Thursday 23 January 2020

€142,000 is Sligo’s average house price

The average house price in Sligo is now €142,000, 35% above its lowest point, according to the latest report from

Prices in the final quarter of 2019 in Sligo were 2% higher than a year previously, compared to a rise of 6% seen a year ago.

Nationally, housing prices fell by 1.2% during 2019, the first calendar year recording a fall in prices since 2012, according to the latest Sales Report released today by Ireland's largest property website,

The average price nationwide in the final quarter of the year was €250,766, 2.4% lower than in the third quarter and 1.2% lower than a year ago.

In Dublin, prices fell by 1.2% during 2019, while in Galway city, prices were unchanged on a year previously.

In the other main cities, prices were higher, with year-on-year increases of 0.8% in Cork, 2.9% in Limerick and 3.3% in Waterford.

Outside the cities, prices were also falling, by between 0.8% in Munster and 2.6% in Connacht-Ulster.

The number of properties available to buy nationwide was just under 22,500 in December, down almost 5% year-on-year.

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