Almost 200 buildings under construction
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.