Year: 2009

MyHome.ie Budget 2010 Response

  MyHome.ie welcomes extension of Mortgage Interest Relief Scheme to 2017 but expresses disappointment at the "missed opportunity" to substantially reduce stamp duty rates. MyHome.ie,…
The future of property prices: Are we at the bottom?

The future of property prices: Are we at the bottom?

The future of property prices: Are we at the bottom?

In the recent MyHome.ie Autumn Property Survey participants were asked to give their view on the future direction of price movements in the residential market over the next twelve months.

  • 13% expected prices to increase slightly
  • 18% of respondents expected prices to remain static at current levels
  • 25% expected prices to fall by between 1% to 5% …
Let the free market determine who buys what and where?

Let the free market determine who buys what and where?

Let the free market determine who buys what and where?The recent survey of first time buyers conducted by MyHome.ie showed that 48% had received a loan approval, a further 31% were actively seeking a loan approval and 58% of those surveyed intended buying within the next twelve months indicating an underlying demand for housing yet to be satisfied.

But one third of first time buyers …

Metro: Find a place to rent on the way to work

Metro: Find a place to rent on the way to work

Check us out online on page 24Looking for a place to rent that won’t take forever to find or won’t break the budget? Well, starting today you can find the cream of the crop rental listings from MyHome.ie in the Metro! Every Thursday will give you the best value for money rental properties available in Dublin. Not only that but …

Survey finds First Timers intend to buy within the next year

Survey finds First Timers intend to buy within the next year

Survey finds First Timers intend to buy within the next yearResults of a survey carried out by MyHome.ie which focused on the buying intentions of First Time Buyers revealed today that the majority either have or are actively seeking mortgage approval, and over half intend buying within the next year.

The survey found 69% of respondents have the funds in place to pay a deposit, 51% …

Property Repossessions: If you can't pay, you can't stay?

Property Repossessions: If you can't pay, you can't stay?

Property Repossessions: If you can't pay, you can't stay?

The High Courts have witnessed an “avalanche” of possession orders since September as the first wave of moratoriums against pursuing mortgage arrears by Sub-prime lenders ended. Some 18 repossessions were granted in the High Court on Tuesday of this week, the highest number in a single day this year.

Many believe that it is fair to …

Potential window  in the market for first timers to purchase?

Potential window in the market for first timers to purchase?

Potential window  in the market for first timers to purchase?Affordability continues to improve for first time buyers in the residential market the latest edition of the EBS/DKM Affordability Index shows. By the end of this year mortgage repayments, as a percentage of disposable income, will have fallen by 43%.

Only 13% of a first time buyer couples’ disposable income is required to …

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 …

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