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Housing Pulse

July 2021

The Housing Pulse stood at 119.5 in July 2021, up 3.3 on last month and 69.1 higher than a year ago. This was the fifteenth consecutive gain for the series which is now just shy of its all-time high. Four in five households think house price increases are on the cards over the next 12 months, with almost half expecting them to go up by more than 5%. Even so, seven in ten consider it cheaper to buy than rent in their area when the typical monthly mortgage repayment and the typical monthly rent for similar properties are compared.

Housing Pulse

July 2021

Key Points

  • Housing Pulse rises in July
  • Buying still trumping renting
  • 35% to spend on home improvements over the coming year

Housing Pulse

July 2021

Housing Pulse

July 2021

119.5

+3.3 on previous index reading

Housing Pulse

July 2021

”Buoyed by new ways of working and elevated savings, home improvements are firmly on the agenda.”

Dr Loretta O'Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

Housing Pulse

July 2021

House Price Expectations National

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 45%
1% to 5% 37%
Stay more or less the same
14%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 2%

Balance +61%

(+4 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2021

House Price Expectations Dublin

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 50%
1% to 5% 34%
Stay more or less the same
9%
Decrease
1% to 5% 2%
> 5% 2%

Balance +64%

(+3 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2021

Price Expectations Rest of Leinster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 39%
1% to 5% 40%
Stay more or less the same
16%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 2%

Balance +57%

(+3 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2021

House Price Expectations Munster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 45%
1% to 5% 33%
Stay more or less the same
17%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 2%

Balance +59%

(0 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2021

Price Expectations Connacht / Ulster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 42%
1% to 5% 41%
Stay more or less the same
15%
Decrease
1% to 5% 0%
> 5% 1%

Balance +62%

(+6 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2021

Rent Expectations National

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 32%
1% to 5% 41%
Stay more or less the same
22%
Decrease
1% to 5% 2%
> 5% 1%

Balance +51%

(-1 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2021

Rent Expectations Dublin

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 29%
1% to 5% 39%
Stay more or less the same
24%
Decrease
1% to 5% 3%
> 5% 1%

Balance +45%

(-6 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2021

Rent Expectations Rest of Leinster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 32%
1% to 5% 44%
Stay more or less the same
19%
Decrease
1% to 5% 2%
> 5% 1%

Balance +52%

(+6 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2021

Rent Expectations Munster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 35%
1% to 5% 41%
Stay more or less the same
21%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 0%

Balance +55%

(-1 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2021

Rent Expectations Connacht / Ulster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 33%
1% to 5% 39%
Stay more or less the same
25%
Decrease
1% to 5% 2%
> 5% 0%

Balance +51%

(-3 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2021

Housing National

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Housing Pulse

July 2021

Housing Dublin

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Housing Pulse

July 2021

Housing Rest of Leinster

Housing Pulse

July 2021

Housing Munster

Housing Pulse

July 2021

Housing Connacht/ Ulster