Dublin house prices rose for the first full calendar year since 2006 but the rise was only 1.5%. However there is pent-up demand for property, according to a survey.
House prices have gone up again in September, the third consecutive month to see a rise, according to new CSO figures
A pioneering mortgage scheme designed to help property owners from falling into negative equity has been extended by the National Asset Management Agency.
Four in 10 house purchases are now made in cash as the lack of credit in the mortgage market continues to impact property prices.
House prices have increased for the third month this year giving rise to hopes that the market may be bottoming out.
Bailed out bank AIB is piling the pressure on home owners by raising its standard variable mortgage rate by 0.5% despite the ECB rate being cut to a historic low.
Some 400,000 home owners on tracker rate mortgages will see savings on the monthly payments from August along with Ulster Bank customers with variable rate mortgages.
The worst may be over in the property market with the first monthly increase in property prices in almost five years, according to new government figures.
The credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has said that residential property prices in Ireland may continue to fall.
One in ten mortgages are in arrears of more than 90 days as the number of householders who get in diffculty rises, according to new figures.
Angry mortgage holders have attacked PTSB at its annual general meeting for their higher-than-average interest rates with some protesting that they felt like "prisoners" in their own homes.
Consumers are to be limited in their borrowings under sweeping reforms designed to avert a second financial crisis being considered by the Central Bank.
Irish mortgage rates are lower than the average for the euro zone, but short term loans are more expensive, according to new statistics from the Central Bank.
Where are the NAMA properties being offered with negative equity mortgages? There are only 115 properties in Dublin, Cork and Meath.
The Central Bank of Ireland has said the property prices may have fallen by between 12% and 26% more than justified by normal house-price criteria.
The pace of decline in house prices has slowed for the first time in seven months, according to new government data, leading to hope the property prices may have bottomed out
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