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Housing Pulse

April 2022

At 119.1 in April 2022, the Housing Pulse was up 3.0 on last month and 11.2 on a year ago.  Households raised their expectations for future house price gains this month, with expectations for rent increases also ticking up. Savings accumulated during the pandemic and new ways of working mean home improvements are on the agenda for some, with the April survey finding that 28% are likely to undertake renovations over the coming year. This is a little lower than recent readings though, possibly reflecting value for money concerns as well as capacity constraints in the construction sector.

Housing Pulse

April 2022

Key Points

  • Housing Pulse rises in April
  • Four in five expect house prices to increase in the next year
  • 76% think it is cheaper to buy than rent

Housing Pulse

April 2022

Housing Pulse

April 2022

119.1

+3.0 on previous index reading

Housing Pulse

April 2022

”After last month’s setback, the Housing Pulse put in a good performance this month.”

Dr Loretta O'Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

Housing Pulse

April 2022

House Price Expectations National

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 44%
1% to 5% 37%
Stay more or less the same
14%
Decrease
1% to 5% 2%
> 5% 2%

Balance +60%

(+3 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2022

House Price Expectations Dublin

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 49%
1% to 5% 37%
Stay more or less the same
10%
Decrease
1% to 5% 2%
> 5% 1%

Balance +65%

(+7 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2022

Price Expectations Rest of Leinster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 43%
1% to 5% 37%
Stay more or less the same
14%
Decrease
1% to 5% 3%
> 5% 2%

Balance +57%

(-2 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2022

House Price Expectations Munster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 44%
1% to 5% 36%
Stay more or less the same
16%
Decrease
1% to 5% 0%
> 5% 2%

Balance +61%

(+3 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2022

Price Expectations Connacht / Ulster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 40%
1% to 5% 37%
Stay more or less the same
16%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 2%

Balance +56%

(+4 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2022

Rent Expectations National

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 37%
1% to 5% 40%
Stay more or less the same
19%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 1%

Balance +56%

(+3 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2022

Rent Expectations Dublin

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 40%
1% to 5% 36%
Stay more or less the same
18%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 2%

Balance +56%

(+3 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2022

Rent Expectations Rest of Leinster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 33%
1% to 5% 48%
Stay more or less the same
15%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 1%

Balance +55%

(+3 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2022

Rent Expectations Munster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 41%
1% to 5% 36%
Stay more or less the same
20%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 0%

Balance +58%

(+3 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2022

Rent Expectations Connacht / Ulster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 34%
1% to 5% 40%
Stay more or less the same
22%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 0%

Balance +54%

(+4 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

April 2022

Housing National

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Housing Pulse

April 2022

Housing Dublin

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Housing Pulse

April 2022

Housing Rest of Leinster

Housing Pulse

April 2022

Housing Munster

Housing Pulse

April 2022

Housing Connacht/ Ulster