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Limited housing stock for sale in Clare

There is a limited stock of properties to offer for sale in County Clare, a survey has confirmed. The price of the average three-bed semi in Clare rose by 1.1% to €180,000 in the first three months of the year, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. Clare prices increased by 9.1% in the year to March 2018. 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 close of last week. “While there has been an increase in the number of mortgage approved home-buyers, there is a lack of supply in Clare,” said Liam Browne of REA Paddy Browne, Ennis. The average semi-detached house nationally now costs €229,111, the Q1 REA Average House Price Survey has found – a rise of 1.5% on the Q4 2017 figure of €225,806. Overall, …

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New houses for Feakle

A Part 8 process for the development of a 13-house scheme in Feakle has been unanimously approved by the members of Clare County Council. The new scheme is being developed as part of the Rebuilding Ireland Programme and is the first social housing development in Feakle since 1973. The development, which comprises a mix of three and two-bed houses to cater for the needs of the area, has gone through extensive public and department consultation and includes a new pedestrian way linking the main street to the school and playground. Councillor Tom McNamara, Mayor of Clare, said, “The design, accessibility and usability of previous social housing developments in County Clare have been of the highest standard and I am sure these schemes will be welcomed by applicants on the Council’s waiting list for social housing.” Councillor Gerry Flynn, Chair of the Social Development SPC, commented, “2018 is the year for moving projects into construction stage. This is a positive step …

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40 new houses for Ennis

MORE than €7.8 million has been allocated for the construction of 40 new homes in Ennis, it has been confirmed. “Funding of €7,854,000 is being provided by the Local Authority Housing Construction Programme under Rebuilding Ireland, for the construction of 40 new Social Homes at Ashline on the Kilrush Road, Ennis,” according to Minister for Trade, Employment, Business EU Digital Single Market & Data Pat Breen “The housing scheme will be made up of 30 three bedroom homes, four four bedroom homes and six two bedroom homes. The Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government will issue the approval in principle to Clare County Council on Wednesday, November 29. “These 40 new homes will provide much needed housing for people on the housing waiting list in Clare. These will be comfortable homes suitable for families of all sizes,” he added. “The approval of this housing scheme is another move in the right direction towards tackling the housing shortage in our county …

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€1.6m to build eight houses

FUNDING of close to €1.6 million has been provided to build eight new local authority homes in Ennis. A provisional budget has been approved by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to build eight homes at Beech Court, Roslevan, Ennis. These homes will be made up of two two-bedroom single-story homes, five three-bedroom two-storey houses and one four-bedroom two-storey house. A total of €1,248,200 will be allocated to Clare County Council for the construction of these houses, while a further €200,000 will be provided to the local authority for site costs, with the remainder of the funding for technical fees, salaries and utilities. The funding for the eight new homes on a site at Beech Court and Beech View, which already has a housing stock of 48 houses, is being provided under the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness. Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen said, “This latest funding for new …

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New housing for Shannon

PLANS are being made for a new 50-unit housing development at Tullyvarraga, Shannon. With the property market recovering for some time now, developer John Walsh believes prices are going to increase, making such developments sustainable once again. “I hope to have planning there within 12 months and it should be ripe after that. We would start developing some time in the middle of next year.” He plans to put a total of 50 residential dwellings in place, 10 detached, 24 semi-detached and 16 apartments. While he feels current prices are generally not high enough to justify new building, he feels this will change. He also has an idea of what properties at the Tullyvarraga site should reach when they are eventually built. “There is still probably a bit left in the market for it to reach a sustainable building level. Prices for a three-bed semi at €210,000 or €215,000 would be rock-bottom. That’s the level it would need to be …

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‘Severe’ lack of supply in housing

The price of the average three-bed semi in Co Clare has risen 3.1% to €165,500 in the last three months, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. 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 for the first three months of the year. “The lack of supply is severe,” said Liam Browne from REA Paddy Browne in Ennis. “There is high demand from owner-occupiers and investors in the town centre, which will hopefully lead to new developments both in the short and long term.” Property prices in the county have risen by 13.8% in the past year, the survey has found.The average semi-detached house nationally now costs €209,944, the Q1 REA Average House Price Survey has found – a rise of 3.5% on the Q4 2016 figure of €202,926. Overall, the …

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Clare house prices on the up

THE price of the average three-bedroom semi-detached house in Clare has increased by 3.57% to €145,000 in the first three months of 2016, a nationwide property survey has found. The Real Estate Alliance Average House Price Survey concentrates on the 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 quarter one this week. The average house in Clare now takes five weeks to sell, down from six weeks in December. “There is strong demand in the Clare area but the main urban areas lack supply, which is having a positive impact on prices being achieved,” said Liam Browne from REA Paddy Browne in Ennis. The average three-bed semi nationally now costs €191,194, a rise of €2,824, or 1.5%, on Q4 2015. The average price of a three-bed semi in Dublin City and County has risen by 0.6% from €332,000 to €334,000 in …

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Rents on the increase in Clare

Rents for residential property in Clare increased by 4.4% last year compared to 2013. However, with the average advertised rent at €566, there is overall decrease of 25% since the peak of the market, according to property website, Daft.ie. In Munster, rents rose by an average of 4.2% in the year to December 2014, compared to static rents a year previously. Year-on-year inflation in rents nationwide eased in the final three months of 2014, according to the latest quarterly rental report by Daft.ie. The national average rent between October and December was just under €950, that’s 9.7% higher than last year. However, this is down from a 10.8% annual increase in the second and third quarters and marks the first time since mid-2009 that rental inflation has eased. This national trend is being driven by a moderation in Dublin’s rental inflation, which has eased from 16.5% in April to below 10% by January. In the other city centres, rents continue …

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