Month: October 2009

Should we be sceptical about €460 million project?

Should we be sceptical about €460 million project?

Should we be sceptical about €460 million project?

Despite the international economic crisis, and Ireland’s own crippling recession, work is expected to begin in the New Year on a €460 million project located just beside Two-Mile Borris in Tipperary.

Plans for the 800-acre development include a casino, a National Hunt racecourse, a 7,000 seat greyhound track, five-star hotel, a 15,000 seat concert venue – with retractable …

10 things you should know about the PRTB

10 things you should know about the PRTB

10 things you should know about the PRTBCalling all Landlords and Tenants: have you registered with the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB)? Here are ten very good reasons why your tenancies should be registered.

  1. It”s the Law! Unless you are availing of the rent-a-room relief scheme or other exemption, you have to do it. Hey, we, know, boring old law – but best to just sign up and forget about …
Refinancing your way out of negative equity

Refinancing your way out of negative equity

Refinancing your way out of negative equity

Refinancing your way out of negative equity – The return of the 125% LTV Mortgage. In order to have some form of normally functioning property market, people have to be able to trade their homes. The residential property market relies on this to function correctly, both to free up starter homes for new first time buyers coming …

Should NAMA provide mortgage support for homeowners?

Should NAMA provide mortgage support for homeowners?

Should NAMA provide a mortgage support plan for homeowners?

A new home-ownership support scheme that would help protect Irish families whose homes may be threatened by the downturn was proposed yesterday after the second stage of the NAMA legislation was passed on Wednesday night.

Eamon Gilmore said “The people who are having difficulty today in repaying their mortgages are those who had good jobs a year or …

The Extent of Price Falls in the Residential Market

The Extent of Price Falls in the Residential Market

The Extent of Price Falls in the Residential MarketShould a database of all Sales Prices be made available to the public? Or should such information remain private to the persons involved in the transaction?

The latest findings of the MyHome.ie Property Barometer show that nationally, asking prices have fallen 22% since the peak of the market yet plenty of sketchy evidence exists showing that actual sales …

Lisbon YES Result: Will we see markets return?

Lisbon YES Result: Will we see markets return?

Lisbon YES Result: Will we see markets return?

Ireland’s YES vote in the Lisbon referendum, “will improve our economic position” stressed Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan, he continued; “People don’t see a future for Ireland if we don’t have European markets and goodwill in them. They saw that goodwill to Ireland is vital for a small nation that depends on its trade.”

Many business groups also said …