Saturday December 7, 2019

Karl Deeter: Financial opportunism is hitting buyers

Is it pure greed a council is seeking to pocket almost 15% cash from houses before a brick is laid?

22nd May, 2016
Are council house prices on the rise? Pic: Pixabay

Most articles on the topic of housing costs are fundamentally based on emotion and moral outrage and not on hard figures and sums.

So, here’s a figure that ought to give you some pleasant indigestion. The figure is €65,000 and it’s the amount that is roughly being charged per home in the planning application p/0305/16 which was granted in February in Glenamuck in Carrickmines in south Dublin.

Keep that figure in...

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