Property & Mortgages

CoreLogic Reports Mortgage Performance Continues Steady Improvement in April 2017

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights Report which shows that, nationally, 4.8 percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due including those in foreclosure) in April 2017. This represents a 0.5 percentage point decline in the overall ...

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Revealed: How much a three bedroom semi-detached house is in each of these counties

Photo: Stock Revealed: How much a three bedroom semi-detached house is in each of these counties Independent.ie The cost of a semi-detached three bedroom home here has risen by around €24,000 in the last six months, a new report has revealed. http://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/property-mortgages/revealed-how-much-a-three-bedroom-semidetached-house-is-in-each-of-these-counties-35886733.html http://www.independent.ie/incoming/article35887358.ece/28e28/AUTOCROP/h342/Propertymonday.png Email The cost of a semi-detached three bedroom home here has risen by around €24,000 in the ...

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House sales grind to near halt in first half of 2017

The housing market is suffering a slow strangulation due to the lack of second-hand homes for sale (stock image) House sales grind to near halt in first half of 2017 Independent.ie The number of new and second-hand houses changing hands has collapsed in recent months, with only 324 transactions being registered in the first half of June. http://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/property-mortgages/house-sales-grind-to-near-halt-in-first-half-of-2017-35883894.html http://www.independent.ie/business/article35883893.ece/7f959/AUTOCROP/h342/2017-07-02_bus_32499217_I1.JPG Email ...

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Airbnb-style lettings ‘have no effect’ on housing crisis

Trinity economics professor Dr Ronan Lyons said it was important to understand the “relative scale” of the short-term lettings impact on housing. He told a Housing, Community, Planning and Local Government committee yesterday that 10pc of houses in Dublin were vacant and this was “twice the vacancy rate that would be considered healthy” for a city. “If you can imagine ...

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Rush for mortgages is pushing up prices faster than in boom

Rush for mortgages is pushing up prices faster than in boom Independent.ie Mortgages are squeezing out cash buyers in large numbers for the first time since the downturn, helping drive house price rises to boom-time levels across swathes of the country. http://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/property-mortgages/rush-for-mortgages-is-pushing-up-prices-faster-than-in-boom-35864671.html http://www.independent.ie/incoming/article35866002.ece/c6396/AUTOCROP/h342/House%20price.png Email Mortgages are squeezing out cash buyers in large numbers for the first time since the downturn, ...

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Catholics wait six months longer for social housing in the North

The study of housing inequalities in Northern Ireland, which is published today, reveals that Catholics are waiting six months longer than Protestants for social housing. According to the report, social housing waiting lists for 2004-2009 and for 2013/14 show that Catholics experienced “the longest median waiting times for social housing at the point of allocation in Northern Ireland”. While the ...

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Money moves in on streets of big change

The rebuilding of South Dublin. Money moves in on streets of big change Independent.ie Over the past few years a casual observer of the landscape of some of our more salubrious streets and suburbs would have seen some far-from-subtle changes. http://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/property-mortgages/money-moves-in-on-streets-of-big-change-35837724.html http://www.independent.ie/incoming/article35837484.ece/d1a81/AUTOCROP/h342/2223moneymoves.png Email Over the past few years a casual observer of the landscape of some of our more salubrious ...

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Are greedy mortgage lenders about to see enormous margins squeezed?

AIB’s HQ in Ballsbridge — a reduction in Irish mortgage interest rates to the eurozone average would cost AIB €435m a year and Bank of Ireland €360m Are greedy mortgage lenders about to see enormous margins squeezed? Independent.ie Bank of Ireland’s move to cut some of its mortgage rates and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission’s call for greater competition ...

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Fine Gael is blamed for ‘unsafe buildings’

In a memo issued to TDs last night, the party predicted that Ireland is facing into another housing bubble. The document, written by the party’s housing spokesperson Barry Cowen, promises to turn 260,000 vacant properties into homes under a Fianna Fáil government. The party also wants to introduce a VAT reduction on residential construction for a period of three years ...

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