Most of our neigh­bour­ing coun­ties hit by heav­ier falls

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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