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The housing market in Ireland had been booming for several years prior to 2007 - but as with many countries in the world - the price of property has dropped back to more realistic levels.

Ireland's house price growth up to 2007 was one of the highest in Europe. With mortgage rates being low, the ecomomy and population growing - demand for housing soared. The problem is that too many houses were built and now the demand has dropped.

As house prices drop it is a good thing for first time buyers - prices are more affordable now than in 2006. Maybe 2013 could be a good time to buy.

The days of buying a house hoping to make a quick profit are long gone - and will probably never return. But everyone needs somewhere to live - families grow and need more room or split up and need less.
The only alternative to buying is renting - but in many places in Ireland the rental costs are more than the mortgage repayments on an equivalent property. Renting long term is usually a money losing option.

Even if house prices do fall even further - after 25 years your mortgage payments will have stopped and you will own a property of some value. You will be able to live in it for free (apart from maintenance and any property taxes) If you rent - you will still be paying rent into retirement and will have nothing to show for it.
If rental payments were a lot less than mortgage payments - then it might be possible to save the difference and build up a nest-egg. But they are not in most cases.

The pages listed on the menu to the left give a some figures on recent house price changes for each county .

Price of Farm Land In Ireland

In 2012 the average price paid for agricultural land was 10,586 per acre. There was an overall 5% increase in agricultural land prices compared to 2011 according to estate agents Knight

The survey found that the combined Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow region enjoyed a larger increase in land price of 14.3% , with the average price paid per acre in those areas of 12,636. When Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow are excluded, the overall increase in the average price paid for farmland in 2012 stands at just 3%. The price paid for agricultural land in the rest of the country averaged 10,182 an acre , compared to 9,877 in 2011.

Selling Your Property :
Estate Agents fees can be as much as 2.5% in some places - others may charge as little as 1%. Some auctioneers and estate agents have a no sale no fee policy - but this seems to be less common in Ireland than the UK and many of them charge a fixed fee upfront to cover advertising costs and web site listings even if they don't sell your house.

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Galway Property
Leitrim Estate Agents
Mayo Houses For Sale
Roscommon Property
Sligo Estate Agents

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Auctioneers in Clare
Cork Auctioneers
Estate Agents in Kerry
Limerick Auctioneers
Tipperary Auctioneers
Waterford Estate Agents

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Auctioneers in Carlow
Dublin House Prices
Kildare Auctioneers
Kilkenny Estate Agents
Laois Auctioneers
Longford Estate Agents

Louth Auctioneers
Meath Estate Agencies
Offaly Auctioneers
Wexford Estate Agents
Wicklow Property

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Cavan Estate Agents
Donegal Auctioneers
Monaghan Estate Agents


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