Many were left high and dry by the 2008 financial crash, but a legal judgment means banks could be liable
Property prices in the capital Dublin were 4.8% higher year-on-year while property in the rest of the country was 8.5% higher, the central statistics office said.
British Columbia said on Wednesday it will end self-regulation in its real estate sector and dramatically boost fines for misconduct, amid public frustration over skyrocketing housing prices and reports of shady practices by some agents.
After steadily increasing for three months, pending home sales in the United States let up in May with the first year on year fall for almost two years with all four major regions seeing a decline.
The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward looking indicator based on contract signings from the National Association of Realtors fell by 3.7% to 110.8 in May from a downwardly revised 115 in April and is now 0.2% lower than May 2015.
But even with last month’s decline, the index reading is still the third highest in the past year, but declined year on year for the first time since August 2014.
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