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Sep 18
House price rises now at lowest level in 15 months

House price rises now at lowest level in 15 months The rate at which property prices are increasing continues to ease off. This is being put down to buyers reaching the limit of what they can borrow due to Central Bank lending restrictions. Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show residential property prices at […]

Aug 01
Sea view boosts property prices by up to 32%, Daft says

Proximity to blue-flag beach can increase a property’s price by €6,000, research shows Properties with a view of the sea can command prices up to 32 per cent higher than a similar property with no sea view, a study has found. Research conducted by property website found that a full sea view adds €11,000 […]

Apr 16
House prices forecast to rise by 10% in 2018

Friends First economist Jim Power sees no sign of slowdown in property market House prices forecast to rise by 10% in 2018 <img src=”″ /> Despite signs of a slowdown in house price growth, financial services group Friends First still predicting prices to rise by a further 10 per cent this year. In its latest quarterly […]

Feb 28
We have no paperwork to show for our attic conversion, will it affect our house sale?

              Many people convert attics believing it has no planning implications but that’s not the case I am in the process of selling my house and the agent mentioned that I may be requested to provide full documentation for any changes or extensions carried out during my ownership period. We converted […]

Nov 14
Rents soar 11% to a new all-time high of €1,200 per month

Solving Ireland’s rental market crisis will take time The figures from this Rental Price Report do not make for happy reading for tenants, those worried about homelessness and those whose focus is national competitiveness. Having fallen for almost three years between 2008 and 2011, and then largely treading water until late 2012, rents have […]

Nov 03
House building below official figures but growing strongly

Goodbody BER Housebuilding Tracker for September shows 86% growth in building House building remains substantially below official estimates, but there was significant growth during September, according to an analysis by Goodbody. The Goodbody BER Housebuilding Tracker, which is based on building energy ratings, was formed following increasing doubts about the accuracy of official statistics. “Our analysis […]

Jul 27
Tenants paying two months’ deposit to Ireland’s largest private landlord

Landlords blame time it takes to solve arrears cases for trend towards larger deposits Ireland’s biggest private landlord is asking tenants for two months’ rent as a deposit.The move by Irish Residential Properties Reit (Ires Reit), which owns 2,400 apartments in greater Dublin,adds to the rapidly growing financial pressure on people looking to rent in […]

Jul 06
Soaring property prices: which counties are feeling the strain?

Homes in North Dublin and in cities outside of the capital have seen the sharpest rise in property asking prices, according to a recent report by property website The surge in prices comes as more house hunters who are priced out of the expensive South Dublin property market begin to search elsewhere. Shortages of supply in new […]

Feb 20
Today FM (Dermot & Dave) – Arthur & Lees Jingly Bits

A big thanks to Dermot & Dave from Today Fm for featuring us in their “Jingly Bits” segment. Follow the link to hear the full interview ––Arthur-and-Lees-Estate-Agents

Feb 15
Report shows rents increasing at record pace

Rental prices increased throughout 2016 at their fastest annual pace since the website started compiling statistics on the rental market in 2002. Average rents nationwide rose by 13.5% in the year to December, according to the latest report from the property website. At €1,111, the average monthly rent nationwide is at a new high, […]