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#Negative Equity

# negative-equity - Friday 30 January, 2015

Rolling in it - the richest counties in Ireland are...

Latest figures from the CSO highlight worrying levels of indebtedness in the east of the country…

# negative-equity - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Opinion: Game over for mortgage affordability?

In many areas property is simply unaffordable, again – yet our political class seems to regard the ‘recovery’ in property prices as only a good thing.

# negative-equity - Friday 1 August, 2014

Good news: Fewer homes are in negative equity

The author of the report David Duffy says it is expected house prices will continue to increase in 2014.

# negative-equity - Monday 23 June, 2014

Opinion: Lack of mortgage affordability now rivals the bubble era

It’s a reality we can no longer ignore – mortgage affordability is little better now than it was at the height of the boom.

# negative-equity - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business

The key to taking advantage of the bounce-back is to remove some of the fixed costs involved in starting up a business (or keeping one going).

# negative-equity - Thursday 27 February, 2014

New mortgage deal allows those in negative equity to trade up or down

The new initiative will also allow those on trackers to move house without losing their cheaper loans.

# negative-equity - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Column: House prices are rising again, so should we be concerned about a bubble?

With property prices increasing in some parts of the country – and notably in Dublin – Ronan Lyons discusses whether we’re looking at a housing boom or a housing bubble.

# negative-equity - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Column: Legal protection of “accountant” is an essential matter of public protection

You don’t have to look too far to see the consequences of bad financial advice in Ireland – and yet anyone can set themselves up as an accountant, without education, qualifications or experience, writes Joe Aherne.

# negative-equity - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Column: Game, Set and Match to the Banks

The extent to which banks are running Ireland and Europe is clearly shown by the recently published Insolvency Guidelines and Rules, writes Dave Hughes.

# negative-equity - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Clare hotel and Dublin Georgian house in distressed property auction Auction This post contains images

Clare hotel and Dublin Georgian house in distressed property auction

The Kilkee Bay Hotel has a maximum reserve of €315,000 while a bar in Clifden, Galway has a reserve of €450,000.

# negative-equity - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish Gaeilge This post contains images

Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish

Have you ever sent a ‘tvuít’ about the ‘tarrtháil’?

# negative-equity - Saturday 12 January, 2013

From The42 Hands up if you had Jonathan Walters in your Fantasy Football team today? Negative Equity

Hands up if you had Jonathan Walters in your Fantasy Football team today?

It was a BAD day at the office for the Ireland striker.

# negative-equity - Monday 26 November, 2012

Residential property prices fell by 8.1% from January to October CSO

Residential property prices fell by 8.1% from January to October

The CSO’s Residential Property Price Index shows property prices fell nationally by 0.6 per cent in the month of October.

# negative-equity - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Government 'open to suggestions' on ideas to free negative equity families

Brian Hayes says he believes new products being rolled out by banks should include options for people who can afford their mortgages, but whose properties are unfit for their families.

# negative-equity - Friday 25 May, 2012

NAMA may extend pilot mortgage scheme to another 630 homes

NAMA says 32 of the 115 properties made available under its ’80:20′ scheme two weeks ago have been taken already.

10 per cent of Irish mortgages are in arrears says Central Bank

1 in 10 mortgage holders are at least three months behind with repayments according to the new figures.

# negative-equity - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Column: The mortgage crisis is stoked by mistrust. Here’s how we might fix it.

Aggressive banks are making mortgage resolution impossible, writes David Hall of New Beginning – and suggests a way to restore trust between lenders and borrowers.

# negative-equity - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

NAMA pilot mortgage programme to insulate buyers from negative equity

NAMA’s pilot scheme will encourage first-time buyers to buy houses by protecting them from a 20pc fall in house prices.

# negative-equity - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Bank of Ireland introduces new mortgage options

The bank has launched two new options – Trade Up Negative Equity and Trade Down Negative Equity – that will allow greater numbers of customers in negative equity to move home.

# negative-equity - Friday 10 February, 2012

Nama to claw back €500million in assets

The agency expects to recover assets which debtors tried to put beyond its reach, its chairman Frank Daly has said.

# negative-equity - Sunday 5 February, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know before your morning coffee.

# negative-equity - Friday 20 January, 2012

Reverse-bid auction “our only chance to sell our home”

Following TheJournal.ie’s story on unusual house sale in Westmeath, another Midlands couple says negative equity has forced them to look at alternative. But will it work?

# negative-equity - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Column: Why the household charge is a ‘gateway tax’

Socialist TD Clare Daly is suggesting that it might be time to revive the Irish-coined concept of boycott instead of complying with the €100 household levy.

Permanent TSB charging "subprime" and "usury" variable rate - O Cuiv

State-owned financial institution should be forced to reduce its “punitive” mortgage rate, Dáil hears.

# negative-equity - Monday 5 September, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Negative equity should not mean debt forgiveness - Rabbitte

The communications minister says “blanket debt forgiveness” is not an option, but that banks should write off loans where there’s a genuine inability to pay.

# negative-equity - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Writing off mortgage debt is an "emergency" need

Chorus of calls for Government to organise a mortgage debt relief scheme for worst-off householders builds to crescendo – and now a government junior minister is backing it…