Wednesday 20 September 2017

Price of average three-bed semi detached rises above €200,000 for first time since crash

Most of Dublin’s price rises last year happened in the last three months. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Most of Dublin’s price rises last year happened in the last three months. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Michael Cogley

Michael Cogley

The price of an average three-bed semi detached house has risen above €200,000 for the first time since the financial crash, new research has shown.

Countrywide the average three bed semi costs €200,093, an increase of €4,732 since the end of June. The price increase represents a 6.37pc on the same period last year, according to a survey by the Real Estate Alliance (REA).

In Dublin city prices grew by 2.75pc to €373,333 since June, nearly twice the growth reported in the second quarter of the year.

In Clonskeagh increases of €25,000 have been reported in sale prices over the last three months with the average price for a three-bed semi increasing by 5.49pc to €480,000.

Those in the commuter counties and the main cities of Cork and Galway have seen prices rise by an average of just under €3,000 over the last three months.

“We are seeing little or no increase in supply nationally, with an increase in funded buyers fueling the market in the short-term,” said REA Chairman Michael O’Connor.

“Many of our agents are now reporting some buyers are returning to the market having achieved a level of savings, and that there is an increase in mortgage-funded purchases.

“The average amount of cash buyers has fallen by 3pc to 33pc nationwide, but in Dublin city that figure is down by 7% in three months, with 72pc of transactions now mortgage-funded," he said.

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