Pyrite in Mayo: ‘We worked hard. We bought our house in good faith’ – The Irish Times

Mayo residents Louise and Joe Pye never anticipated they would need to demolish their home just as they were nearing the end of their mortgage. The couple discovered last year that their house in Foxford was among thousands of properties across Mayo and Donegal affected by the minerals pyrite and mica, which cause concrete blocks

Greystar Wraps Up $883M European Residential Housing Fund – Law360

Law360 (June 9, 2021, 5:10 PM EDT) — Greystar clinched a €725 million ($882.9 million) fund that will invest in multifamily and student housing properties in Europe, according to an announcement from the firm Wednesday. Greystar said a European unit, Greystar Europe Investment Management BV, closed the fund, adding that a diverse group of investors

Affordable Housing Bill 2021 – Real Estate and Construction – Ireland – Mondaq News Alerts

On 11 May 2021, the Affordable Housing Bill 2021 was published (the “Bill“). Prior to the release of the Bill, it was evident that the Government was determined to provide measures to accommodate more affordable housing options. The clear aim of the Bill is to address problems associated with the high cost of housing for

Buyers need mortgage rules to change so they can afford a home, Central Bank is warned​​​​​​ – Independent.ie

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf has been urged to allow people borrow up to four-and-a-half times their salary to help people currently “locked out” of the property market. djusting the mortgage lending rules will help relieve soaring rent prices and ease future pension pressures, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) has claimed. In a

Northern Ireland entrepreneur Tanya says property is in her ‘DNA’ – Belfast Newsletter

Property entrepreneur Tanya McGeehan Who hasn’t watched a TV show like Homes Under the Hammer and dreamt of buying a dilapidated property with a 1970s avocado bathroom suite and Artex ceilings, doing it with up swish new fittings, and selling it on for a cool profit? Let’s face it, the idea of ditching the humdrum

Louise O'Neill: We're trying to buy a house around Dublin but the market is grim – Irish Examiner

Since the beginning of our relationship, my boyfriend and I have done the long-distance thing. It suited us, I would say, seeing each other every weekend. It made our time together more special. Then the pandemic happened. In 2020, we didn’t see each other from March until June. Then again from September until Christmas. He

‘Grey euro’ lures overseas buyers into nursing homes as small players feel the squeeze – The Irish Times

Anne Gallagher, owner of the Hillcrest House Nursing Home in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, for almost two decades, is grateful to have gotten through 15 months of the Covid-19 pandemic without losing any patients to the deadly virus. “It’s been very difficult for our residents and their relatives and extremely worrying for us. We did have

House prices: 'Wall of money' hits European real estate – DW (English)

For many Europeans, home ownership is a pipe dream due to soaring prices. The pandemic has not helped things. The spotlight is also increasingly fixed on the large financial institutions pumping billions into the market. A pandemic, an economic crisis of historic proportions and a seemingly endless upwards surge in the price of houses —

The Connacht Property Auction – summer auctions fast approaching – Galway Advertiser

The Connacht Property Auction is now just four weeks away from its July auction which will be held on July 1. The auction will offer properties from across Connacht, and there is continued demand from buyers for family homes and investments in Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim, and Sligo. Shane May of The Connacht Property Auction

Ten years since Ireland’s bailout, how is the economy doing? – The Irish Times

It’s just over a decade since Ireland received its first €2 billion in a European Union-International Monetary Fund bailout. The country remains under “surveillance”, and will until at least 2031, when at least 75 per cent of the loans have been repaid. As part of this process, a team of EU and European Central Bank staff