Category: Housing


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 …

Guest post by Mike Allen: NAMA must generate social dividend

Mike Allen 29/07/2009

Mike Allen: Most of the debate on NAMA, both from the left and the right, has concentrated on questions of nationalisation or good bank/bad bank …

More Cutting Times (Rent Supplement)

Nat O'Connor 29/06/2009

Nat O'Connor: Today’s Irish Times suggests that rent supplement (along with child benefit) is being targeted for cuts by the Special Group on …

Economic Sociology on the Financial Crisis

04/03/2009

Fred Block traces the evolution of the sub-prime crisis in this very clear exposition of the problem. Donald McKenzie of Edinburgh University makes …

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