House prices see 8.4% yearly rise, according to new report

House Prices See 8.4% Yearly Rise, According To New Report
House prices have risen by 2.4 per cent since the year began, according to property website
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By Dominic McGrath, PA

House prices have risen by 2.4 per cent since the year began, according to a report.

A study by property website shows prices continue to go in an upward trajectory across the country, with the average price of a home nationwide now just over €299,000 in the first quarter of the year – an 8.4 per cent increase on the same period last year.


The report shows that the average price nationwide is only 19 per cent below the peak seen in Ireland during the Celtic Tiger.



Trinity College Dublin economist Ronan Lyons, who authored the report, said: “Inflation in housing prices remains stubbornly high – with Covid-19 disturbing an equilibrium of sorts that had emerged, with prices largely stable in 2019 but increasing since.

“As has been the case consistently over the last decade, increasing prices – initially in Dublin and then elsewhere – reflects a combination of strong demand and very weak supply.”

Prices rose in cities across Ireland.

In Dublin, prices rose by 4 per cent bringing the average price of a house to over €415,000.


In Cork, house prices rose by 3.9 per cent to sit at an average of over €318,000.

In Waterford, there was an increase of over 9 per cent in prices – with the average home now selling for nearly €219,000.

As of the start of March, the report found only 10,000 homes for sale across the country.

That figure is significantly below the average in 2019 of 17,500.


Dr Lyons added: “Both new and second-hand supply remain weaker than expected before the pandemic.

“Combined with unexpected strong demand, due to accidental savings during lockdown, this has driven up prices.

“Additional supply – of all types of homes, for sale but also market rental and social rental housing – remains the only real solution to solving Ireland’s chronic housing shortage.”

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