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# houses - Sunday 6 October, 2013

These dilapidated capsule apartments were meant to be the future of housing Pokey This post contains images

These dilapidated capsule apartments were meant to be the future of housing

The Nakagin Capsule Tower was seen as the future of architecture when it was first built in 1972, with each 300-square-foot capsule acting a self-contained apartment. See them here.

# houses - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Dublin property prices up 10.6 per cent as cash sales increase

Savills Ireland said mortgage buyers are struggling to compete with cash buyers.

# houses - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 11 things that make flat-hunting a living hell On The Market

11 things that make flat-hunting a living hell

WHY does it have to be so hard? WHYYYYY?

Dublin driving continued growth of property prices

House prices across Ireland rose by 2.3 per cent over the last year with Dublin achieving growth levels of 8 per cent.

# houses - Monday 19 August, 2013

Average rent hits €825 per month as Dublin prices rise significantly

It’s bad news for students going back to college in the coming weeks with prices rising by up to 7 per cent compared to this time last year.

# houses - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Pics: Plane crashes into houses, four found dead

The propeller-driven plane struck two small homes near Tweed New Haven Airport in Connecticut, USA. The victims have not yet been identified.

# houses - 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.

# houses - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Column: The family home needs to be protected in a debt crisis

The banks are not looking at the long-term resolutions strategies for homeowners in debt; the only available strategies are limited to those that that suit bank recovery, writes Julie Sadlier.

# houses - Friday 31 May, 2013

Poll: Did you register to pay the property tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you register to pay the property tax?

The deadline has come and gone but did you register to pay the new tax?

# houses - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Property prices are still falling, according to latest CSO data

The average Irish home dropped in value by 0.5 per cent in March, with Dublin homes doing best and apartments faring worst.

# houses - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 11 fictional homes we wish we could live in We Wanna Live There This post contains videos

11 fictional homes we wish we could live in

Who doesn’t want to live in the Home Alone house?

# houses - Friday 5 April, 2013

Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms

The Government has no democratic mandate from the electorate for a property tax. In fact, they were elected on the very opposite of commitments, writes Kieran Allen.

# houses - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Junior Minister admits banks have 'hoodwinked' the government

The Dáil debated a Fianna Fáil-proposed private members’ motion on the mortgage arrears crisis tonight but it was easily defeated by the government’s majority.

# houses - Monday 25 March, 2013

Are you paying too much for home insurance?

According to a home insurance survey, only 1 in 10 homeowners had a professional reinstatement valuation carried out on their home.

# houses - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Over 7,000 complete local property tax returns

Most homeowners have submitted their returns electronically as over 714,000 letters have now been issued by the Revenue Commissioners.

# houses - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Revenue website showing property values goes live

Are you a homeowner? This site will show you how much your property is worth so you can calculate how much property tax to pay.

# houses - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Evacuation of houses during Belfast security operation

The PSNI has closed parts of two roads due to an ongoing security operation on Lenadoon Avenue, they said this evening.

# houses - Monday 11 February, 2013

Average national rent rose 2.2 per cent during 2012 – report

Rental rates in Dublin, Cork and Galway saw a second consecutive year of growth as a result of a shortage of accommodation in Ireland’s largest cities, the report reveals.

# houses - Monday 4 February, 2013

Fewer than 8,500 houses built in Ireland last year

Here is the table to show you how many houses were built in your county last year.

# houses - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Irish Banking Federation agrees new initiative to help distressed borrowers

The new initiative is designed to help people struggling with their debt to stay in their homes.

Column: Having the Revenue assess the value of your home is a totally unsuitable idea

There has been immense confusion over the valuation of homes for the property tax, which is why a site value tax would have been better, writes James Pike.

# houses - Saturday 26 January, 2013

New York City extols virtues of small apartments Living Space This post contains images

New York City extols virtues of small apartments

Population of NYC is due to grow by 600,000 inhabitants by 2030 – and new ‘state-of-the-art’ but tiny apartments are deemed to be one way of easing the squash.

# houses - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Before the Boom: building houses in Kilbarrack, 1951 Rewind This post contains videos

Before the Boom: building houses in Kilbarrack, 1951

Take a trip down memory lane…

Poll: Would you consider buying a house this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you consider buying a house this year?

With housing prices possibly due to fall another 20 per cent, would you buy in the current market?

# houses - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe Desolate This post contains images

PICS: Beauty in abandoned villas in Europe

Even as they crumble, these ruined stately homes still portray decadence in photographs of Thomas Jorion.

# houses - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’

‘Mike’ has no home to go to this Christmas. He describes what life is like on the streets – and how common death is.

# houses - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Residential rents could rise by as much as 7 per cent by 2014

Property experts have said families and couples choosing to rent instead of buying has increased dramatically.

# houses - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Map, table: Ireland's 16,881 vacant homes

Ireland’s problems with unfinished housing developments have improved but new figures from the National Housing Development Survey outline just how many vacant dwellings there are and where the problem is worst.

# houses - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

63 per cent of first time buyers will buy in the next 12 months

Around 60% of first time buyers believe banks aren’t lending according a new survey.

# houses - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

TD says state must cover cost of pyrite damage

Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis said the state allowed regulations which failed to stop contamination and failed to legislate to protect people.

# houses - Monday 1 October, 2012

House prices are still falling - except for South County Dublin

The average asking price for a house in Ireland is now €167,000 – down by 54 per cent since the peak of the boom.

# houses - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

More immigrants buying homes in Ireland than ever before

Around 7 per cent of immigrants in Ireland now has a mortgage, compared to around 14 per cent of Irish-born people.

# houses - Sunday 9 September, 2012

9 things you (probably) didn't know about... Merrion Square

A new month-long festival aims to celebrate this historical part of the capital – but we’ve found out some things you may not have known about Merrion Square.

# houses - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Open thread: What high-tech functions would you like in your home?

What kind of tech developments would make it easier to run your home? Add your thoughts to this open thread.

# houses - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Home ownership drops as number of people renting increases

Almost half a million households rent their accommodation, according to the April 2011 Census.

# houses - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn't happening won't make it go away

One in ten people who have a mortgage in Ireland are struggling to pay it off. Where is the urgency in solving this epidemic, asks Noeline Blackwell.

# houses - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Mortgage arrears in Ireland rise to highest level yet

New figures from the Central Bank illustrate the deepening mortgage crisis in Ireland with almost 130,000 in arrears.

# houses - Friday 6 July, 2012

Entire Kerry housing estate sells for €235,000 at property auction Distresed This post contains images

Entire Kerry housing estate sells for €235,000 at property auction

A castle in Kildare sold for €195,000 after attracting huge interest from buyers at the Allsop property auction.

# houses - Monday 2 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains images

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# houses - Friday 15 June, 2012

5 properties to view in...Clontarf and Killester Sponsored Post This post contains images