-6.8 on previous index reading
At 75.2 in September 2019, the Housing Pulse was down 6.8 on last month’s reading. Uncertainty and stretched affordability in parts of the country are tempering sentiment; with households in all regions bar Connacht/Ulster paring back their expectations for future price gains this month. Rising supply has also helped take some of the edge off the market, though there is still a shortage of accommodation. This is a concern for businesses as well as individuals, with firms in Dublin, Munster and the Rest of Leinster citing housing as the priority area for investment to strengthen local economies.