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Story ideas for Thursday 5th November 2015

November 2, 2015 Posted in : Construction, Galzacs15, Homelessness, Housing, Ireland, Mortgage Brain Ireland, Property Market, Renting

Story Idea: Most dysfunctional mortgage market in 25 years
Expert: Michael Dowling
 (Expert in Financial Services/Mortgages) Chairman, Mortgage Brain Ireland                         
The Hook: 
In my 25 years in the mortgage market, I have never experienced such a dysfunctional mortgage market. We have 5 banks lending but their “hands are tied” by the new Central Bank rules on lending. Let me give you a stark statistic. The mortgage market in Ireland will be €4/€ 4.2 BN in 2015. Manchester and the Greater Manchester area alone will lend more money this year than Ireland.

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Experts in the media: 14th July – 18th July 2015

July 20, 2015 Posted in : Budget15, Business, CBRE, DAA, Dublin, ECB, Economic Experts, Economics, EU affairs, European Parliament, Jim Power Ltd, Media Performances, Property Market, Renting

These experts made a big splash in the media the media last week, appearing across a wide variety of genres, offering their knowledge and insights across the nations newspapers and TV stations.

The Irish Examiner, FM 104 and Newstalk are just a few of the media outlets that have featured our experts in recent days.

Galzac’s experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including loan property values, and key trends in business. Our goal is to highlight the media coverage our experts have received every week. (more…)

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Story Idea for Monday 6th July

July 6, 2015 Posted in : Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Homelessness, Ireland, Our experts in the media, Property Market, Renting, Simon Community, Stories

Story Idea: Market rents and rent supplement – the growing gap
Expert: Niamh Randall
 (Expert in Homelessness & Housing Markets) Head of Policy & Communications / National Spokesperson, Simon Communities of Ireland.

The Hook: Just one in eight properties available to rent come within rent supplement limits, research from the Simon Communities in Ireland has found. The Locked Out of the Market study found that of the 1,150 properties available to rent during the three-day snapshot period just 138 were under rent supplement limits.While rents have increased year-on-year rent supplement limits have remained frozen at June 2013 levels – resulting in an increasingly widening gap between the social protection supports available and real market prices.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 6th July – 10th July 2015

July 6, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Air Pollution, Alltech, Business, EPA, EuroComm, Europe, Experts, Farming, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Global Warming, Health, Homelessness, Housing, IPU, Ireland, Our experts in the media, Renting, Science, Simon Community, Stories, Teagasc, UCC

Monday 6th July 2015

Story Idea: Market rents and rent supplement – the growing gap
Expert: Niamh Randall
 (Expert in Homelessness & Housing Markets) Head of Policy & Communications / National Spokesperson, Simon Communities of Ireland.


The Hook: 
Just one in eight properties available to rent come within rent supplement limits, research from the Simon Communities in Ireland has found. The Locked Out of the Market study found that of the 1,150 properties available to rent during the three-day snapshot period just 138 were under rent supplement limits. (more…)

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Story Ideas for Friday 5th June 2015

June 2, 2015 Posted in : DIT, Housing, Ireland, Renting, Spain

Story Idea: Catalonian parliament this week examines new options between renting and ownership: why isn’t Ireland doing similar?
Expert: Dr Lorcan Sirr (Expert in Housing and Renting) Lecturer, DIT and University of Tarragona.
The Hook: Spain’s housing crisis is very similar to Irelands, but they are taking a more proactive approach to bringing affordability to the market, especially by developing new forms of ownership instead of just relying on buying or renting. This brings ease of access and affordable repayments for households. Why isn’t Ireland looking at similar solutions?  

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