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The High Cost of Buying a Home was the Biggest Challenge facing Ireland’s First-Time Buyers in 2020

The High Cost of Buying a Home was the Biggest Challenge facing Ireland’s First-Time Buyers in 2020

Bank of Ireland’s First-Time buyer survey identified the main challenges and impact of Covid-19 for First-time buyers. Main Findings 52% of first-time buyers say the high cost of buying a home was the biggest challenge they faced in 2020 48% of first-time buyers have said…
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Residential property prices up by 2.2% in year to December

Residential property prices up by 2.2% in year to December

Residential property prices for houses and apartments increased by 2.2% nationally in the year to December, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. This compares to an increase of 0.2% in the year to November and an increase of 0.3% in the…
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Couple earning average wage cannot afford cheapest new apartments in Dublin

Couple earning average wage cannot afford cheapest new apartments in Dublin

A couple earning average wages still cannot afford even the cheapest new apartments in Dublin, according to a new report from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. The Real Cost of New Apartment Delivery Report also found most types of apartments are not economically viable…
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Estate agents struggling to meet demand for property, survey finds

Estate agents struggling to meet demand for property, survey finds

Estate agents say they are struggling to meet demand for property at present, especially from first-time buyers. A survey of 800 agents, carried out by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, found that over two thirds predicted property price increases in the year ahead with…
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Guidelines for property viewings updated due to rising level of Covid-19 cases

Guidelines for property viewings updated due to rising level of Covid-19 cases

Updated guidelines regarding property viewings have come into effect from today. The Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA), the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers (IPAV) and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) have updated their 'Property Services Providers Guidance to implementing Plan for Living…
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