Time to say good buy?

With rents on the rise, many people will be wondering if now is the time to take the plunge and buy a house or apartment, writes Emma Kennedy, Personal Finance Correspondent.

6th July, 2013
We're seeing a lot of people getting approved, but the problem really is the shortage of property.

As house prices rise in Dublin, would-be property owners are weighing up their options and trying to decide whether or not now is the right time to buy their first home.

Figures published by property website Daft.ie last week revealed that house prices in Dublin are rising, with prices in south Co Dublin making the biggest jump. According to Daft's figures, asking prices in south Co Dublin rose by 12.2 per cent in the year...

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