Monday 2 November 2009

Hynes believes the worst in over and things are straightening out

"We've seen a steady improvement in house sales since the start of this year, particularly since last August and September," said Hynes. "Confidence is a bit better. People realise there's value to be had out there. Sales are thousands of times better than this time last year."

Hynes believes the property market went into recession about a year before the rest of the economy, and is more likely to recover before other sectors. "There is an upturn slowly coming through," said Hynes. "The worst of the downturn is gone."