Westmeath Independent: “Government urged to extend Help to Buy scheme”

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Westmeath Independent: “Government urged to extend Help to Buy scheme”

Posted on 29Jul

27/07/19

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Dungarven Observer: “Calls for government to extend and expand Help to Buy Scheme”.

Posted on 29Jul

Roscommon Herald: Help Needed For Struggling First and Second-Time Buyers

Posted on 25Jul

An extension of the Help-to-Buy scheme is crucial and it should be expanded to include all buyers of a primary residence not just first-time-buyers. This is the contention of experts at MyMortgages.ie, who say while it’s widely accepted that first-time-buyers need the security of the Government financial support scheme being extended past its December 2019 deadline, second-time-buyers have had less attention, with falling numbers in mortgage approvals showing that they too are struggling.

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Irish Construction Industry Magazine: Strong Upward For Housing

Posted on 17Jul

The CSO Quarter 1 2019 new dwellings completion report confirms a strong upward trend across all housing construction activity data sets.

“While it is important to continue our efforts to ensure that this trend is maintained and even further improved, it is encouraging to see today’s results,” says Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

“In order to properly address homelessness” he continues, “affordability and the challenges in housing, we need to fix supply. These numbers show that this is happening.

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Irish Examiner: Mortgage Expert: Extend Help-To-Buy

Posted on 15Jul

The help-to-buy scheme should be extended “sooner rather than later” to help first-time buyers being priced out, a mortgage expert has said.

Joey Sheahan of MyMortgages.ie was speaking as a report from EY and DKM showed nearly half of all counties in the Republic are now unaffordable for first time buyers on an average income.

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Irish Examiner: Dramatic fall off’ in first-time buyers if Help-to-Buy scheme not extended, expert warns

Posted on 15Jul

There will be a “dramatic fall off” in first-time buyers entering the market next year if the Help-to-Buy scheme is not extended.

That was the stark warning from the head of credit at MyMortgages.ie, Joe Sheahan, who was responding to the latest Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures on house prices.

While house prices continue to ease with the annual rate of increase in May now the lowest in six years, prices increased by 2.8% nationally in the year to May, compared to a 3% increase in the year to April.

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Irish Mirror: “Irish house prices rose at fastest rate since late 2018 in May, CSO reveals”

Posted on 15Jul

Pat Flanagan

However the market appears to be cooling down overall

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The Times: “Irish fork out €150 more each month on mortgages than Europeans”

Posted on 15Jul

Paul O’Donoghue

Irish consumers pay an average of more than €150 each month on their mortgages compared with their European peers because of high interest rates, an expert has said.

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Property price inflation slows to six-year low of 2.8%

Posted on 11Jul

Latest official figures show the headline rate of inflation in the capital city Dublin at 0.6%

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Crippling rents mean I’m considering buying a house with a friend

Posted on 02Jul

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