+4.7 on previous index reading
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.