Category: Housing


House Swap on Ghost Estates

26/10/2010

Nat O'Connor The Department of the Environment has published a report into the state of 120,000 dwellings in Ireland's unfinished, 'ghost' housing …

Bacon's Mortgage Suggestion Does Not Add Up

Nat O'Connor 18/10/2010

Nat O'Connor: Peter Bacon has suggested that semi-state assets be sold, and the money used to pay off the negative equity part of mortgages, where …

The 'Prodigal Son' Dilemma in Irish Mortgage Debt

Nat O'Connor 07/07/2010

Nat O'Connor: Mortgage payments are on a lot of people's minds these days, and there has been a fair deal of coverage in the media about negative …

Portable Mortgages

Nat O'Connor 22/06/2010

Nat O'Connor: Two contradictory pieces in the news about mortgages. On the one hand, it was reported that some lenders are preparing to offer …

Property Tax

Nat O'Connor 18/05/2010

Nat O'Connor: The Taoiseach has been talking about the introduction of property tax (Irish Independent, Irish Times). A part of this is tax on …

More on vacant houses ....

29/01/2010

Last week, Nat O'Connor posted on vacant houses and the research carried out by the ntional Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis. click here …

Counting Vacant Houses (And Their Cost)

Nat O'Connor 22/01/2010

Nat O'Connor: A lack of reliable information about the housing market contributed to the housing bubble and subsequent crash. The National Institute …

There are worse things than 'negative equity'

Nat O'Connor 06/10/2009

Nat O'Connor: There continue to be stories about falling housing prices (for example). We need to get some sense of what are reasonable housing costs …

We deserve it

Michael Taft 02/08/2009

Michael Taft: Just to ensure that everyone knows why we must all share the pain coming down the line, Cathal O’Loughlin (writing in today's Sunday …

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