According to the latest PTSB / ESRI Irish house price survey - there was a drop of 10.8% in the average national house prices for 2010 . According to the survey - the average house price accross Ireland was €191,776. The survey would have included all sales - from small apartments to detached homes. This survey was on a small proportion of house sales - so it may not be an accurate reflection of prices.
The average price for a Dublin house in Quarter 4 2010 was €237,480 while the average price for a house Outside Dublin in Quarter 4 2010 was €174,570
Take a look at what kind of home will you be able to buy in Ireland for around the average Dublin house price of €237,480 (Approx $333,000 US Dollars or £208,000 GBP )
In Dublin - Rathfarnham - the owners are asking for €240,000 for a first floor 2 bedroomed apartment of just 790 sq feet. in a gated development.
Also in Dublin - €239,950 is the value placed on this small 3 bed semi detached in Santry (105 m2). Two double bedrooms, 1 single, bathroom , kitchen , living room,bathroom.
For €235,000 you could get a 4 bedroomed semi detached house in the suburbs of Cork City
with floor space of just c. 1300 sq ft ( 121 sq m)
For just €1750,000 - you could get this large rural (2200 sq feet) on the Roscommon Mayo border. With some great views , large garage, big garden and even some room for growing vegetables or keeping chickens etc.
€239,000 is the price asked for a small 3 bedroomed bungalow inPiltown , Kilkenny on a quarter of an acre.