Tipperary house prices remain the same for the last quarter of 2020

Noel Dundon

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Uncertain market sees fall in house prices in Louth

Tipp housing market prices remain the same for the end of 2020

The median asking price for a property in the county stayed at €175,000

Property prices in Tipperary have remained unchanged during the last quarter of 2020, according to the latest MyHome.ie Property Report in association with Davy.


The report for Q4 2020 shows that the median asking price for a property in the county stayed at €175,000. This means prices are up by €5,000 compared with this time last year.


“The median price is the ‘middle price’. It can be thought of as the price of the house which is more expensive than exactly half of the other houses. We find that it is superior to the average in estimating the price of a typical house and that is why we use it in our county by county analysis of 3 and 4 bed semi-detached properties”.


Despite this, asking prices for a 3-bed semi-detached house in the county increased by €700 to €159,950. Prices for this house type are up by €9,950 compared to this time last year.


Meanwhile, the asking price for a 4-bed semi-detached house in Tipperary rose by €5,000 over the quarter to €190,000. This means prices in the segment were up €10,025 compared to this time last year.


The number of properties for sale in Tipperary on MyHome.ie fell by 10% in the last quarter and was down 26% on this time last year.
The average time for a property to go sale agreed in the county after being placed up for sale now stands at nearly seven months.


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The author of the report, Conall MacCoille, Chief Economist at Davy, said that house price increases were now likely in 2021. “This quarter’s MyHome report points to an acceleration in annual asking price inflation to 6%, the fastest pace in almost three years. This pressure has not yet turned up in transaction prices, although the Central Statistics Office (CSO) Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) rose by 0.5% in October, the sharpest monthly increase in over one year. It is probably only a matter of time before the official measure of house price inflation accelerates.


“As we head into 2021, homebuyers have saved additional funds to purchase homes, with sentiment helped by the likely recovery in the economy as vaccines are disbursed. Given that homebuilding will remain impaired, with banks seeking lending opportunities, too much cash is chasing too few homes – which can only push prices higher.”


Angela Keegan, Managing Director of MyHome.ie, said: “The property market mirrors the overall economy, and we are in a much better place now than we may have expected to be earlier in the year when the virus emerged. Government Covid-19 supports, increased mortgage lending, and the concentration of job losses among mostly lower-paid workers have ensured the property market has remained buoyant, while the ongoing issue of supply has exacerbated demand leading to a rise in house price inflation.”