Al­most 200 build­ings un­der con­struc­tion

Bray People - - NEWS - By DEB­O­RAH COLE­MAN

A TO­TAL of 197 build­ings were un­der con­struc­tion in Wick­low last month.

That’s ac­cord­ing to fig­ures pub­lished by GeoDirec­tory in the lat­est edi­tion of GeoView which tracks hous­ing con­struc­tion fig­ures, res­i­den­tial dwelling num­bers and prop­erty prices.

On av­er­age, con­struc­tion in Ire­land is up 36 per cent on June 2016 and it out­lines that Wick­low house prices are above av­er­age at €316,057. The av­er­age prop­erty price in the coun­try, ex­clud­ing Dublin, is now in the re­gion of €175,782.

Dublin (0.89 per cent of the Dublin to­tal stock) and the sur­round­ing coun­ties in­clud­ing Wick­low (2.65 per cent) had the low­est per­cent­ages of va­cant units by county in the state.

The gulf be­tween the hous­ing mar­ket in Dublin and the rest of the coun­try can be seen clearly when the av­er­age na­tional prop­erty price is ex­am­ined.

The na­tional av­er­age house price for the year was €250,188, an in­crease of al­most €23,739 since last year.

When Dublin is re­moved from the fig­ures, the na­tional av­er­age prop­erty price falls to €175,782.

The av­er­age res­i­den­tial prop­erty price in Dublin now stands at €404,911, this is €40,628 above the price this time last year.

This is well above the av­er­ages for the rest of the coun­try with the next high­est av­er­age price recorded in Wick­low at €316,057, an in­crease of €13,428 since the June 2016.

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