House prices went up by over a thousand euro a month during 2018.

According to the latest report, there was a 5.5 per cent increase across the country with the average price now 254 thousand euro.

In Dublin, house prices rose by 2.9 per cent, compared to an increase of 11.7 per cent in 2017.

Prices went up 5.8 per cent in Cork, 6.3 per cent in Galway city, while Limerick saw increases of 9.8 per cent.

In Mayo, prices in the final quarter of 2018 were 10% higher than a year previously, compared to a rise of less than 1% seen a year ago. The average house price is now €154,000, 39% above its lowest point.

In Roscommon the average price has risen by 7.5% since last year up to €138,908 and are up 51.6% since their lowest point.

In Galway City the average house price is €290,528, up 6.3% on the same time last year and up just under 81% since its lowest point.

In Galway County the average price is now €197,791, up 7.4% on last year and 56.3% since the lowest level.

In Sligo the average price is €138164, up 5.5% since last year and 31.5% since its lowest level.


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