Thursday 29 September 2016

Auctionroom reports another successful sale

REA Auction is delighted to announce another great result from their latest online auction; this time in Edenderry. The firm were selling REA Hynes who secured a sale on 15 St Bridget’s Street, a 2 bedroom detached house in need of refurbishment. Bidding opened at €18,000 and the reserve was met within 3 minutes when the reserve of €20,000 was achieved. By 5.30, bidding had exceeded €30,000 and by 8.30 the following morning, bidding was at €37,000. The auction was due to close at 12 noon when the property was at €49,000 however as bidding was still going, the action continued until 12.30. The final sale price REA Hynes achieved was €62,000 - an impressive 300% of the reserve for the property.
Commenting on the result, Healy Hynes had this to say. “The online platform allows buyers to make an offer even when ou office is closed. As a consequence, thy control the house buying experience. The transparency involved also helps buyers make offers with greater confidence that traditional private treaty or auction. We are seeing more and more interest in buying this way and intend to advise more of our clients to use this approach.
“This Edenderry house attracted a lot of interest; we had 35 bids in total from first time buyers, retirees and self builders. The result is a strong recognition of the continued upturn of the market as indicated by the latest REA survey.
“We are confident that this upturn will continu
e as there is still tremendous value to be had out there

Monday 26 September 2016

Q3 Average House Price Survey Sept 2016

The average three-bed semi has risen above €200,000 for the first time since the country emerged from the property crash, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance.

And with an increase of mortgage-backed buyers on the market chasing a limited supply, prices in Dublin have grown by +2.75% – almost double that of the previous three months.

The REA Average House Price Survey concentrates on the actual sale price of Ireland's typical stock home, the three-bed semi, giving an up-to-date picture of the property market in towns and cities countrywide to the end of Q3 this week.

The average three bed semi nationally now costs €200,093, an increase of €4,732 (+2.42%) since the end of June. This is a rise of 6.37% against the same time last year.

Prices in Dublin city grew by +2.75% to €373,333 since June – almost twice the growth experienced in the same area in Q2 as buyers chase a scarce supply of suitable housing.

In Dublin, one agent, Ed Dempsey in Clonskeagh, is reporting increases of €25,000 for sale prices over the past three months, with the average three-bed semi increasing by 5.49% from €455,000 in June to €480,000 now – a rise of 9.09% year-on-year.

Other Southside Dublin agents are reporting that the autumn market is stronger than Q2, with the lower and middle ends of the market beginning to move due to a release of pent-up demand.

Prices in the tier containing commuter counties and the main cities of Cork and Galway have risen by an average of just under €3,000 to €217,176 (+1.21%) while those in the rest of the country have increased by nearly €5,000 to €133,268 (+3.55%).

“We are seeing little or no increase in supply nationally, with an increase in funded buyers fueling the market in the short-term,” said REA Chairman Michael O’Connor.

“Many of our agents are now reporting some buyers are returning to the market having achieved a level of savings, and that there is an increase in mortgage-funded purchases.

“The average amount of cash buyers has fallen by 3% to 33% nationwide, but in Dublin city that figure is down by 7% in three months, with 72% of transactions now mortgage-funded.

“The early effects of the Central Bank restrictions had previously seen prices drop in the capital in the year to Q1 2016, but a combination of a longer time period to save and pressure on supply is manifesting itself in price growth.

“Our agents are also reporting that many first-time buyers seem to be holding fire in the hope of increased incentives in the upcoming budget.”

“The Central Bank’s mortgage deposit rules are still being keenly felt in the commuter areas, with most rises occurring in towns where three-bed semis are available for under the deposit threshold of €220,000

The immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote has had an effect in the north west where Donegal is the only county to register a three-month fall on -1.73%.

This has been most keenly felt in traditional holiday home spots such as Bundoran where the average three-bed semi has dropped by -3.41% in three months from 88,000 to 85,000.


Available for interview:
Michael O’Connor, REA chairman and auctioneer.
087 259 7034

Media information: Darren Hughes, 086 293 7037,

Thursday 15 September 2016

REA Classic Homes

REA agents represent vendors across Ireland in the sale of all types of properties and land.
These include a large selection of classic homes ranging from beautiful country and coastal
homes, charming cottages and historic and vintage homes to luxury properties and modern
converted townhouses. Enhancing the profile of a property is vital in order to ensure a successful sale. REA agents are highly experienced in maximising the exposure of classic homes – and this brochure will give you a real insight into the beautiful homes we’ve sold
in the past and those currently available.

Contact your local REA agent to receive a free appraisal or email
to register your interest and order the autumn REA Classic Homes brochure.

Tuesday 13 September 2016

REA Munster & Connacht Auction a success

120 people registered for the REA Munster & Connacht Auction held at the Limerick Strand Hotel on Monday, 12th September. The auction offered a selection of properties throughout Munster & Connacht with a mix of apartments, detached, semi-detached and terraced houses going under the hammer. The well attended Auction experienced strong bidding with Sales prices exceeding Reserves by an average of 10%. Only two Lots remained unsold at the auction however, these properties are presently under negotiation and are expected to sell in the coming days.

We are now accepting Lot Entries for our next REA Munster & Connacht Auction being held on Thursday, 3rd November 2016 in the Limerick Strand Hotel. All information on this Auction will be on our website within the coming days