Monthly Archives: September 2018

Why does it still take seven months to sell a house in Ireland?

In the midst of many property market challenges, it may be time to evaluate the selling model for houses and some of the chronic inefficiencies in the residential estate agency model. A review of the scant commentary on this reveals … Continue reading

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State continues to demolish viable housing stock instead of repairing it

Travelling from Dublin city centre on the northbound Luas Green line, one of the first things you see, two minutes from the GPO, is a row of boarded-up Dublin City Council apartments in Dominick Street. With our acute housing shortage, it is … Continue reading

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Number of homes for sale half of 2010 level, says estate agent

The number of homes for sale in the Republic is beginning to creep up, but is still at just half of levels recorded eight years ago. Analysis from estate agency Sherry FitzGerald found that the number of properties advertised for sale on … Continue reading

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David McWilliams: Dublin’s housing market not yet ripe for a crash

This week the influential magazine the Economist suggested that Dublin’s house prices are 25 per cent overvalued relative to long-term income. The Economist was one of the early sirens last time out, warning loudly about the Irish property market in 2003, so it has … Continue reading

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