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Friday, 29 February 2008

Mortgages In Ireland...

Acconding to a new report, by the Central Bank of Ireland, Mortgage growth in Ireland has now hit a new 14yr low!

Surpise, surprise!!!

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Property In Dublin - More Price Drops...

Just reading the Irish Times this morning and found some tasty "bargains" (well they are a bit cheaper than they were anyway!)

Butterfield, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, prices cut by up to €800,000...
Largest house: 2007 €2.8 million - now €2 million
Detached houses: 2007 €1.95 million - now €1.45 million
Semi-detached: 2007 €1.2 million - now €990,000

Dalriada, Knocklyon "starter scheme", prices cut by up to €100,000...
Houses: 2006 €610,000 - now €510,000
Duplex: 2006 €450,000 - now €399,000
Apartments: 2006 €399,000 - now €355,000

Firview Close Apartments, Dublin 3, prices cut by up to €55,000...
1 Bed: 2007 €325,000 - now €295,000
2 Bed: 2007 €450,000 - now €395,000
3 Bed: 2007 €520,000 - now €480,000

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Life In Ireland...The Madness Continues

First it was the Leprechauns...now it's a Turkey...

Yes Ireland's Eurovision Song 2008 will be sung by none other than Dustin the Turkey - (RTE's Eurosong Contest 2008 Winner!)

"Irlande Douze Pointe" aka "Ireland Twelve Points". Watch the video:



...The Eurovision winner for sure!

Friday, 8 February 2008

Hey Some Relief For Mortgage Repayments!

Looks like Interest Rates in Ireland rates will be dropping.

According to a report, in The Irish Independent Newspaper (www.independent.ie), The European Central Bank (ECB) yesterday paved the way for the first cuts in nearly five years! ECB president Jean Claude Trichet left rates unchanged when the ECB met yesterday and there was no mention of increases.

David Tilson of Bank of Ireland, said: "The ECB has effectively dropped its threat to raise interest rates."


Skip the Champagne...
Don't start celebrating yet - most of top analysts believe there will be no rate drops until the second half of 2008 (at the earliest)!