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Looking at household property in Ireland for the first time since I’d say 2011 and this is some stuff I’ve been playing around with today. Based on the property price register for Jan-March 2014.

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No. 4 Saul’s Court, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar is for sale today at €165,000. It is a one-bedroomed apartment.
Apartments in Saul’s Court went on sale on 20 October 1999, starting at £170,000 (Irish pounds) / €215,856 (Euro).
In terms of inflation, the price today would be €298,742.
Adjusted for inflation, the one-roomed apartment in Saul’s Court stands […]

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This is a comparison between the number of vacant housing units uncovered by last year’s census, compared with the social housing needs of the state on a county-by-county basis, as provided by the Dept. of the Environment.
The excel file of this information is here.

Below is a graph of the ratio of vacant housing to social […]

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[Photo from Irish Examiner USA]
Marain Finnegan, chief economist with Sherry Fitzgerald, in today’s Irish Times:
Marian Finnegan, chief economist at Sherry FitzGerald, says people who can get a mortgage are in a much better position than people who bought a few years ago. “At the height of the market couples spent 45 per cent of their […]

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[Photo from Research Design Group]
The following list is compiled from data taken from the Household Charge FAQs. It is of housing estates which fall into category three and four of unfinished housing estates, and as such are exempt from the household charge.
These are estates which are effectively failed estates, but in which people are forced […]

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[Video from RTWEthepeople]

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I see that the Now is a Good Time to Buy [NIAGTTB] crowd are back to sending out press releases. All bottoming out and slowdown in declines.
The usual suspects are saying that an average house price of €201,364 equals a kind of stability to the market. Well, it doesn’t. Given the type of employment we […]

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As one who has been involved in the Irish property market for 40 years and has experienced every type of market scenario, I am totally convinced that the market is currently in good shape and that anyone buying now will do extremely well in the years ahead. There is no better investment than Irish property […]

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It’s only been a year, but let us not forget that when it comes to cutting social welfare as a form of economic “pragmatism”, this is the Irish Times with some typical “pragmatic” economic advice.
From 4 April 2008.
Enjoy.
“BUYING A HOUSE CAN NOW BEAT RENTING
AFFORDABILITY FOR first-time buyers continues to improve as house prices fall, according […]

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The Kenny Report, the official title of which is “COMMITTEE ON THE PRICE OF BUILDING LAND, REPORT TO THE MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ROBERT MOLLOY, CHAIRMAN MR. JUSTICE J. KENNY (DUBLIN,1974), was begun in 1971 and finally published in 1974. Its findings have never been implemented
Its recommendations formed part of the Green Party’s pre-election manifesto. […]

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