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Property, fundamentals, and affordability (part 1)

Robert Sweeney 11/12/2017

The season of goodwill to all is quickly approaching. Last year, that goodwill manifested itself in an outpouring of solidarity for the homeless in the form of grassroots activism in Apollo House. With rents and prices on a seeming never-ending upward spiral, the issue of housing affordability and homelessness has rarely been out of the media, or …



Dealing with Mortgage Over-Indebtedness

Sinéad Pentony 25/08/2011

Sinéad Pentony: The issue of mortgage indebtedness has re-emerged. The number of mortgage holders in arrears for more than 3 months has reached …

Equity Option Incentive Plan

24/11/2010

Ger O’Toole, a property business professional, has come up with an Equity Option Incentive Plan as one solution to the mortgage debt problems that …

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 …

Mortgage arrears and the case for assistance

Tom O'Connor 31/05/2010

Tom O'Connor: The comments last week by the Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield display a callous indifference to the plight of 77,000 people …

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