Posted on 9th January 2017 by Shauna Forde
There are early indicators that 2017 will be another year of strong growth in the property market. According to a new report released by www.daft.ie, the property market during 2016, increased nationally by 8%, and impressively over 12% in the Connacht region and over 9% in both Munster and Leinster. Very similar figures were seen in 2015, showing the market is still recovering strongly with increases becoming more settled particularly in the urban areas which seen bigger increases earlier in the recovery.
However a major challenge in 2016 was the housing supply shortage which looks to continue, thus feeding into the continued rise of house prices in 2017 and indeed for the next few years. Figures from MyHome.ie show that the number of properties listed for sale fell to just 20,875 in December 2016, down 7.7% from 12 months previous which sets another historic low in terms of supply. Out of these properties many are located in less desirable locations which is leading to a significant shortage of good quality family homes across Ireland.
Patrick Folan, director of IAM Sold stated that “while a small amount of new builds are coming on stream, there is still a clear imbalance between supply and demand. We are hopeful that new schemes such as the help to buy scheme will aid in pushing on new build homes to allow for supply to catch up with demand.
We held the last of our summer auctions on Wednesday July 18th in The Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin. This was the final auction in a busy period for the company, as we held 6 auctions across Leinster, Munster and Connacht this summer – the largest volume of multi-lot auctions held by any company in […]Read more
The Munster Property Auction recently sold 12 of the 14 properties offered for sale via auction. The company was due to offer these properties for sale at a public auction event, however due to adverse weather conditions, the company decided to offer all properties for sale via their online auction bidding platform at www.munsterpropertyauction.ie. “The […]Read more
As the year is nearing its end, we would like to wish all our clients & partner auctioneers a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year as we review our year of auctions for 2017. Our auction team are celebrating an impressive run of 15 successful public auctions across Connacht, Leinster & Munster. The properties offered […]Read more
Success was on the cards again for IAM Sold, as they wrapped up 3 more public auctions across Leinster, Munster and Connacht. So far this year the company have held 12 auctions, each offering an array of family homes, investment properties, commercial buildings, sites and builders projects along with agricultural lands. Company Director Patrick Folan, […]Read more
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