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This week’s vital property news: What is the solution to Dublin's rental crisis?

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

The Big Movers

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Housing Minister says capping rents is not the solution to rental crisis

At a rental stakeholders meeting in Dublin this week, Housing Minister Simon Coveney said that there are no simple solutions to tackling rising rents. According to September’s Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) index, rents in Dublin are now higher than Celtic Tiger rates.

The Central Statistics Office has released a new tool to help house buyers

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has launched an online tool to give price information for an area based on an Eircode routing key search. The tool will tell you the average property price in the area over the last 12 months and how many new builds, second-hand and unoccupied homes are being bought and sold.

Under Construction

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Des Res

If you want a tiny house you can take with you if you decide to move, look no further. The Koda, by Estonian-based design company Kodasema, is a tiny house that will available from late 2017 for about €120,000. There are three different styles available: Koda for Living, Koda for Studying and Koda for Working.

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And Finally…

The Silver Medal for Housing, awarded by the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI) and the highest award for housing design given by the body, is open for nominations. Houses should have been completed between 2011-2012 and designed by registered architects.

Read: First-time buyer scheme will ‘drive up prices’

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