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Housing Pulse

January 2019

The Housing Pulse came in at 105.5 in January 2019. This was 4.7 higher than last month’s reading but 11.7 lower than a year ago. The share of households expecting house prices to rise by more than 5% over the coming year ticked up this month – especially in Dublin – which helped boost the headline index. The January survey also finds that almost one in ten is planning on buying or building a property in the next 12 months, while just over a quarter are likely to spend a large sum of money on home improvements or renovations.

Housing Pulse

January 2019

Key Points

  • Housing Pulse up in January
  • House prices and rents in positive territory
  • 73% think it is cheaper to buy than rent in their area

Housing Pulse

January 2019

Housing Pulse

January 2019

105.5

+4.7 on previous index reading

Housing Pulse

January 2019

”Having softened over the course of 2018, the Housing Pulse was a touch firmer at the beginning of this year.”

Dr Loretta O'Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

Housing Pulse

January 2019

House Price Expectations National

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 30%
1% to 5% 40%
Stay more or less the same
23%
Decrease
1% to 5% 3%
> 5% 1%

Balance +47%

(+5 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

January 2019

House Price Expectations Dublin

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 36%
1% to 5% 37%
Stay more or less the same
19%
Decrease
1% to 5% 5%
> 5% 1%

Balance +51%

(+11 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

January 2019

Price Expectations Rest of Leinster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 27%
1% to 5% 40%
Stay more or less the same
27%
Decrease
1% to 5% 2%
> 5% 2%

Balance +44%

(-2 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

January 2019

House Price Expectations Munster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 28%
1% to 5% 46%
Stay more or less the same
20%
Decrease
1% to 5% 3%
> 5% 1%

Balance +48%

(+2 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

January 2019

Price Expectations Connacht / Ulster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 26%
1% to 5% 37%
Stay more or less the same
31%
Decrease
1% to 5% 2%
> 5% 2%

Balance +42%

(+7 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

January 2019

Rent Expectations National

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 26%
1% to 5% 42%
Stay more or less the same
27%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 0%

Balance +46%

(+3 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

January 2019

Rent Expectations Dublin

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 31%
1% to 5% 41%
Stay more or less the same
23%
Decrease
1% to 5% 2%
> 5% 0%

Balance +50%

(+2 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

January 2019

Rent Expectations Rest of Leinster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 26%
1% to 5% 40%
Stay more or less the same
29%
Decrease
1% to 5% 0%
> 5% 1%

Balance +45%

(0 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

January 2019

Rent Expectations Munster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 22%
1% to 5% 47%
Stay more or less the same
26%
Decrease
1% to 5% 2%
> 5% 1%

Balance +44%

(+2 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

January 2019

Rent Expectations Connacht / Ulster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 27%
1% to 5% 37%
Stay more or less the same
31%
Decrease
1% to 5% 0%
> 5% 0%

Balance +45%

(+13 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

January 2019

Housing National

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Housing Pulse

January 2019

Housing Dublin

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Housing Pulse

January 2019

Housing Rest of Leinster

Housing Pulse

January 2019

Housing Munster

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Housing Pulse

January 2019

Housing Connacht/ Ulster

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