Housing crisis and lack of builds ensure prices for 2015 rose spectacularly

Analysis by the ‘Irish Examiner’ of both the Residential Property Price Register and the Private Residential Tenancies Board Rent Index provides a composite view of how both markets fared
against a background of a housing crisis where affordability has become a key issue for both prospective buyers and tenants. An increase in the number of buyers, combined with a shortage of properties coming on the market, has ensured price levels rose steadily if not spectacularly in 2015. Sean MacCarthaigh reports.


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