Housing may get post-election lift

The housing market got a lift in the week following the general election, and there has been an increase in offers, transactions and sale-agreed levels.

2nd June, 2007

The housing market got a lift in the week following the general election, and there has been an increase in offers, transactions and sale-agreed levels.

Estates agents have reported an increase in sales and activity since the general election, though caution is still evident.

The market is confident that some reform in stamp duty is imminent, probably along the lines of the Fianna Fail programme of abolishing the charge for first-time buyers, which may help...

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