9 questions you should ask candidates ahead of the General Election – image.ie

Still soul-searching when it comes to casting your vote next month? The General Election will set the scene for many issues over the coming years — here’s what you should be asking We’re just over two weeks’ out from the General Election, but even with the first major TV debate between Fine Gael and Fianna

Estate agent predicts 'largely stable' house prices this year amid 'volatile' rent increases – Irish Examiner

The country’s largest real estate agent has issued a downbeat assessment of the housing market in 2020, warning that it has deteriorated in the last year and that the issues are unlikely to abate soon. Marian Finnegan, managing director of Sherry FitzGerald, said “restrictive lending policies” has caused a collapse in price growth in many

Landlords of energy-inefficient homes may have to pay heating bills – The Irish Times

Landlords would be forced to invest in bringing rental properties up to a certain energy-efficiency standard or face having to cut rents on properties that are more expensive to heat under proposals being considered by the Government. The options are contained in a consultation paper on improving warmth and energy efficiency in Ireland’s growing rental

What the property experts saw in 2019 – and what’s in store for 2020 – The Irish Times

Keith Lowe, DNG: ‘Government policy should be more in favour of home ownership.’ Keith Lowe, DNG 2019 has been a year of continued recovery albeit at a slower rate than 2018 with house prices holding steady for the year. Entry-level priced new and second-hand property has performed best with demand exceeding supply in all areas

Five graphs that tell the story of the Irish rental crisis – The Irish Times

Rental growth has slowed, but rents are still rising and – averaging just over €1,400 per month – remain among the highest in Europe. And not only is the average level of rents high, but research confirms what anyone looking for an apartment knows – there are few cheaper properties available. There are signs of

Parents buy homes for students as rents soar – Irish Examiner

Parents are buying properties for their college-going children as it is cheaper and easier than trying to find somewhere for them to rent. Estate agents in Cork, Dublin, and Limerick have reported an increase in inquiries in the last 12 months, with many parents having no option but to buy. Rents across the country have

One size doesn't fit all in Asia | Editorial – Re:locate Magazine

What is the best way to tailor a relocation benefits for international assignments to China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia? Asia is a diverse place with multiple countries, languages and cultures. Relo Network Asia, formerly Orientations, serves 17 countries in the region and no one knows better that each one requires a different approach.To share

Is it really cheaper to buy than to rent in Dublin? Absolutely – The Irish Times

Fairness is in short supply when it comes to putting a roof over your head in 21st century Ireland. And what better illustrates the almost incomprehensibly bonkers and inequitable nature of the Irish home market better than the cost of buying versus the cost of renting. A home owner rather than renter is clearly in

Average monthly rents hit record level – report – RTE.ie

Average monthly rents across the country rose to a new record level during the second quarter of the year. According to the latest quarterly Rental Report by Daft.ie, on average the cost of renting is now €1,391 per month. The increase marks the 13th consecutive quarter of record rents. However, the 6.7% rise over the

Moving houses: Banks sitting on over 1,000 vacant properties | Business Post – Sunday Business Post

More than a decade on from the financial crash, its deep-lying effects are still evident across many facets of Irish society. Many of the lingering remnants of the recession are intangible and hidden, but others are evident in the most tangible form of all: bricks and mortar. According to the most recently available figures from