Pandemic accelerates dramatic changes in house-buying trends

Properties are going ‘sale agreed’ quickly, sea-swimmers are hunting for properties close to the coast, and there has been a shift out of the city to suburbia

18th April, 2021
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4 Castle Avenue, Churchtown, Dublin 14: sold for €1.4 million

First quarter analysis of the Irish residential property market by agent Lisney has shown a number of fascinating trends related to the ongoing pandemic.

The agent noted that properties are going sale agreed within two to three weeks, and that properties within walking distance of the coast have seen a substantial increase in demand, with values jumping far higher than homes in other areas.

The agent found that continued pent-up purchaser demand is driving sale...

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