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Housing Pulse

Housing Pulse

October 2021

The Housing Pulse stood at 118.8 in October 2021, down 0.1 on last month’s reading but 54.0 higher than a year ago. With factors like excess savings and the extension of the help-to-buy scheme adding to demand, four in five respondents expect house prices to increase over the coming 12 months. On the supply side, the October survey finds that 74% now think it is a good time to sell a property. This is up from just 25% during the first lockdown and points to a rebound in selling sentiment which bodes well for an uptick in activity in the second-hand market.

Housing Pulse

October 2021

Key Points

  • Housing Pulse stable in October
  • House price expectations elevated
  • Three in ten to spend on home improvements

Housing Pulse

October 2021

Housing Pulse

October 2021

118.8

-0.1 on previous index reading

Housing Pulse

October 2021

”With too few properties available to buy, it’s something of a sellers’ market at present.”

Dr Loretta O'Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

Housing Pulse

October 2021

House Price Expectations National

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 43%
1% to 5% 39%
Stay more or less the same
11%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 2%

Balance +60%

(0 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

October 2021

House Price Expectations Dublin

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 48%
1% to 5% 37%
Stay more or less the same
9%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 2%

Balance +64%

(+5 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

October 2021

Price Expectations Rest of Leinster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 41%
1% to 5% 44%
Stay more or less the same
10%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 2%

Balance +61%

(0 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

October 2021

House Price Expectations Munster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 43%
1% to 5% 39%
Stay more or less the same
11%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 3%

Balance +58%

(-4 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

October 2021

Price Expectations Connacht / Ulster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 38%
1% to 5% 37%
Stay more or less the same
18%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 1%

Balance +55%

(-3 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

October 2021

Rent Expectations National

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 38%
1% to 5% 37%
Stay more or less the same
20%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 1%

Balance +55%

(+2 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

October 2021

Rent Expectations Dublin

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 40%
1% to 5% 38%
Stay more or less the same
17%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 0%

Balance +58%

(+3 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

October 2021

Rent Expectations Rest of Leinster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 33%
1% to 5% 39%
Stay more or less the same
24%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 1%

Balance +51%

(+1 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

October 2021

Rent Expectations Munster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 41%
1% to 5% 37%
Stay more or less the same
17%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 1%

Balance +58%

(+4 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

October 2021

Rent Expectations Connacht / Ulster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 37%
1% to 5% 33%
Stay more or less the same
22%
Decrease
1% to 5% 1%
> 5% 0%

Balance +53%

(+1 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

October 2021

Housing National

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Housing Pulse

October 2021

Housing Dublin

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Housing Pulse

October 2021

Housing Rest of Leinster

Housing Pulse

October 2021

Housing Munster

Housing Pulse

October 2021

Housing Connacht/ Ulster