Thursday July 9, 2020

City living must become an attractive option

Living as 'tenants' in apartments has never been popular in Ireland, but we need to make it a more attractive option for the future, writes Carol Tallon.

15th June, 2013
Any new apartments built should bring the next generation of city-dwellers together. Photo: Getty

Every week I talk about the housing market for buyers, and it is clear to me that buyers in Dublin are having a very different experience to buyers outside the capital.

In regional areas, there are still high levels of over-supply which vary from area to area, and relatively low levels of competing buyers. Supply generally outstrips demand and this results in a buyer's market. Of course, the disadvantage of this scenario is prevailing uncertainty...

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