Most of our neighbouring counties hit by heavier falls
WITH HOUSE prices in Wicklow dropping by 6.7 per cent in a year all our neighbouring counties with the exception of South County Dublin experienced heavier falls.
In Wicklow, the average price of a house is €224,705 even despite this drop.
However, the average price of a house in Wexford is just 133,457 after the county saw a fall in house prices of 10 per cent.
Carlow saw a whopping fall in house prices of 13.9 per cent in the year with the average price of a house now coming in at €136,376.
In Kildare, house prices fell by 8.9 per cent but house prices there remain closer to Wicklow’s average of €224,705, although there is a fairly significant gap.
In Kildare, the average price of a house if €177,742, almost €50,000 cheaper than houses in Wicklow.
However, spare a thought to those who took the plunge in South County Dublin in the final quarter of 2012.
In the past year houses prices in South County Dublin rose by 3.1 per cent and the average house price stands at € 333,828, some € 100,000 more than the average house price in Wicklow.
Nationally the biggest price drop was seen in Roscommon where a 22.5 per cent drop was experienced in the past 12 months with the average house price now € 102,005. However, Leitrim which saw a drop of 19.9 per cent now boasts the cheapest average house price of € 98,754.
In Wicklow, the average price of a house is €224,705 despite the 6.7 per cent drop.