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Commenting on the most recent Central Bank Retail Interest Rates publication for February, Brokers Ireland said the increase in the volume of new mortgage agreements of seven percent year-on-year in February and particularly the 23 percent increase month-on-month between January and February 2021 reflects the increasing demand for mortgages, despite the ongoing pandemic.
Commenting on the most recent Central Bank Retail Interest Rates publication, Brokers Ireland said the drop in the weighted average interest rate on new mortgages in December to 2.76 from 2.79 the previous month is to be welcomed, even if the rate remains the second highest in the euro area behind Greece.
Responding to the most recent Daft.ie rental Report for Q4 2020 IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers, said it is notable just how much more expensive it continues to be to rent a home rather than buy one.
Commenting on the recent decision by the Central Bank to leave the mortgage rules unchanged, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers, warned that the severity of the rules are “storing up very deep problems for society that will have terrible consequences into the future.”
Commenting on the most recent CSO Residential Property Price Index for September IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers, said while the number of dwelling purchases in September was up on August the level of transactions at 3,193 is “paltry” with just over 19 percent of these being new dwellings.
Borrowers in Athlone who have seen their incomes impacted by the Covid-19 crisis will have greater access to insolvency supports and services under new government measures, Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael Minister of State, Deputy Peter Burke, has confirmed.
Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months
The mortgage payment break already in place for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended for those continuing to face difficulties due to the Covid-19 emergency, Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon has said.
Commenting on the most recent Residential Mortgage Arrears and Repossessions from the Central Bank for Q1 2020, Brokers Ireland said while it is positive that long-term arrears are showing signs of improvement they are not what they should be and there is strong evidence of ‘extend and pretend’ particularly in relation to longer term arrears.
Commenting on the most recent Central Bank report on retail interest rates for May, Brokers Ireland said not only are Irish mortgage holders paying much higher interest rates than their euro area counterparts but Irish SMEs are being “absolutely fleeced” by comparison with their euro area businesses.
The average household can offset some of the financial impacts of COVID-19 by saving €5,000 per annum in three simple steps according to a mortgage expert.