+3.7 on previous index reading
The Housing Pulse rose for a second month running in December 2019 to 84.6. This was 3.7 higher than the previous reading but 16.2 lower than the same time last year. The improvement in sentiment this month was broad based across the regions – households in Dublin, the Rest of Leinster, Munster and Connacht/Ulster all upped their expectations for future house price gains. The data also show that around one in seven thinks prices will increase by more than 5% in the coming year, with the figure for the capital a touch higher at one in five.