'Seven years ago I bought a flat… now I have 70': landlords reveal how they built buy-to-let empires – The Telegraph

As rents rise and tenant demand soars, a new generation of buy-to-let landlords is being tempted into the fray. Some 275,600 buy-to-let mortgages were taken out in the year to February, according to UK Finance, the bankers’ trade body. This was the highest number since 2016. During the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s buy-to-let was seen

UK house prices rise by £24,000 a year with properties in Wales seeing biggest hike – iNews

The average UK house price jumped by £24,000 in the year to March, new figures have revealed. The typical property value was £278,000 in March 2022 – following a £24,000 annual increase, a report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The annual growth rate in March, at 9.8 per cent, was lower than

The luxurious €1.13m Dubai pad owned by Daniel Kinahan's wife Caoimhe Robinson – Sunday World

THIS is the inside of a luxury Dubai apartment inside a tower where Kinahan cartel WAG Caoimhe Robinson owns a €1.13m plus pad. new data leak shows how Daniel Kinahan’s wife, Dubliner Caoimhe, is the registered owner of two plush apartments in Dubai’s Marina district – both in one of the world’s most expensive real

Taoiseach outlines key to 'making a dent' in housing crisis – Irish Examiner

The key to “making a dent” in the housing and rental crisis is “supply of all forms”, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. That includes “private sector, house provision, apartment provision, social housing, affordable housing, cost rental”, he added.  As the lack of housing continues to be a lasting headache for the Government, the dearth of

NI agent offers short-term accommodation to reduce fall-throughs – Estate Agent Today

A County Down-based estate agent has acquired a local rival and launched a new “stop-gap” accommodation service for buyers and sellers to preserve chains. Quinn Estate Agents, which operates branches in Downpatrick, Banbridge and Ballynahinch, has acquired the longstanding Banbridge-based Sawyers & Co. estate agency, expanding its portfolio of rental properties and sales listings. Alongside

State subsidy for developers 'absolute madness', says Sinn Féin deputy leader – The Irish Times

A new State subsidy that could see developers secure up to €144,000 in funding for each apartment they build outside the Dublin area has been described as “absolute madness” by Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Pearse Doherty. Mr Doherty said of all the “pro-developer schemes” the Government had come up with “this one takes the biscuit”.

'Absolute madness': Doherty criticises State subsidy for developers – The Irish Times

A new State subsidy that could see developers secure up to €144,000 in funding for each apartment they build outside the Dublin area has been described as “absolute madness” by Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Pearse Doherty. Mr Doherty said of all the “pro-developer schemes” the the Government had come up with “this one takes the

Cost of bread, milk and eggs rising as prices climb at quickest rate in more than 20 years – Irish Examiner

Inflation continues to rise at its fastest pace in two decades, with the Central Statistics Office’s latest consumer price index up 7% for April 2022. Staples like bread (up 8.1%), flour and cereals (up 11%), poultry (up 7%) and milk, cheese and eggs (6.2%) have all risen in the past year as cost of living

Holiday home owners can win £10k in contest to find nation's best properties – Wales Online

Owners could be in with a chance of winning £10,000 as part of a nationwide search for the best holiday lets across the UK and Ireland. Sykes Holiday Cottages has announced the return of its competition with multiple categories and prizes up for grabs. The rental agency is calling on property owners to put their

Margaret Sweeney on a New Era of Leadership – Business & Finance – Business & Finance

Pictured: Margaret Sweeney, CEO, IRES Margaret Sweeney is the CEO of IRES, the largest provider of private residential accommodation in Ireland Note: This piece was originally published in Business & Finance magazine, vol. 59, no. 2, available to read, with compliments, here. “There is no doubt that the rolling waves of crises in the last two years—the pandemic,