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Housing Pulse

Housing Pulse

July 2020

At 50.4 in July 2020, the Housing Pulse was up 17.5 on last month but down 42.1 on a year ago. Households in all regions upgraded their expectations for future house price gains this month, though the balance of positive and negative responses remained in the red. The survey also finds that 31% are likely to spend a large sum of money on home improvements or renovations over the coming year. This was somewhat higher than normal, possibly because of some re-purposing of holiday savings in light of the COVID-19 related restrictions around foreign travel and reflecting the need for better home working set ups.

Housing Pulse

July 2020

Key Points

  • Housing Pulse firmer in July
  • 41% think it is a good time to buy (up from 30% in April)
  • Three in ten consider it a good time to sell (25% previously)

Housing Pulse

July 2020

Housing Pulse

July 2020

50.4

+17.5 on previous index reading

Housing Pulse

July 2020

”With economic life resuming, house buying and house selling sentiment both edged higher in July.”

Dr Loretta O'Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

Housing Pulse

July 2020

House Price Expectations National

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 10%
1% to 5% 16%
Stay more or less the same
34%
Decrease
1% to 5% 23%
> 5% 15%

Balance -8%

(+18 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2020

House Price Expectations Dublin

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 11%
1% to 5% 14%
Stay more or less the same
31%
Decrease
1% to 5% 25%
> 5% 17%

Balance -11%

(+21 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2020

Price Expectations Rest of Leinster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 9%
1% to 5% 17%
Stay more or less the same
33%
Decrease
1% to 5% 22%
> 5% 17%

Balance -11%

(+17 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2020

House Price Expectations Munster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 9%
1% to 5% 18%
Stay more or less the same
37%
Decrease
1% to 5% 19%
> 5% 13%

Balance -5%

(+15 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2020

Price Expectations Connacht / Ulster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 10%
1% to 5% 16%
Stay more or less the same
33%
Decrease
1% to 5% 25%
> 5% 10%

Balance -5%

(+15 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2020

Rent Expectations National

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 14%
1% to 5% 18%
Stay more or less the same
46%
Decrease
1% to 5% 12%
> 5% 6%

Balance +11%

(+13 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2020

Rent Expectations Dublin

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 13%
1% to 5% 16%
Stay more or less the same
38%
Decrease
1% to 5% 17%
> 5% 13%

Balance 0%

(+12 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2020

Rent Expectations Rest of Leinster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 14%
1% to 5% 17%
Stay more or less the same
49%
Decrease
1% to 5% 13%
> 5% 1%

Balance +15%

(+12 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2020

Rent Expectations Munster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 14%
1% to 5% 21%
Stay more or less the same
49%
Decrease
1% to 5% 6%
> 5% 5%

Balance +16%

(+16 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2020

Rent Expectations Connacht / Ulster

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 5% 16%
1% to 5% 19%
Stay more or less the same
48%
Decrease
1% to 5% 10%
> 5% 3%

Balance +17%

(+16 on previous reading)

Housing Pulse

July 2020

Housing National

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Housing Pulse

July 2020

Housing Dublin

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Housing Pulse

July 2020

Housing Rest of Leinster

Housing Pulse

July 2020

Housing Munster

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Housing Pulse

July 2020

Housing Connacht/ Ulster