Deposit rules push home buyers to edge of commuter belt: survey

Towns on "edge of the daily travelling limits" see largest price rises

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
28th March, 2016
The average price of a three-bed semi-detached house has risen from 122,161 to 125,321 in the first quarter Pic:

Home buyers are being forced to move further out from Dublin to secure affordable houses, subjecting themselves to more than hour-long commutes to work, according to a new survey.

Counties like Offaly and Laois, which are considered to be in the outer commuter ring, have had their house prices driven up by Dublin-based first-time buyers who have had to leave the city by the Central Bank’s deposit rules according to the first quarter’s results from...

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