High property prices not stopping Kildare homeowners

Houses and apartments in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare are no longer “affordable”, with costs relative to incomes almost back at 2008 levels, according to the State’s Housing Agency. It said a minimum of 63,000 homes need to be built nationally within the next three years, half of which are required for Dublin households. The affordability problem was largely down to a “mismatch” between supply and demand, with 11,000 homes completed last year, at least 4,000 less than was needed, the agency said in its first National Statement of Housing Supply and Demand. Despite this report there has been a 23% Increase In Yr.-On-Yr. Volume Of House Sales In Kildare. 23% more homes have been sold in Kildare this year, when compared with the first 8 months of 2014. Figures from the Property Price Register indicate that 1,232 houses have been sold in the county this year. 997 changed hands between January and August of last year.

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