450,000 homeowners facing higher mortgage rates as early as July

450,000 homeowners facing higher mortgage rates as early as July

Posted on 25Apr

MORTGAGE holders have been warned that interest rates could rise as early as July, adding to the cost of servicing variable and tracker mortgages.

Some 450,000 of homeowners are still on a combination of variable and tracker rates.

Source: https://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/property-mortgages/450000-homeowners-facing-higher-mortgage-rates-as-early-as-july-41585487.html

House price inflation surges to 14.8% – highest in nearly seven years

Posted on 21Mar

Latest CSO numbers show average price paid for a home over last 12 months was €328,235

House prices grew at an annual rate of 14. 8 per cent in January, the sharpest level of growth seen in the market in almost seven years, as demand continues to outstrip supply.

Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures show the State’s property market continues to be stoked by pandemic-related factors, such as increased savings, remote working and lower-than-anticipated supply.

“We’re now seeing much larger deposits on the back of the pandemic, primarily down to the fact that some first-time buyers have been able to save up substantial deposits,” Joey Sheahan of consumer advocacy group MyMortgages.ie said.

“ While the cost of buying continues to increase, the cost of renting is almost always higher,” he said.

The CSO’s headline rate of inflation was up from a rate of 14.3 per cent recorded in December and has risen almost continuously since the start of the pandemic. In Dublin, where supply problems are most acute, prices rose at an annual rate of 13.3 per cent while prices outside the capital were 16 per cent higher.

Source: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/ey-entrepreneur-of-the-year/house-price-inflation-surges-to-14-8-highest-in-nearly-seven-years-1.4828431

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