Month: March 2019

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Rents continue to rise but signs of a slowdown emerge

Rents continue to rise but signs of a slowdown emerge

According to the latest Rent Index from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB), in the October-December period of 2018, the standardised national average rent was €1,134 per month, up from €1,061 one year earlier (€73 increase). Conversely, on a quarter-on-quarter basis, rental price inflation dropped from…
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Tracker mortgage holders and lower income households most exposed by potential interest rate rise

Tracker mortgage holders and lower income households most exposed by potential interest rate rise

Holders of tracker mortgages and younger, lower income households are the most exposed to the risk of going into mortgage arrears when interest rates rise. New research by the Economic and Social Research Institute says interest rate normalisation poses a risk to many Irish households…