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Update on the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016

Update on the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016

Rent Predictability A. Rental Pressure Zones The cornerstone of the government’s rent predictability measures is the establishment of “rent pressure...

€4.3bn in sales as long-term investors pour in

€4.3bn in sales as long-term investors pour in

2016 was a very strong year for commercial property sales in Ireland. This is reflected in an expected out-turn of...

Rent Controls – Short term gain for long term pain

Rent Controls – Short term gain for long term pain

In the face of the ongoing rental housing crisis and the current weak governing system, it was perhaps inevitable that...

Ballsbridge is experiencing heightened development activity, spurred by increasing rents and a low vacancy rate

Ballsbridge is experiencing heightened development activity, spurred by increasing rents and a low vacancy rate

Background Ballsbridge is a prime office district commanding amongst the highest real estate values in Dublin. There is approximately 1.4...

Amendments to the Central Bank’s macroprudential rules will provide a significant boost to the housing market

Amendments to the Central Bank’s macroprudential rules will provide a significant boost to the housing market

Today’s decision by the Central Bank to relax its macroprudential rules represents another significant boost for struggling first-time buyers following...

Dublin remains Europe’s strongest performing city for the second consecutive quarter.

Dublin remains Europe’s strongest performing city for the second consecutive quarter.

The latest edition of Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index has shown that the price of prime residential property in...

Grafton Street retail rents rise 25% to €6,500 per sq m

Grafton Street retail rents rise 25% to €6,500 per sq m

Introduction This blog post discusses the significant rebound in occupier, investor and development activity in Grafton Street, Dublin’s premier retail...

Reaction to Budget 2017

Reaction to Budget 2017

Residential Property The government has announced the introduction of a Help-to-Buy Scheme which is aimed at assisting first-time buyers of...

URBAN HOUSE PRICES GLOBALLY RISE AT THEIR FASTEST RATE FOR TWO YEARS

URBAN HOUSE PRICES GLOBALLY RISE AT THEIR FASTEST RATE FOR TWO YEARS

The latest edition of Knight Frank’s Global Residential Cities Index, which examines mainstream residential prices on a city rather than...

Mortgage rules, lending cyclicality and the housing market

Mortgage rules, lending cyclicality and the housing market

Yesterday’s data release by the Irish Banking and Payments Federation showed that lending increased dramatically in August when compared with...

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