Monday 18 December 2017

You'll reap rewards here, but only if you're selling farmland

Boyle, Co Roscommon. Chris O'Dowd shooting Moone Boy. Photo: Brian Farrell
Boyle, Co Roscommon. Chris O'Dowd shooting Moone Boy. Photo: Brian Farrell
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

ROSCOMMON

Roscommon Town, Boyle, Castlerea, Strokestown, Ballaghadereen.

Up 3%

One Year Forecast: Up 3%

Average:€85,000

Assessing Agent: Property Partners Earley.

The Market:

Although there is a healthy demand for farms and land, residential prices in the county continue to falter and remain up to 70% lower than peak. Very few properties are selling and there is a glut of everything from family homes to apartments with tax breaks.

The county remains one of the cheapest in the country for property and it can take as long as a year to close a sale.

In the first signs of recovery, however, Roscommon Town and some of the other larger population centres did see a surge of sorts with detached family homes rising 15% and semis by about 5%.

In contrast, property prices were static or falling in other remoter parts of the county.

Overall it seems likely that the contrasting fortunes resulted in a slight annual rise of 3% with more of the same predicted for next year amidst similar market conditions.

Extensions and self-builds are the order of the day in what little construction activity there is and many are seeking to rent rather than buy in a 'wait and see' mode.

British-based buyers continue to make some impact in this county, but no more than usual.

The Prices:

2-bed apartment:

Jan 2013: €24,000

Jan 2014: €25,000

Jan 2015: €26,000

2-bed terrace:

Jan 2013: €49,000

Jan 2014: €50,000

Jan 2015: €52,000

3-bed terrace:

Jan 2013: €73,000

Jan 2014: €75,000

Jan 2015: €77,000

3-bed semi in town:

Jan 2013: €78,000

Jan 2014: €80,000

Jan 2015: €82,000

4-bed estate house in town:

Jan 2013: €97,000

Jan 2014: €100,000

Jan 2015: €103,000

4-bed estate house out of town:

Jan 2013: €63,000

Jan 2014: €65,000

Jan 2015: €67,000

3-bed bungalow in town:

Jan 2013: €97,000

Jan 2014: €100,000

Jan 2015: €103,000

3-bed bungalow out of town:

Jan 2013: €73,000

Jan 2014: €75,000

Jan 2015: €77,000

4-bed bungalow in town:

Jan 2013: €116,000

Jan 2014: €120,000

Jan 2015: €124,000

4-bed bungalow out of town:

Jan 2013: €107,000

Jan 2014: €110,000

Jan 2015: €113,000

Holiday home:

Jan 2013: €48,000

Jan 2014: €50,000

Jan 2015: €52,000

Irish Independent

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