Monday May 25, 2020

Tough at the top?

Trophy homes are continuing to sell at the high end of the market, but the peak price paid this year is a full €1 million less than last year’s equivalent – and experts are beginning to wonder if ‘something is wrong with the market’

6th January, 2019
Clonmore on Shrewsbury Road, Dublin 4: sold for €8.1 million

Last year proved itself to be another fascinating one in terms of the property market, one that could be described as both schizophrenic and tending to stabilisation in equal measure. Sales were both impaired and stimulated by exceptional forces of nature, from snowstorms to record-level prolonged heat and from conservative fiscal policies to the political uncertainty of Britain’s planned exit from the European Union.

Despite all of that, data analysed from the national...

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