fails in bid to overturn bankruptcy

“I am a victim of lots of inaccurate publicity” Sean Dunne is quoted as saying in an email used as evidence in court.

# houses - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Dublin property prices up 15 per cent as rest of country shows some positive signs

Although Dublin continues to outpace the rest of the county, today’s figures show that properties outside the capital are showing some early signs of turnaround.

# houses - Monday 18 November, 2013

Forty ghost estates targeted for demolition

None of the estates being considered by the government for demolition are currently occupied.

# houses - Friday 8 November, 2013

President Higgins: The empty concrete shells that dot our landscape were born from reckless speculation

Speaking at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland he said the construction sector was leaving a ‘disturbing’ part of its history behind.

# houses - 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?

# houses - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Property prices rise again, that’s five months in a row now

Residential property prices at a national level, increased by 3.6 per cent in September but Dublin accounted for practically the entire increase.

# houses - Monday 14 October, 2013

Planning applications down 6% nationwide in 2013

Sligo and Leitrim had the worst construction performance for 2013, according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index.

# houses - 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.