House prices up 18% in Co Kildare in past year - report
6 Oct 2015
A new property report shows that house prices in Co Kildare have jumped by 18 per cent compared to a year ago. The Daft.ie report for the second quarter said the commuter counties around the capital are seeing some of the strongest growth. The average price nationwide is now €202,000 - compared to a low of €164,000 in mid-2013 and a peak of €370,000 in 2007.
In Dublin, the figures show prices rose by less than 1 per cent between March and June. Prices are up 23 per cent in Meath and 18 per cent in Kildare compared to a year ago. In Cork, prices rose by 4.4 per cent, while in Galway they climbed by 3.8 per cent. Limerick saw a 5.1 per cent increase in prices and in Waterford they grew by 3.4 per cent between March and June. For the country as a whole, the average asking price for a house in Ireland grew by 1.9% in the second quarter.
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