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House prices stable in February, before coronavirus disruption

House prices stable in February before coronavirus Ireland - Topcomhomes

House prices stable in February, before coronavirus disruption.

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that residential property prices increased by 1.1% nationally in the year to February.

The CSO said this compares with an increase of 1.1% in the year to January and an increase of 4.3% the same time last year.

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Details of grant scheme for mica affected homes confirmed

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Details of grant scheme for mica affected homes confirmed.

A Government grant scheme, expected to cost at least hundreds of millions of euro to rebuild houses affected by defective concrete blocks due to the mineral mica in Donegal, will give up to €275,000 to owners forced to demolish and rebuild the worst affected homes, RTÉ's Prime Time has learned.

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Signs of rent stabilisation in Dublin and Cork - RTB

Signs of rent stabilisation in Dublin and Cork - RTB - Topcomhomes

Signs of rent stabilisation in Dublin and Cork - RTB.

verage monthly rents across the country rose by 8.2% during the third quarter of this year.

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34,000 new homes needed every year for next decade - Central Bank

34000 new homes needed every year for next decade Central Bank Ireland - Topcomhomes

34,000 new homes needed every year for next decade - Central Bank.

A study from the Central Bank has found that 34,000 new dwellings will be needed each year for the next decade to keep up with demand.

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140,000 children living in substandard and poor quality homes - SVP.

140,000 children living in substandard and poor quality homes - SVP.

140,000 children living in substandard and poor quality homes - SVP.

 A new report from the Society of St Vincent de Paul has shown that there are around 140,000 children living in homes with a leaking roof, damp walls, or floors.

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First-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt - BPFI

First time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt - BPFI - Topcomhomes

First-time buyers moving to Dublin commuter belt - BPFI

First-time buyers are being priced out of Dublin and into the commuter belt - and not necessarily by choice - the latest Market Monitor report from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland shows.

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Social Democrats to table no-confidence motion in Eoghan Murphy

Ireland Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy no confidence vote - topcomhomes

Social Democrats to table no-confidence motion in Eoghan Murphy.

The Government is facing a serious test of its strength in the Dáil after the Social Democrats announced that it will next week table a no-confidence motion in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy.

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Home Building Finance Ireland approves €100m for 500 new homes

Home Building Finance Ireland approves 100m for 500 new homes - Topcomhomes

Home Building Finance Ireland approves €100m for 500 new homes.

The state backed lender for small and medium sized builders and developers says it approved just over €100m in funding for the construction of over 500 homes throughout Ireland in its first nine months in business.

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Homeowners disappointed at Mica redress scheme delay

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Homeowners disappointed at Mica redress scheme delay.

Homeowners promised a multi-million euro redress scheme to fix defective building blocks say they are "disappointed" the scheme remains closed a full year after it was approved by the Government.

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Short-term letting regulations not being followed

Short-term letting regulations not followed

Short-term letting regulations not being followed.

 

Figures show that only a fraction of landlords in Dublin who rent out properties on a short-term basis are abiding by new laws that came into effect in July, despite an extra €750,000 in Government funding for Dublin City Council to police the rules.

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99 homes lost due to tracker controversy - Central Bank report

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99 homes lost due to tracker controversy - Central Bank report.

Banks have paid out a total of €683m in redress, compensation and costs to 40,100 customers who were affected by the "distressing" and "devastating" tracker mortgage controversy.

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19 new Rent Pressure Zones across 11 counties

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19 new Rent Pressure Zones across 11 counties.

There are 19 new locations designated as Rent Pressure Zones following a change in the criteria.

The announcement of the additional RPZs takes effect from today, following reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act.

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First-time buyers feel 'pushed out' by bulk investors

First time buyers feel pushed out by bulk investors - Topcomhomes

First-time buyers feel 'pushed out' by bulk investors.

Fianna Fáil is calling on the Government to restrict tax incentives for institutional investors in the Irish property market.

The party said so-called "cuckoo funds" have given rise to entire housing developments being snapped up, locking out first-time buyers.

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Homeless children feel shame, guilt and anger - report.

Homeless children feel shame, guilt and anger - report - Topcomhomes

Homeless children feel shame, guilt and anger - report.

The Ombudsman for Children is calling for an independent evaluation of family hubs, which are premises used to provide emergency accommodation for homeless families as an alternative to hotels and B&Bs.

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Call for regulation on short-term lets to be extended to rural towns

Call for regulation on short term lets to be extended to rural towns - Topcomhomes

Call for regulation on short-term lets to be extended to rural towns.

 Housing charity Threshold has welcomed the introduction of new regulations governing short-term lettings, but has called for them to be extended to rural towns to free up houses for people looking for longer-term housing solutions.

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