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Cheaper to buy than rent in Clare

It is cheaper to buy rather than rent a house in County Clare, a scenario that would still prevail if current interest rates increased by 2%. This is outlined in a review of the residential property market by PIBA, the country’s largest group of financial brokers. PIBA also said the Central Bank’s excessive lending restrictions, along with the shortage of suitable properties to buy are creating “a lost generation robbed of the opportunity to buy their own homes”. This is a legacy likely to follow them down through the years in terms of their financial status, Rachel McGover, chief operations officer at the organisation, added. PIPA, which represents 900 member firms throughout the country said, “This week’s Daft.ie rent report for Q2 2016 provides the latest evidence that in several locations across the country it is cheaper, in some cases considerably so, to buy a property than rent one. “In what should be startling evidence for policy makers and the …

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