Archive for the ‘Property’ Category

Waterford City house prices to rise by 10% in 2019, say REA

The price of the average three-bed semi in Waterford City is expected to rise by 10% in the next 12 months, according to a survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance.The survey predicts Waterford City will have the largest national price rise, along with Longford.Waterford prices would be undervalued and be the lowest of the [...]

‘Waterford should be declared a Rent Pressure Zone’

Both Waterford and Limerick should be declared as Rent Pressure Zones (RPZ) according to national housing charity, Threshold. Responding to the Q3 2018 Residential Tenancies Board’s Rent Index, Threshold feels the Government must amend the RPZ’s definition given that rents in both Waterford and Limerick have increased by 10 and 11.8 per cent respectively. “We [...]

New additions of residential housing stock

A total of 464 residential address points in Waterford were added to the GeoDirectory database in the twelve months to December 2018, according to the latest GeoView Residential Buildings Report, published by GeoDirectory. Nationally, 21,207 dwellings were added. The vast majority of these new addresses were located in Leinster region (65.6%), with Dublin accounting for [...]

Hope for housing in Kilmacthomas

Hope for housing in Kilmacthomas
Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford Council’s Director of Housing has said there may be hope for a housing development in Kilmacthomas,with the local authority investigating a site in the fast-growing town.Ivan Grimes told Councillors at 2018’s final Comeragh District meeting that there is asite, but it is “complicated by the fact that there appears to be a [...]

Still No Answer on City Housing Turnaround Times

Eoghan Dalton Reports A City Councillor has appealed for figures on turnaround times for bringing houses back into use to be published by the local authority. Waterford City & County Council (WCCC) introduced a scheme designed to re-let houses at a speedier rate, but it has come in for criticism as the work had previously been carried [...]

FG Councillor Praises Housing Activists

Eoghan Dalton Reports A Fine Gael Councillor has praised the Take Back The City movement for its effort to highlight the housing crisis. The group has taken to occupying vacant properties across the country in recent weeks, including the former Presbytery on O’Connell Street in Waterford.While several Fine Gael ministers have criticised the group’s actions, Cllr [...]

Local Property Tax Rate Retained

WATERFORD’S rate of Local Property Tax (LPT) for 2019 is to remain the same as the current rate.Every year Councillors across Ireland vote on whether to apply an increase or decrease to the LPT. A call to increase the LPT by 10 per cent was made by CEO of Waterford City & County Council Michael Walsh [...]

Planning Granted for Dunmore Development

Eoghan Dalton Reports Planning permission has been granted for 61 two-storey houses in Dunmore East. The project, from Liam Carey Homes Ltd, is to consist of four two-bed terraced houses, 44 three-bed semi-detached and 12 four-bed semi-detached. The final house is a four-bed detached unit. .It is to be located on the Killea Road and will [...]

Council’s CPO Flat Block Bid

Clarendon Court, which the City & County Council wishes to acquire via Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO).
Eoghan Dalton Reports A 22-flat city centre apartment block is among the 44 properties the Council has sought to bring under its control through a large scale round of compulsory purchase orders (CPOs).Clarendon Court, located on Penrose Lane near O’Connell Street, has been described by the Council as vacant and is currently in private ownership. It [...]

Ferrybank’s Park Will Be “Amazing”

Sean McKeown, Kilkenny County Council's Director of Planning, Economic and Environmental Services.
Construction works at 2.5-acre site now considered imminent Construction work at the long-awaited public park at Ferrybank is set to be announced by Kilkenny County Council in October, local Councillors were informed on Wednesday last. Speaking at the September meeting of the Piltown Municipal District, Economic and Planning Director of Services Sean McKeown told Councillors he [...]