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Residential property prices rise by 3.1% in the year to April

Residential property prices increased by 3.1% nationally in the year to April. This compares with an increase of 3.8% in the year to March and an increase of 13.3% in the twelve months to April 2018.

In Dublin, residential property prices rose by 0.5% in the year to April, with no change in house prices and apartments rising by 2.2%. The highest house price growth in Dublin was in South Dublin at 4.0%, while Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown saw the greatest decline in house prices (1.5%).

Residential property prices in Ireland excluding Dublin were 5.6% higher in the year to April, with house prices up by 5.8% and apartments by 5.9%. The region outside of Dublin that saw the largest rise in property prices was the Border at 11.4%, while the smallest rise was recorded in the Mid-East at 1.5%.

Overall Decline

Overall, the national index is 18.5% lower than its highest level in 2007. Dublin residential property prices are 22.5% lower than their February 2007 peak, while residential property prices in the Rest of Ireland are 21.8% lower than their May 2007 peak.

Recovery

Property prices nationally have increased by 81.9% from their trough in early 2013. Dublin residential property prices have risen 91.9% from their February 2012 low, whilst residential property prices in the Rest of Ireland are 79.9% higher than at the trough, which was in May 2013.

CSO reports