House sales are rising, with Laois the only exception

The volume of houses being sold is increasing across the country — except in Laois where it continues to fall.

House sales are rising, with Laois the only exception

In Co Cork 3,168 houses were sold last year, a 16% increase on 2012. In Co Galway, it was even higher with a 32% hike.

Co Kerry saw a 15% rise in house sales with the highest rate of transactions in Killarney.

In Co Wicklow, a 23% rise was recorded between 2012 and 2013.

The figures from myhome.ie show a 45% increase in the amount of money spent on houses in Co Carlow.

In Co Wicklow, that figure stands at 30%.

The amount of money spent on houses in Dublin increased by 34% last year.

The most popular place to buy a house in Dublin is Castleknock, in Co Cork it’s Cork City, in Galway it’s Galway City, in Waterford it’s Waterford City and in Leitrim it’s Carrick-on-Shannon. There was a 24% rise in house sales in Co Meath with the lion’s share in Naas.

There was a 45% rise in the amount of money spent in the property market in Cork and a 34% increase in Dublin.

A 4% increase was recorded in Kerry, but there was a one per cent fall on the amount of money generated through house sales in Co Clare because of lower prices.

Twice as many houses were sold in Cork last year than Galway. And only half as many transactions were made in Limerick compared to Cork.

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