Wick­low tops for coun­try home buy­ers

Bray People - - NEWS -

WICK­LOW and Cork have been named as the most pop­u­lar lo­ca­tions for coun­try home buy­ers in the €1 mil­lion-plus price bracket.

A new re­port from prop­erty con­sul­tants Sav­ills Ire­land says the top choices of Wick­low and Cork sug­gest that many of those seek­ing the ben­e­fits of coun­try liv­ing are also look­ing to re­main within arm’s reach of ma­jor cities, be it for shop­ping and en­ter­tain­ment pur­poses, pres­ti­gious schools or ac­cess to good road links and in­ter­na­tional air­ports.

Sav­ills sales data support this view, with a dis­pro­por­tion­ate num­ber of trans­ac­tions lo­cated in Dublin and neigh­bour­ing coun­ties, and along na­tional ar­te­rial routes.

The re­port also high­lighted that while do­mes­tic buy­ers ac­count for a ma­jor­ity of Sav­ills coun­try homes sales, the sin­gle big­gest deal in each of the last three years was a cash pur­chase from the UK or US. In ad­di­tion, Sav­ills note a greater level of in­ter­est from Amer­i­can ap­pli­cants, many of whom are look­ing to pur­chase a piece of fam­ily her­itage here in Ire­land.

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