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‘We have Dublin prices for houses even though we are on Wexford salaries’

Coastal towns and villages across Wexford have been experiencing a property boom in recent months, but more often than not it is the local buyer that is losing out to purchasers from Dublin and the UK

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Auctioneer Brian Wallace in Cullenstown where several houses have been bought over recent months.

Auctioneer Brian Wallace in Cullenstown where several houses have been bought over recent months.

Cllr Jim Codd in Kilmore Quay.

Cllr Jim Codd in Kilmore Quay.

Jack Devereux.

Jack Devereux.

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Auctioneer Brian Wallace in Cullenstown where several houses have been bought over recent months.

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The explosion in properties being bought in coastal areas of Co Wexford has led to a generation of young people in living limbo, with no prospect of buying their own home.

According to Daft.ie the five seaside areas with the biggest price increases for a three-bedroom house were: Kilmore Quay in Wexford, up 54.2 per cent to €230,644; Dunmore East in Waterford, up 51.2 per cent to €345,090; Lahinch in Clare, up 39.4 per cent to €235,590; Renvyle/Letterfrack in Galway, up 39.1 per cent to €267,131; and Schull in Cork, up 33.6 per cent to €396,811.

For auctioneer Brian Wallace the problem is clear: most young people living in coastal Wexford will never be able to buy the type of home they want in their own locality.


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