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 Post subject: Re: Current Public Sentiment towards the Housing Market
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:07 pm 
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true , the pin seemed to be patiently waiting for the day when the average 3 bed semi in Dublin was 90 k

Obvious strawman is obvious.

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 Post subject: Re: Current Public Sentiment towards the Housing Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:49 am 
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Prices are definitely dropping again.

Who'd want to be a landlord in this country? It's not worth it under 10% levels - you're better off getting a second job, investing in something else or starting a business, etc.

I think properties at the bottom end of the market are holding up a little bit. Still a fair few FTBers in their 30s and 40s, not to mention investors seeking rent allowance. Even then, I wouldn't wish chasing that on anyone. If you're a small fry, it's a mug's game.


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 Post subject: Re: Current Public Sentiment towards the Housing Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:18 am 
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xrp wrote:
Prices are definitely dropping again.

Who'd want to be a landlord in this country? It's not worth it under 10% levels - you're better off getting a second job, investing in something else or starting a business, etc.

I think properties at the bottom end of the market are holding up a little bit. Still a fair few FTBers in their 30s and 40s, not to mention investors seeking rent allowance. Even then, I wouldn't wish chasing that on anyone. If you're a small fry, it's a mug's game.


Given that interest rates are so low and that playing the stock exchange for the average punter is the same as walking into Paddy Power then there will always be people interested in property.


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 Post subject: Re: Current Public Sentiment towards the Housing Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:55 am 
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xrp wrote:
Prices are definitely dropping again.

Who'd want to be a landlord in this country? It's not worth it under 10% levels - you're better off getting a second job, investing in something else or starting a business, etc.

I think properties at the bottom end of the market are holding up a little bit. Still a fair few FTBers in their 30s and 40s, not to mention investors seeking rent allowance. Even then, I wouldn't wish chasing that on anyone. If you're a small fry, it's a mug's game.


savings and bond rates are at record lows and stocks pay an average dividend of no more than 3% , property is providing a very good return right now in this country relatively speaking


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 Post subject: Re: Current Public Sentiment towards the Housing Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:56 am 
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super wrote:
xrp wrote:
Prices are definitely dropping again.

Who'd want to be a landlord in this country? It's not worth it under 10% levels - you're better off getting a second job, investing in something else or starting a business, etc.

I think properties at the bottom end of the market are holding up a little bit. Still a fair few FTBers in their 30s and 40s, not to mention investors seeking rent allowance. Even then, I wouldn't wish chasing that on anyone. If you're a small fry, it's a mug's game.


Given that interest rates are so low and that playing the stock exchange for the average punter is the same as walking into Paddy Power then there will always be people interested in property.



add to that , irish people love property and will always buy it if they can


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 Post subject: Re: Current Public Sentiment towards the Housing Market
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:17 pm 
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xrp wrote:
Prices are definitely dropping again.

Who'd want to be a landlord in this country? It's not worth it under 10% levels - you're better off getting a second job, investing in something else or starting a business, etc.

I think properties at the bottom end of the market are holding up a little bit. Still a fair few FTBers in their 30s and 40s, not to mention investors seeking rent allowance. Even then, I wouldn't wish chasing that on anyone. If you're a small fry, it's a mug's game.

Are you speaking with experience of being a landlord :)


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 Post subject: Re: Current Public Sentiment towards the Housing Market
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:52 am 
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Honohan to meet estate agents over lending rules
Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan has called in estate agents to discuss the property market, with the ­impact of lending restrictions on property sales expected to feature prominently.
It follows a call from Finance Minister Michael Noonan for the Central Bank to review the rules, which he said are preventing first-time buyers from purchasing starter homes.
The rules are also said to be contributing to spiralling rents. This is because younger ­people are unable to get a ­larger deposit together to take out a mortgage and are instead being forced to rent for longer than they expected.
However, others see the rules - which were introduced last February and demand larger deposits for mortgages and put restrictions on the amount that can be borrowed - as acting to put a brake on runaway house price inflation.


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 Post subject: Re: Current Public Sentiment towards the Housing Market
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:58 am 
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However, others* see the rules - which were introduced last February and demand larger deposits for mortgages and put restrictions on the amount that can be borrowed - as acting to put a brake on runaway house price inflation.


* i.e. non VIs

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 Post subject: Re: Current Public Sentiment towards the Housing Market
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 Post subject: Re: Current Public Sentiment towards the Housing Market
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:35 pm 
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Some interesting commentary in this article ...

How Nama and Gerry Gannon unlocked Belcamp

Just before Christmas Eve, Gerry Gannon, the high-profile developer and member of the so-called Maple 10, lodged a planning application for a large development at Belcamp on the Malahide Road.

A back-of-the-envelope calculation, based on the size of the development (31,000sq m) and the prices being sought for comparable houses, indicates Gannon will realise about €55 million in sales at current prices. A back-of-the-envelope calculation, based on the size of the development (31,000sq m) and the prices being sought for comparable houses, indicates Gannon will realise about €55 million in sales at current prices. Construction costs will be somewhere in the region of €35 million based on published industry rates. Gannon Properties will obviously be able to avail of various economies of scale but the €35 million figure does not include site works, development levies and various other costs. This leaves Gannon Properties with a margin of €20 million which is almost completely wiped out by the cost of acquiring the site at approximately €19 million. This figure is arrived at by taking the €105 million that Gannon paid for the 81-hectare site in 2004 and assigning a pro-rata value of €19.5 million to the 15 hectares he will be building on.

This in a nutshell is the problem that confronts developers. If you are trying to recoup the cost of land you bought prior to the crash, then developing it is marginally profitable at best, given house prices at the moment. It would appear, however, that many other developers are either unwilling or unable to to write down the value of their sites to a level which is appropriate to the market value of the houses they want to build on them. They seem to be hanging on in the hope that prices can be forced up to a level where they can cover the original cost of their sites and make a profit. For this they need two things: people prepared to take on mortgages that are too big for their incomes, and banks willing to lend to them. As we know to our cost, there is no shortage of either.


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