Thursday, June 26, 2014

The price of housing in Ireland rises 10.6 percent in a year

The price of housing in the Republic of Ireland rose 2.3 percent in May from the previous month, so the increase in the year was 10.6 percent, reported today the Central Statistics Office (CSO) .

The increase between the months of May 2013 and 2014 confirms the recovery of the price of housing in Ireland, which had fallen 1.1 percent over the same period last year, although the recovery is recorded mainly in Dublin .

Housing prices rose 2.3 percent last month compared to April, compared to the monthly increase of 0.3 percent in May 2013, in line with the recovery of one of the sectors hardest hit by the outbreak of the housing bubble in 2008.

The collapse of the sector then dragged the Irish banks, which led to the Dublin government to rescue and take on a debt that forced him in 2010 to ransom the European Union (EU) and the IMF to 85,000 million euros, program help to quit last December.

According to the CSO, housing prices in Dublin rose 4.2 percent in May compared to April, while the annual increase was 22 percent.

In the Irish capital houses became more expensive by 4.4 in the month and 22.4 percent for the year, compared with increases of 1.9 and 19.5 percent, respectively, the price of apartments.

The CSO said that the "sub-indices" for the apartment market are made ​​from "the observation of reduced volumes" transaction and therefore subject to a "more volatile" price.

In the rest of Ireland, house prices rose 0.6 percent in May and the annual increase was only 1.8 percent, confirming that the sector's recovery progresses at two different speeds.

Houses and apartments in Dublin are now 44.4 and 53.4 percent, respectively, cheaper than in February 2007, when the sector reached its highest point, to experience a combined decrease of 46.3 percent.

Outside the capital, the price of houses and apartments combined is 47 percent lower and cheaper in Ireland is 45.1 percent.

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